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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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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, during a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 36

That’s how many U.S. Senate races will be held this year. The number increased by one last week, when Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn said he’d resign at the end of the current 113th Congress, about two years before the expiration...

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, speaks to reporters following a hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, speaks to reporters following a hearing in Washington, D.C.

Tim Johnson Latest Senate Democrat to Back Same-Sex Marriage

Then there were three. Retiring Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota became the 52nd Democratic senator to endorse same-sex marriage today. That leaves only three members of the party’s caucus — Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and...

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, arrives to hear Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on July 17, 2012.

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, arrives to hear Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on July 17, 2012.

Democrats Bullish About 2014 — Here’s Their Case

Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson’s decision not to seek re-election in Republican-leaning South Dakota has focused attention on the overall challenges his party faces in the 2014 midterm. As Democrats gear up to defend their Senate majority, substantially more of their seats appear  in play...

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2014 Senate Primer: Why Democrats Have to Worry

Democrats have been here before — confronting a numbers game that undercuts their bid to keep a Senate majority. They confounded such odds in 2012, but by necessity their sigh of relief was brief. The Democrats face a similar scenario in the 2014 midterms, and later...

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, center, takes his seat beside Sen. Jon Tester and Sen Robert Menendez, right, before the confirmation hearing of Richard Cordray, nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Mary Jo White, nominee for chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on March 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, center, takes his seat beside Sen. Jon Tester and Sen Robert Menendez, right, before the confirmation hearing of Richard Cordray, nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Mary Jo White, nominee for chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on March 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Could ‘Break Up the Banks’ Senator Take Johnson’s Spot?

Lawmakers and lobbyists in Washington are busy chewing over the possibility that one of the main advocates of breaking up the big banks could be in the running to take over the Senate Banking Committee in 2015. The current chairman...

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, arrives to hear Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee in Washington.

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, arrives to hear Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee in Washington.

South Dakota’s Johnson: Super-PAC

A lobbyist and former aide to Sen. Tim Johnson, the South Dakota Democrat who leads the Banking Committee, has created a super-political action committee that could independently aid Johnson’s re-election campaign in 2014. Mike Chapman, co-founder and partner of D.C....

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Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPM’s Investments in Senate Banking Well Hedged

When JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon testifies before the Senate Banking Committee tomorrow, he’ll see some friendly faces on the dais. Or least some appreciative ones. Employees from JP Morgan have contributed generously to senators who just happen to sit...

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota, chairs a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington.

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota, chairs a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington.

Squaring Off Against Jamie Dimon: Tim Johnson

Jamie Dimon won’t be the only one in the spotlight tomorrow. As the JPMorgan CEO comes to Washington to testify about $2 billion in trading losses, it will be Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson holding the gavel. Bloomberg’s Phil...

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