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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), left, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), right, on Feb. 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), left, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), right, on Feb. 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Texas Primary Roundup

Republican Sen. John Cornyn winning renomination and Republican Rep. Ralph Hall moving to a runoff election were among the top stories from yesterday’s vote in Texas, which held the nation’s first 2014 primares. Here’s a look at the results of...

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A worker is surrounded by elections signs as he uses survey equipment at an early voting polling site on Feb. 18, 2014, in San Antonio.

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A worker is surrounded by elections signs as he uses survey equipment at an early voting polling site on Feb. 18, 2014, in San Antonio.

Texas Primary: What to Watch Today

A comeback bid and an effort to unseat history’s oldest U.S. House member top today’s ballots in Texas, the first state to hold primaries ahead of the Nov. 4 general election. The primary often is more consequential than the general...

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, right, and Senator Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, walk towards the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 12, 2014.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, right, and Senator Bob Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, walk towards the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 12, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 13

The U.S. debt limit will be suspended for about 13 months under a measure President Barack Obama expects to sign into law. The Senate cleared the debt-limit suspension bill on a “55-43 party-line vote” yesterday that “will allow the U.S....

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A portion of H.R. 3547, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 16, 2014.

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A portion of H.R. 3547, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 16, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 72

That’s how many senators voted yesterday for a $1.1 trillion bill funding the federal government through September. The 72-26 vote clears the legislation for President Barack Obama’s signature. The Senate vote came a day after the House passed the measure...

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U.S. Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) arrives at the U.S. Capitol after a meeting at the White House on Oct. 11, 2013.

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U.S. Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) arrives at the U.S. Capitol after a meeting at the White House on Oct. 11, 2013.

Texas: Pro-Cornyn PAC Spends $744,000 Attacking Stockman

Rep. Steve Stockman, a Texas Republican running for the Senate, probably doesn’t have the campaign funds, political infrastructure and statewide profile to unseat Minority Whip John Cornyn in a Republican primary in fewer than eight weeks in the nation’s second-biggest...

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U.S. Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) arrives at the U.S. Capitol after a meeting at the White House on Oct. 11, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) arrives at the U.S. Capitol after a meeting at the White House on Oct. 11, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Texas: Club for Growth Won’t Aid Stockman Against Cornyn

Here’s a challenge for conservatives in Texas: Taking sides in a surprise race. And here’s the first answer: Texas Rep. Steve Stockman’s bid to unseat Sen. John Cornyn in a Republican primary won’t get the backing of the Club for...

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Marta Rangel Medel vacuums the stage in preparation for the Texas Democratic Party election watch party, in Austin.

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Marta Rangel Medel vacuums the stage in preparation for the Texas Democratic Party election watch party, in Austin.

Texas: All Up Seek Re-Election

It’s looking like the Texas congressional delegation will see little or no change in its membership in the 2014 elections. Every member of Congress from the nation’s second most-populous state up for re-election next year — 36 House members and...

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Week One

Updated Oct. 6  at 9:50 am and 12:34 pm EDT On the first Sunday of the partial government shutdown, think of the talk shows as quote machines. With some ominous quotes at that: Boehner: “We are not going to pass...

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) speaks to the media after Senate joint caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) speaks to the media after Senate joint caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Cornyn: Keep Texas `Red’

Sen. John Cornyn is raising the specter of a Democratic-leaning “blue” Texas as he seeks re-election in the nation’s biggest Republican state. “Texas is now a blue state,” according to a fictitious television news report that kicks off a Cornyn...

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House Republican leaders are struggling to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at month's end after delaying a vote on a spending plan opposed by dozens of their caucus members.

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House Republican leaders are struggling to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at month's end after delaying a vote on a spending plan opposed by dozens of their caucus members.

Countdown to Shutdown: 7 Days

Updated at 9:20, 10, 11:15 am and 4 pm EDT with Sam Kussin-Shoptaw reporting from the Senate “I intend to speak in support of defunding Obama-care until I am no longer able to stand. To do everything that I can...

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