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Tax Break For Mass-Transit Commutes May Soon Be Slashed

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Members Of Congress Signal Unhappiness With Iran Deal

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Senate Democrats, After Threats, Detonate 'Nuclear Option'

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With Nominees Stalled, Democrats Reprise Filibuster Threat

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Sen. Graham Holds Up Confirmations Over Benghazi Attack

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Senate Votes To Send A Message Ahead Of Next Year's Election

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Senate Advances Employment Non-Discrimination Act

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LGBT Workplace Protections Move Forward In Senate

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Why Have So Few African-Americans Been Elected To The Senate?

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Without Earmark 'Grease,' Some Say, Spending Bills Get Stuck

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House Unlikely To Turn To Immigration Anytime Soon

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Conference Committee Charged With Budget Compromise

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Budget Process Isn't Over. Are More Shutdowns Ahead?

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No Deal On Tuesday Leads To Day 16 Of Shutdown On Wednesday

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Congress set a limit on how much debt the U.S. Treasury could accrue back in 1917. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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How The Debt Limit Became 'A Nuclear-Tipped Leverage Point'

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