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Daily Archives: June 13, 2012

Sen. Marco Rubio at the Latino Coalition's annual economic summitt in Washington.

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Sen. Marco Rubio at the Latino Coalition's annual economic summitt in Washington.

Rubio vs Bush: Taxes vs Ticket

Marco Rubio is one articulate Republican senator. Fellow Floridian Jeb Bush said so at a Bloomberg View breakfast in New York this week. And Rubio articulated something at a Bloomberg News breakfast in Washington today  that his party’s leaders cannot...

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Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., testifies at a Senate Banking Committee hearing on June 13, 2012.

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Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., testifies at a Senate Banking Committee hearing on June 13, 2012.

Dimon: Republicans’ Regulatory Ally

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon may have spent more time at today’s Senate Banking Committee hearing bolstering the case against the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul than defending his bank. While Dimon acknowledged and apologized for the failures that led to...

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Jamie Dimon, chairman of the board, president and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Jamie Dimon, chairman of the board, president and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jamie Dimon on the `Fiscal Cliff’

In Jamie Dimon’s testimony before Congress today, the JPMorgan CEO delivered a message on the economy that is getting lost in what one observer called the “political theater.” Dimon, now the target of Senate questions about the bank’s $2 billion trading...

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Bill Maher performs at Whitney Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Bill Maher performs at Whitney Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.

Bill Maher Plays Ball w/ Republicans

At least the board meetings will be interesting. The New York Mets have been attracting investors lately, now that the legal dispute involving their owners’ relationship with Bernie Madoff has been settled. The team is doing well on the field...

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Sarah Jessica Parker in the East Room of the White House.

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Sarah Jessica Parker in the East Room of the White House.

Sarah Jessica Parker Asks, But Give?

Sarah Jessica Parker is asking approximately 50 Obama supporters to pay $40,000 a person to attend a fundraiser at her New York home tomorrow night. Yet she hasn’t given the president’s re-election campaign any money herself, at least through the...

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A member of Rick Santorum's staff outside the U.S. Supreme Court during opening arguments on President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.

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A member of Rick Santorum's staff outside the U.S. Supreme Court during opening arguments on President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law.

Kerrey, Kaine, Brown at Crossroads

The unfettered money is everywhere. With unprecedented money floating around in the super-PAC campaigns of 2012, it’s tempting to think of it all as an Obama-Romney contest. It’s much more than that. American Crossroads, the super-PAC that Republican strategist Karl...

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Former U.S. Sen. George Allen celebrates after securing a Republican primary win in Richmond on June 12, 2012.

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Former U.S. Sen. George Allen celebrates after securing a Republican primary win in Richmond on June 12, 2012.

Attempted Senate Comeback Rare

Most U.S. senators who lose their seats don’t try to come back. Their political standing has lost some luster. They’re often in their later years in life. And they can segue to lucrative careers in the private sector. George Allen...

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President Obama supporters rally in front of the Statehouse, in Boston.

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President Obama supporters rally in front of the Statehouse, in Boston.

‘Romney-nomics’ vs ‘First 100 Days’

A couple of themes have emerged from a media battle for the presidency. The fight between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is being waged on TV and online, by the campaigns and parties alike. And it boils down...

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Apache Company 2-28 Infantry patrol Sar Hawza in the Paktika Province in Afghanistan.

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Apache Company 2-28 Infantry patrol Sar Hawza in the Paktika Province in Afghanistan.

Washington Daybook: War Funding and Remembrance

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testify before Senate Appropriations Committee today on the defense budget as Congress seeks ways to avoid looming automatic spending cuts that would slash Pentagon spending by $500 billion...

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