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A Democrat wins in a conservative congressional district's special election, after framing the vote as a referendum on the GOP's Medicare reform plans. What does it mean?
A picture of the congressman in a children's costume has raised questions about his psychological well-being
The Virginia senator won't contest his seat in 2012. How bad is this news for his party?
The former NFL quarterback turned Blue Dog Democrat says he will attempt to sack the Democratic minority leader. Pundits agree he has no chance of winning. So why is he making the play?
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