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Balloons in the "Health Corner" conference room, used to host customer programs with local doctors and heathcare experts, at a Walgreen Co. store in Chicago.

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Balloons in the "Health Corner" conference room, used to host customer programs with local doctors and heathcare experts, at a Walgreen Co. store in Chicago.

Walgreen Chided For Tax-’Dodge’ Prescription: Harry Reid

Five months after Democrats in Washington, including President Barack Obama, praised CVS executives for their decision to stop selling smokes, another drugstore has fallen into the party’s cross-hairs. Illinois-based Walgreen Co. was hammered for 10 minutes on the Senate floor...

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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

Boehner ‘Kicking Dirt at Umpire’: Reid

House Speaker John Boehner is kicking dirt at the umpire, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says. The Democratic leader, never one to shy away from the occasional sports metaphor, took to the floor this morning to criticize the House’s Republican leader...

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U.S. Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden speaks during the U.S. Export-Import Bank annual conference in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 2013.

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U.S. Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden speaks during the U.S. Export-Import Bank annual conference in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 2013.

Koch Brothers vs. Ex-Im Bank

Big business will be lining up to save the Export-Import Bank, right? Not all big business. Not the billionaires Charles and David Koch, whose Americans for Prosperity has been on the record for some time as opposed to the “corporate...

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A march to the Metropolitan Detention Center during one a several May Day immigration-themed events on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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A march to the Metropolitan Detention Center during one a several May Day immigration-themed events on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Immigration Deadline: Aug. 1

Congressional Democrats are, by and large, just fine with the Obama administration’s decision to stall its review of deportation policies in an effort to give House Republicans room to act. But there’s a limit, and that deadline is August 1....

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Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. director, tosses a newspaper as he tours the exhibition floor prior to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 3, 2014.

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Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. director, tosses a newspaper as he tours the exhibition floor prior to the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 3, 2014.

Gates, Koch Help Fund Senate Committees, DSCC Buys a Home

Two of the world’s six richest people made large campaign contributions last month to the two partisan organizations overseeing political strategy in this year’s Senate elections. You’ll recognize the names. Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and the world’s richest person, sent...

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Bourbon in Clermont, Kentucky.

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Bourbon in Clermont, Kentucky.

McConnell’s Kentucky Bourbon: Best-Served with Vermouth

Five days before he faces Louisville businessman Matt Bevin in Kentucky’s Republican primary elections, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won a rare floor victory on an issue near and dear to the hearts of Bluegrass voters. McConnell, who is seeking...

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A march through downtown Los Angeles supporting immigrant rights on May 1, 2014.

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A march through downtown Los Angeles supporting immigrant rights on May 1, 2014.

Immigration: One Year Later

It’s been a year. A year since a widely hailed bipartisan agreement to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws cleared the Senate. A year since the House left the bill on the table. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took note of...

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Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline join the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in a march on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014.

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Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline join the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in a march on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014.

Keystone Vote Slipping Away: Hoeven

Keystone supporters in the Senate say they’re seeing their chance slipping away to get colleagues on record on the long-stalled oil-pipeline project. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised supporters, including Republican Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Democratic Sen....

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