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WATCH: Obama, A 'Wire' Superfan, Talks To Show's Creator David Simon  |   

The president called the show "one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades." Their conversation was about the effects of the war on drugs.

Senate Follows House In Passing GOP Budget To Balance Budget  |   

Working into Friday's pre-dawn hours, senators approved the blueprint by a near party-line 52-46 vote, endorsing a measure that closely follows one the House passed Wednesday.

Air War In Yemen May Come At The Expense of Coalition Against ISIS  |   

Most of the members of the coalition conducting air strikes in Yemen, are also members of the U.S.-led coalition in Syria that's been waging an air campaign against the self-styled Islamic State.

Senators Endure Vote-A-Rama With Coping Mechanisms  |   

As they do every time the Senate takes up a budget resolution, senators spend hours voting on proposals they want to add to the document, which isn't technically a budget but a vision statement.

Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done  |   

The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.

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