Tentative Deal On Transportation Reached

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Defense Giant Says Budget Cuts Could Mean Pink Slips

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Bipartisan Support Boosts Farm Bill Through Senate

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Senate Votes To Keep Mercury Limits On Power Plants

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Ambassador Fight Aimed At Florida's Latino Voters

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New Farm Bill Focuses On Reaping, Not Sowing

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New Primary System Shakes Up California Elections

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Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act

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Abel Maldonado, a former California state senator and current congressional candidate, pushed for the change to the top-two primary system. He says he thinks the system will lead to "more open-minded and more reasonable" officials. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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California's Top-Two Primary System Faces First Statewide Test

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Fundraising Phenom Attracts Attention In Calif. Race

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Obama Fires Back On Spending Accusations

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Ousted Secret Service Agents May Ask For Jobs Back

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Controversial Head Of Nuclear Commission Resigns

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Congress, shown gathered for President Obama's State of the Union in January, is speaking at about a grade level lower now than in 2005, according to the Sunlight Foundation. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sophomoric? Members Of Congress Talk Like 10th-Graders, Analysis Shows

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Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., crosses the finish line of the 3-mile Capital Challenge charity race with Olympic marathoner Meb Keflezighi. It was Lugar's 31st race, and his last as a senator after he lost a primary challenge this month. Javaun Moradi/NPR hide caption

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Lugar's Last Race: Indiana Senator Doesn't Take Defeat Sitting Down

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