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Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, listens to testimony during a Senate Finance Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, listens to testimony during a Senate Finance Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

Wyden Helps Senate Democrats Win May Fundraising

Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, who leads the tax-writing Finance Committee, helped the political arm of the Senate Democrats top its partisan counterpart in fundraising last month. Wyden sent $300,000 in campaign funds in May to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign...

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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Virginia.

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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Virginia.

NASCAR, Olympic Medals, Film, TV: Give us a Tax Break

Democrat Mark Warner backs a NASCAR tax break. Republican Johnny Isakson supports one for film and television productions. And Democrat Thomas Carper backs a provision that aids U.S. multinational companies’ offshore operations. Those are among the key takeaways from the...

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Ronald "Ron" Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, center, arrives to the U.S. Capitol to vote on the nomination of Janet Yellen as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2014.

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Ronald "Ron" Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, center, arrives to the U.S. Capitol to vote on the nomination of Janet Yellen as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2014.

Wyden Seeks Extension of Lapsed Tax Breaks

Ron Wyden, the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is eyeing a committee vote this spring to extend lapsed tax breaks, says Lindsey Held, a committee spokeswoman. The Oregon Democrat has made the lapsed breaks, such as the research...

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, gives thumbs up to reporters n Washington, D.C., in this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo.

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, gives thumbs up to reporters n Washington, D.C., in this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 35

Sen. Max Baucus, President Barack Obama’s choice to become ambassador to China, has served in the Senate for more than 35 years. Baucus, a Montana Democrat who entered the Senate in December 1978, has served there longer than all but...

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, U.S., on Monday, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, U.S., on Monday, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

Building Keystone Pipeline: Relationships First

A lobbyist working to promote the Keystone XL pipeline on behalf of the province of Alberta had 20 meetings with senators and their staff from March through May. The province, a big backer of the $5.3 billion link between its...

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U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey shakes hands with a supporter in Boston, on April 30, 2013 as he celebrates winning the Democratic primary for the special U.S. Senate election.

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U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey shakes hands with a supporter in Boston, on April 30, 2013 as he celebrates winning the Democratic primary for the special U.S. Senate election.

Cashing in On Digital Privacy: Wyden Fundraising Appeal for Markey ($23?)

It was sure to come to this: There’s fundraising gold in them thar personal privacy versus national security hills. Sen. Ron Wyden,  an Oregon Democrat who has been at the forefront of concern over government surveillance in the name of...

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) hold a news conference to propose new campaign finance legislation at the Capitol on April 23, 2013.

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) hold a news conference to propose new campaign finance legislation at the Capitol on April 23, 2013.

Murkowski, Wyden Team Up: Bipartisan Disclosure Bill

For the first time since Sens. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, and Russell Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat, teamed up to push through a 2002 law that banned corporate, union and unlimited individual donations to the political parties, a new campaign finance bill has...

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, speaks to the media while leaving the Blair House after a bipartisan meeting on deficit reduction with congressional leaders in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, speaks to the media while leaving the Blair House after a bipartisan meeting on deficit reduction with congressional leaders in Washington, D.C.

Baucus’s 2014 Retirement: Sixth Senate Democrat to Go

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus won’t seek re-election in 2014, ending a 36-year tenure capped by his authorship of the 2010 health care law. Baucus, 71, has been the top Democrat on the Finance Committee since 2001, often frustrating...

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Workers lay gas pipeline outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012.

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Workers lay gas pipeline outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012.

Wyden Presses Obama: Natural Gas

Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, called on President Barack Obama today to use his statutory power instead of new legislation to boost U.S. exports of natural gas. Wyden called natural gas “a strategic American advantage” and “the envy of...

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