The Dark Knight, Starring Sen. Patrick Leahy

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy is the senator Gotham deserves.

The Vermont lawmaker is a lifelong Batman fan and has had cameo appearances in five of the caped crusader’s films. He’s participated in an auction with Poison Ivy, seen Superman before a Congressional committee, and even squared off against the Joker.

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White House to Shift Ebola Funds to Zika Fight

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced Wednesday the White House will be repurposing $589 million of the remaining funds from the fight against the Ebola virus to aid in the combating the Zika virus. This amount is well below the $1.8 billion President Barack Obama requested from Congress for combating Zika earlier this year.

The administration “told Congress that just using some of the Ebola funds would be insufficient,” Earnest said. He added that the funding shift is “a temporary fix, and not at all a long-term solution.”

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Obama Looks to Congress on Panama Papers

Following the release of the so-called “Panama papers” that exposed a network of tax fraud on a worldwide scale, President Barack Obama called upon Congress to take steps to limit corporate inversion loopholes in the United States.

“I want to make this perfectly clear: while the Treasury Department actions will make it more difficult and less lucrative for companies to exploit this particular loophole,” Obama said, “only Congress can close it for good.”

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