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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) during a confirmation hearing for Nominee for the Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Nov. 14, 2013.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) during a confirmation hearing for Nominee for the Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Nov. 14, 2013.

Manchin to Yellen Then: ‘Be Bold’ — Manchin to Yellen Today: ‘No’

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia had a lot of nice things to say about Janet Yellen before voting against her today. The only Democrat to oppose her confirmation as Federal Reserve chair had this to say 15 days ago after a...

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Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks during an interview in Washington D.C., on Sept. 26, 2013.

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Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks during an interview in Washington D.C., on Sept. 26, 2013.

Democrat Manchin Breaks Ranks to Back Health Mandate Delay

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia broke ranks with fellow Democrats and said he’d support a stopgap spending plan that delays the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health-care law. “There’s no way I could not vote for it,” Manchin said at a Bloomberg...

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A plume of exhaust extending from the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, is reflected in the Monongahela River on September 24, 2013 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania.

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A plume of exhaust extending from the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, is reflected in the Monongahela River on September 24, 2013 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1,100

That’s the emission rate — in pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour — that would be subject to new coal plant regulations under a revised Environmental Protection Agency proposal. The rules would “effectively ban the construction of new coal-fired...

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An attendee looks through the scope of a a gun during the 2013 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, on May 4, 2013.

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An attendee looks through the scope of a a gun during the 2013 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, on May 4, 2013.

Manchin Locked and Loaded for NRA

Joe Manchin is back. With his bolt-action, scoped hunting rifle. And an armed campaign ad. This time, taking aim at the National Rifle Association. The West Virginia senator,  once one of the NRA’s star lawmakers, has a new ad released...

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People walk by a Verizon advertisement on June 7, 2013 in New York City.

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People walk by a Verizon advertisement on June 7, 2013 in New York City.

Manchin Challenges Obama on Surveillance

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is breaking with a fellow Democrat, President Barack Obama, over the administration’s broad surveillance of telephone calls and Internet usage. “It bothers me, and I think it bothers you and every other American,” Manchin...

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The Washington monument stands as pedestrians walk ahead of the presidential inauguration in Washington, DC.

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The Washington monument stands as pedestrians walk ahead of the presidential inauguration in Washington, DC.

Washington’s Economic Confidence No. 1

Who says Washington is dysfunctional? Washington is downright happy with the way things are going. Of all the places where the Gallup organization has polled people about their confidence in the economy, Washington, D.C., stands out as most confident. The...

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A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends, and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay.

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A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends, and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay.

Washington, Hawaii: Obama, Thumbs Up — Utah, Wyoming, Thumbs Down

Where is President Barack Obama most popular? In Washington, D.C., and in his birth state of Hawaii. Where is the Democrat least popular? In the mountain states of Utah and Wyoming, and also Sarah Palin’s home state of Alaska. It...

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