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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) during a confirmation hearing for Nominee for the Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Nov. 14, 2013.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) during a confirmation hearing for Nominee for the Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Nov. 14, 2013.

Manchin to Yellen Then: ‘Be Bold’ — Manchin to Yellen Today: ‘No’

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia had a lot of nice things to say about Janet Yellen before voting against her today. The only Democrat to oppose her confirmation as Federal Reserve chair had this to say 15 days ago after a...

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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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The US Capitol on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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The US Capitol on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 14

Updated at 8:02 am through 6:42  pm EDT Senate leaders appeared to be getting somewhere today, on the 14th day of a partial government shut-down, with three days left until the nation’s debt-limit is reached. Tomorrow is another… “I’m very...

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Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks during an interview in Washington D.C., on Sept. 26, 2013.

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Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks during an interview in Washington D.C., on Sept. 26, 2013.

Democrat Manchin Breaks Ranks to Back Health Mandate Delay

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia broke ranks with fellow Democrats and said he’d support a stopgap spending plan that delays the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health-care law. “There’s no way I could not vote for it,” Manchin said at a Bloomberg...

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Welders David Warner, left, and Brent Mauldin work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Prague, Oklahoma, on March 11, 2013.

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Welders David Warner, left, and Brent Mauldin work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Prague, Oklahoma, on March 11, 2013.

Five-Year Keystone Wait Draws Criticism from Lawmakers

Today is the fifth anniversary of TransCanada Corp.’s original application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, a public relations opportunity supporters didn’t let pass unnoted. At a House hearing this morning and at a press conference of Senate Republicans and...

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, center, participates in a news conference about the Marketplace Fairness Act with (L-R) Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), Peter Sides of the Robert M. Sides Family Music Center and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on April 23, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, center, participates in a news conference about the Marketplace Fairness Act with (L-R) Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), Peter Sides of the Robert M. Sides Family Music Center and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on April 23, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Syrian Alternative: Heitkamp, Manchin

Updated at 12:08 pm EDT Even as the Senate gets underway with debate on a resolution authorizing military force against Syria, talk of an alternative is in the air. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from North Carolina, a Democrat whom...

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks during a press conference after meeting with fellow Democratic Senators, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks during a press conference after meeting with fellow Democratic Senators, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Syrian Survey: Manchin Asking Voters

Some are speaking out. Some are holding back. Some are counting heads. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who took a lead in the bipartisan pursuit of gun safety legislation in the Senate, is turning to constituents to speak out...

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A commencement at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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A commencement at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 81

That’s how many senators voted yesterday for a compromise student loans bill. The revised bill incorporates a bipartisan amendment by West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr to peg annual student loan rates to...

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An attendee looks through the scope of a a gun during the 2013 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, on May 4, 2013.

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An attendee looks through the scope of a a gun during the 2013 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, on May 4, 2013.

Manchin Locked and Loaded for NRA

Joe Manchin is back. With his bolt-action, scoped hunting rifle. And an armed campaign ad. This time, taking aim at the National Rifle Association. The West Virginia senator,  once one of the NRA’s star lawmakers, has a new ad released...

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Convention on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Convention on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

NRA Targets Manchin, A-Rated Once, Gun Debate Grows Personal

The National Rifle Association is out with a new television ad criticizing West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin for “working with” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama to push for stricter gun controls. “Concerned? You should be,” a...

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