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Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray, right, with Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) after a news conference with members of the D.C. Council 'to call on the Senate and the administration to free D.C.'s local budget during the federal government shutdown' on Oct. 9, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray, right, with Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) after a news conference with members of the D.C. Council 'to call on the Senate and the administration to free D.C.'s local budget during the federal government shutdown' on Oct. 9, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Bills Passed by Lawmaker Who Can’t Vote: Only in Washington, D.C.

Written with BGov’s Loren Duggan One of the members of Congress who wrote the most laws last year is a member of the House minority who doesn’t even get to vote. Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting delegate from the...

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The Olympic Rings outside Sochi International Airport on Jan 8, 2014 in Alder, Russia.

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The Olympic Rings outside Sochi International Airport on Jan 8, 2014 in Alder, Russia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 51%

About 51 percent of Americans say they are “especially looking forward to” the 2014 midterm elections, according to the Pew Research Center. That’s not far off the 58 percent who said the same about the Winter Olympics, which kick off...

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A Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

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A Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

Six Republicans Help Advance Unemployment Benefits in Senate

Updated at 10:25, 11:11, 111:20 am and 1:45 pm EST Five votes. That’s what the Democrats in the Senate said they needed from Republicans this morning for a delayed vote on the extension of unemployment benefits for more than 1...

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Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar during the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction symposium at the National Defense University in Washington on Dec. 3, 2012.

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Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar during the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction symposium at the National Defense University in Washington on Dec. 3, 2012.

Lugar PAC Aids Nunn, Republican Senators

A political fund linked to former Sen. Richard Lugar, the Indiana Republican unseated in 2012 by a Tea Party-backed challenger, made campaign contributions to a prominent Democratic Senate candidate and to Republican senators facing primary challenges similar to his. Lugar’s...

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Fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union protest outside of a Burger King Worldwide Inc. restaurant in Los Angeles on Aug. 29, 2013.

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Fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union protest outside of a Burger King Worldwide Inc. restaurant in Los Angeles on Aug. 29, 2013.

Obama to Press Minimum Wage — 2014 Income Agenda Unfolding

President Barack Obama will make a case for raising the federal minimum wage in his State of the Union address, the White House says. During his two-week Hawaiian vacation, the president made phone calls to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

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Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, center, after an open meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 10, 2013.

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Janet Yellen, vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, center, after an open meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 10, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 34

Thirty-four senators on Dec. 20 voted against advancing Janet Yellen’s nomination to lead the Federal Reserve. Yellen, President Barack Obama’s choice to succeed Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, surely will be confirmed for the post in a final vote that’s scheduled...

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

Canadians: Cruz Welcome to Cut Ties

It’s easy to stop being a Canadian. That’s what the Canadians say. They’re somewhat confused about Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas saying he has retained counsel to help him renounce is Maple Leaf credentials. The son of an American...

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Job seekers talk with recruiters in San Francisco on April 24, 2013

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Job seekers talk with recruiters in San Francisco on April 24, 2013

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 339,000

That’s how many people applied for unemployment benefits in the week ended Dec. 28, according to the Labor Department. That’s the lowest level in a month, below the median forecast of 344,000 in a Bloomberg survey of economists and down...

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Job applicants at the Columbus Career Fair in Ohio, on Dec. 5, 2013

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Job applicants at the Columbus Career Fair in Ohio, on Dec. 5, 2013

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $6.6 Billion

That’s the cost in fiscal 2014 of a bipartisan Senate proposal that would extend federal unemployment benefits for three months. The figure comes from a Congressional Budget Office document Dec. 31 that analyzes the budgetary effects of S. 1845, sponsored...

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The Republican National Convention (RNC)

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Bloomberg By the Numbers: $343 Million

  The six major political party committees raised $343 million during the first 11 months of 2013, up from $326 million during the same period in 2009, according to the Campaign Finance Institute, a Washington-based research organization. While the Republican...

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