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U.S. Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden speaks during the U.S. Export-Import Bank annual conference in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 2013.

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U.S. Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden speaks during the U.S. Export-Import Bank annual conference in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 2013.

Koch Brothers vs. Ex-Im Bank

Big business will be lining up to save the Export-Import Bank, right? Not all big business. Not the billionaires Charles and David Koch, whose Americans for Prosperity has been on the record for some time as opposed to the “corporate...

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House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, speaks to reporters during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan 14, 2014.

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House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, speaks to reporters during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., Jan 14, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 117

That’s a majority of the 233-member House Republican Conference, which is the electorate for party leadership elections today. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California is favored to defeat Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho for majority leader, the No. 2 job behind...

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014.

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014.

Cruz Control: Not in the House

Cruz is in the House… Not this time. Sen. Ted Cruz, the Republican from Texas, won’t back Rep. Marlin Stutzman or any other candidate in the contested race for House majority whip, spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said today. Cruz, whose deputy...

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