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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) at the U.S. Capitol on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) at the U.S. Capitol on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Cantor’s Party Fights Fire in the Base

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is under fire from his own party — for raising money for his own party. Brent Bozell, who heads the small government group ForAmerica, and Richard Viguerie, chairman of American Target Advertising, a conservative direct-mail...

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Ivan Russkih, center, and Alexander "Sasha" Shekhter, right, help to hold up the Ukraine flag as people turned out for a vigil outside the White House for the victims of the uprising in Ukraine on February 23, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Ivan Russkih, center, and Alexander "Sasha" Shekhter, right, help to hold up the Ukraine flag as people turned out for a vigil outside the White House for the victims of the uprising in Ukraine on February 23, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 94%

More than 94 percent of House members present yesterday backed $1 billion in loan guarantees to aid Ukraine. The House voted 385-23 for a bill, H.R. 4152, which would “let the government guarantee private-sector loans to Ukraine” and would “allow...

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Job seekers wait in line to enter a job fair hosted by JobExpo.com in Dallas on Jan. 29, 2014.

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Job seekers wait in line to enter a job fair hosted by JobExpo.com in Dallas on Jan. 29, 2014.

Obamacare’s Workforce Toll Read Two Ways in CBO Report

The headline on the CBO report today is of a declining federal deficit. The subhead that Republicans are retweeting is about a declining labor market — the toll that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, will take on the American...

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The World Economic Forum logo inside the Congress Center in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 20, 2014.

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The World Economic Forum logo inside the Congress Center in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 20, 2014.

Davos-Bound: Sunbelt, California Republicans

The January recess of the U.S. Congress gone home from Washington coincides nicely, it turns out, with the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. So Davos it is, for a delegation of House Republicans. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor,  a Virginia...

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12, 2013.

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 78%

That’s the share of U.S. House members who voted yesterday to back a budget agreement that passed. It’s the first “bipartisan federal budget in four years,” a deal that would “ease $63 billion in automatic spending cuts and avert another...

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Bradley Byrne celebrates with his supporters after learning he won the Republican runoff for Alabama's First Congressional District at his election night headquarters in downtown Mobile on Nov. 5, 2013.

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Bradley Byrne celebrates with his supporters after learning he won the Republican runoff for Alabama's First Congressional District at his election night headquarters in downtown Mobile on Nov. 5, 2013.

Boeing, Airbus: Alabama Donors in State Where Assembly Deal Struck

Alabama Republican Bradley Byrne is a shoo-in to secure a seat in the House of Representatives Dec. 17 after winning a fiercely contested runoff election last month in a Republican-leaning district in and around Mobile. Byrne, a former state legislator,...

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One of three known photos of Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. Made from the original glass plate negative at the National Archives which had lain unidentified for fifty-five years until 1952 when Josephine Cobb recognized Lincoln in the image.

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One of three known photos of Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. Made from the original glass plate negative at the National Archives which had lain unidentified for fifty-five years until 1952 when Josephine Cobb recognized Lincoln in the image.

Obama and Lincoln: ‘My Favorite’ — On the 150th of Gettysburg Address

The 150th anniversary of The Gettysburg Address: Everyone from Eric Cantor to Arby’s is celebrating it. This is a draft of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered 150 years ago today: #LOC pic.twitter.com/5fptrrwPQ2 — Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) November 19, 2013 Everyone...

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Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. health and human services secretary, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. health and human services secretary, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sebelius: ‘Still Standing’

Updated at 11:27, 11:45 am and 12:30 pm EDT In a town where Republicans couldn’t make Eric Holder run for the hills for “Fast and Furious,” where they couldn’t tag Hillary Clinton with the fatal attack at Benghazi, where they...

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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), left, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), center, and U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on October 1, 2013 in Washington DC.

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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), left, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), center, and U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on October 1, 2013 in Washington DC.

Ryan’s and 143 Other Republican ‘No’ Votes: A Closer Look

Would House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan really have voted against reopening the government and lifting the debt cap if the measure’s outcome had been in doubt and his fellow Republican chieftains needed more help to free the party of what had become a political...

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Lorena Ramirez, of Arlington, Virginia, holds up an American flag during a rally in support of immigration reform, in Washington, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Lorena Ramirez, of Arlington, Virginia, holds up an American flag during a rally in support of immigration reform, in Washington, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Immigration Next: Old-Fashioned Way, Jeb Bush Recommends

Next up: Immigration. Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, brother of one president, son of another and the one serious-minded Republican who probably won’t run for the White House in 2016, says it’s time for Congress to get serious about immigration....

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