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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Reid Sends $100,000 to DSCC

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent $100,000 in campaign funds last month to the Democratic group leading the effort to defend his party’s majority and Reid’s leadership post in the November election. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington matched Reid’s donation...

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Republican Senator Ted Cruz Speaks At The Heritage Foundation

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Cruz Control: ‘Nobody Should Be Surprised’ That DC ‘Pushes Back’

  One of your party’s elder statesmen — one nominated for the presidency — has called you a “wacko bird.” Many of your party’s leaders have denounced your tactic of grinding the government to a 16-day halt in a futile...

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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

Shutdown Journal: Day 13

Updated at 6:30 pm EDT Finally, as the third week of a partial government shutdown arrives, lawmakers stuck in stalemates over spending and raising the nation’s debt limit say they are starting to worry about the markets. Stocks soared at...

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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 7

Updated at 7:47 am through 3:34 pm EDT With Michael C. Bender reporting on Newt Gingrich on Bloomberg Radio, Margaret Talev from the White House, and Kathleen Hunter from Congress Could the president be winning the short-term blame game? Three answers:...

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House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, insists that the House is trying to keep the government open, not shutting it.

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House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, insists that the House is trying to keep the government open, not shutting it.

Countdown to Shutdown: 2 Days

Updated at 9:20, 10:40 am and 3:07 pm EDT They say it’s not about a shutdown. They say it’s about fixing, if not defunding, what they call “Obama-care.” Yet the Republican-run House’s action early this morning, almost strictly along party...

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A protester holds a sign reading, 'Rubio: Don't Oppose Family Unity', as she joins with others in front of Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-FL) office on May 22, 2013 in Doral, Florida.

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A protester holds a sign reading, 'Rubio: Don't Oppose Family Unity', as she joins with others in front of Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-FL) office on May 22, 2013 in Doral, Florida.

Republican ‘Death Spiral:’ Life-and-Breathless Immigration Debate

There’s a lot of death talk surrounding immigration reform. Will the bill itself, hailed as the magical medicine for the revival of the Republican Party, die in the Republican-run House? Will passage of the bill kill the chances of any...

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Immigration reform advocates hold signs of young immigrant "dreamers" during a protest outside a fund raising event for Texas Senator Ted Cruz on May 29, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City.

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Immigration reform advocates hold signs of young immigrant "dreamers" during a protest outside a fund raising event for Texas Senator Ted Cruz on May 29, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City.

Jeb Bush: Politically ‘Fertile’

Jeb Bush is taking a Twitter-ribbing today for saying that immigrants are more “fertile.” What he meant was, they have more babies, not that they have a greater ability to procreate. Yet the former Florida governor had a more serious...

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Jim DeMint’s Sugar-Free Taste of Immigration Bill: ‘Like Obamacare’

Jim DeMint this week will put a price tag on the Senate’s immigration bill. Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla reported he would last week. .@jimdemint: Proposed #immigration reform bill would cost U.S. trillions of dollars in the long term. #ThisWeek — This...

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