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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, smiles with Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, center, and daughter Chelsea Clinton, left, after the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York, on Sept. 22, 2011.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, right, smiles with Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, center, and daughter Chelsea Clinton, left, after the closing session of the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York, on Sept. 22, 2011.

Being Clinton: Three Better Than One

The 42nd president of the United States is headed for his 45th reunion at Georgetown University this weekend, and sent along a photo of that kid before the comeback kid who turned out with a tassel, mortarboard and gown: Looking...

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A registered nurse checks out an elderly patient in Lakewood, Colorado.

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A registered nurse checks out an elderly patient in Lakewood, Colorado.

Obamacare Bolstering Medicare: White House’s Take on Trustees

The Obama White House has a take on the report today that the Medicare trust fund will last two years longer than previously projected — and, naturally, Obamacare figures in the equation. “The Medicare Trustees reported some good news for...

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A sale sign at a retail store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

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A sale sign at a retail store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Slow Inflation: Warning Signal

Falling prices may sound good to the U.S. consumer, but Federal Reserve policy makers may be cringing at figures this morning showing that inflation has slipped further below their 2 percent target. The personal consumption expenditures price index, the Fed’s...

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Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and wife Calista Gingrich arrive for the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2013.

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Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and wife Calista Gingrich arrive for the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2013.

Newt, ‘Cally’ Gingrich: Niagara Falls — Class of ’12: Where in World?

Updated at 12:13 pm EDT, from Niagara Falls We heard from camp Romney this week, with Ann Romney’s word that her husband Mitt expected to win that 2012 presidential contest. That and a postcard from “Newt” this morning got us...

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill on January 23, 2013 about the security failures during the September 11 attacks against the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the death of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill on January 23, 2013 about the security failures during the September 11 attacks against the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the death of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Hillary Clinton’s Slide: Benghazi Toll?

Fresh evidence here that, for Republicans, Benghazi is all about Hillary: While the former secretary of state is potentially the Democrat to beat in a 2016 presidential contest, her handling of the fatal assaults on a U.S. mission in Benghazi,...

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Representative Michele Bachmann, a Republican from Minnesota, speaks during the Unity Rally 2012 at The River Church in Tampa, Florida.

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Representative Michele Bachmann, a Republican from Minnesota, speaks during the Unity Rally 2012 at The River Church in Tampa, Florida.

Bachmann Campaign Fined

A Bloomberg BNA Money and Politics Report: The 2010 congressional campaign committee of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has agreed to pay an $8,000 fine to the Federal Election Commission for problems in reporting a total of over $400,000 in receipts...

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters at the Capitol on May 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters at the Capitol on May 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

McConnell Borrows Tactic from Paulistas in Fundraising Push

The name Mitch McConnell and the term “money bomb”  once would have been considered an odd coupling. But times change, and politicians adapt. So it is that McConnell, gearing up his 2014 Senate re-election bid in Kentucky, has launched a variation of...

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A sold sign on March 5, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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A sold sign on March 5, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Bloomberg By the Numbers: 3.81%

That was the rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the week ending yesterday, up from 3.59 percent the preceding week and the highest  level in  a year.  That’s according to McLean, Virginia-based Freddie Mac. Rates for 15-year mortgages also rose, to 2.98 percent from...

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