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The Google IO Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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The Google IO Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Common Sense Media Praises Google Donations to Award Program

Common Sense Media, a San Francisco-based advocacy group that supports efforts to help kids with media and technology, says Google Inc. is one of 60 companies that have helped fund its annual awards program. Mountain View, California-based Google contributed $25,000 to...

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President Barack Obama speaks about the possible effects of the upcoming sequester's budget cuts on the business community.

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President Barack Obama speaks about the possible effects of the upcoming sequester's budget cuts on the business community.

Obama: Common Sense Caucus ‘Silent’ — Blaming Congress for Cuts Today

Updated at Noon: Not everyone will feel the “pain” of budget cuts starting tonight, President Barack Obama said today. “The pain will be real, though,” he said. The president also attempted to lay the blame for the cuts squarely with...

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Naval vessels docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Naval vessels docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia.

Sequestration Fraction of Economy: Chart of the Day

How big a deal is sequestration? For the federal agencies facing 5-7 percent spending cuts with just seven months of the fiscal year left to absorb them, it’s a big enough deal that furloughs are planned at the Defense Department...

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Attorney General Eric Holder during a news conference at the Justice Department in this file photo.

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Attorney General Eric Holder during a news conference at the Justice Department in this file photo.

Holder to Congress: No Respect

Attorney General Eric Holder has a message for the Republicans and Democrats who voted to hold him in contempt in 2012: You get no respect. Holder, who has never made a secret of his displeasure with the 255 lawmakers who...

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Repairs are made to the USS Bulkeley as it is docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, on Feb. 28, 2013.

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Repairs are made to the USS Bulkeley as it is docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, on Feb. 28, 2013.

Sequestration ‘Slow-Motion Accident’

As President Barack Obama gathers leaders of both parties of both houses of Congress today at the White House, before the near-midnight point at which the White House will have to order an across-the-board sequestration of discretionary spending, a former...

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People look at boats on display at The Miami International Boat Show on Feb. 15, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

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People look at boats on display at The Miami International Boat Show on Feb. 15, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: -32.8

That’s the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index for the seven-day period ended Feb. 24. The index, based on Americans’ ratings of the national economy, the buying climate and their personal finances, improved to the highest level this year after climbing for...

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the National Governors Association in the State Dining room of the White House on Feb. 25, 2013 in Washington.

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the National Governors Association in the State Dining room of the White House on Feb. 25, 2013 in Washington.

Biden’s Silver Sequestration Lining

Leave it to Vice President Joe Biden to prove that every sequestration has a silver lining. Due to the across-the-board federal spending cuts set to begin tomorrow, Biden is ditching his usual military plane and returning to his preferred mode of transportation: the...

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Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-WA., Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA.,Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN., and Claire McCaskill, D-MO., during a news conference with Senate Democratic women on the Violence Against Women Act in this file photo.

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Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-WA., Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA.,Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-MI., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN., and Claire McCaskill, D-MO., during a news conference with Senate Democratic women on the Violence Against Women Act in this file photo.

Failed Violence Against Women Act Substitute Divides Chairmen

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker blog To get a sense of the size of the Republican divide over its version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization, look at the guys with gavels. Chairmen of committees with jurisdiction over the...

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Immigrants take the oath of citizenship at a special Valentine's Day naturalization ceremony for married couples on Feb. 14, 2013 in Tampa, Florida.

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Immigrants take the oath of citizenship at a special Valentine's Day naturalization ceremony for married couples on Feb. 14, 2013 in Tampa, Florida.

Republican-Leaning Group On Immigration Revamp: It’s the Economy

As President Barack Obama presses Congress to produce legislation granting legal status to 11 million undocumented immigrants, Republican proponents have quietly begun laying the groundwork to persuade their own lawmakers and supporters to embrace the plan. That effort goes public...

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