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Republican Dave Camp seriously mulling Senate bid: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michigan Republican Dave Camp, chairman of the tax-writing U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, is seriously mulling running for a U.S. Senate seat in 2014, sources close to the lawmaker said on Wednesday.Full story

U.S. lawmakers take Washington tax reform show on the road

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Abandoning the corridors of power for a shop full of gleaming, supersized steel refrigerators and steam ovens, two U.S. lawmakers took their quixotic bid to overhaul the 70,000-page tax code on the road this week to rally public support outside Washington. Full story

Senators balk at senior U.S. lawmakers' tax reform drive

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite talk about tax reform, U.S. senators are largely shrugging off a request that they present specific ideas for rewriting a tax code that has grown to more than 70,000 pages since it was last revamped 27 years ago. Full story

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  Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, to retire

The chairman of the Finance Committee, 71-year-old Sen. Max Baucus, has announced he won’t seek re-election in 2014. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  K Street's favorite Democratic senator retires

Senator Max Baucus, D-Mont., announced his retirement Tuesday. Chris Hayes details why Baucus is the darling of K Street and why the kind-of center politician will be missed by Washington lobbyists.

  Rash of departures hints at sour mood in Senate

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