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Emma Fidel

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

Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, arrives on stage to speak during day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, arrives on stage to speak during day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Granholm Won’t Join Obama Cabinet

Jennifer Granholm might have been one of President Barack Obama’s most vocal supporters in 2012, but the former Michigan governor has ruled out becoming part of his second-term team. The former Current TV host and two-term governor told the Detroit News she doesn’t...

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A Syrian pre-Baath flag flies over the Bab al-Salam refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border on Jan. 1, 2013.

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A Syrian pre-Baath flag flies over the Bab al-Salam refugee camp on the Syrian-Turkish border on Jan. 1, 2013.

Obama Announces $155 Million in Syria Aid

The U.S. will provide $155 million in additional aid to the Syrian people, President Barack Obama announced in a video today. American aid, which now totals $365 million over two years, helps provide food, clean water, medical treatment and winter...

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When the 113th Congress is sworn in on January 3, it will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gathered nearly all the women for an exclusive conversation in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room.

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When the 113th Congress is sworn in on January 3, it will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gathered nearly all the women for an exclusive conversation in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room.

Twenty Female Senators Break Congressional Gender Gap Record

Today, 20 women make history. When they are sworn in to the 113th Congress at noon, America’s female senators will comprise the largest-ever class of women in the upper chamber. The 20 senators (three more than in the 112th Congress)...

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Citigroup Executive Vice President Candi Wolff has been escaping Washington, D.C., for her family's Christmas tree farm every year since 1994.

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Citigroup Executive Vice President Candi Wolff has been escaping Washington, D.C., for her family's Christmas tree farm every year since 1994.

The Secret (Santa) Life of a Washington Lobbyist

Citigroup Inc. Executive Vice President Candi Wolff can talk about Christmas trees for hours. She can tell you how an electric tree baler works, the difference between a Colorado Blue Spruce and a Douglas Fir, and that tree sales are...

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President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

President Obama to Talk with Bloomberg TV at 12:30 PM

President Barack Obama sits down with Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman today in his first interview since winning re-election. Watch the exclusive interview here or on Bloomberg TV at 12:30 pm EST. The interview comes as the White House and congressional Republican leaders trade...

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Palestinians celebrate in Gaza City, early on Nov. 30, 2012, after the UN General Assembly voted to upgrade them to a non-member state observer.

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Palestinians celebrate in Gaza City, early on Nov. 30, 2012, after the UN General Assembly voted to upgrade them to a non-member state observer.

Who Opposed Palestine’s Upgrade?

Of the 147 countries that voted in today’s United Nations General Assembly decision to upgrade Palestine to an “observer state,” 138 members voted in favor, while nine members voted against it. Who were the nine? The U.S., Israel, Canada, Panama,...

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Vice President Joe Biden talks with Costco employees in the bakery section of the store in Washington on Nov. 29, 2012. Biden went shopping for presents and to highlight the importance of renewing middle-class tax cuts so families and businesses have more certainty at this critical time for our economy.

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Vice President Joe Biden talks with Costco employees in the bakery section of the store in Washington on Nov. 29, 2012. Biden went shopping for presents and to highlight the importance of renewing middle-class tax cuts so families and businesses have more certainty at this critical time for our economy.

Biden Opens Wallet at Costco Debut

Shoppers at this morning’s grand opening of Washington’s first Costco got a little more than they bargained for: A sample-tasting, high-fiving vice president of the United States. Joe Biden tried on watches and perused pies during his morning outing, intended...

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, leaves the Capitol after meeting with members of the senate on Nov. 28, 2012 in Washington.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, leaves the Capitol after meeting with members of the senate on Nov. 28, 2012 in Washington.

Rice Remains in Question: Collins ‘Very Troubled’ After Meeting

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was still on Capitol Hill today, still explaining her statements about the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack, and still not allaying Republican lawmakers’ doubts. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she was “very troubled” after an...

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Naked AIDS activists, with painted slogans on their bodies, protest inside the lobby of the Capitol Hill office of House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on Nov. 27, 2012, prior to World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.

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Naked AIDS activists, with painted slogans on their bodies, protest inside the lobby of the Capitol Hill office of House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on Nov. 27, 2012, prior to World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.

Naked Ambition in Speaker’s Office: AIDS Activists Strip on Hill

With naked protesters and Capitol Police arrests — fiscal indecision aside — it’s been an exciting afternoon on Capitol Hill. Seven AIDS activists stripped naked in House Speaker John Boehner’s office in the Longworth House Office Building today, chanting “Boehner, Boehner, don’t...

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