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Reid Backs N.Y.'s Schumer To Succeed Him As Senate Democratic Leader

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid made the endorsement on Nevada Public Radio after saying earlier today that he won't seek re-election in 2016.
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Sen. Harry Reid Says He Won't Seek Re-Election

The Democratic leader later told Nevada Public Radio he was endorsing Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the Senate's No. 3 Democrat, to succeed him as minority leader when his term ends in 22 months.
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WATCH: Obama, A 'Wire' Superfan, Talks To Show's Creator David Simon

The president called the show "one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades." Their conversation was about the effects of the war on drugs.
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Proposal Would Apply Maryland Sales Tax To Online Hotel Bookings

A bill making its way through Maryland's General Assembly would apply the state sales tax to hotel bookings made through sites like Orbitz and Travelocity, but will the anti-tax Republican governor sign off on it?
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Virginia Democrats Scramble To Vie For Last-Minute Opening In General Assembly

A last-minute decision by Virginia Del. Rob Krupicka to quit the General Assembly to focus on his doughtnut business left local Democrats scrambling to file paperwork for the upcoming primary election for the seat.
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Air War In Yemen May Come At The Expense of Coalition Against ISIS

Most of the members of the coalition conducting air strikes in Yemen, are also members of the U.S.-led coalition in Syria that's been waging an air campaign against the self-styled Islamic State.
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Senators Endure Vote-A-Rama With Coping Mechanisms

As they do every time the Senate takes up a budget resolution, senators spend hours voting on proposals they want to add to the document, which isn't technically a budget but a vision statement.
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Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done

The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.
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After Spending Scandals, Rep. Aaron Schock Says Goodbye

Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln.
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Indiana's Governor Signs 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Among other things, the controversial new law would allow owners of businesses in the state to deny services to same-sex couples.

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