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Former Senator Evan Bayh, senior adviser with Apollo Global Management, participates in a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on May 1, 2012.

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Former Senator Evan Bayh, senior adviser with Apollo Global Management, participates in a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on May 1, 2012.

Ex-Politicians Hoard Campaign Funds Years Out Of Office

Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh has $9.8 million in his campaign account — a total more befitting a national office-seeker than an ex-senator who exited political life more than 30 months ago. Bayh, who has a bigger campaign treasury than 98 of...

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with their newborn baby boy at St. Mary's hospital in London.

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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with their newborn baby boy at St. Mary's hospital in London.

#RoyalBaby, Weiner and McDonnell — Good Day for Bad News

The royal baby, Prince William says, looks more like the Duchess of Cambridge. “He has a good pair of lungs on him,” the Duke says of Son No. 1, name forthcoming. “He’s got her looks thankfully.” Considering the attention paid...

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A man holds a Spanish language newspaper with an article on immigration reform during a watch party of President Barack Obama's speech on immigration on January 29, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City.

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A man holds a Spanish language newspaper with an article on immigration reform during a watch party of President Barack Obama's speech on immigration on January 29, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Hispanics Get More News in English

Hispanics are increasingly getting their news en Inglés in English as immigration slows and immigrants stay longer in the U.S., according to a Pew Research Hispanic Center poll. Eighty-two percent of Hispanic adults said they got at least some of...

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Job seekers speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan on March 6, 2013 in New York City.

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Job seekers speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan on March 6, 2013 in New York City.

Fed’s Unemployment Paradox

Federal Reserve officials are going to be spending a lot of time looking under the hood of the unemployment rate. Policy makers in June forecast joblessness will fall to 6.5 percent to 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014,...

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Commuters emerge from the Wall Street subway station in New York City.

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Commuters emerge from the Wall Street subway station in New York City.

CFOs Most Upbeat on Economy Since ’08: Survey

Chief financial officers in the U.S. are feeling the most positive about the economy since 2008, according to a survey conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The executives gave the U.S. economy an average score of 58 out of...

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden reacts after ceremonially swearing in Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, on July 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden reacts after ceremonially swearing in Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, on July 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Joe Biden’s Path to 1600?

Remember that Reid Cherlin worked for the Obama White House and campaign. Remember that there is nothing guaranteed about Joe Biden winning the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination — should Hillary Clinton seek it, or even if she doesn’t. Still, Reid...

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"Dreamers," wearing their school graduation caps and gowns to show their desire to finish school in the U.S., march with linked arms to the U.S. port of entry where they planned to request humanitarian parole, in Nogales, Mexico, on July 22, 2013.

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"Dreamers," wearing their school graduation caps and gowns to show their desire to finish school in the U.S., march with linked arms to the U.S. port of entry where they planned to request humanitarian parole, in Nogales, Mexico, on July 22, 2013.

Immigration Support: Post-ABC Poll

Most Americans support the two tenets of immigration reform that the Democratic-run Senate and President Barack Obama are promoting — tougher border security and a path to citizenship for the undocumented. These are among the findings of a Washington Post-ABC...

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Supporters take photos while President Barack Obama speaks to members of Organizing for Action at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on July 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Supporters take photos while President Barack Obama speaks to members of Organizing for Action at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on July 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Campaign: 1,200 Days to Go

President Barack Obama told his most ardent supporters last night that he has about 1,200 days left in office. Yet in some ways, as the event pointed out, he’s still campaigning. Obama appeared at the Mandarin Hotel in Washington to...

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Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center at National Harbor, Md., on March 15, 2013.

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Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center at National Harbor, Md., on March 15, 2013.

Ryan, Paul, Rubio, Christie, Bush — Wyoming Republicans All Over Map

A little-noticed question in a poll of Republicans last week in one of the reddest of red states — Wyoming — underscored the scrambled nature of the party’s 2016 presidential race at this admittedly way-too-early stage. The very number of potential candidates...

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Stacks of U.S. $100 bills in New York.

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Stacks of U.S. $100 bills in New York.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $193 Mln

That’s how much the six major national party committees raised in the first six months of 2013, according to Federal Election Commission reports. The three Democratic groups — the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic...

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