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Daily Archives: July 19, 2013

Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney holds a news conference at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will run against longtime incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY). Cheney launched her campaign yesterday following Enzi's announcement that he will run for a fourth term.

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Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney holds a news conference at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 17, 2013. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will run against longtime incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY). Cheney launched her campaign yesterday following Enzi's announcement that he will run for a fourth term.

Liz Cheney Faces Uphill Fight Against Enzi, Poll Shows

It’s official — Liz Cheney, 46, starts as a pronounced underdog in her bid to muscle her way into the Senate by muscling out a three-term fellow Republican who had thought the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney wouldn’t be quite so...

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President Barack Obama speaks on the Trayvon Martin case during remarks in the White House briefing room July 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama speaks on the Trayvon Martin case during remarks in the White House briefing room July 19, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama Says Trayvon Martin Case Triggered ‘Pain’ for U.S. Blacks

President Barack Obama, saying “Trayvon Martin could have been me,” said he’s considering a federal review of state and local laws including so-called stand your ground statutes that may worsen dangerous confrontations. Obama said the shooting death of Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer...

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The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting in Moscow on July 19, 2013

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The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting in Moscow on July 19, 2013

G-20 Without Bernanke is ‘Hamlet Without the Prince’

A Brazilian official criticized Ben S. Bernanke’s absence at a meeting of finance chiefs from the world’s biggest economies, saying that Group of 20 policy makers are looking for more clarity from the central bank on how it intends to...

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Ted Nugent performing on May 5, 2013 in Alpharetta, Georgia

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Ted Nugent performing on May 5, 2013 in Alpharetta, Georgia

Ted Nugent on Detroit: ‘Shattered’

One key question about Detroit’s record $18 billion bankruptcy has now been answered: What does The Nooge think? Ted Nugent, the hard-rock guitarist who began his career playing Detroit stages in a loincloth and evolved into a high-profile supporter of...

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Mel Watt, a Democrat from North Carolina and President Barack Obama's nominee as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, during a Senate Banking Committee nominations hearing in Washington, D.C. in June

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Mel Watt, a Democrat from North Carolina and President Barack Obama's nominee as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, during a Senate Banking Committee nominations hearing in Washington, D.C. in June

Tennis Team Pairs Cabinet’s Sperling, Krueger

“I’m ready,” said North Carolina Democratic Congressman Mel Watt, loosening his tie while carrying a Wilson racket bag into the pre-game reception for last night’s Washington Kastles Charity Classic. An hour later, the nominee to become the next director of the Federal Housing...

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The global headquarters of General Motors Co. in view behind abandoned homes in Detroit, Michigan, on June 6, 2013

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The global headquarters of General Motors Co. in view behind abandoned homes in Detroit, Michigan, on June 6, 2013

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 62%

That’s how much Detroit’s population declined from 1950 from 2012, according to Census Bureau data. Detroit’s population was 701,475 in July 2012, according to a Census Bureau estimate, down from 713,777 in 2010 and a peak of 1,849,569 in 1950,...

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