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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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A mock oil pipeline is carried during a Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline demonstration near the White House in this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo.

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A mock oil pipeline is carried during a Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline demonstration near the White House in this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo.

Kochs Go Beyond Obamacare

Since October, the billionaire-backed non-profit Americans for Prosperity has hewed to one simple message: Obamacare is bad. They’ve been by far the most vocal group in the country on this point, running 24,000 TV  ads in 14 states — criticizing...

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U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks during a news conference on June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks during a news conference on June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

Cantor Out, Democrat Starts Raising Money for Seat

One of the candidates hoping to succeed outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Congress has sent out a plea for campaign contributions. The Democratic nominee, that is. College professor Jack Trammell says in a fundraising e-mail that Cantor’s upset...

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014.

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014.

Cruz Control: Not in the House

Cruz is in the House… Not this time. Sen. Ted Cruz, the Republican from Texas, won’t back Rep. Marlin Stutzman or any other candidate in the contested race for House majority whip, spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said today. Cruz, whose deputy...

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