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President Barack Obama speaks to the media after Vice President Joseph Biden administered the oath of office to Julia Pierson to become the Director of the United States Secret Service in the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama speaks to the media after Vice President Joseph Biden administered the oath of office to Julia Pierson to become the Director of the United States Secret Service in the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s NCAA Bracket: ‘Busted’

So how is President Barack Obama feeling about his NCAA bracket? “Busted,” he said today at the White House. “I think my women’s bracket’s done much better than my men’s bracket,” said the president, asked about his tournament picks after...

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A job seeker waits to speak to a recruiter at a job fair organized by United Career Fairs in New York on Feb. 19, 2013.

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A job seeker waits to speak to a recruiter at a job fair organized by United Career Fairs in New York on Feb. 19, 2013.

Weak Job Market Not From Polarization: New York Fed

Job polarization is not the main reason the labor-market recovery has been weak, according to research by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York issued today. The inference is the central bank can keep pumping money into financial...

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People walk on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

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People walk on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Border Patrol

Immigration policy is the main subject of discussion at events hosted by the Migration Policy Institute, the Economic Policy Institute and the Small Business Majority in Washington today. Meanwhile, Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake will host Democratic...

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Gay pride flags at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Gay pride flags at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Wednesday’s Supreme Court Gay Marriage Arguments Live Blog

2:36 p.m. That’ll do it for today’s live blog. The court could issue its decisions in this week’s gay marriage cases at any time. But it’s likely to follow past practice, holding its most contentious cases until the end of the...

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Stickers in English and Spanish are available for voters at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library on November 6, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Stickers in English and Spanish are available for voters at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library on November 6, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Obama: ‘Sí, se Puede’ Communicate

President Barack Obama has taken at least one good page from George W. Bush’s book. He knows how to go around the Washington media. Obama, however, has taken it a step further. He knows how to go around the English-speaking...

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Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim in New York.

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Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim in New York.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $2 Trillion

That’s the combined net worth of the world’s top-100 richest people included in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. No. 1 Carlos Slim Helu alone accounts for $72.1 billion of that, the index shows. Bill Gates follows a close second at $67.2...

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Organizing for Action head Jim Messina during an Organizing for Action dinner on March 13, 2013 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.

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Organizing for Action head Jim Messina during an Organizing for Action dinner on March 13, 2013 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.

Messina: Guns, Immigration and 2014

Jim Messina, the Obama campaign wizard who has taken on the challenge of pressing the president’s agenda going forward, is weighing in on gun safety and immigration this week and next — but don’t look for any Washington news conferences....

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Buttons opposing Proposition 8 are displayed during a rally to celebrate the ruling to overturn Proposition 8 in San Francisco.

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Buttons opposing Proposition 8 are displayed during a rally to celebrate the ruling to overturn Proposition 8 in San Francisco.

Washington Daybook: Same-Sex Sea Change

The Supreme Court hears arguments on whether the 2008 Proposition 8 California voter initiative that halted same-sex marriage in the state violated the rights of gays. The Obama administration, a Republican group including six former governors, Apple Inc. and Morgan...

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