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Jesse Hamilton


Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, talks to Thomas Curry, comptroller of the U.S. currency, following a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, on March 7, 2013.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, talks to Thomas Curry, comptroller of the U.S. currency, following a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, on March 7, 2013.

Senator Kirk’s Sardonic Moment

When are drug cartels and terrorism funny? When you know your audience, as Sen. Mark Kirk apparently did when he devoted his microphone to a comedic moment as the Senate Banking Committee grilled federal regulators today. After hearing banking regulators...

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Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and wife Rebecca Miller arrive at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 24, 2013 in Hollywood.

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Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and wife Rebecca Miller arrive at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 24, 2013 in Hollywood.

No Best Picture, but Another Washington Party for Lincoln

Fresh from a mixed Oscars performance, the reanimated spirit of Abraham Lincoln can seek solace today in the 150th birthday celebration kicked off by one of his lesser-known legacies. While fighting the Civil War and emancipating slaves, the 16th president...

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Sheila Bair, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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Sheila Bair, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Regulators Avoiding ‘La-La Land’ Fly Coach, With Some Exceptions

Sheila Bair, former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., recounts the time she was approached by a fellow airline passenger who joked that the FDIC must be short on cash for her to fly coach. “No, we have plenty...

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