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Cary O'Reilly

is Editor at Large at Bloomberg First Word and is Washington Daybook columnist for Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg News.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx greets President Barack Obama as he arrives at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport  in Charlotte, N.C. on March 7, 2012.

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx greets President Barack Obama as he arrives at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C. on March 7, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Traveling

President Barack Obama will nominate Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx, a Democrat, to lead Transportation Department, Bloomberg News reported. The Consumer Federation of America today releases a report on the status of progress toward an auto fuel-economy standard of...

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John Moore #17 of the New York Rangers fights with Jack Skille #12 of the Florida Panthers in the third period at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 2013 in New York City.

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John Moore #17 of the New York Rangers fights with Jack Skille #12 of the Florida Panthers in the third period at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 2013 in New York City.

Washington Daybook: Fight Club

Members of Congress take a break from their bruising budget battles and vicious finger pointing to hear from some real experts in fighting — the NHL. Commissioner Gary Bettman, Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and members of the Congressional Hockey...

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, as part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, as part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

Washington Daybook: Keystone Deadline

Today is the deadline for public comments at the State Department on the proposed Keystone pipeline to carry tar-sands oil fro Canada to U.S. refineries. Democratic donors are trying to persuade President Barack Obama that turning down TransCanada Corp.’s petition...

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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is welcomed and escorted by U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung Y. Kim, left, and deputy director general of South Korea's Foreign Ministry, Moon Seoung-hyun, in front of a traditional honor guard at Seoul air base on April 12, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is welcomed and escorted by U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung Y. Kim, left, and deputy director general of South Korea's Foreign Ministry, Moon Seoung-hyun, in front of a traditional honor guard at Seoul air base on April 12, 2013.

Washington Daybook: Definitely Maybe

Will budget cuts reduce U.S. economic growth? No, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg whose median forecast is solid 3 percent growth in the first quarter. Yes, says the International Monetary Fund, which lowered its forecast for U.S. growth for...

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, left, and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein leave the White House after they and 13 other bank heads met with President Barack Obama on March 27, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, left, and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein leave the White House after they and 13 other bank heads met with President Barack Obama on March 27, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Washington Daybook: Banks, Budgets and Guns

President Barack Obama will meet with the heads of the world’s biggest banks, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s Lloyd C. Blankfein and JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon, seeking to strengthen ties that have been strained by new U.S. curbs...

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People walk on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

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People walk on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Border Patrol

Immigration policy is the main subject of discussion at events hosted by the Migration Policy Institute, the Economic Policy Institute and the Small Business Majority in Washington today. Meanwhile, Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake will host Democratic...

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Buttons opposing Proposition 8 are displayed during a rally to celebrate the ruling to overturn Proposition 8 in San Francisco.

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Buttons opposing Proposition 8 are displayed during a rally to celebrate the ruling to overturn Proposition 8 in San Francisco.

Washington Daybook: Same-Sex Sea Change

The Supreme Court hears arguments on whether the 2008 Proposition 8 California voter initiative that halted same-sex marriage in the state violated the rights of gays. The Obama administration, a Republican group including six former governors, Apple Inc. and Morgan...

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Abbott Laboratories' AndroGel testosterone gel.

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Abbott Laboratories' AndroGel testosterone gel.

Washington Daybook: ‘Pay for Delay’

The Supreme Court hears arguments today on whether drugmakers and their would-be rivals who make generic versions of medicines are engaged in what the U.S. calls anti-competitive “pay for delay” practices when they sign deals to delay introduction of lower-cost...

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Senate Budget Committee members Sen. Pat Toomey, center, and Sen. Ron Johnson, right, make brief statements to the news media before the second day of markup hearings in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 14, 2013 in Washington The Republican senators were unified in their criticism of the federal budget proposed by the majority Democrats on the committee.

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Senate Budget Committee members Sen. Pat Toomey, center, and Sen. Ron Johnson, right, make brief statements to the news media before the second day of markup hearings in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 14, 2013 in Washington The Republican senators were unified in their criticism of the federal budget proposed by the majority Democrats on the committee.

Washington Daybook: All-Nighter

Look for the Senate to toil late into the evening and possibly into the early morning hours to finish work on its fiscal 2014 budget blueprint. When back-to-back roll calls on amendments end, the chamber will finally be ready for...

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