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Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, in Washington, D.C.

Brown: Banking Bill Moribund — Boehner ‘Speaker of Tea Party’

Sen. Sherrod Brown, co-sponsor of a bill to prevent any one financial institution from growing so large that it could jeopardize the economy or require another federal bailout, sees little likelihood of anything passing this year — not his plan,...

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Job seekers speak with representatives at the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego, California, on Feb. 27, 2014.

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Job seekers speak with representatives at the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego, California, on Feb. 27, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 59

Fifty-nine senators voted yesterday to renew extended unemployment benefits through May. The Senate passed a compromise negotiated by Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reed, Nevada Republican Dean Heller and eight other senators from both parties. “The Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, which...

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The U.S.-Mexico border fence during a special 'Mass on the Border' on April 1, 2014 in Nogales, Arizona.

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The U.S.-Mexico border fence during a special 'Mass on the Border' on April 1, 2014 in Nogales, Arizona.

Immigration Message: Passage Not the Point of Amendment

Let’s get this out of the way first : The budget is always a political messaging bill. Even more so this year, given that Congress has already set top-line spending levels for the next fiscal year. It’s such a messaging...

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Alex Poythress #22 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes up for a shot as Sam Dekker #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers defends during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.

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Alex Poythress #22 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes up for a shot as Sam Dekker #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers defends during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.

Kentucky Playing for NCAA Trophy, No Time Out for McConnell

Another year, another April Monday, another NCAA men’s basketball championship featuring a Kentucky school. Unlike last year, however, the biggest night in college hoops isn’t affecting the Senate’s vote schedule. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2013 arranged for the...

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Susannah Wellford, president and founder of Running Start, left, and Muriel Bowser, candidate for mayor of Washington, D.C.

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Susannah Wellford, president and founder of Running Start, left, and Muriel Bowser, candidate for mayor of Washington, D.C.

D.C.’s Bowser Star at Women to Watch

Muriel Bowser, winner of the Democratic primary in the Washington mayor’s race, stole the thunder from two U.S. senators last night, but all women in public life were the real winners. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a New Hampshire Republican, and Sen....

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Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co., during a Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 2014.

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Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co., during a Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on April 2, 2014.

Barra’s Testimony Found Wanting — Return Trip to Hill Promised

General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra’s performance before two congressional panels is getting widely panned by lawmakers today, with many saying the top boss was too evasive in answering questions about faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths....

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Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance member Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) during a hearing on virtual currency on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Banking and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance member Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) during a hearing on virtual currency on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Charles Koch, ‘The Kansan,’ Praised on Senate Floor Where Reid Roasts Him

Charles Koch, the billionaire businessman under attack by Democrats for pro-Republican activity he’s undertaking with his brother David, got an assist on the Senate floor today from a fellow Kansan. Republican Sen. Jerry Moran came to the floor to praise...

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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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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) leave a Senate Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) leave a Senate Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Chambliss Leaving ‘Frustrating’ Senate says Boehner Here to Stay

Retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a member of Congress for 20 years and senator for the past 12, says today’s Senate isn’t what he had in mind. “There’s not an awful lot going on in the Senate” right now, the Georgia...

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Senator Scott Brown, a Republican from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C. on July 15, 2010.

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Senator Scott Brown, a Republican from Massachusetts, in Washington, D.C. on July 15, 2010.

Democrats on Brown: Every Senator Doesn’t Get Two States

Senate Republicans got a blast from the recent past when former — and potentially future — colleague Scott Brown joined them for lunch today at the Capitol. Brown, who won his Massachusetts Senate seat in a January 2010 special election,...

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