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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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Jo Frost, star of the television show "Supernanny."

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Jo Frost, star of the television show "Supernanny."

Supernanny Offers Issa and Company Advice: ‘Step-Back, Observe, Step-in’

“Supernanny” Jo Frost says Washington politicians could use some time in the naughty corner — especially given the recent scuffle between Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Maryland Democrat. “People have been asking me if...

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Republican David Jolly, center, Libertarian Lucas Overby, center right, and Democrat Alex Sink, left, debate during a ‘Conversation with the Candidates’, on Feb. 3, 2014, in Seminole, Fla.

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Republican David Jolly, center, Libertarian Lucas Overby, center right, and Democrat Alex Sink, left, debate during a ‘Conversation with the Candidates’, on Feb. 3, 2014, in Seminole, Fla.

Florida Contest Closing With Appeals to the Middle: Jolly vs. Sink

As David Jolly campaigned for the Republican nomination in a vacant Florida congressional district earlier this year, one of his television ads touted Jolly as “a conservative” in the mold of Republican Bill Young, who died in October after more...

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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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John Ratcliffe, while U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas in 2008.

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John Ratcliffe, while U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas in 2008.

Oldest Congressman’s Rival Touts `New Generation’ and `Energy’ in Ad

Texas Republican John Ratcliffe would help lead “a new generation of conservative leadership” and has “the energy, the passion, the fight” to oppose President Barack Obama’s agenda every day in Congress, a narrator says in a campaign ad aimed at...

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

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 25%

Corporations would see their top tax rate reduced to 25 percent from 35 percent under a tax-code overhaul by the top Republican tax-writer. “The 979-page plan from Representative Dave Camp would mark the most significant changes to the U.S. tax...

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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Boehner to Reporter: ‘I Can Dish It Out — And I Can Take It.’

In politics, knowing how to take a joke helps. Never more so than when covering House Speaker John Boehner, who’s known for commenting on reporters’ sartorial choices which he finds, let’s say, questionable. Today, wearing a purple shirt and purple...

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U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) (3rd L), Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) (L), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) (R) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) (2nd L) prior to a news conference on Syria on June 27, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) (3rd L), Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) (L), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) (R) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) (2nd L) prior to a news conference on Syria on June 27, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Primaries Deciding Races in Republican-Drawn Districts

Demographic shifts and the configuration of congressional districts have helped limit the number of politically competitive districts in the Nov. 4 elections. Many of these districts are so one-sided that victory in the party primary is tantamount to a general...

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The Bank of America Corp. branch in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The Bank of America Corp. branch in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $86.4 Billion

That’s how much could be raised over 10 years by a tax on banks and insurance companies that House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp plans to propose today as part of a federal tax code overhaul. The biggest U.S....

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