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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Begich Ad: Drill, Baby, Drill

Sen. Mark Begich, an Alaska Democrat seeking re-election, appears in a campaign ad to tout his efforts to secure oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean over bureaucratic resistance from agencies and people including “national Democrats and the White House.” “For...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Perry Seeks Cuomo Debate Post-’Ooops’

It sounds like Texas Gov. Rick Perry is looking to get past his “sorry, oops” moment in a Republican presidential debate that helped tank his 2012  campaign, and he’s looking for New York Gov.  Andrew Cuomo to help him out....

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Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office on March 13, 2014.

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Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington field office on March 13, 2014.

FBI’s D.C. Field Office Run by First Woman, With Eye for Detail

When FBI agent Valerie Parlave recalls the carnage of the Washington Navy Yard, the image that first comes to mind is a bullet-pierced sweater. It was three days after the Sept. 16 shooting rampage that left 12 dead and four...

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The Ford Motor Co. badges before being affixed to Ford Fiestas in Cologne, Germany.

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The Ford Motor Co. badges before being affixed to Ford Fiestas in Cologne, Germany.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 87%

Ford Motor Co.’s shares rose 87 percent since Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally took over the Dearborn, Michigan-based company about eight years ago. Ford, the second-largest U.S. automaker, will soon name Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields to succeed Mulally, Bloomberg’s...

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Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts attends a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on Feb. 27, 2014.

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Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts attends a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on Feb. 27, 2014.

Warren Still Not Running in 2016

Just to be perfectly clear: “I’m not running for president,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren says. In an interview with ABC News on the eve of the official release of her book, the now-senior Democratic senator from Massachusetts dismisses, again, an inquiry...

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this handout photo made available to the media on May 18, 2012.

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this handout photo made available to the media on May 18, 2012.

SpaceX Lobbying Going Where Others Have Gone Before

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., which hired two new lobbying firms last month, reported a 15 percent increase in expenditures during the first three months of 2014 compared with the same period a year ago. SpaceX reported spending $310,000 to lobby...

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