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The lingering federal shutdown is transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Federal Shutdown Drives Debate Over The Role Of Government

The lingering federal shutdown is transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show.

10/13/2013

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Capitol Hill – in a trip he stated was “largely for immigration” -- to lobby members of Congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Zuckerberg Lobbies Congress on Immigration, Says 11 Million People Treated Unfairly

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Capitol Hill – in a trip he stated was “largely for immigration” — to lobby members of Congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation.

09/18/2013

Choking back tears, Jesse Jackson Jr. apologized to the American people and his family, including his father the civil rights activist, in court Wednesday at a hearing to set sentences for the former Illinois congressman and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on splurges such as a gold-plated Rolex watch, vacations and mounted elk heads. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Wife Sentenced in Campaign Fraud Case

A judge has sentenced ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2.5 years in prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiring to defraud his campaign.

08/14/2013

The sole Democratic African-American senator cast doubt on the need for a "black agenda" from the president and on its chances of passage in Congress during a Democratic forum with largely African-American reporters Wednesday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Debate Need For ‘Black Agenda’

The sole Democratic African-American senator cast doubt on the need for a “black agenda” from the president and on its chances of passage in Congress during a Democratic forum with largely African-American reporters Wednesday.

06/13/2013

If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year's congressional elections, the working title might be "2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republicans Await ‘Obamacare’ Disaster In 2014

If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year’s congressional elections, the working title might be “2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare.”

05/26/2013

Sen. Max Baucus' decision not to run for re-election in 2014 leaves the Montana Democrat with more than $4.8 million in campaign money — and no campaign to spend it on. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Retiring Dem Senator Holds $4.8 Million In Unused Campaign Money

Sen. Max Baucus’ decision not to run for re-election in 2014 leaves the Montana Democrat with more than $4.8 million in campaign money — and no campaign to spend it on.

04/25/2013

Sen. Elizabeth Warren questioned minimum wage increases during a Senate hearing, and cited a study that suggests the federal minimum wage should be standing at $22 an hour. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democratic Senator Argues Case For $22 An Hour Minimum Wage Increase

Sen. Elizabeth Warren questioned minimum wage increases during a Senate hearing, and cited a study that suggests the federal minimum wage should be standing at $22 an hour.

03/20/2013

Ashley Judd (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

Ky. House Speaker: Judd Could Be Formidable

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says Ashley Judd would be a formidable candidate if she runs for the U.S. Senate next year.

02/28/2013

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Sen. Cruz: Constitutional Gun Rights Must Be Protected ‘Not Just When Popular’

The plague of gun violence makes it plain that current firearms restrictions are insufficient and new federal limits are needed, a top Democrat said Tuesday at a Senate hearing on gun control. Parrying that, a Republican said gun rights must be protected, even amid horrors like the mass shooting of school children in Connecticut.

02/12/2013

Sen. Carl Levin has pushed ahead on the Senate vote on defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel despite Republican calls for more information.(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Despite GOP Calls For More Information, Senate Pushes Ahead On Hagel Vote

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee pushed ahead Monday with plans for a vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary despite Republican demands for more financial information from President Barack Obama’s choice.

02/11/2013

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