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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Reid Sends $100,000 to DSCC

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent $100,000 in campaign funds last month to the Democratic group leading the effort to defend his party’s majority and Reid’s leadership post in the November election. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington matched Reid’s donation...

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Pvt. Daniel Ewart 2nd Platoon Fox Co. of 2-506th Infantry Battalion of the 4th Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, left, performs a biometric screening of a villager during a patrol near their base at COP Sabari in the Sabari district of Khost province, Afghanistan, on June 25, 2013.

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Pvt. Daniel Ewart 2nd Platoon Fox Co. of 2-506th Infantry Battalion of the 4th Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, left, performs a biometric screening of a villager during a patrol near their base at COP Sabari in the Sabari district of Khost province, Afghanistan, on June 25, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $1.1 Trillion

A measure to fund the U.S. government through Sept. 30 calls for $1.1 trillion in spending. The omnibus spending bill “includes $1.01 trillion for U.S. government operations, plus war financing known as overseas combat operations,” Bloomberg’s Derek Wallbank reported. “Republican...

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V-22 Osprey aircraft sit on the deck of the USS Kearsargeat docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia.

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V-22 Osprey aircraft sit on the deck of the USS Kearsargeat docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $63 Billion

That’s about how much over two years a budget accord announced yesterday would restore in automatic budget cuts known as sequestration. The agreement came together after negotiations led by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray...

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Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) arrive for a press conference to announce a bipartisan budget deal, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) arrive for a press conference to announce a bipartisan budget deal, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Washington: When it Works

It’s not as big a story, it seems, when Washington works. Instead of weeks of fretting and recrimination over another government shutdown, Congress appears headed in a couple of days to resolution of an agreement negotiated by bipartisan leaders that...

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks to workers at the Ford Kansas City Stamping Plant in Liberty, Missouri, on Sept. 20, 2013.

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks to workers at the Ford Kansas City Stamping Plant in Liberty, Missouri, on Sept. 20, 2013.

Obama: ‘Not Some Banana Republic’

”We’re not some banana republic,” President Barack Obama said today. Not in Kansas City, where they assemble Fords, maybe. Yet Washington is another story, the president suggested in an appearance at a Ford plant in Missouri on the day the...

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From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, repeat their resolve to not touch the Affordable Care Act if House Republicans make rescinding Obamacare a part of a continuing resolution to fund the government, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 19, 2013.

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From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, repeat their resolve to not touch the Affordable Care Act if House Republicans make rescinding Obamacare a part of a continuing resolution to fund the government, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 19, 2013.

Murray Sees Republicans Yielding

Republicans seeking to curb President Barack Obama’s health-care law probably will capitulate to demands from Democrats to enact a “clean” bill raising the nation’s debt ceiling, the Senate’s top Democratic budget writer says. “I see no deals on the debt ceiling,”...

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A Washington, D.C. 'TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION' license plate on Vice President Joseph Biden's limousine.

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A Washington, D.C. 'TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION' license plate on Vice President Joseph Biden's limousine.

Washington Statehood: ‘New Columbia’

Taxation without representation. It’s a storied complaint in American history. In Washington, D.C., it’s a license plate. For all the failures of Washingtonians to gain recognition from the Congress that operates in their own home town, a long-denied bid for...

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