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A housing development above the smog-filled valley of Salt Lake City in Utah.

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A housing development above the smog-filled valley of Salt Lake City in Utah.

Senate’s Climate Change All-Nighter: Look Who’s Skipping the Party

Bring out the cots! A group of Senate Democrats will stage an all-night session of the Senate tonight to discuss a matter the party has no plans to touch legislatively in this election year: Climate change. The group, led by...

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President Obama during a news conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 20, 2013.

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President Obama during a news conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 20, 2013.

Obama, Other Democrats Help Party Win November Senate Fundraising

President Barack Obama and five Democratic senators helped the party’s Senate campaign arm top its Republican counterpart in fundraising last month. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $5.2 million in November and $48.7 million in the first 11 months of...

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Wynton Marsalis, left, and Igor Butman at the Russian Embassy.

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Wynton Marsalis, left, and Igor Butman at the Russian Embassy.

Caviar, Vodka, Stravinsky: The Harmonious Side of Washington

At the Russian Embassy in Washington Monday night, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, was asked about a compromise in the Capitol Hill budget standoff. “I wish,” Whitehouse said, checking in on the news on his smart phone. “Unfortunately...

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Members of the Connecticut state police during a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 16, 2012.

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Members of the Connecticut state police during a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 16, 2012.

Newtown Shooting Spurs Legislative Response to Agencies’ Role

While the question remains whether the killings at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school will prompt major changes to U.S. guns laws, lawmakers did take action yesterday on another issue raised by the mass shooting: the role of federal law enforcement...

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Sen. John McCain

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Sen. John McCain

Senator McCain Criticizes Campaign Spending After Blocking Efforts to Curb It

Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican who voted twice to block proposals to require outside groups to disclose their donors, told the U.S. Supreme Court that “Americans believe that the current system of campaign finance is corrupt, and that Citizens United, thanks to...

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