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Travelers wait in line to go through security in the departure hall at San Francisco International Airport.

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Travelers wait in line to go through security in the departure hall at San Francisco International Airport.

Washington Daybook: March 1

President Barack Obama will keep up the drumbeat of blaming Republicans for not acting to avert the sequestration cuts during an appearance before the National Governors Association today. The delays budget cuts will cause in air travel will be highlighted...

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The comedian Jimmy Fallon joined first lady Michelle Obama at the White House on Jan. 25, 2012 to mark the second anniversary of ``Let's Move.'' This year, Obama joined Fallon on his set.

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The comedian Jimmy Fallon joined first lady Michelle Obama at the White House on Jan. 25, 2012 to mark the second anniversary of ``Let's Move.'' This year, Obama joined Fallon on his set.

Fallon-Obama: ‘Mom Dancing’

First it was Big Bird, dancing at the White House with first lady Michelle Obama. Then it was the first lady, dancing on stage with Jimmy Fallon Friday night. It’s all part of the “Let’s Move” campaign the first lady promotes for...

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Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prays before their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Nov. 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.

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Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prays before their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Nov. 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.

Tebow Passes on Appearing With Preacher Who Targeted Romney’s `Cult’

Tim Tebow — not so long ago a marketing sensation for the National Football League who spent last year’s season mostly on the New York Jets’ bench – has decided that discretion is the better part of association with a controversial Baptist preacher in Dallas. Tebow,...

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Dan Gallagher, SEC Commissioner.

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Dan Gallagher, SEC Commissioner.

Turf Battle Over Money Funds

  A unique Washington turf war spilled into public this week as some regulators worry the Securities and Exchange Commission could see its authority to regulate money-market mutual funds usurped by the Obama administration. The SEC partisans are worried the...

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Former Sen. John Breaux and other Democratic lobbyists were big early donors to their party's effort to defend its Senate majority in the 2014 elections.

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Former Sen. John Breaux and other Democratic lobbyists were big early donors to their party's effort to defend its Senate majority in the 2014 elections.

Lobbyists Help Senate Democrats Outraise Republicans in January

Breaux, a Patton Boggs senior counsel and a Louisiana senator from 1987 to 2005, donated $30,800 last month to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to a Federal Election Commission filing this week. Gerald S.J. Cassidy, the founder and chief...

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President Barack Obama listens to Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 22, 2013.

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President Barack Obama listens to Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 22, 2013.

Comparing Central Banks to Medieval Bloodletter

With Jeff Kearns The Federal Reserve’s zero-interest-rate policy has inspired plenty of criticism from investors, who say low rates punish savers and risk inflation. But comparing Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and other central bankers to a medieval barber played...

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