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Daily Archives: December 13, 2012

The platform being built on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in preparation for the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama in Washington on Dec. 11, 2012.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The platform being built on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in preparation for the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama in Washington on Dec. 11, 2012.

Voters Threw `the Bums’ Back In

Nine in 10 members of the U.S. House and Senate who sought new terms in office this year were successful, improving their record for re-election even as public approval of Congress sank to all-time lows. The Bloomberg Government Barometer shows...

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Arizona delegate Debra Jean Forrest wears a button of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing at President Barack Obama during the Republican National Convention.

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Arizona delegate Debra Jean Forrest wears a button of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer pointing at President Barack Obama during the Republican National Convention.

Brewer’s Bid for a Third Term: Arizona Constitutional Question

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the nation’s strictest immigration law in 2010 and once wagged her finger in President Barack Obama’s face, may challenge the state constitution to run for another term. Brewer, a 68-year-old Republican, is weighing a...

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Sen. Jim DeMint at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington.

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Sen. Jim DeMint at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington.

Washington Daybook: DeMint Sees Obama Win

President Barack Obama may be gaining the upper hand in negotiations with Republicans over avoiding the fiscal cliff. Sen. Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, said this morning that a “political trophy” is within Obama’s grasp. “He’s going to get...

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Business leaders from Dow Chemical Co., Chevron Corp. and IBM Corp. depart from the White House after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Nov. 14, 2012.

Photograph by Joshua Roberts

Business leaders from Dow Chemical Co., Chevron Corp. and IBM Corp. depart from the White House after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Nov. 14, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 54

That’s the percentage of Americans who said President Barack Obama is genuinely interested in working with business leaders to reach a budget deal, according to a Bloomberg National Poll. Forty-one percent said Obama instead is meeting with CEOs to “score...

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