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Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, during the U.S. Export-Import Bank annual conference in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 2013.

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Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, during the U.S. Export-Import Bank annual conference in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 2013.

Club for Growth Jumps on Frog Jump Congressman Backing Ex-Im Bank

The Club for Growth today is striking back at Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher, a Tennesseean who is parting ways with the Tea Party-aligned group in its drive to shutter the U.S. Export-Import Bank. A congressman who campaigned in 2010 on...

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Bruce Tanner, Executive Vice President and CFO of Lockheed Martin, Gala Hosts
George Vradenburg, Board Chairman Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan, Phillips Trustee and Gala Honoree Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection
Reed Krakoff, Fashion designer and Gala Honoree.

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Bruce Tanner, Executive Vice President and CFO of Lockheed Martin, Gala Hosts George Vradenburg, Board Chairman Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan, Phillips Trustee and Gala Honoree Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection Reed Krakoff, Fashion designer and Gala Honoree.

Reed Krakoff: ‘Only in Washington’

Sen. Mark Warner wasn’t in black tie for Friday night’s ultra-chic Phillips Collection gala. Yet the Virginia Democrat had the most Washingtonian of all excuses: Fundraising. Warner explained that he’d been up and down the East Coast at events for...

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Former President Bill Clinton during the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

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Former President Bill Clinton during the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

Bill Clinton: Corporate Tax Reform, for Starters

Bill Clinton is nothing if not pragmatic. On the debate about illegal immigration, he says: “A lot of those people are here anyway, and if you legalize them they will pay taxes… and you will have more balance.” “I think...

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, in Washington, D.C.

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, in Washington, D.C.

Lew in China: Cram Session

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew boarded a military plane this morning, greeted the crew, Secret Service agents, a half-dozen aides and one reporter traveling with him, and settled in for a 20-plus-hour trip to Beijing that included refueling stops in Alaska...

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Spectators line up outside of the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

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Spectators line up outside of the United States Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

Supreme Court’s Sunshine: By Request Only

By law, members of the public are entitled to see the financial disclosure reports filed every year by federal judges. The law doesn’t say the judges have to make it easy. Unlike other top government officials, Supreme Court justices and...

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The Delta Air Lines Inc. terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

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The Delta Air Lines Inc. terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Export-Import: Battle Royale

The lobbying fight over the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which helps foreign buyers purchase American-made goods, has officially begun. The National Association of Manufacturers, a major Washington-based industry group, today held its first “lobby day” on Capitol Hill to keep alive...

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A General Electric Co. plant in Montrose, U.K.

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A General Electric Co. plant in Montrose, U.K.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $13 Billion

General Electric Co. may pay more than $13 billion to acquire the French company Alstom SA. Bloomberg News first reported the news yesterday. Here’s the story by Aaron Kirchfeld, Matthew Campbell and Jeffrey McCracken. “GE had cash and equivalents of...

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Elizabeth Warren in Washington, D.C.

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Elizabeth Warren in Washington, D.C.

Warren Report: Made Obama ‘Nervous’

President Barack Obama once told Elizabeth Warren, creator of the consumer protection agency, that she was making Wall Street bankers and Senate Republicans “very nervous.” So writes Warren, the first female senator from Massachusetts, in a memoir recounting many things...

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Maria Bartiromo, anchor for CNBC Inc., center, during a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills on April 30, 2012.

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Maria Bartiromo, anchor for CNBC Inc., center, during a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills on April 30, 2012.

Bartiromo Italy-Bound: Prize Winner

Operatic arias, risotto and a crowd of 200 greeted journalist Maria Bartiromo last night at the Italian Embassy,where she was awarded the 2014 Urbino Press Award. Bartiromo, an anchor and global markets editor for Fox News, is the first finance...

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