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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said Sunday that Congress will not shut down the government or default on the United States' debt obligations, but that Republicans might seek to attach unrelated legislation to an increase in the debt ceiling next week.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote to congressional leaders last week informing them that the U.S. would reach the limit on borrowing on Monday, March 16. Starting Friday, the Treasury Department will begin taking extraordinary measures to continue financing the government.

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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, the chairman of the special committee House Republicans created last year to investigate the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, said there are "gaps of months and months and months" in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails she provided for his committee's investigation.

Clinton's email has come under public scrutiny since revelations last week that she used only her personal email account rather than a government address while at the State Department.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is urging Congress to tackle the "unimaginable pain" that victims of sex and labor trafficking have suffered.

"Too often we hear that this sort of thing just 'doesn't happen where I live,'" Grassley said in the weekly GOP address. "The cruel truth is that trafficking is found in all 50 states."

"Shoving this horrific activity into the shadows only denies opportunity for a young girl or boy who deserves much better," Grassley continued in the video.

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capitol-dc Quite often I am asked whom do I believe will when the U.S. Senate race. At this point in time, while I am not backing any particular candidate, I believe that Congressman Bill Cassidy will either do much better tomorrow than anticipated or will be within a percentage point or so of Senator Landrieu.  I would not be surprised if Cassidy were able to pull off an open primary victory while I do not expect the Democratic senator to win heads-up.

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When Kevin Harrison talks to Alabamalawmakers about the waters that scientists say will inundate thebridges, ports and highways he oversees, he never discussesclimate change.

“There have been naysayers about that particular topic,”the transportation director of the South Alabama RegionalPlanning Commission said last week. He has better luck talkingabout more frequent hurricanes and floods, rather than whatmight be causing them.

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pelosi-gunYesterday, in speaking to members of the press outside of the White House, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), recounted a conversation with her five year old grandson. Pelosi said that as she was leaving San Francisco, her grandson asked “are you yes war with Syria, no war with Syria?”

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easy-streetAfter years of financial chicanery, federal prosecutors have decided that Wall Street manipulators are both too big to fail and too big to jail.

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obama-ballIt’s now time to put the politics aside, and for members of Congress to stop the name calling.

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obama-ballIt’s now time to put the politics aside, and for members of Congress to stop the name calling.

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