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Saturday's Runoff Will Decide If Sen. Landrieu Still Represents Louisiana

Democrat Mary Landrieu is in the last day of a bitter campaign to try to keep her Senate seat. Voters will choose between Landrieu, who has served three terms, and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.
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'New Republic', In Major Change, Cuts Publishing Schedule; Top Editor Out

Editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier are both leaving. The magazine will drop from 20 issues a year from 10 and move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to New York.
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Process Begins To Overturn Virginia's Abortion Regulations

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is putting the pieces into place to fulfill a campaign promise to overturn controversial new regulations on abortion clinics.
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For Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Aiding Children With Disabilities Is Personal

While Thursday's House vote on immigration reminds us that Congress remains divided, one bill enjoyed bipartisan support this week.
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Louisiana's Edwin Edwards May Be On His Last Political Stand

The 87-year-old former Democratic governor and convicted felon is in a congressional runoff with Republican Garrett Graves and voters will decide between the two on Saturday.
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House Passes Symbolic Vote Cancelling Obama's Immigration Action

The House passed a measure that declares President Obama's immigration actions null and void. It's largely symbolic, but could be a first step in further Republican efforts to try to roll back Obama's moves.
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To Fix Federal Transportation Problems, Report Says Ditch Highway Trust Fund

The pool of federal money that goes towards transit and highway projects is dependent on a gas tax that hasn't increased since 1993. A report from the Eno Center for Transportation says the government should ditch that structure altogether.

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16 Things Michele Bachmann Will Miss About Congress

The Minnesota Republican is not running for a fifth House term. She wrote in BuzzFeed that she'll miss, among other things, smoke-filled rooms and Seersucker Thursdays.
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Justice Department Plans New Cybercrime Team

The reorganization being announced today will "provide a central hub for expert advice and legal guidance" and improve coordination among law enforcement, businesses and elected officials.
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Senators Try Again To Make Disclosure Process Electronic

The Senate still prefers paper instead of electronic filings for disclosures of donors and spending. The massive amounts of paper create all sorts of disclosure headaches.

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