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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), holding a copy of H.R. 3962 and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) announce an amendment to the House version of health reform legislation in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), holding a copy of H.R. 3962 and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) announce an amendment to the House version of health reform legislation in Washington, DC.

Georgia’s Gingrey Attacks Obamacare, Attacked as `Big Spender’

As Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia touts his opposition to President Barack Obama’s health-care law on television, an outside group is attacking the Republican Senate hopeful on fiscal policy. “As an doctor, I took an oath to do no harm....

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) leave a Senate Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) leave a Senate Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Chambliss Leaving ‘Frustrating’ Senate says Boehner Here to Stay

Retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a member of Congress for 20 years and senator for the past 12, says today’s Senate isn’t what he had in mind. “There’s not an awful lot going on in the Senate” right now, the Georgia...

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Senator Scott Brown, a Republican from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C. on July 15, 2010.

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Senator Scott Brown, a Republican from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C. on July 15, 2010.

Democrats on Brown: Every Senator Doesn’t Get Two States

Senate Republicans got a blast from the recent past when former — and potentially future — colleague Scott Brown joined them for lunch today at the Capitol. Brown, who won his Massachusetts Senate seat in a January 2010 special election,...

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Andres Cuartas, left, sits with Mercedes Mujica, an agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as he purchases a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

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Andres Cuartas, left, sits with Mercedes Mujica, an agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as he purchases a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

Obamacare Views: ‘So Predictable’

“I knew it all along. You’re so predictable. I knew something would go wrong (something’s always wrong) . So you don’t have to call or say anything at all. You’re so predictable (so predictable).” – Good Charlotte We’ve seen it...

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Ricketts Group Seeks To Unseat North Carolina’s Walter Jones

Bloomberg’s Julie Bykowicz wrote this week about Joe and Todd Ricketts, wealthy entrepreneurial Republican donors who want to expand their limited-government political operation to supplement Americans for Prosperity, the enterprise associated with industrialists Charles and David Koch. Look for the...

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) gives a tour of the U.S. Captiol to a group of constituents from Clear Lake, Iowa, in Statuary Hall on Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) gives a tour of the U.S. Captiol to a group of constituents from Clear Lake, Iowa, in Statuary Hall on Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Braley v Grassley: Trial Lawyer’s `Farmer’ Slap Starts Iowa Brushfire, Prompts Apology

Updated at 4:15 pm EDT After decades of consolidation in the agriculture industry, there aren’t nearly as many Iowa farmers as there once were. Still, virtually everyone in the state has family or professional ties to farmers and the rural...

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) holds up a University of Louisville Cardinal's magazine during a brief news conference outside the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol on July 23, 2013.

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) holds up a University of Louisville Cardinal's magazine during a brief news conference outside the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol on July 23, 2013.

McConnell Mum on Bluegrass Showdown

This isn’t the first politician whose school loyalty is tested at a critical time in the life of his team — and his own political existence. Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader from Kentucky, is a big fan of alma...

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(L-R) Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack N. Gerard, and Canada's Ambassador to the US Gary Doer during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Feb. 4, 2014, regarding the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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(L-R) Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack N. Gerard, and Canada's Ambassador to the US Gary Doer during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Feb. 4, 2014, regarding the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Landrieu Embracing Gas Exports: Eight of 23 Bids Boost Louisiana

Newly installed Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Mary Landrieu, who is one of this year’s most vulnerable incumbent Democrats, is wasting no time in embracing an emerging debate on exporting natural gas. The Louisiana lawmaker today is holding...

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla. on Aug. 30, 2013

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla. on Aug. 30, 2013

Koch Brothers Anonymous to Most

Most Americans say they never have heard of the fifth and sixth richest men in the world, brothers David and Charles Koch, worth a combined $100 billion. Yet their political operation has aired more TV ads early in the 2014...

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