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  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pauses while speaking during a ceremony to posthumously present a Congressional Gold Medal to Raoul Wallenberg in honor of his heroism during the Holocaust, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wallenberg's work as Sweden's envoy in Budapest in 1944 was a cover for a humanitarian mission as secret emissary of the U.S. War Refugee Board, created in an attempt to stem the annihilation of Europe's Jews. He saved at least 20,000 Jews in Budapest by giving them Swedish travel documents or moving them to safe houses and is also credited with dissuading German officers from massacring the 70,000 inhabitants of the city's ghetto. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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  • Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, has been chipping away at Obamacare, but if his party takes control of the Senate in November elections, he hopes to overhaul President Obama's signature health care law. (The Washington Times)

    GOP: Hatch's healthier health care option

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  • Hatch: gay marriage will become law of the land

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  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama's nominee to become Health and Human Services Secretary, center, is greeted by Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican. Sen. Coburn described her as "competent." (Associated Press)

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  • Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, said the Obama administration must actively support major trade deals with Asian and European partners or "we're not going to be successful." Mr. Hatch is co-sponsor of a bill key to securing these deals. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Hatch urges Obama action on free-trade deals with Asia, Europe

    The Republican co-sponsor of a bill key to President Obama's effort to swing major new trade deals with Asian and European partners warned Thursday that the agreements won't pass unless the administration supports them more actively.

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, responds to questions and offers remarks during an interview in Washington on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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  • Former IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman, whose term expired in November, will be on Capitol Hill this week to testify about the agency's extra scrutiny of tea party-related groups.
(Associated Press)

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  • GOP still trying to take apart ‘Obamacare’

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  • **FILE** House Ways and Means Committees Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican. (Associated Press)

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  • U.S. Sen. Scott P. Brown, Massachusetts Republican, says he is trying to keep taxes low to help businesses grow, while portraying Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren as a "jobs destroyer" who favors a heavier tax burden. But he has sided with Democrats, too, while in Washington. (Associated Press)

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  • Hatch

    After fight for political survival, tax reform could be Hatch’s legacy

    Rare is the tea party-tested Republican senator who hangs an image of the Kennedys' Hyannisport home over his desk and shows off the painter's personal inscription.

  • Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah has been put through a bruising campaign by Dan Liljenquist, a former state senator challenging the six-term incumbent in the state's Republican primary. Polls show Mr. Hatch still enjoying a sizable lead. (Deseret News via Associated Press)

    Utah challenger a thorn in Hatch's side

    If Dan Liljenquist falls short in Tuesday's Utah Republican Senate primary, it won't be for a lack of trying. The former state senator has waged a no-holds-barred campaign against six-term incumbent Sen. Orrin G. Hatch.

  • Dan Liljenquist, who is challenging six-term Sen. Orrin G. Hatch in Utah's Republican primary. (Associated Press)

    After Lugar's loss, Hatch not taking Senate race for granted

    Orrin G. Hatch appeared to be coasting to victory in Utah's Republican Senate primary, and then Richard G. Lugar happened.

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  • "It's a mystery why the administration would make even more they cannot keep," said Mr. Hatch, who estimates the initiative will cost $2.5 trillion over 10 years. "This shouldnt be called a health care bill of rights, but a bill of goods that the American people arent buying. ... Ninety days after the president signed it into law, one thing hasnt changed: The American people are as opposed now as they were then. Politically motivated threats wont lower skyrocketing health care costs."

    Obama touts benefits of new health care law →

  • Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, said that Mr. Obama making more promises is a bad idea, considering the problems keeping the ones made earlier.

    Obama touts benefits of new health care law →

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