Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., speaks at the Rice Expo in Stuttgart, Ark., on Aug. 2. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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In Arkansas, The Senate Battle Is Already Brutal
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Heritage Foundation Rallies Support To Defund Obamacare
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Floor Charts A Key Part Of Congressional Messaging
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Members of the audience argue before a town hall forum on the health care overhaul hosted by Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, in Reston, Va., on Aug. 25, 2009. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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4 Years After Fiery Town Halls, Activists Try To Revive Spark
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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., (center) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., (right) speak about overhauling the tax code at the 3M Innovation Center in Maplewood, Minn., on July 8. Hannah Foslien/AP hide caption

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On The Road With Max And Dave: A Tax Overhaul Tour
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Appropriations Bills Continue To Collapse In The House
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House Republicans Work To Keep IRS Scandal In The Spotlight
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Some GOP Senators Want To Use Shutdown To 'Defund' Obamacare
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Food Stamps At The Heart Of Farm Bill Political Drama
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House Rejects Measure That Would Have Curbed NSA Program
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Proposed House Amendment Would Limit NSA's Authority
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House To Vote On Defunding NSA Phone Surveillance
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How Floor Charts Became Stars Of Congress
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IRS Now Under Fire From Democrats, Too
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