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House Committee on Education and the Workforce Raning Member Rep. George Miller (D-CA) addresses supporters of the Head Start Program during a rally to call for an end to the partial federal government shut down and fund the comprehensive education, health and nutrition service for low-income children and their families outside the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 2, 2013.

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House Committee on Education and the Workforce Raning Member Rep. George Miller (D-CA) addresses supporters of the Head Start Program during a rally to call for an end to the partial federal government shut down and fund the comprehensive education, health and nutrition service for low-income children and their families outside the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 2, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 15

That’s how many current members of Congress have spent at least half their lives there. The list includes Rep. George Miller, a California Democrat who announced yesterday that the present 113th Congress will be his last. Miller, a close ally...

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in before testifying to the House Energy and Commerce Committee about the troubled launch of the Healthcare.gov website on October 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in before testifying to the House Energy and Commerce Committee about the troubled launch of the Healthcare.gov website on October 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Sebelius: ‘Hold Me Responsible for the Debacle’

Updated at 9:33, 9:46 and 9:55 am EDT Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services in the four-and-a-half years since President Barack Obama pursued the passage of a health-care program offering insurance to millions lacking coverage, today apologized to...

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An Affordable Healthcare Act supporter, right, talks with a student about the law also know as 'Obamacare,' on the campus of Santa Monica City College in Santa Monica, California, on October 10, 2013.

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An Affordable Healthcare Act supporter, right, talks with a student about the law also know as 'Obamacare,' on the campus of Santa Monica City College in Santa Monica, California, on October 10, 2013.

Obamacare: ‘Fix it or Nix It?’

“The Affordable Care Act is an enormous success, with one exception,” said Rep. Henry Waxman, a California Democrat — “the early performance of the website,” which has created “understandable anxiety.” “We want answers,” he said at the start of the...

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Rancher Gary Wollert inspects a dead cow on dry grasslands on August 22, 2012 near Eads, Colorado. Many cattle in the area have contracted respiratory infections due to the wide temperature swings in this summer's heatwave and drought.

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Rancher Gary Wollert inspects a dead cow on dry grasslands on August 22, 2012 near Eads, Colorado. Many cattle in the area have contracted respiratory infections due to the wide temperature swings in this summer's heatwave and drought.

Hottest Republicans: ‘Anti-Climate?’

Your tax dollars at work: Republicans whose House districts had the greatest number of record-setting daily high temperatures last year cast the most “anti-climate” votes. So says a minority staff report of the Committee on Energy and Commerce prepared for...

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Rep. Allen West during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 10, 2012 in Washington.

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Rep. Allen West during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 10, 2012 in Washington.

West, Berman, Bloomfield Biggest Spenders to Lose House Races

Representative Allen West, a Tea-Party fav and Florida Republican who just this week conceded that he lost his bid for a second term, achieved one milestone this election year: The biggest-spending loser in House races. West spent at least $13.8 million, according...

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