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Senator Michael Bennet, a Democrat from Colorado, speaks during an interview in Washington D.C., on Oct. 9, 2013.

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Senator Michael Bennet, a Democrat from Colorado, speaks during an interview in Washington D.C., on Oct. 9, 2013.

Bennet: Congress Not ‘Dysfunctional’ Enough to Default

Sen. Michael Bennet has a well-thought-out reason for thinking the current Congressional stalemate will be broken before the U.S. loses its authority to borrow money. “Even as dysfunctional as we are, I don’t think we’re that dysfunctional,” the Colorado Democrat...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

Shutdown Journal: Day 9

Updated at 7:37 am through 4:39 pm EDT With contributions from Jonathan D. Salant and John McCormick House Republican and Senate Democratic leaders are open to a short-term increase in the debt limit, according to   congressional aides of both...

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People walk on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

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People walk on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Border Patrol

Immigration policy is the main subject of discussion at events hosted by the Migration Policy Institute, the Economic Policy Institute and the Small Business Majority in Washington today. Meanwhile, Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake will host Democratic...

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U.S. Senate Michael Bennet claims victory in the midterm elections in Denver's City Park on Nov. 3, 2010 in Denver.

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U.S. Senate Michael Bennet claims victory in the midterm elections in Denver's City Park on Nov. 3, 2010 in Denver.

What Colorado’s Bennet Faces as Senate Democratic Campaign Head

Here’s one word that doesn’t describe Michael Bennet’s new job as chairman of the Senate Democrats’ campaign organization: Easy. Bennet, a Colorado Democrat announced today as the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is taking over an organization that...

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