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Grain railroad cars in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

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Grain railroad cars in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Railroad Lobby: 15 Percent Boost

Railroads are doing what companies do when they’re faced with a government regulation that could add to the costs of doing business: Spending more on Washington lobbying. The Association of American Railroads, which represents rail lines like Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s...

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Candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., poses for a photo with 2014 Miss Georgia Sweet Onion Sarah DeLoach at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on April 17, 2014.

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Candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., poses for a photo with 2014 Miss Georgia Sweet Onion Sarah DeLoach at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on April 17, 2014.

Georgia Republican Runoff: What to Watch

It’s Republican primary runoff day in Georgia. The marquee race is the U.S. Senate contest between businessman David Perdue and Rep. Jack Kingston, who were the top vote-getters in a May primary that produced no majority-vote winner. The winner of...

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President Barack Obama at the White House on July 18, 2014.

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President Barack Obama at the White House on July 18, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 43.2%

President Barack Obama averaged a 43.2 percent approval rating during this year’s second quarter, according to Gallup. That’s one of the president’s worst showings during his 22 quarters in office, and just barely ahead of his average 42.4 percent approval...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, right, and California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari during an event in San Francisco on June 13, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, right, and California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari during an event in San Francisco on June 13, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $100 Million

The Republican Governors Association is positioned to spend $100 million in the final 100 days of the 2014 election. The RGA, led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is in a “strong financial position” as it defends Republican-held offices in...

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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) greets supporters during an election night party in this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo in St. Louis.

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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) greets supporters during an election night party in this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo in St. Louis.

Akin for a Fundraiser: McCaskill

For Claire McCaskill, Todd Akin is the gift that keeps campaign giving going. It was Akin, the Missouri senator’s Republican challenger in 2012, whose campaign imploded after he suggested that pregnancy rarely results from a “legitimate rape.” It was Akin who...

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas.

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas.

Paul vs. Perry: Never Eye-to-Eye

Leave it to Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist, to comment on Rick Perry’s eyeglasses. “Apparently his new glasses haven’t altered his perception of the world, or allowed him to see it any more clearly,” Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky eyed...

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) takes the stage during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' Policy Conference on June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) takes the stage during the Faith and Freedom Coalition's 'Road to Majority' Policy Conference on June 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Paul Eyes 2015, Booker Digs Les Mis: Meet Newest Odd Couple

Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican, offers his “bromance” with  Sen. Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, as perfect for television. “We’ve asked about a reality show, ” Rand joked last night, wearing his cowboy boots and jeans. “We’ve asked...

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