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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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House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., at a news conference on Sept. 11, 2013.

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., at a news conference on Sept. 11, 2013.

Shuster’s Cash Haul Swamps Rivals — Tea Partier Digging into Pockets

Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster’s Republican primary challenge is starting to look like a tempest in a Tea Party pot. Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will report to the Federal Election Commission later today that he raised...

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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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Rep. Mark Critz, D-Pa., checks out production of a rocket launcher at Nammo Talley Inc. in Davidsville, Pa.

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Rep. Mark Critz, D-Pa., checks out production of a rocket launcher at Nammo Talley Inc. in Davidsville, Pa.

Critz Praised Top House Campaign Donor in Congressional Record

With reporting from Romy Varghese While in the U.S. House, Mark Critz of Pennsylvania inserted a speech into the Congressional Record praising his largest lifetime campaign contributor, a defense contractor raided by law enforcement authorities earlier this month. Critz, who...

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President Barack Obama with U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. during a stop a Bingham's Restaurant in Lenox, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 23, 2013. The President bought a few pies for the road during his final day of his two day bus tour finishing in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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President Barack Obama with U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. during a stop a Bingham's Restaurant in Lenox, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 23, 2013. The President bought a few pies for the road during his final day of his two day bus tour finishing in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Obama Bus Tour: People, Politics and Pies

It’s late afternoon, the sweet tooth beckons. What about a pie stop? President Barack Obama, on a two-day bus tour in New York and Pennsylvania to promote his plan for reducing college costs, diverted his 30-plus vehicle motorcade in Lenox, Pennsylvania,...

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Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA), standing onstage with his wife Susan and daughter Alex, concedes the Pennsylvania Senate race to Republican Pat Toomey November 3, 2010 at the Radnor Hotel in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.

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Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA), standing onstage with his wife Susan and daughter Alex, concedes the Pennsylvania Senate race to Republican Pat Toomey November 3, 2010 at the Radnor Hotel in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.

Sestak Eyes Pennsylvania Comeback — in 2016

Just six months have passed since the last election and 18 months remain until the next one in November 2014. Pennsylvania Democrat Joe Sestak already is planning for the election after that. Sestak, a former House member who lost a...

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Newly sworn-in Rep. Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky, D-Pa. along with her family, take part in the opening session of the 103rd Congress on Capital Hill in Washington on Jan. 5, 1993.

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Newly sworn-in Rep. Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky, D-Pa. along with her family, take part in the opening session of the 103rd Congress on Capital Hill in Washington on Jan. 5, 1993.

Ex-Rep. Margolies Nears Decision on Pennsylvania Comeback

Former Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Marjorie Margolies, who lost her seat in Congress two decades ago after backing a deficit-reduction law, is making preparations for a comeback House campaign as she nears a final decision on the race. “Marjorie 2014“ was organized...

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Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Philadelphia.

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Rep. Allyson Schwartz in Philadelphia.

Why Republicans OK Conceding Schwartz’s Pennsylvania District

Republicans don’t have much of a chance at winning the Philadelphia-area congressional district that Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz plans to give up to run for governor next year. And that’s just fine by Republicans. That’s because Republicans who redrew district...

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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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