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A Delta Airlines jet passes an American flag during take-off at Los Angles International Airport (LAX) on April 22, 2013. Delays have been reported throughout the nation because of the furloughing of air traffic controllers under sequestration.

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A Delta Airlines jet passes an American flag during take-off at Los Angles International Airport (LAX) on April 22, 2013. Delays have been reported throughout the nation because of the furloughing of air traffic controllers under sequestration.

Blame Pinned for FAA Flight Delays

Seldom has Congress moved so swiftly as when it responded to the uproar over delays at airports following the FAA’s sequestration-driven furloughs. And the American public hasn’t wasted time assigning blame for the delays. People are pinning it on both the...

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An employee grabs sheets of five dollar to be loaded into a machine at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C., on April 23, 2013.

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An employee grabs sheets of five dollar to be loaded into a machine at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C., on April 23, 2013.

Inflation Concern Misplaced, Prices Cool

Arguably, the most important news from today’s Commerce Department report on consumer spending and incomes had little to do with either. The data also showed inflation is getting uncomfortably low. Prices tied to consumer spending patterns, or the unfortunately named...

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush autographs his new book 'Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution' before speaking at the Reagan Library on March 8, 2013 in Simi Valley, California.

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush autographs his new book 'Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution' before speaking at the Reagan Library on March 8, 2013 in Simi Valley, California.

Jeb Bush’s ‘Best Kept Secret’

“The success of conservative principles is the best kept secret in American politics,” Jeb Bush writes. And it’s all a matter of communication, he says. If what the Republican Party has here is a failure to communicate, the former Florida...

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Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., center, greets people at a rally to save six-day mail delivery on the Boston Common on March 24, 2013.

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Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., center, greets people at a rally to save six-day mail delivery on the Boston Common on March 24, 2013.

Lynch Calls in Sick Day Before Massachusetts Special Election

Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch faces an uphill battle in tomorrow’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary against his House colleague Ed Markey. Lynch has less cash. He’s down in the polls. A terrorist attack has Bay State residents thinking about other things. And...

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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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