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Daily Archives: February 22, 2013

Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prays before their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Nov. 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.

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Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prays before their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Nov. 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.

Tebow Passes on Appearing With Preacher Who Targeted Romney’s `Cult’

Tim Tebow — not so long ago a marketing sensation for the National Football League who spent last year’s season mostly on the New York Jets’ bench – has decided that discretion is the better part of association with a controversial Baptist preacher in Dallas. Tebow,...

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Dan Gallagher, SEC Commissioner.

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Dan Gallagher, SEC Commissioner.

Turf Battle Over Money Funds

  A unique Washington turf war spilled into public this week as some regulators worry the Securities and Exchange Commission could see its authority to regulate money-market mutual funds usurped by the Obama administration. The SEC partisans are worried the...

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Former Sen. John Breaux and other Democratic lobbyists were big early donors to their party's effort to defend its Senate majority in the 2014 elections.

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Former Sen. John Breaux and other Democratic lobbyists were big early donors to their party's effort to defend its Senate majority in the 2014 elections.

Lobbyists Help Senate Democrats Outraise Republicans in January

Breaux, a Patton Boggs senior counsel and a Louisiana senator from 1987 to 2005, donated $30,800 last month to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to a Federal Election Commission filing this week. Gerald S.J. Cassidy, the founder and chief...

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President Barack Obama listens to Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 22, 2013.

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President Barack Obama listens to Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 22, 2013.

Comparing Central Banks to Medieval Bloodletter

With Jeff Kearns The Federal Reserve’s zero-interest-rate policy has inspired plenty of criticism from investors, who say low rates punish savers and risk inflation. But comparing Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and other central bankers to a medieval barber played...

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Syrian rescue teams and onlookers gather at the scene of a powerful car bomb explosion near the headquarters of Syria's ruling Baath party in the centre of Damascus on Feb. 21, 2013.

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Syrian rescue teams and onlookers gather at the scene of a powerful car bomb explosion near the headquarters of Syria's ruling Baath party in the centre of Damascus on Feb. 21, 2013.

Damascus Car-Bombing Spotlights U.S.-Russian Rift, U.N. Inaction

A car bomb exploded in Damascus on Feb. 21 near the headquarters of Syria’s ruling Baath Party. It also happened to be a stone’s throw from the Russian embassy. The suicide attack killed more than 50 people. On those facts, everyone can agree....

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A hull section of a U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) sits in a paint booth during a facility tour in Marinette, Wisconsin, on Feb. 11, 2013.

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A hull section of a U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) sits in a paint booth during a facility tour in Marinette, Wisconsin, on Feb. 11, 2013.

The Math Behind the Sequester

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker blog How much is “brutal”? Lawmakers agree that the automatic spending cuts slated to begin March 1 will be big and painful — President Barack Obama yesterday called them “brutal” — though exactly how big...

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President Barack Obama listens to Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 22, 2013.

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President Barack Obama listens to Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 22, 2013.

Washington Daybook: Governors Gathering

Trade is at the top of the agenda when President Barack Obama meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House today. Aides said removing Japanese barriers for U.S. automakers is “an important pre- condition” to Japan’s potential entry into...

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