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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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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage.

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A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage.

Nelson Backs Gay Marriage: Six Democratic Senators Left Silent

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson just took himself off a shrinking list of Democratic Senate holdouts: He reversed his position against same-sex marriage. With Nelson as the 51st senator to voice support, more than half the U.S. Senate now backs same-sex marriage....

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Vice President Joe Biden, left, greets Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 3, 2013.

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Vice President Joe Biden, left, greets Senator Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 3, 2013.

Mark Kirk on Same-Sex Marriage: Now There are Two Republicans

Rob Portman of Ohio was the only Republican senator to speak out in support of gay marriage. Until today, when Mark Kirk of Illinois joined him. Kirk, who recently returned to the Senate after recovering from a stroke, said in...

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, talks to Thomas Curry, comptroller of the U.S. currency, following a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, on March 7, 2013.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, talks to Thomas Curry, comptroller of the U.S. currency, following a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, on March 7, 2013.

Senator Kirk’s Sardonic Moment

When are drug cartels and terrorism funny? When you know your audience, as Sen. Mark Kirk apparently did when he devoted his microphone to a comedic moment as the Senate Banking Committee grilled federal regulators today. After hearing banking regulators...

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