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A bright, orange sky is seen after sunset behind the Washington Monument on October 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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A bright, orange sky is seen after sunset behind the Washington Monument on October 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 8

Updated at  4:36 pm EDT If there is a take-away for Republicans in the budget stalemate that has partially shuttered the government, President Barack Obama said at a news conference today:  “They’re aware  of the fact that I’m not budging...

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Gymnastics US Olympic Trials in San Jose.

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Gymnastics US Olympic Trials in San Jose.

Reid On American Uniforms Made in China: Burn Them

The U.S. Olympic Committee “should be ashamed of themselves” for commissioning uniforms made in China, said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who told reporters the outfits American athletes are to wear while being introduced in London should be put in...

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Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton in Los Angeles.

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Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton in Los Angeles.

Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, Harry Reid’s Thinking About You

This may have been the Senate’s version of a squirrels-on-water-skis video. Majority Leader Harry Reid tossed in the names of a few reality-TV celebrities when making a point on the Senate floor about the wealthy paying taxes. “Congressional Republicans want...

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John Edwards, center, arrives at a federal courthouse with his parents Wallace and Bobbie Edwards, right, in Greensboro, N.C.

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John Edwards, center, arrives at a federal courthouse with his parents Wallace and Bobbie Edwards, right, in Greensboro, N.C.

Democrats Used Edwards as Bipartisan Bad Example

Not that anyone needed another reason to be glad they’re not John Edwards. But here’s one you wouldn’t have noticed unless you follow the Senate very, very closely. When Democrats proposed paying for a freeze in student-loan interest rates by requiring some...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid whispers to House Speaker John Boehner with Mitch McConnell left, and Nancy Pelosi in the House Speaker's office on July 23, 2011.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid whispers to House Speaker John Boehner with Mitch McConnell left, and Nancy Pelosi in the House Speaker's office on July 23, 2011.

Washington Daybook: Power Lunch, or Food Fight?

President Obama, seeking to gain the upper hand on economic issues, hosts a luncheon at the White House to talk about job creation with House Speaker John Boehner and Mitch McConnell at one side of the table, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Nancy...

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