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US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) unveiled the FIFA World Cup Trophy on April 14, 2014 during a ceremony at the US Department of State in Washington, DC.

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US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) unveiled the FIFA World Cup Trophy on April 14, 2014 during a ceremony at the US Department of State in Washington, DC.

Washington’s World Cup Game Face

Updated at 12:41, 1:44 and 2:14 pm EDT Washington had its game face on today The U.S. House of Representatives tried, and failed, to wrap up its work today at noon ahead of a week-long recess — yet, more strategically,...

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U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) meets with constituents while campaigning in New York's 13th District on June 23, 2014 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.

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U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) meets with constituents while campaigning in New York's 13th District on June 23, 2014 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.

New York Primary: What to Watch

Rep. Charlie Rangel finds out today if Democratic voters in his Manhattan-and-Bronx district will grant him a 23rd House term. Rangel, a former chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, faces state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in a rematch of...

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House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, speaks to reporters during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan 14, 2014.

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House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, speaks to reporters during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan 14, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 117

That’s a majority of the 233-member House Republican Conference, which is the electorate for party leadership elections today. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California is favored to defeat Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho for majority leader, the No. 2 job behind...

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Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, phones colleagues in his Longworth office, presenting his case and asking for votes in the upcoming election for House Majority Leader, on June 17

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Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, phones colleagues in his Longworth office, presenting his case and asking for votes in the upcoming election for House Majority Leader, on June 17

Labrador: Remembering Why We All Came to Congress

Rep. Raul Labrador may not have much of a chance of becoming majority leader of the House of Representatives tomorrow. Yet today, in his appeal to fellow Republicans behind closed doors, the second-term lawmaker from Idaho asked his colleagues to...

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Choice: ‘Right Thing… When the Public Isn’t With You’

Updated at 2 pm and 5 pm EDT Mid-afternoon at the White House, President Barack Obama sat down with the leaders of both parties of the House and Senate. This sort of parley seldom takes place in the Obama White...

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