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** FILE ** This Dec. 19, 2013, file photo shows the shadow of the Capitol Dome cast onto the Senate side of Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Senate candidate suggests moving federal capital from Washington

One of the men seeking the GOP nomination for Nebraska's open Senate seat is proposing moving the capital from Washington to his home state, saying it would be an effective way to cut out the lobbyists and special interests that have turned Capitol Hill into an ATM dispensing taxpayers' money.

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a large reproduction of a conch shell is lowered to the roof of Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla., early Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Presley Adamson)

Americans forecast a bleak 2014: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction, and 70 percent aren't confident the federal government will make progress on important problems and issues in the country in 2014.