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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), left, and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) at the U.S. Capitol.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), left, and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) at the U.S. Capitol.

McConnell, Boehner Ads Take Different Tacks

The top two Republicans in Congress have new campaign ads on television as they near primary elections next month. The spots for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio take different tacks. McConnell’s...

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona in Washington, DC, on Sept. 18, 2013.

Kerry, McCain: Battle of the Nominees

When two decorated Vietnam War veterans, both winners of their parties’ nominations for president — and both losers of the general election — square off over differences in foreign policy, a war of political nerve might ensue. It did at...

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), holding a copy of H.R. 3962 and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) announce an amendment to the House version of health reform legislation in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), holding a copy of H.R. 3962 and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) announce an amendment to the House version of health reform legislation in Washington, DC.

Georgia’s Gingrey Attacks Obamacare, Attacked as `Big Spender’

As Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia touts his opposition to President Barack Obama’s health-care law on television, an outside group is attacking the Republican Senate hopeful on fiscal policy. “As an doctor, I took an oath to do no harm....

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A job seeker at the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego.

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A job seeker at the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego.

Veterans Seeking Capitol Hill Work Gain Their Own Caucus

Congress repeatedly has urged employers to do more to hire veterans — even creating an “I Hire Veterans” initiative through the bipartisan Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus in 2012. The campaign encouraged private businesses and lawmakers to display an “I Hire...

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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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