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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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President Barack Obama and others attend the event to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month at the White House in this June 15, 2012 file photo.

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President Barack Obama and others attend the event to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month at the White House in this June 15, 2012 file photo.

Obama: LGBT Rights, Fundraising

Today, the White House announced that President Barack Obama plans to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and trans-gendered employees. Tomorrow, in New York, the president plans to appear at the Democratic National Committee’s LGBT...

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