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Steny Hoyer's liberal streak and campaign skills have helped him climb to become the No. 2 Democrat in the House.
With Democrats now in the minority, Hoyer is the Democratic whip.
Hoyer, whose district is near the nation's capital, often sticks up for federal workers at a time when the federal government is considering cuts.
They describe him as affable and polite.
Fortunes made and broken -- in the race for the No. 3 spot in leadership.
But that hasn't stopped them from trying to get out the message on the issue this week.
Dems vow a continued push for a legislative response to the Supreme Court voting rights decision, despite losing an ally in Canton.
There's the speaker, the leader and the whip. What does each of them do? (And where did they come up with whip?!)
The 22-term representative from New York and a defining voice in black politics faces a tough primary.
Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.
The president visited Texas last week, but he chose not to go to the border, despite calls from members of Congress for him to do so.
It's like "Schoolhouse Rock" (but without the singing - you're welcome).
Two graphs that will help you understand the size of the federal workforce and where it is trending.
PROJECT: Wilson Andrews, Jason Bartz, Ryan Kellett, Katie Parker, Leslie Passante and Serdar Tumgoren - The Washington Post. Published Oct. 8, 2012.
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