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U.S. Border Patrol agents near a section of U.S.-Mexico border fence in La Joya, Texas.

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U.S. Border Patrol agents near a section of U.S.-Mexico border fence in La Joya, Texas.

McCain: Obama ‘Going to Texas Without Going to Border?’

President Barack Obama is bound for Texas this week. To raise some money for his party’s congressional campaigns. Republicans are suggesting a detour: To the border, where tens of thousands of children from Central America have arrived without parents, placing...

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Obama Stretching the Law — ‘He’d Make a Great Judge’: Harvard’s Tribe

President Barack Obama would make “a great judge.” So says a professor who tutored him at Harvard Law School. Harvard’s Laurence Tribe says he remembers Obama well — the student who became the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law...

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President Barack Obama and others attend the event to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month at the White House in this June 15, 2012 file photo.

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President Barack Obama and others attend the event to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month at the White House in this June 15, 2012 file photo.

Obama: LGBT Rights, Fundraising

Today, the White House announced that President Barack Obama plans to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and trans-gendered employees. Tomorrow, in New York, the president plans to appear at the Democratic National Committee’s LGBT...

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Plaintiff attorneys David Boies, left, and Ted Olson talk to the media after oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Plaintiff attorneys David Boies, left, and Ted Olson talk to the media after oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court, on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Boies, Olson: The HBO Documentary

“The Case Against 8,” HBO’s new documentary, features a political “bromance” with a bipartisan twist. One odd couple, attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson, stand on opposite sides of the political aisle, and were adversaries in Bush v. Gore in 2000....

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The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge, which connects Fort Lee, NJ, and New York City.

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The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge, which connects Fort Lee, NJ, and New York City.

Christie’s Ousted Aide in Capitol: Watching Inquiry, May Talk

Bill Stepien, the former campaign aide whom Gov. Chris Christie cut ties with earlier this year when a scandal erupted over political lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, showed his face in New Jersey’s Capitol today. Some journalists and...

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Senator Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, left, before a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 13, 2014.

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Senator Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, left, before a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 13, 2014.

Chambliss to White House: ‘You Guys Are Crazy’

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, says he and Democratic chair Dianne Feinstein wrote to the White House three years ago about a suggested prisoner swap for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “You guys are crazy,” they...

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Robert Mueller, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during a Bloomberg Government cybersecurity conference in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2014.

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Robert Mueller, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during a Bloomberg Government cybersecurity conference in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2014.

Mueller Cites Danger of Lax Cybersecurity

Business leaders and top government officials must take ownership of cybersecurity and avoid the delegating the issue to subordinates — otherwise, they risk being unprepared for a computer crisis or data breach, says former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III. In a rare...

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A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a window on June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho.

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A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a window on June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1,796

That’s how many days passed between Bowe Bergdahl’s capture by the Taliban and his release to U.S. forces in Eastern Afghanistan. Bergdahl, an Army sergeant held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009, was released May 31 as part of...

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President Barack Obama was joined by the parents of Bowe Bergdahl at the White House, May 31, 2014 / AP Photo by Carolyn Kaster

President Barack Obama was joined by the parents of Bowe Bergdahl at the White House, May 31, 2014 / AP Photo by Carolyn Kaster

Obama’s Gitmo Swap: Five Released for One Freed American

President Barack Obama has been trying to close the U.S. detention center for accused enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since his first days in office — almost as long as one American soldier was held hostage in Afghanistan. Today,...

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John Legend performs during YouTube On Stage Live from the Kennedy Center at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on May 28, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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John Legend performs during YouTube On Stage Live from the Kennedy Center at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on May 28, 2014 in Washington, DC.

YouTube and Human Rights: Molinari

YouTube marks its ninth year this week, and Grammy favorite John Legend helped the video-sharing site celebrate in style with a free concert at the Kennedy Center. Two thousand fans, mostly in hoodies and sneakers, huddled into the opera house...

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