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With Senate Within Reach, GOP Tries To Become The Party Of 'Yes'

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MITCH MCCONNELL
Senate Republican leaders, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, meet with reporters after a GOP caucus meeting, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. As lawmakers race to adjourn this week, the Senate is facing a myriad of problems, including: keeping federal highway money flowing to states with an infusion of billions of dollars; the immigration crisis on the | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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With control of Congress within reach, Republicans are quietly assembling an aggressive 2015 agenda built around a push for a balanced budget and quick passage of measures, like approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and repeal of a medical equipment tax, to show they can govern.

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