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New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan and his wife Lorraine Rossi Lonegan attends U.S Senate special-election in a polling center as they cast their vote on Oct. 16, 2013 in Bogota, New Jersey.

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New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan and his wife Lorraine Rossi Lonegan attends U.S Senate special-election in a polling center as they cast their vote on Oct. 16, 2013 in Bogota, New Jersey.

New Jersey Primary: What to Watch

“It’s ugly as hell.” That’s how retiring Republican Rep. Jon Runyan described the Republican campaign to succeed him in New Jersey’s south-central 3rd District, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Today’s primary in the politically competitive 3rd is the culmination of...

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Seasonal worker Steven Flagg, in a Statue of Liberty costume, three days before the April 15 tax deadline.

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Seasonal worker Steven Flagg, in a Statue of Liberty costume, three days before the April 15 tax deadline.

IRS Spent $14 Million Complying with Congressional Inquiry

Congress spent a lot of time investigating the Internal Revenue Service  last year. And now there’s statistical proof. Congressional committees received 10.6 billion disclosures of taxpayer information last year, up from 2.4 billion the year before, according to the Joint Committee on...

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U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), left, speaks next to Sen. John Boozman (R-AR), Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) during a news conference after the vote for the farm bill Feb. 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), left, speaks next to Sen. John Boozman (R-AR), Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) during a news conference after the vote for the farm bill Feb. 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

Cochran Gets Maximum NRSC Aid Facing McDaniel in Mississippi

Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who faces a Tea Party-aligned challenger in a June 3 Republican primary, received the maximum campaign donation from the political arm of the Senate Republicans. The National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is overseeing the party’s...

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The Delta Air Lines Inc. terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

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The Delta Air Lines Inc. terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Export-Import: Battle Royale

The lobbying fight over the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps foreign buyers purchase American-made goods, has officially begun. The National Association of Manufacturers, a major Washington-based industry group, today held its first “lobby day” on Capitol Hill to keep alive...

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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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