02/05/2013 10:15 am ET Updated Apr 07, 2013

The 10 Toughest Politicians In Washington Today

Most-hated.A bunch of babies.Worse than lice and root canals.

Our politicians get assigned a lot of different descriptors, but "brave" and "tough" usually aren't among them. While Whispers has done the requisite Congress-bashing over time, the more tenacious members up on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and running federal agencies also can't be ignored.

Here are the 10 most badass among them:

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