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A Facebook "Like" button inside Facebook Inc.'s new data storage center in Lulea, Sweden, on June 12, 2013.

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A Facebook "Like" button inside Facebook Inc.'s new data storage center in Lulea, Sweden, on June 12, 2013.

Facebook: Friending Both Parties

Like many big companies with business before a divided Congress, Facebook Inc. sends political donations to both Democrats and Republicans, focusing on the party leaders and members of key committees who shape the policy agenda. Of the $105,000 that Facebook’s...

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Democratic candidate for New Jersey governor, state Sen. Barbara Buono, steps from the booth after casting her primary election vote on June 4, 2013 in Metuchen, N.J.

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Democratic candidate for New Jersey governor, state Sen. Barbara Buono, steps from the booth after casting her primary election vote on June 4, 2013 in Metuchen, N.J.

Christie Challenger Rips Gov’s Travel

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s challenger, state Senator Barbara Buono, has a new Internet campaign ad out today that criticizes the Republican’s out-of-state travels. “There’s Governor Christie, traveling to another political event,” Buono says as the 34-second bit shows the...

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Ji Son celebrates after voting on election day at Christ Lutheran Church in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California.

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Ji Son celebrates after voting on election day at Christ Lutheran Church in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California.

Republican ‘Meetup’ with Koreans: Party’s Asian GOTV

Republicans are trying to show they care about Asians, as they seek to boost the party’s dismal electoral standing among the nation’s fastest-growing racial or ethnic group. The latest effort will come in the form of a Washington “Meetup,” a...

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at The Response, a call to prayer for a nation in crisis, in Houston.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at The Response, a call to prayer for a nation in crisis, in Houston.

Paul on Perry: Ooops = Ouch

”Ooops?” Ouch. It has taken the ever-collegial field of potential contenders for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination exactly no time to reveal just how much 2016 may look like 2012. The day that Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, the...

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Car sales are up in the U.S.

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Car sales are up in the U.S.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $19.6 Billion

That’s how much consumer borrowing rose in May, the biggest jump in a year, according to the Federal Reserve. Total consumer credit outstanding was $2.839 trillion in May. Non-revolving debt, a category that includes borrowing for college tuition and the...

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Pro Mohamed Morsi supporters attend a rally near where over 50 were purported to have been killed by members of the Egyptian military and police in early morning clashes on July 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt

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Pro Mohamed Morsi supporters attend a rally near where over 50 were purported to have been killed by members of the Egyptian military and police in early morning clashes on July 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt

McCain: Cut U.S. Aid to Egypt — Boehner: Consulting with Obama

Sen. John McCain says the U.S. must cut its aid to Egypt following the military’s removal of Mohamed Morsi from the presidency. ”It is difficult for me to conclude that what happened was anything other than a coup in which...

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The Black Congressional Caucus and Congressional Tri-Caucus at a news conference on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down parts of the Voting Rights Act, June 25, 2013

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The Black Congressional Caucus and Congressional Tri-Caucus at a news conference on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down parts of the Voting Rights Act, June 25, 2013

Obama’s Black Caucus Meeting: First Since May 2011

Written with Joi Preciphs President Barack Obama plans to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus at the White House tomorrow to discuss jobs and the economy, according to people familiar with the matter. The morning meeting will mark the first...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry shakes hands with supporters prior to announcing he will not seek reelection, July 8, 2013, at Holt Cat in San Antonio

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Texas Governor Rick Perry shakes hands with supporters prior to announcing he will not seek reelection, July 8, 2013, at Holt Cat in San Antonio

Perry Not Running for Reelection

“The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today, announcing that he will not seek re-election. The Republican who sought his party’s presidential nomination in 2012 said he will spend some time...

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