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Daily Archives: May 13, 2013


Technicians stand in front of a large television screen as it displays footage of cookies bearing the image of President Barack Obama prior to an election night rally in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Technicians stand in front of a large television screen as it displays footage of cookies bearing the image of President Barack Obama prior to an election night rally in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Obama, Romney Vote Totals Still Changing

Six months after the 2012 presidential election, you’d think we’d know for sure how many votes President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney received. It turns out, though, that exact numbers are still elusive because of late revisions to...

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Pedestrians carrying shopping bags cross the street in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

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Pedestrians carrying shopping bags cross the street in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Consumer Spending Off to Unexpected Good Start

Americans shopped for more clothing, electronics and sporting goods and frequented more restaurants in April, leading to an unexpected 0.1 percent gain in total receipts, according to a Commerce Department report. Economists today raised tracking estimates for consumer spending for the...

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Prince Harry talks to staff Sergeant Timothy Payne, right, during his visit to the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center treating wounded soldiers undergoing physical therapy on May 10, 2013 in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Prince Harry talks to staff Sergeant Timothy Payne, right, during his visit to the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center treating wounded soldiers undergoing physical therapy on May 10, 2013 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Washington Daybook: Coming and Going

With nice weather comes the visitors. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron follows Prince Harry in town today. Cameron meets with President Barack Obama at the White House. Later, Obama heads to New York where he’ll headline a $32,400-a-person evening fundraiser...

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A bilingual sign stands outside a polling center in Texas.

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A bilingual sign stands outside a polling center in Texas.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 48%

That’s the share of eligible Hispanics who voted in the 2012 presidential election. The voter turnout rate among Hispanics — a burgeoning bloc that leans Democratic — fell from 49.9 percent in 2008, when President Barack Obama won his first...

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