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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

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Tommy Lasorda argues with an umpire in 1978.

Boehner ‘Kicking Dirt at Umpire’: Reid

House Speaker John Boehner is kicking dirt at the umpire, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says. The Democratic leader, never one to shy away from the occasional sports metaphor, took to the floor this morning to criticize the House’s Republican leader...

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Rove: National Tea Party Groups ‘Come Up Losers’

National groups aligned with the Tea Party have had little success in the 2014 election, compared with local groups linked to the limited-government movement that have had “an enormous impact,” according to Republican strategist Karl Rove. National Tea Party groups...

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, walks to the floor of the Senate at the U.S. Capitol.

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, walks to the floor of the Senate at the U.S. Capitol.

Oklahoma Primary: What to Watch

It may take another round of voting after today’s Republican Senate primary in Oklahoma to determine whether the party will nominate James Lankford or T.W. Shannon. Lankford, a two-term House member, and Shannon, a former state House speaker, surely will...

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Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) greets supporters during a campaign rally at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on June 22, 2014 in Mississippi.

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Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) greets supporters during a campaign rally at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on June 22, 2014 in Mississippi.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 12,964

Today is Sen. Thad Cochran’s 12,964th day in the Senate, the 24th-longest tenure in the history of the institution. The 76-year-old Mississippi Republican, who entered the Senate in December 1978 after serving six years in the House, is in danger...

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A faring, part of the Antares rocket, is rotated with the help of an Orbital Sciences Corp. employee inside the Orbital horizontal integration facility (HIF) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Space Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

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A faring, part of the Antares rocket, is rotated with the help of an Orbital Sciences Corp. employee inside the Orbital horizontal integration facility (HIF) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Space Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

Shelby: Protecting Taxpayer, Not Boeing

Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he’s trying to help U.S. taxpayers, not Boeing Co., by requiring companies competing to send astronauts to the International Space Station to file detailed financial and accounting reports justifying their costs. “NASA and its contractors have a...

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Choice: ‘Right Thing… When the Public Isn’t With You’

Updated at 2 pm and 5 pm EDT Mid-afternoon at the White House, President Barack Obama sat down with the leaders of both parties of the House and Senate. This sort of parley seldom takes place in the Obama White...

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A mock oil pipeline is carried during a Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline demonstration near the White House in this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo.

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A mock oil pipeline is carried during a Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline demonstration near the White House in this Nov. 6, 2011 file photo.

Kochs Go Beyond Obamacare

Since October, the billionaire-backed non-profit Americans for Prosperity has hewed to one simple message: Obamacare is bad. They’ve been by far the most vocal group in the country on this point, running 24,000 TV  ads in 14 states — criticizing...

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