Tea Party Firebrand Bachmann Won't Seek Fifth Term

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Sen. Reid Threatens Nuclear Option To Confirm Nominees

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand greets panel members from the military and the Defense Department testifying on Capitol Hill on March 13 before the subcommittee's hearing on sexual assault in the military. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Focus On Women, Families Propels New York's Sen. Gillibrand

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Congress Considers Patch To Keep Helium Supply Afloat

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After years in the halls of Congress, Republican Mitch McConnell has to convince Kentucky voters that he's still paying attention to what they want. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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McConnell Tries To Show He's Still At Home In Kentucky

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at City Hall on April 25. The billionaire mayor has been spending from his personal fortune to provide a "political counterweight to the NRA," his policy adviser says. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Bloomberg Aims His Money At Gun Control Opponents

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People On Terrorism Watch List Not Blocked From Buying Guns

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Gun-Rights Groups Claim Victory On Rapid Series Of Votes

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Senate Rejects Compromise On Expanded Background Checks

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Background Check Battle: More Prosecution Or More Checks?

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Vote Forces Senate To Talk About Gun Control

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Gun Control Legislation Headed For Debate On Senate Floor

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Senate Readies To Debate Gun Control Measure

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Bipartisan Group Of Senators Agrees To Background Check Plan

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