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Pipeline sits on the ground near a trench during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline, part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project, near Ada, Oklahoma.

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Pipeline sits on the ground near a trench during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline, part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project, near Ada, Oklahoma.

American Jewish Committee Is Part of Pro-Keystone Lobbying Effort

The American Jewish Committee usually speaks out on Israel and on the plight of Jews worldwide. Now it’s among the four dozen organizations lobbying on the Keystone pipeline. The AJC supports the pipeline, aligning itself with the oil industry and...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks during a town hall meeting at Raritan Valley Community College, on April 11, 2013, in Branchburg, N.J.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks during a town hall meeting at Raritan Valley Community College, on April 11, 2013, in Branchburg, N.J.

Christie and Ginjer: 67% and Smiling

Six months after Sandy, the shores of New Jersey and New York are still climbing out of the rubble of a super-storm’s wrath. Billions of dollars in federal aid which took three months to secure from a resistant House are...

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Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America wait to enter the office of Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) at Russell Senate Office Building on April 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. The group held a 'Stroller Jam' event to call on senators to vote to strengthen gun regulations.

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Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America wait to enter the office of Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) at Russell Senate Office Building on April 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. The group held a 'Stroller Jam' event to call on senators to vote to strengthen gun regulations.

Kelly Ayotte Gets Her Gun Ads

There may be no one senator spotlighted so intensely about her vote against background checks for gun-buyers as New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte. Fifty percent of New Hampshire voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling after the vote said they would be...

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Mayor of Charlotte Anthony R. Foxx waves as he walks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention.

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Mayor of Charlotte Anthony R. Foxx waves as he walks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention.

Anthony Foxx’s High-Speed Promotion

The party convention that nominated President Barack Obama for a second term played out — and played out almost flawlessly — in Anthony Foxx’s home town. Save for the outdoor stadium rally preempted by fear of rain, sparing the party...

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx greets President Barack Obama as he arrives at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport  in Charlotte, N.C. on March 7, 2012.

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx greets President Barack Obama as he arrives at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C. on March 7, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Traveling

President Barack Obama will nominate Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx, a Democrat, to lead Transportation Department, Bloomberg News reported. The Consumer Federation of America today releases a report on the status of progress toward an auto fuel-economy standard of...

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Employees load a washer and dryer into customer's car at the loading docks of Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha, Neb.

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Employees load a washer and dryer into customer's car at the loading docks of Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha, Neb.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 2.5%

That’s the annualized rate at which the U.S. economy grew in the first quarter, according to an estimate by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. The figure refers to the rise in the gross domestic product — the value...

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President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner April 27, 2013.

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President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner April 27, 2013.

Obama’s ‘Nobama Island:’ White House Correspondents’ Association

President Barack Obama, addressing an audience of Washington journalists and Hollywood celebrities at a ritual annual dinner, spared no jokes about himself. “These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim...

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A "FOR SALE" sign is displayed in front of a homes in the Fox Glen subdivision of Pickerington, Ohio.

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A "FOR SALE" sign is displayed in front of a homes in the Fox Glen subdivision of Pickerington, Ohio.

Housing Rebound: Sellers Know Best

If you want to know where the housing market is headed, don’t ask prospective buyers. The ones that really have their fingers on the pulse are sellers, and they’re telling us the housing rebound is about to get a second...

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A welder welding the frame of a modular housing unit at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

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A welder welding the frame of a modular housing unit at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

Behind the Growth: Manufacturing Lags

The lower-than-expected reading this morning for U.S. economic growth in the first quarter has revealed a few victims even as growth picked up — among them, factories.   “Manufacturing activity remains weak relative to the larger economy,” in part due...

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