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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

McConnell Hit for Debt Ceiling Votes

Updated at 10:02 am EST A new web ad out today accuses Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the chief Republican architect of the last several accords raising the debt ceiling, of voting “like a Democrat” on fiscal issues. The ad...

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Members of the House of Representatives leave the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

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Members of the House of Representatives leave the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

Debt Crisis Averted: Gov’t Opening

Updated at 11:05 am through 2:24 pm EDT First the White House during the shutdown and then the president today asserted that there are no winners in the debacle that held the government in limbo for 16 days and almost...

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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, 2013.

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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Day 10

Updated at 10:05 through 6:53 pm EDT President Barack Obama neither accepted nor rejected the House Republicans’ plan to increase the debt limit short-term and end the government shutdown as the two sides entered further talks tonight, Bloomberg’s Roxana Tiron,...

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Senator Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, greets employees at the Walter T. Kelley Co. beekeeping supply manufacturing facility during a campaign event in Clarkson, Kentucky, on Sept. 4, 2013.

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Senator Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, greets employees at the Walter T. Kelley Co. beekeeping supply manufacturing facility during a campaign event in Clarkson, Kentucky, on Sept. 4, 2013.

‘Team Mitch’ Sees Tea Party Death Wish in TV Ad-Attack on McConnell

“Team Mitch” has a message about the $340,000 attack ad that the Senate Conservatives Fund is airing about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell accusing him of “doing nothing” about scrapping “Obamacare:” These are the same DeMint-inspired people who brought the...

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Immigrants read voter registration forms before becoming American citizens at a naturalization ceremony on June 21, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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Immigrants read voter registration forms before becoming American citizens at a naturalization ceremony on June 21, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Immigration Upside Downplayed

In Washington, the facts seldom get in the way of politics. The Heritage Foundation, led by former Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, has estimated the cost of the bipartisan immigration bill in the Senate at $6 trillion over...

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An undocumented immigrant poses for a portrait with the American and Mexican flags onMay 16, 2013 in Odessa, Texas.

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An undocumented immigrant poses for a portrait with the American and Mexican flags onMay 16, 2013 in Odessa, Texas.

Heritage Foundation: Immigration Bill Just an ‘Amnesty Proposal’

Under former Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, the Heritage Foundation  is wading into the debate over immigration through advocacy, not research. The think tank today announced it would spend up to $100,000 on an online advertising campaign against the bipartisan immigration bill now...

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The U.S.-Mexico border on February 26, 2013 near Sonoita, Arizona.

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The U.S.-Mexico border on February 26, 2013 near Sonoita, Arizona.

Low-IQ Immigrants: Not Heritage Policy

The Heritage Foundation has taken some hits for projecting 50 years out with its projection that the cost of government services for undocumented immigrants becoming citizens will far exceed the tax revenue they contribute to the economy — by about...

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Jim DeMint’s Sugar-Free Taste of Immigration Bill: ‘Like Obamacare’

Jim DeMint this week will put a price tag on the Senate’s immigration bill. Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla reported he would last week. .@jimdemint: Proposed #immigration reform bill would cost U.S. trillions of dollars in the long term. #ThisWeek — This...

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Vice President Joe Biden at the South Carolina Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson Dinner May 3, 2013, in Columbia, SC.

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Vice President Joe Biden at the South Carolina Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson Dinner May 3, 2013, in Columbia, SC.

Cruz, Biden: Early Eyes on Second-Tier Race, New Attacks, Old School

Republican Ted Cruz, as our friends at Politico point out this morning, will be roughly the same age as Democrat Joe Biden was when he launched his first campaign for president in 1987, should the freshman senator from Texas declare...

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford addresses supporters in Charleston, S.C., on March 19, 2013, after advancing to the GOP primary runoff in a race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat.

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford addresses supporters in Charleston, S.C., on March 19, 2013, after advancing to the GOP primary runoff in a race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat.

Mark Sanford’s ‘Ping-Pong Match’

Updated at 5:25 pm EDT Mark Sanford played “a ping-pong match” in his gut. He won, deciding to go for an open congressional seat after bowing out of public life a few years back following an extramarital affair that coined...

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