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U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) (3rd L), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (2nd L) after the unveiling of a portrait of Dingell during a celebration recognizing him as the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress on June 13, 2013 at the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) (3rd L), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (2nd L) after the unveiling of a portrait of Dingell during a celebration recognizing him as the longest-serving member in the history of the United States Congress on June 13, 2013 at the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 2

There are two military veterans of World War II in Congress. One is Michigan Democrat John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in its history. Dingell, 87, served in the Army from 1944 to 1946 and was first elected to...

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Discarded mattresses in front of the abandoned Fisher Body Plant 21 building in Detroit.

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Discarded mattresses in front of the abandoned Fisher Body Plant 21 building in Detroit.

Detroit: Going to School on Bankruptcy

Add bankruptcy to the list of Detroit brands that inspire intellectual pursuits, along with making cars, the growth of unions, strained race relations and Motown Music. A new, 13-week course at Wayne State University in Detroit will explore why the...

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Air Force One, with U.S. President Barack Obama aboard, taxis on the tarmac at a U.S. military airbase in Osan, South Korea.

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Air Force One, with U.S. President Barack Obama aboard, taxis on the tarmac at a U.S. military airbase in Osan, South Korea.

Air Force One (Both of Them) in Shop

Sometimes even Air Force One has to go into the shop. Both of them. At the same time. Reporters en route to Michigan with President Barack Obama were asking why they were flying a smaller aircraft, one modeled on a...

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President Barack Obama and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., visit Zingerman's Deli on April 2, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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President Barack Obama and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., visit Zingerman's Deli on April 2, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Obama Orders a Reuben — Hold the Tabouleh

Standing in front of salads ranging from tabouleh to broccoli, President Barack Obama today instead chose the Classic Reuben sandwich at Ann Arbor’s famed Zingerman’s Deli. He did choose the smaller sized sandwich, saving a few calories and a couple...

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Representative Michael "Mike" Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Representative Michael "Mike" Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

Rogers: Eyes on Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina Living Rooms

Mike Rogers said the three magic names: Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. It’s enough to gain any serious politician special notice. There’s another unspoken word here: Cumulus. That’s the company hiring the retiring Republican House intelligence chairman from Michigan...

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A U.S. M1A2 SEP Abrams battle tank fires live rounds in Pocheon, South Korea.

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A U.S. M1A2 SEP Abrams battle tank fires live rounds in Pocheon, South Korea.

Army Tanking Tanks: General Dynamics Battles for $230 Million

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker: Emboldened by last year’s success — when Congress agreed to spend $90 million on upgraded battle tanks the Pentagon didn’t want — General Dynamics Corp. is asking for more. The Falls Church, Virginia-based company, is...

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The Michigan Summer Beer Festival.

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The Michigan Summer Beer Festival.

More Jobs? More Craft Beer — Michigan Gets Hopping

Lawmakers in Michigan want to create more jobs. They’re hopping to it. The Legislature has passed a bipartisan measure  amending many state liquor laws, which in the process changes the definition of a microbrewery. Emma Fidel, our recently departed colleague, reports...

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U.S. Representative John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan.

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U.S. Representative John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 21,572

Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan will have served more than 59 years in the House — 21,572 days to be precise — at the end of his current and last term. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in its...

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), left, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wait to speak at the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), left, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wait to speak at the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Cruz, Paul Aid Michigan’s Amash Facing Primary Challenge

Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are aiding the re-election campaign of Rep. Justin Amash, the libertarian-leaning Michigan Republican who faces a well-funded primary challenger. Cruz, of Texas, and Paul, of Kentucky, donated to Amash’s campaign from their leadership political...

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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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