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Emma Fidel

is political editor for Bloomberg.com. She previously covered financial regulation as a Bloomberg intern.

Mitt Romney makes a concession speech in Boston on Nov. 7, 2012.

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Mitt Romney makes a concession speech in Boston on Nov. 7, 2012.

Netflix Releases ‘Mitt’ Documentary Trailer

A candidate’s reaction to election-night defeat is one of any political junkie’s favorite topics of speculation. Today, anyone still wondering about Mitt Romney can give their imaginations a break. Netflix released the trailer for “Mitt,” a 90-minute documentary that follows the...

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This image from video provided by the FBI, shows Aaron Alexis moves through the hallways of Building #197 at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington, carrying a Remington 870 shotgun.

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This image from video provided by the FBI, shows Aaron Alexis moves through the hallways of Building #197 at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington, carrying a Remington 870 shotgun.

FBI Video Shows Shooter Alexis In Navy Yard

Aaron Alexis, the gunman who killed 12 people at Washington’s Navy Yard last week, is seen sneaking through Building 197 with a shotgun in a video published by the FBI today. The 30-second YouTube video, recorded by closed-circuit video cameras, shows...

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A supporter holds a sign of President Barack Obama in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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A supporter holds a sign of President Barack Obama in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Paul: Roberts Deserves Obamacare

Sen. Rand Paul, an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is taking a new tack:  If you can’t beat them, make them enroll in Obamacare, too. President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, which promises health insurance for millions lacking it, is the...

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Packages of ground beef at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

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Packages of ground beef at a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

Reid Loves Grocery Shopping, Doesn’t Love Food Aid Cuts

Harry Reid has some beef with a Republican House bill that could push millions of people off U.S. food aid programs. The Senate Majority Leader lamented the price of hamburgers in his opening remarks on the Senate floor to illustrate the...

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People visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech on the National Mall on August 24, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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People visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech on the National Mall on August 24, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Virginians Divided on Racial Equality Progress

Virginia residents are optimistic about the future of racial equality even as they are divided on the progress made so far. Respondents split 45-44 percent on whether people today are judged by their skin color rather than their character, according...

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People walk through a newly-renovated corridor at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

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People walk through a newly-renovated corridor at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $475 Billion

That’s the projected Defense Department budget for fiscal 2014 under automatic cuts known as sequestration, according to a Pentagon planning document. It’s almost 10 percent less than the pending $526.6 billion request, Bloomberg’s Tony Capaccio reports. The reduction could cause the Pentagon to...

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The Threat Operations Center at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland.

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The Threat Operations Center at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Guarding Your Privacy in a Post-Snowden World: Dos and Don’ts

President Barack Obama canceled talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He declared Edward Snowden is not a patriot. He said he’ll ask Congress to change the section of the Patriot Act authorizing the collection of telephone records. And that was...

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A woman slides her credit card to buy gasoline in San Francisco, California.

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A woman slides her credit card to buy gasoline in San Francisco, California.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $16 Billion

That’s how much banks collected annually from debit-card swipe fees before the Federal Reserve implemented a cap in 2011. A U.S. judge rejected the Fed’s rules yesterday, handing a victory to retailers who challenged the 21-cent cap as too high....

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A man holds a Spanish language newspaper with an article on immigration reform during a watch party of President Barack Obama's speech on immigration on January 29, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City.

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A man holds a Spanish language newspaper with an article on immigration reform during a watch party of President Barack Obama's speech on immigration on January 29, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Hispanics Get More News in English

Hispanics are increasingly getting their news en Inglés in English as immigration slows and immigrants stay longer in the U.S., according to a Pew Research Hispanic Center poll. Eighty-two percent of Hispanic adults said they got at least some of...

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