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House Budget Committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol.

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House Budget Committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol.

Van Hollen: Boehner ‘Stood Up to Tea Party’ — Yet Debt Limit is Real Test

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, praising House Speaker John Boehner for standing up to his party’s right wing on the budget, says the next test of congressional bipartisanship will be whether Republicans use the debt ceiling next year as a political weapon. “Look, I...

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Mayor of Charlotte Anthony R. Foxx waves as he walks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention.

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Mayor of Charlotte Anthony R. Foxx waves as he walks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention.

Anthony Foxx’s High-Speed Promotion

The party convention that nominated President Barack Obama for a second term played out — and played out almost flawlessly — in Anthony Foxx’s home town. Save for the outdoor stadium rally preempted by fear of rain, sparing the party...

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House Speaker John Boehner walks past journalists on his return to the Capitol after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Dec. 13, 2012 in Washington.

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House Speaker John Boehner walks past journalists on his return to the Capitol after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Dec. 13, 2012 in Washington.

Getting Primaried: The Dreaded Verb

No one wants to get “primaried.” Certainly not Republican members of Congress who have seen some of their colleagues run out of office in party primaries by Tea Party-backed candidates and others who have challenged them for breaking with an...

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Ryan’s Tax Reform Talk — Offsetting Tax Cuts with Loophole Cuts

Last fall, Bloomberg’s Al Hunt, host of Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital,” sat down with Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee. They talked about tax cutting and tax reform, and about Ryan’s goal of a “revenue neutral” plan that...

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