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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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Maritza Martinez, right, sits with, Jessica Adames, an insurance agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she tries for the third time to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at the kiosk setup at the Mall of Americas on Dec. 22, 2013 in Miami.

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Maritza Martinez, right, sits with, Jessica Adames, an insurance agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as she tries for the third time to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at the kiosk setup at the Mall of Americas on Dec. 22, 2013 in Miami.

Democratic Ad: Obamacare’s `Skyrocketing’ Costs

A senator’s campaign ad refers to “skyrocketing costs in Obamacare” and touts a balanced-budget constitutional amendment. The television spot isn’t from a Republican opponent of President Barack Obama and his health-care and fiscal policies. It comes from a Democratic senator,...

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon, left, and wrestler Triple H in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw in Las Vegas.

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon, left, and wrestler Triple H in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw in Las Vegas.

Billionaires Aid Republican Senate Bids

Billionaires Paul Singer, John Paulson and Charles Schwab are helping fund the Republican campaign to take over the Senate in November’s elections. They were among the donors to Friends for an American Majority, a so-called joint fundraising committee that collected...

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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.

Baucus Leads Ambassadors Through Montana

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus just led some of the most prominent foreign diplomats in the U.S. to Big Sky Country. Ambassadors from Canada, China, Germany, Japan and Peru joined the Democratic lawmaker on a four-day ramble through his...

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A worker uses a grinder smooth a weld on the joint between two sections of pipe on a section of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

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A worker uses a grinder smooth a weld on the joint between two sections of pipe on a section of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

TransCanada Spreads Money To Towns in Keystone Path

The Keystone XL pipeline is already paying dividends for tiny Circle, Montana — population just over 600 — even though construction hasn’t started and the project hasn’t been approved. TransCanada Corp., Keystone’s sponsor, sent a check for $5,000 to the...

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Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) is hugged by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) while walking with his wife Melodee Hanes, right, at the Capitol on April 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. It was announced earlier that Baucus, after 36 years in the Senate, will not seek reelection in 2014.

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Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) is hugged by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) while walking with his wife Melodee Hanes, right, at the Capitol on April 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. It was announced earlier that Baucus, after 36 years in the Senate, will not seek reelection in 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 53.7%

That’s the share of Max Baucus’s life that the Montana Democrat has spent in Congress. Baucus, who announced his retirement yesterday, was elected to the House in 1974 as a member of a big class of House Democrats, known as...

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Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Schweitzer, Who Made Democrats Bark, Mulls ‘Broke-Down’ Senate

Will he or won’t he? Whether ex-Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer will ride to the rescue of his fellow Democrats is the question taking center stage in party politics following the surprise retirement announcement today by Max Baucus, the state’s senior U.S. senator. Even before...

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, speaks to the media while leaving the Blair House after a bipartisan meeting on deficit reduction with congressional leaders in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, speaks to the media while leaving the Blair House after a bipartisan meeting on deficit reduction with congressional leaders in Washington, D.C.

Baucus’s 2014 Retirement: Sixth Senate Democrat to Go

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus won’t seek re-election in 2014, ending a 36-year tenure capped by his authorship of the 2010 health care law. Baucus, 71, has been the top Democrat on the Finance Committee since 2001, often frustrating...

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