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Sen. Lamar Alexander after an Aug. 5 campaign stop in a restaurant in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. The Tennessee senator won his GOP primary race Thursday.
August 7, 2014 The two-term Tennessee senator's win marks a milestone for the Republican establishment: a Senate primary season in which every serious Tea Party challenge to an incumbent was fended off.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., takes a break from the Senate floor Tuesday after a bipartisan budget compromise cleared a procedural hurdle.
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December 18, 2013 Among the takeaways from congressional votes to approve the bipartisan budget deal: Compromise happens, except on taxes and entitlements. And Congress still works. Well, sort of.
September 22, 2011 For Alexander, a former Tennessee governor and two-time presidential candidate whose checkered shirts and pickup truck on the campaign trail failed to gain him the White House, his exit from the Senate GOP's leadership was more about gaining freedom, he said.
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