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The U.S. Capitol is reflected in a puddle next to the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2013.

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The U.S. Capitol is reflected in a puddle next to the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Day 16

Updated at 9:55 am through 11 pm EDT Come on back to work, the White House says. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said after congressional approval of a fiscal deal ending the 16-day partial...

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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

Shutdown Journal: Day 13

Updated at 6:30 pm EDT Finally, as the third week of a partial government shutdown arrives, lawmakers stuck in stalemates over spending and raising the nation’s debt limit say they are starting to worry about the markets. Stocks soared at...

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talks to reporters at the Capitol on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talks to reporters at the Capitol on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

McCain Takes Back ‘Wacko Birds’

Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the famously sarcastic longtime senator and erstwhile Republican candidate for president, says he regrets calling some of the more intransigent members of his party “wacko birds.” Ten days into a partially shuttered government that has...

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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Countdown to Shutdown: Launched

Updated from 9 am Sept. 30 through 12:10 am Oct. 1 EDT With Margaret Talev reporting from the White House, Laura Litvan from Capitol Hill Midnight arrived without any apparent hope of a compromise in the budget stalemate that brought...

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A migrant worker from Mexico hangs Burley tobacco on September 9, 2013 in Pleasureville, Kentucky.

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A migrant worker from Mexico hangs Burley tobacco on September 9, 2013 in Pleasureville, Kentucky.

Immigration ‘Dead?’ for 2013 — Obama: ‘It Shouldn’t Be’

Is immigration reform “dead” for 2013? President Barack Obama says: “It shouldn’t be.” In an interview airing on Spanish-language Noticias Telemundo this evening, Obama tells interviewer Jose Diaz-Balart — brother of one of the lead Republicans on immigration in the...

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky in Washington, D.C.

Paul: De Facto Republican Leader? — Political World Abhors a Vacuum

Credit McKay Coppins at BuzzFeed with an arresting take on Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican whom, he suggests, is becoming the de facto leader of the Republican Party. He opens with an anecdote about Paul, the most outspoken of...

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Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain listens during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on September 3, 2013 in Washington.

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Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain listens during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill on September 3, 2013 in Washington.

McCain: iSee Your Syria, iRaise You

In the field of foreign affairs, experts try to stay one step ahead of the opposition. Sometimes, flush with victory, they can get straight to the matter at hand, though the ever-present wild card has a way of turning a...

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A U.S. Marine pulls down a picture of Saddam Hussein at a school on April 16, 2003 in Al-Kut, Iraq. A combination team of Marines, Army and Special Forces went to schools and other facilities in Al-Kut looking for weapons caches and unexploded bombs in preparation for removing and neutralizing them.

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A U.S. Marine pulls down a picture of Saddam Hussein at a school on April 16, 2003 in Al-Kut, Iraq. A combination team of Marines, Army and Special Forces went to schools and other facilities in Al-Kut looking for weapons caches and unexploded bombs in preparation for removing and neutralizing them.

Lessons of Iraq, Vietnam: Now Syria

Updated at 10 and 10:55 am EST The lessons of Vietnam, it appears, have fused with the lessons of Iraq. In some ways they are starkly different, and in some ways the same. And they are merging now, as the...

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Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., office in the Russell Senate Office Building in this June 12, 2008 file photo.

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Sen. Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., office in the Russell Senate Office Building in this June 12, 2008 file photo.

Wyoming: Enzi Donations Spike After Cheney Announces

Liz Cheney may be helping Mike Enzi. Republican Sen. Enzi of Wyoming saw an influx of donations from colleagues and company political action committees after Cheney announced she would challenge him for renomination. Enzi, seeking a fourth six-year term, received...

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Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal and his wife Supriya Jindal arrive for the State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House.

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Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal and his wife Supriya Jindal arrive for the State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House.

Vanity Fair: ‘Good (Political) Wives’

Political wives have been standing by their men all too publicly-painfully in recent years. Here’s a happier lineup, tweeted by a governor with higher ambitions standing behind his honored wife: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Supriya Jolly Jindal. My wife...

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