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Daily Archives: May 15, 2012

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning makes calls to potential voters from his campaign office in Omaha, Neb., on May 14, 2012.

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Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning makes calls to potential voters from his campaign office in Omaha, Neb., on May 14, 2012.

Nebraska U.S. Senate Race TV Ads: $5 Million and Counting

Nebraska voters are choosing nominees today for a U.S. Senate seat in a state that’s already seen more than $5 million in television ads. That’s a lot of attack ads for the 1.8 million residents of the nation’s 14th-least populous...

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Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

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Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

FEC Offers Senator Feinstein Some Financial Relief

Though not all she asked for. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, whose campaign committee was drained of millions of dollars by her former treasurer, will be able to go back to some of her donors for replacement checks. The Federal Election Commission...

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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in McLean, Virginia.

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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in McLean, Virginia.

Is Scalia Turning From Tough Critic to Advocate?

Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr writes today about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and his tone this year, particularly in cases involving the Obama administration. That tone is raising questions and new criticism over the temperament of a justice who has always enjoyed court exchanges....

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A Chase bank branch at the company's New York headquarters.

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A Chase bank branch at the company's New York headquarters.

What You Need to Know to Talk About JPMorgan in Washington

By BGOV’s Nela Richardson and Christopher Payne The news that JPMorgan Chase & Co. is expecting a $2 billion loss from risky trading has led to calls for increased banking regulation. Bloomberg Government economists Nela Richardson and Christopher Payne put...

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David and Victoria Beckham at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California.

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David and Victoria Beckham at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California.

Washington Daybook: Becks Storms White House

Almost two centuries after British troops sacked and burned the White House during the War of 1812, another Brit is set to take the executive mansion by storm. David Beckham, that soccer playing hearthrob known to millions around the globe for his fancy...

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The beach in Belmar, New Jersey.

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The beach in Belmar, New Jersey.

Vacation. It’s the New Black.

Americans have had enough personal austerity and are going on vacation. In a sign of confidence in personal finances, 2,666,000 million people missed work by taking a vacation in April, according to the data from the Current Population Survey conducted by the...

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Attorney General Jon Bruning, center, in a debate against state Treasurer Don Stenberg, right, and state Sen. Deb Fischer, left, in Omaha.

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Attorney General Jon Bruning, center, in a debate against state Treasurer Don Stenberg, right, and state Sen. Deb Fischer, left, in Omaha.

Primary Day in Nebraska, Idaho and Oregon

Political Capital will be watching primary elections for Congress today in Nebraska, Idaho and Oregon. Here’s a look at some key contests: Nebraska: Republicans are picking a nominee for the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Democrat Ben Nelson, with the...

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