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U.S. President Barack Obama, second left, holds a Boston Bruins jersey at an event to honor the team on their 2011 Stanley Cup championship at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2012.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, second left, holds a Boston Bruins jersey at an event to honor the team on their 2011 Stanley Cup championship at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 65%

That’s the share of the vote that President Barack Obama received in the 2012 election in Massachusetts’ 5th District, a Democratic bastion near Boston that’s holding a special primary election today. The winner of the seven-candidate Democratic race is highly...

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Ben Cooper, left, of Sensible Baby, a start-up with a product that monitors the health of infants, met with Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Ed Markey.

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Ben Cooper, left, of Sensible Baby, a start-up with a product that monitors the health of infants, met with Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Ed Markey.

Massachusetts Democrats Raise $3.7 Million Seeking Markey’s Seat

The top five Democrats seeking a vacant U.S. House seat in Massachusetts together have raised $3.7 million before a decisive primary election Oct. 15. State Sen. Katherine Clark led with $1.1 million in total receipts, followed by $919,000 for county sheriff...

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff US Army General Martin E. Dempsey (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) wait while Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) (2L) and Teresa Heinz Kerry (2R) kiss after a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC, on congressional authorization for the use of military force in Syria.

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff US Army General Martin E. Dempsey (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) wait while Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) (2L) and Teresa Heinz Kerry (2R) kiss after a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC, on congressional authorization for the use of military force in Syria.

Markey ‘Present’ Then, ‘No’ Today

Rep. Ed Markey may have been “present” then. But he’s a “no” today. Markey, the newly elected Democratic senator from Massachusetts and former longtime congressman, voted “present” in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when it voted 10-7 for a resolution...

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Senator-elect Ed Markey gives a thumbs-up while speaking at the Massachusetts state Democratic Convention in Lowell, Mass., on July 13, 2013.

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Senator-elect Ed Markey gives a thumbs-up while speaking at the Massachusetts state Democratic Convention in Lowell, Mass., on July 13, 2013.

Markey ‘Present’ on Syrian Question

Present? The new senator from Massachusetts — and longtime former congressman — voted “present” in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s resolution for the use of military force. Ed Markey annoyed some by voting ‘present’ on a resolution authorizing force against...

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen from the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen from the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 9.5

That is the average U.S. House tenure, in years, of the 52 current senators who previously served in that chamber. The list of ex-House members in the Senate is led by the newest senator, Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey, whose 36.7...

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Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Jr, D-Va. reviewing notes in preparation for a speech against the civil rights bill, on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 9, 1966.

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Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Jr, D-Va. reviewing notes in preparation for a speech against the civil rights bill, on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 9, 1966.

By The Numbers: Harry F. Byrd Jr.

Harry F. Byrd Jr., a former U.S. senator and a member of a prominent Virginia political family, died today at age 98. The Washington Post has a detailed obituary of Byrd, a namesake son of a former Virginia governor and...

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Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, pauses while addressing supporters during an election day party in Boston on June 25, 2013. Gomez lost his bid against Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, who won the election and will take the seat vacated by John Kerry's departure to become Secretary of State.

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Gabriel Gomez, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, pauses while addressing supporters during an election day party in Boston on June 25, 2013. Gomez lost his bid against Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, who won the election and will take the seat vacated by John Kerry's departure to become Secretary of State.

One-Man Super-PAC: $1.7 Million

Turns out that Americans for Progressive Action, a super-political action committee that aided Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez in Massachusetts last month, was the work of just one American. John Jordan, a California winery owner, provided all of the super-PAC’s...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (C), walks with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) (R), after Senate joint caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (C), walks with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) (R), after Senate joint caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Senate: Prayer, Pledge, Partisan Wreck Averted; Reid: ‘Way Forward’

Updated at 10:25 am EDT, with a deal in the air, and at 11:30, 11:45 am.  The Senate opened today with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. They assembled in public, unlike the closed-door session last night — the first...

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