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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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A Ken Cuccinelli supporter in Richmond, Virginia, on November 5, 2013.

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A Ken Cuccinelli supporter in Richmond, Virginia, on November 5, 2013.

‘Tea-Party’ Class of Governors Eyed: Democrats See 2014 Openings

Democratic candidates seeking to pick off Republican governors in 2014 need look no further than Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe’s playbook in Virginia for a template for victory, according to the head of the party’s gubernatorial campaign arm. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin,...

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Prince Fielder #28, right, of the Detroit Tigers gets a high-five from Bryan Holaday #50 after a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 13, 2013 in Detroit.

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Prince Fielder #28, right, of the Detroit Tigers gets a high-five from Bryan Holaday #50 after a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 13, 2013 in Detroit.

Snyder: ‘Win the World Series’ to Help Revive Detroit

A rabbi from Brooklyn who’s a Detroit Tigers fan asked Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday how Tigers fans around the world could help revive the bankrupt Motor City. Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz, 37, of Chabad Lubavitch headquarters in New York,...

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Haley Barbour

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Haley Barbour

Barbour: Dividing Electoral Votes Wrong

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour is not a supporter of Republican proposals to allocate electoral votes in some states by congressional district rather than winner-take-all. “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” he says in an interview on...

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