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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), center, answers reporters' questions after the weekly House Republican caucus meeting with (L-R) Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) at the U.S. Capitol on March 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), center, answers reporters' questions after the weekly House Republican caucus meeting with (L-R) Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT) at the U.S. Capitol on March 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Montana Primary: What to Watch

Today’s primary in Montana probably will set up a long-anticipated and consequential November Senate matchup between Democratic incumbent John Walsh and Republican Rep. Steve Daines. Walsh is expected to clear his first political hurdle in a primary against former Lt....

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama tries to write Chinese words next to Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, during a visit to a Chinese traditional calligraphy class at the Beijing Normal School, a school that prepares students to attend university abroad, on March 21, 2014.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama tries to write Chinese words next to Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, during a visit to a Chinese traditional calligraphy class at the Beijing Normal School, a school that prepares students to attend university abroad, on March 21, 2014.

Michelle Obama in China: Robots and Ping Pong — Baucus ‘Heavyweight Ambassador’

The first lady’s first full day in China started at a normal school. Michelle Obama, making a week-long journey with her children and mother along for the ride, appeared at the Bejing Normal School with her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan....

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 36

That’s how many U.S. Senate races will be held this year. The number increased by one last week, when Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn said he’d resign at the end of the current 113th Congress, about two years before the expiration...

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Representative Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, left, questions J. Russell George, U.S. Treasury inspector general for tax administration during a committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 17, 2013.

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Representative Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, left, questions J. Russell George, U.S. Treasury inspector general for tax administration during a committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 17, 2013.

Camp Plans Life After Ways and Means — in the House

Rep. Dave Camp, who has one more year remaining as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, says he plans to run for another term this year. The Michigan Republican told reporters in the Capitol today that he wasn’t...

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, gives thumbs up to reporters n Washington, D.C., in this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo.

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, gives thumbs up to reporters n Washington, D.C., in this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 35

Sen. Max Baucus, President Barack Obama’s choice to become ambassador to China, has served in the Senate for more than 35 years. Baucus, a Montana Democrat who entered the Senate in December 1978, has served there longer than all but...

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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

Obama’s Year-End News Conference

Has this president got something to talk about today, or what? Never mind Obamacare and the admittedly “fumbled” rollout of the HealthCare.Gov website that only served to confirm the warnings of the Republican opponents of the president’s signature health-care law...

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, speaks to members of the media while arriving for a closed door meeting at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2013.

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, speaks to members of the media while arriving for a closed door meeting at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2013.

@SimplerTaxes: Really

Simpler Taxes. That should get everyone’s attention. It has the full focus of Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He may be retiring next year, but the five-term Democrat from Montana is intent on redrawing the U.S....

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A heavy mist inundates the viewing area at Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park in California.

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A heavy mist inundates the viewing area at Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park in California.

Countdown to Shutdown: 5 Days

Updated at 8:50 and 11 am and 3:40 pm EDT With Sam Kussin-Shoptaw reporting from the Senate  Pigs may not fly, but planes will. That’s if the federal government is forced to “shut down” as a result of the brinkmanship...

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