Senator Pushes Government to Only Buy Made-in-America Textiles

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_107265f0c2.jpgBill Clark/CQ Roll Call (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced a new bill Thursday that would require the federal government to only buy textiles, such as uniforms for federal workers, that are made in America. “We cheer for American athletes in the field. We ought to be cheering for American workers in the factory,” Brown told ABC News. “It’s clear to me that this is real jobs. This is real help for small business, and U.S. taxpayers have a right to know that the dollars they’re spending are creating jobs in our communities.”

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Senate Confirms Max Baucus as Ambassador to China

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_9cfa47bc24.jpgUS Senate (WASHINGTON) -- The Senate confirmed one of its own Thursday -- Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mt., -- to be the next ambassador to China. Baucus, who has served in the Senate for more than three decades, was confirmed with a vote of 96-0. “I’m really pleased that my colleague and very dear friend Max Baucus was confirmed by this body the way he was. He will make a fine ambassador to China. I rise today to wish my good friend Sen. Max Baucus good luck,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, said after the vote.

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Obama, Tea Party Foe Unite in Prayer

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_8452739969.jpgUS House of Representatives (WASHINGTON) -- The annual National Prayer Breakfast is one of those rare Washington events when politicians shed their party labels and opposing political views and come together for a common cause. It also makes for some interesting match-ups. This year, President Obama found himself sharing the dais with one of his most ardent critics, Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, who has compared the president to “Santa Claus” and claimed his administration is “full of Muslim Brotherhood members.”

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Christie Administration Looks to Move Past Bridgegate with New Memo

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_be447b44ad.jpgAndrew Burton/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Christie Administration is out with another memo to friends and allies attempting to ease the fears of supporters as the lane closures scandal continues to engulf the New Jersey governor. ABC News has exclusively obtained their latest memo and this one is a five-part list attempting to move past the scandal.

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See What Happens When President Turns Videographer

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_621da8204d.jpgPete Souza / The White House (WASHINGTON) -- The Obama administration may be the most high-tech in history, but even the president can have trouble figuring out new technology. Touring the Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md., on Tuesday, President Obama visited a group of seventh-graders to see how they were using iPads in their lessons. Eager to get in on the action, the president grabbed one of the tablets from a student who had been filming his visit.

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