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Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., leaves the House Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol Hill Club on on June 24, 2014.

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Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., leaves the House Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol Hill Club on on June 24, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 3

(UPDATED at 9:15 a.m. to reflect updated vote totals.) Three U.S. House members have been defeated in the party primaries after elections in 35 states. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, a Michigan Republican, was unseated yesterday by wealthy businessman David Trott in...

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters as she arrives for the Senate Republicans' policy lunch in the Capitol on Jan. 14, 2014.

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters as she arrives for the Senate Republicans' policy lunch in the Capitol on Jan. 14, 2014.

Collins Averts Party Primary in Maine

The list of Republican senators facing primary challenges won’t include Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, even though she probably bucks the party line more than any other senator in her party. No Republican filed to oppose Collins in the June...

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Rep. Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee Chairman, during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor.

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Rep. Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee Chairman, during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor.

Ryan: GOP ‘Party of Ideas’ — Democrats ‘Party of Personalities’

Among the many Republicans addressing the Conservative Action Political Conference are some who have their eyes on the party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Then there are some considered unlikely or unable to seek it. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan may be...

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama to Donors: ‘We Get a Little Sleepy’ in the Midterms

For the president to close down a lengthy stretch of the George Washington Parkway in Virginia during evening rush hour, it must be really important, right? Well, it’s important to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, for sure. It was their...

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

McConnell Hit for Debt Ceiling Votes

Updated at 10:02 am EST A new web ad out today accuses Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the chief Republican architect of the last several accords raising the debt ceiling, of voting “like a Democrat” on fiscal issues. The ad...

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Vice President Joe Biden prior to the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

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Vice President Joe Biden prior to the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Biden: No ‘Obvious Reason’ Not to Run

Vice President Joe Biden sees no reason why he shouldn’t run for president in 2016. “There may be reasons I don’t run, but there’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run,” Biden said today on...

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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 person walks near the office of Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 11, 2013.

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A person walks near the office of Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 11, 2013.

Alexander Aide Sidelined in Porn Probe

Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who is facing a Tea Party-backed challenger in his 2014 Republican primary, announced today that his chief of staff, long-time Capitol Hill aide Ryan Loskarn, has been placed on leave as law enforcement agents probe...

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