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Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell launches his U.S. Senate campaign on Sept. 12, 2013.

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Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell launches his U.S. Senate campaign on Sept. 12, 2013.

Out-of-State Money: Out of Sight

How you can tell a national race: Democratic Sen. Mark Begich has raised just over $1 million from itemized individual donors so far for his re-election effort . Only $187,000, or about 15 percent of it, came from Alaska. More,...

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President Bill Clinton with James Lee Witt, right, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), during a visit to the tornado-ravaged area in Oklahoma in this 1999 file photo.

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President Bill Clinton with James Lee Witt, right, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), during a visit to the tornado-ravaged area in Oklahoma in this 1999 file photo.

Former FEMA Director Jumps into Arkansas Congressional Race

James Lee Witt, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under former President Bill Clinton, said today that he is running for Congress in Arkansas. Witt, a Democrat, is competing for an open seat;  Republican Rep. Tom Cotton is challenging Democratic...

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen from the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Capitol building is seen from the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 9.5

That is the average U.S. House tenure, in years, of the 52 current senators who previously served in that chamber. The list of ex-House members in the Senate is led by the newest senator, Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey, whose 36.7...

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Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, greets supporters after announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Dardanelle, Ark., on Aug. 6, 2013.

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Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, greets supporters after announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Dardanelle, Ark., on Aug. 6, 2013.

Tom Cotton: Young Man In A Hurry (From House to Senate)

It’s not unusual for  House members to eye the Senate. There are 52 senators in the current 113th Congress who are ex-House members. What makes Arkansas Republican Rep. Tom Cotton’s challenge of Sen. Mark Pryor a bit unconventional is that...

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Rep. Tom Cotton, right, a Republican who represents Arkansas' 4th Congressional District, talks with Tom Yancey of Hot Springs, Ark., at the First Church of the Nazarine in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 3, 2013. Cotton was attending a"Coffee with your Congressman" event at the church.

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Rep. Tom Cotton, right, a Republican who represents Arkansas' 4th Congressional District, talks with Tom Yancey of Hot Springs, Ark., at the First Church of the Nazarine in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 3, 2013. Cotton was attending a"Coffee with your Congressman" event at the church.

Trusting Obama — Not: Republicans Pairing Immigration with Obamacare

Suddenly, it’s all about Obama. Republican opponents of the immigration reform that has cleared the Senate with President Barack Obama’s blessing are giving voice to newly focused criticism that may also serve as a cover for their core resistance to...

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From left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, listen as other members of the House GOP caucus speak during the media availability following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on March 5, 2013.

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From left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, listen as other members of the House GOP caucus speak during the media availability following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on March 5, 2013.

Balance of Power: Republican Leaders Aid House Members Weighing Senate Bids

Republican Reps. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Steve Daines of Montana haven’t yet said if they’ll run for Senate seats now held by Democrats. Fundraising help from high-ranking Republican senators may facilitate their decision-making. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sent...

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to a question during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington on Jan. 23, 2013.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to a question during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington on Jan. 23, 2013.

At Clinton Benghazi Hearing, Some 2016 Allusions

For Hillary Clinton, speculation about a 2016 presidential candidacy may be inescapable in any forum. That would include today’s hearing of the House Foreign Relations Committee, which questioned the outgoing Secretary of State about the September 2012 attack on a U.S....

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Republican Tom Cotton, left, participates in a debate at Arkansas Educational Television Network studios in Conway, Ark., on Oct. 25, 2012.

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Republican Tom Cotton, left, participates in a debate at Arkansas Educational Television Network studios in Conway, Ark., on Oct. 25, 2012.

Likely Incoming Republican Freshmen Help Vulnerable Members

Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican lawyer strongly favored to win a House seat next week, is donating unneeded campaign funds to Republican candidates in tougher races. Cotton has sent $137,000 in campaign funds to the National Republican Congressional Committee and...

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