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Senator? Senator? If it’s in a Senate hallway, Elizabeth Warren rarely answers

WASHINGTON — On any given day in the elegant corridors of the United States Capitol, some of the most powerful people in the world continue a tradition as old as the marble floors: Senators stop and take questions from the news media.

There’s Senator John McCain, patiently dishing out answers until, as he often asks, “Everyone have what you need?” There’s Senator Orrin Hatch, telling a reporter he has only a minute, but then talking at least twice that long. See Senator Barbara Mikulski, answering questions anywhere but on an escalator; “I’m fall-phobic,” she explained.

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