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Marijuana in Denver.

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Marijuana in Denver.

FBI’s Comey: Recruits Smoking Weed on Way to Interviews a Joke

At a congressional hearing today, FBI Director James Comey was asked about his comments earlier this week that the bureau may have to reassess recent marijuana use as a disqualifier for job applicants. Comney said he was trying to be “serious...

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, right, shows Bloomberg Television reporter Peter Cook how to tie a necktie following an interview at the Capitol on May 7, 2013.

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, right, shows Bloomberg Television reporter Peter Cook how to tie a necktie following an interview at the Capitol on May 7, 2013.

Boehner Knows How to Tie One On — Our Reporter’s Neckware Tutorial

House Speaker John Boehner may have drawn a line in the sand on taxes, but you will almost never find him with a wrinkle in one of his ties. The Ohio Republican is a model of sartorial splendor on Capitol...

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Erskine Bowles, co-chairman of President Obama's deficit commission, right, and Alan Simpson, fellow co-chairman of the deficit commission, pose for a portrait at the Russell Senate office building in Washington.

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Erskine Bowles, co-chairman of President Obama's deficit commission, right, and Alan Simpson, fellow co-chairman of the deficit commission, pose for a portrait at the Russell Senate office building in Washington.

Simpson, Bowles Divided on One Issue

For nearly three years Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles have been joined at the hip. Simpson the Republican, former Wyoming Senator with the sharp wit, and Bowles the Democrat, former Clinton chief of staff with the investment banker pedigree, formed...

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Elizabeth Warren at a campaign event in Scituate, Massachusetts.

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Elizabeth Warren at a campaign event in Scituate, Massachusetts.

Brown vs. Warren: $48M and Counting

“The nation’s hottest Senate race is in Massachusetts.” So notes Bloomberg Television’s Peter Cook, who has interviewed both Republican Sen. Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law professor and consumer advocate, in “a heavyweight fight that could determine...

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White House economists, Alan Kreuger and Gene Sperling, left, versus Team Bloomberg, Hans Nichols and Peter Cook, right.

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White House economists, Alan Kreuger and Gene Sperling, left, versus Team Bloomberg, Hans Nichols and Peter Cook, right.

Obama’s Backhanded Economists: Reporter’s (Sweaty) Notebook

As a Washington journalist, there’s only one thing worse than being beaten on a White House story: Being beaten by the White House itself. Last night, my Bloomberg colleague Hans Nichols and I faced off on the tennis court with...

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