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Members of youth honor guard take part in the changing of the guard ceremony at the Soviet-era World War II memorial in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on March 27, 2014.

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Members of youth honor guard take part in the changing of the guard ceremony at the Soviet-era World War II memorial in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on March 27, 2014.

Russian Sanctions ‘Just the Beginning’: Reid

As the Senate and House move today toward passage of bills sanctioning Russia for its incursion in Ukraine and offering about $1 billion of aid for Kiev, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calls this “just the beginning.” “This bill is...

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Ricketts Group Seeks To Unseat North Carolina’s Walter Jones

Bloomberg’s Julie Bykowicz wrote this week about Joe and Todd Ricketts, wealthy entrepreneurial Republican donors who want to expand their limited-government political operation to supplement Americans for Prosperity, the enterprise associated with industrialists Charles and David Koch. Look for the...

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Members of the media follow Lois Lerner, the director of the Internal Revenue Service's exempt organizations office, left, after a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013.

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Members of the media follow Lois Lerner, the director of the Internal Revenue Service's exempt organizations office, left, after a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013.

IRS on Issa’s Document Request: ‘Months if Not Years’

It will take “months if not years” for the Internal Revenue Service to produce all  the documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said today. Koskinen, in his first appearance at the committee,...

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A toy Kalashnikov rifle walks past an unfinished wall painting depicting a map of the Crimean peninsula and a slogan reading: "Together Forever"  in Moscow on March 24, 2014.

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A toy Kalashnikov rifle walks past an unfinished wall painting depicting a map of the Crimean peninsula and a slogan reading: "Together Forever" in Moscow on March 24, 2014.

Russia ‘Not the Soviet Union’: Rohrabacher Joins Grayson in Lonely Crimean Defense

As most lawmakers scramble to condemn Russia and impose sanctions for its takeover of Crimea, two congressmen waged a lonely crusade on Russia’s behalf today Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California and Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, who share...

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Representative David "Dave" Camp, a Republican from Michigan and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26, 2014.

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Representative David "Dave" Camp, a Republican from Michigan and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26, 2014.

Camp’s Bank Tax Drawing Party Fire

– written with Cheyenne Hopkins When Republican Rep. Dave Camp proposed a version of President Barack Obama’s bank tax, he irritated more than just the handful of companies that would be on the hook for $86.4 billion over the next...

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U.S. Rep. Charles Djou (R-HI), left, participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony with Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with his wife and children on May 25, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Rep. Charles Djou (R-HI), left, participates in a mock swearing-in ceremony with Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with his wife and children on May 25, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Hawaiian Republican Djou Prepares For Comeback Campaign

Former Hawaii Republican congressman Charles Djou is making formal preparations for a campaign to rejoin the House of Representatives. The campaign committee Djou Hawaii was organized with the Federal Election Commission last week, allowing Djou to raise money for a bid...

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Candidate for U.S. Congress Alex Sink on Feb. 26, 2014, at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections center in Largo, Fla.

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Candidate for U.S. Congress Alex Sink on Feb. 26, 2014, at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections center in Largo, Fla.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 99

There are 99 women serving in the current 113th Congress. Florida Democrat Alex Sink would become the 100th woman in Congress, setting a new record, if she wins a special election today in the Tampa Bay-area 13th District. Sink, Florida’s...

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