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Ukrainian parliament speaker and interim president Olexander Turchynov, left, greets United States Senator John McCain prior to talks in Kiev on March 14, 2014.

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Ukrainian parliament speaker and interim president Olexander Turchynov, left, greets United States Senator John McCain prior to talks in Kiev on March 14, 2014.

Russia-Sanctioned Senators: ‘I’ll Take It’

Spell my name right. That’s the reaction of American politicians named in the Russian Foreign Ministry’s publication of a list of U.S. officials facing sanctions. The Russian sanctions are in apparent retaliation for U.S. sanctions against several Russian officials because...

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Senators view photographs of victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of  "The Authorization of Use of Force in Syria" on September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senators view photographs of victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of "The Authorization of Use of Force in Syria" on September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 29%

That’s the share of Americans who favor U.S. military airstrikes against Syria, according to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. That compares with 48 percent who oppose military action against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad,...

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In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network on Aug. 29, 2013, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, members of the UN investigation team take samples from the ground in the Damascus countryside of Zamalka, Syria.

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In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network on Aug. 29, 2013, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, members of the UN investigation team take samples from the ground in the Damascus countryside of Zamalka, Syria.

Senators on Syria: ‘Eyes of World Upon Us’

Updated at 3, 3:33 and 4:22 pm EST Both John Kerry and Chuck Hagel have served on this committee, Kerry as chairman. Now Kerry, the secretary of state, and Hagel, the secretary of defense, are seeking its approval. Senate Foreign Relations...

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Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ., walks to a classified briefing.

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Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ., walks to a classified briefing.

Menendez Asked Justice to Delay Merger Opposed by Donor

Sen. Robert Menendez contacted the U.S. Justice Department in an effort to delay a proposed merger opposed by one of his biggest campaign contributors, according to a letter obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act. Menendez and two House colleagues urged then-Attorney General...

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) speaks at a news conference March 21, 2012 at the Capitol March 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) speaks at a news conference March 21, 2012 at the Capitol March 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Democrats Want Shareholders to Approve Corporate Political Spending

Companies could not make political donations unless a majority of their shareholders agreed under legislation introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Rep. Michael Capuano of Massachusetts, both Democrats. The bill mirrors one first introduced by Capuano in...

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American Airlines passengers wait in line for a flight at Miami International Airport on April 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

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American Airlines passengers wait in line for a flight at Miami International Airport on April 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

Free Airport Parking: Lawmakers Enjoy D.C. Perk

The Obama administration has warned that sequestration will lead to long delays for air travelers, but Congressional fliers still have one program that’s under the radar: Free airport parking. “It’s about the only thing we got left,” said Sen. Saxby...

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Senator Robert Menendez at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) annual meeting at the Washington Convention Center on March 5, 2013 in Washington.

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Senator Robert Menendez at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) annual meeting at the Washington Convention Center on March 5, 2013 in Washington.

Menendez Has Helped Donors Other than Melgen

Dr. Salomon Melgren, the West Palm Beach ophthamologist at the center of an investigation involving Sen. Robert Menendez, is not the only campaign contributor who has been helped by the New Jersey Democrat. Menendez backed Spanish Broadcasting System Inc.’s unsuccessful effort...

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg, right, and Sen. Max Baucus arrive at the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Luncheon at the Capitol on Jan. 29, 2013.

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg, right, and Sen. Max Baucus arrive at the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Luncheon at the Capitol on Jan. 29, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 13

That’s how many consecutive U.S. Senate elections Democrats have won in New Jersey. The Democratic winning streak began in 1976, when Harrison Williams was elected for the fourth and final time, and was extended in 2012, when Democrat Robert Menendez...

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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway of the Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on Feb. 12, 2013.

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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway of the Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on Feb. 12, 2013.

Boxer Makes Move, Avoids Listening to Obama Next to Menendez

Lots of lawmakers carefully stake out their positions in the House chamber for the president’s annual State of the Union address, but two senators apparently didn’t — and found themselves in a potentially awkward tableau. New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez,...

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, seen speaking at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, is working with Senate Democrats on an immigration package.

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, seen speaking at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, is working with Senate Democrats on an immigration package.

Immigration: Obama, Senate Leaders Pushing Reforms at ‘Starting Gate’

Senate Democrats plan to put forward an immigration proposal next week, with President Barack Obama telling Hispanic lawmakers that he intends to push legislation as quickly as possible. Obama will begin a public campaign to build support for an immigration...

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