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U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) arrives at a House Republican Conference meeting on Sept. 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) arrives at a House Republican Conference meeting on Sept. 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

King: Bush Best for 2016

Who would Rep. Peter King like to see as his party’s nominee for president in 2016? “Besides myself? Jeb Bush,” the Republican from New York said today in an interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York. “I wouldn’t want Rand...

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) speaks to the media after a joint House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees briefing on Syria, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) speaks to the media after a joint House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees briefing on Syria, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Paul Fanning Flames of ‘Hysteria:’ King

There’s nothing like a public family feud. The family, in this case, is the Republican Party. Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican and House Homeland Security Committee member and former chairman, accuses Sen. Rand Paul of attempting to create...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 11

Updated at 7:12 through 4:30 pm EDT With reporting on “Political Capital” program interviews by Jonathan Salant Getting there, slowly: “Discussions are still ongoing with the White House,,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said this afternoon, as the...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, 2013.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Day 3

Updated at 10:51 am through 2:55 pm EDT With Lisa Lerer reporting from the White House, Terry Atlas from the Senate House Speaker John Boehner has been telling fellow Republicans that he won’t allow the U.S. to default on its...

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A heavy mist inundates the viewing area at Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park in California.

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A heavy mist inundates the viewing area at Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park in California.

Countdown to Shutdown: 5 Days

Updated at 8:50 and 11 am and 3:40 pm EDT With Sam Kussin-Shoptaw reporting from the Senate  Pigs may not fly, but planes will. That’s if the federal government is forced to “shut down” as a result of the brinkmanship...

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Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., makes his way around the Cannon rotunda.

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Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., makes his way around the Cannon rotunda.

Congressional Dysfunction Breeds Nostalgia for Spirit of Compromise

U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, recalls his last substantive issue discussion with a Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee. It was 13 years ago. He and Bill Thomas, then a Republican congressman from California who served as the...

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Rep. Peter King speaks to the media after a meeting regarding the Sandy aid bill with Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner on Capitol Hill.

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Rep. Peter King speaks to the media after a meeting regarding the Sandy aid bill with Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner on Capitol Hill.

Rep. King: ‘Very Uncomfortable’ with Sandy Aid Opposition in Party

House Republicans from districts struck by super-storm Sandy last fall are still seething at Republican colleagues who opposed an aid package. “It’s going to make it very uncomfortable going back to Congress, working with some of these people,” Rep. Peter...

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Representatives from New York and New Jersey, including Peter King, right, speak to the media after a meeting regarding the Sandy aid bill with Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner on Jan. 2, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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Representatives from New York and New Jersey, including Peter King, right, speak to the media after a meeting regarding the Sandy aid bill with Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner on Jan. 2, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

New York Cash Key for Republicans

New York Rep. Peter King’s initial call for residents of his state to stop writing checks to the National Republican Congressional Committee because of Congress’s delay in Hurricane Sandy relief-funding would pinch in the pocketbook, according to Federal Election Commission...

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President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talk with people who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy, while surveying storm damage in Brigantine, N.J., on Oct. 31, 2012.

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President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talk with people who are recovering from Hurricane Sandy, while surveying storm damage in Brigantine, N.J., on Oct. 31, 2012.

Christie Slams House for Delaying Sandy Aid Due to ‘Palace Intrigue’

Memo from Chris Christie to Congress: The American people hate you. New Jersey’s outspoken governor was fired up today after House Speaker John Boehner delayed a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief funding. “Disaster relief was something you didn’t play games...

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