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A march to the Metropolitan Detention Center during one a several May Day immigration-themed events on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.

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A march to the Metropolitan Detention Center during one a several May Day immigration-themed events on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Immigration Deadline: Aug. 1

Congressional Democrats are, by and large, just fine with the Obama administration’s decision to stall its review of deportation policies in an effort to give House Republicans room to act. But there’s a limit, and that deadline is August 1....

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U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) waits for the subway after a vote at the Capitol on Jan. 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) waits for the subway after a vote at the Capitol on Jan. 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Ralph Hall’s Loss End Of World War II Vets in Congress

The defeat of Republican Rep. Ralph Hall in a Texas runoff election yesterday surely will close a long and legendary chapter of World War II veterans serving in Congress. Hall, 91, who served in the Navy from 1942 to 1945...

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John Ratcliffe, who is running for Congress against Rep. Ralph Hall, works with campaign manager Daniel Kroese (far right) from his two-room campaign headquarters inside an office building in Heath, Texas on March 19, 2014.

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John Ratcliffe, who is running for Congress against Rep. Ralph Hall, works with campaign manager Daniel Kroese (far right) from his two-room campaign headquarters inside an office building in Heath, Texas on March 19, 2014.

Texas Runoff: What to Watch

Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, the House’s oldest member in history, may become its first member this year defeated for re-election. Hall, 91, is in danger of losing his seat in a Republican primary runoff today to John Ratcliffe, a...

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U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) (3rd L), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (2nd L) after the unveiling of a portrait of Dingell during a celebration recognizing him as the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress on June 13, 2013 at the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) (3rd L), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (2nd L) after the unveiling of a portrait of Dingell during a celebration recognizing him as the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress on June 13, 2013 at the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 2

There are two military veterans of World War II in Congress. One is Michigan Democrat John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in its history. Dingell, 87, served in the Army from 1944 to 1946 and was first elected to...

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, leaves in this Dec. 20, 2012 file photo following hearings on the September 11 attacks against the US mission in Benghazi.

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, leaves in this Dec. 20, 2012 file photo following hearings on the September 11 attacks against the US mission in Benghazi.

Kerry to House: One Benghazi Appearance, Take Your Pick

“He will appear once on Benghazi:” State Department spokesman Marie Harf’s announcement today about her boss, Secretary of State John Kerry. With that, Kerry and his deputies have engineered a chance for House Republicans to fight among themselves for the TV time and...

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Attendees listen as Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, speaks during a virtual conversation at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin on March 10, 2014.

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Attendees listen as Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, speaks during a virtual conversation at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin on March 10, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 303

The House yesterday, with a 303-121 vote, passed a bill that would restrict some National Security Agency powers to collect data in bulk. The bill, H.R. 3361, “would end one of the most controversial domestic spy programs under which the...

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio participates in a ceremonial swearing in with Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo.

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio participates in a ceremonial swearing in with Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 0

No incumbent in the U.S. House of Representatives has been denied renomination thus far in the 2014 elections, about one-third of the way through the primary season. Thirteen states with a total of 147 congressional districts have held primaries. Incumbents...

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A group of military 'DREAMers', undocumented youth who aspire to serve the United States in uniform but are prohibited from doing due to their immigration status, rally in front of the U.S. Captiol on May 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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A group of military 'DREAMers', undocumented youth who aspire to serve the United States in uniform but are prohibited from doing due to their immigration status, rally in front of the U.S. Captiol on May 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Republican Seeking Obama’s Help on Immigration

Rep. Jeff Denham of California says the Obama administration should take administrative action to let undocumented immigrants join the military and give them a path to citizenship, if his fellow Republicans in charge of the House won’t allow a vote...

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton center, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2013, about the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton center, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2013, about the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Benghazi: No ‘There’ There — Pickering

At the start of yet another round of inquiries into the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that claimed the lives of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, it’s worth noting the words of another American ambassador who represented Democratic...

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