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Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks during a forum on U.S. and Saudi relations in Washington, DC.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski speaks during a forum on U.S. and Saudi relations in Washington, DC.

Zbig News: Tweeting on Cyber Attacks

This is @zbig: Zbigniew Brzezinski, the stern-voiced former National Security Adviser and a trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, has started tweeting. About cyber attacks. In his debut today on Twitter, ”Dad,” as daughter Mika...

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Migrant farm workers from Mexico a day of harvesting organic vegetables in Wellington, Colorado.

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Migrant farm workers from Mexico a day of harvesting organic vegetables in Wellington, Colorado.

House Ready to Make Undocumented ‘Real Americans:’ Diaz-Balart

A group of U.S. House members will propose steps to legal status for undocumented immigrants, who shouldn’t be living here permanently without a chance to become “real Americans,” said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart. Bringing many of the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants “out of the...

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People are reflected in the side of a Cigarette boat as they look at boats on display at The Miami International Boat Show.

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People are reflected in the side of a Cigarette boat as they look at boats on display at The Miami International Boat Show.

Consumers: No Hint of Job-Market Slump

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index was at minus 34.1 in the week ended March 31, up less than a half point from the prior week as measures of the state of the economy and buying climate improved. What’s been the...

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Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington, DC.

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Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington, DC.

Holder Willing to Hold Pay, if Needed

Attorney General Eric Holder looks like he’s ready to follow President Barack Obama’s lead on sequestration. Holder, in an interview today on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, said the president did the right thing when he announced yesterday that he...

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A protester during a demonstration by federal employees outside the Department of Labor, with the Capitol in the background, in Washington, D.C., on March 20, 2013.

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A protester during a demonstration by federal employees outside the Department of Labor, with the Capitol in the background, in Washington, D.C., on March 20, 2013.

Union to Pentagon: Stop Throwing Us Crumbs

The head of a union representing government workers is upset that the Pentagon is planning to furlough employees for 14 days while continuing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on contracts with private firms. The unpaid leave for the...

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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at San Francisco International Airport on April 3, 2013.

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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at San Francisco International Airport on April 3, 2013.

Washington Daybook: California Cash

President Barack Obama continues a fundraising trip through California today with a $32,400-per-person brunch at the Atherton home of Liz Simmons and Mark Heising of Medley Partners, Bloomberg reported. Still in Atherton, he’ll appear later at an event hosted by...

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Senators Susan Collins and Joe Lieberman hold a press conference on Capitol Hill.

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Senators Susan Collins and Joe Lieberman hold a press conference on Capitol Hill.

Maine’s Susan Collins Hones Formula for Political Survival

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is part of an endangered species: A New England Republican serving in Congress. There’s just two of them among the 33 Senate and House members representing the region’s six states — Collins and Sen. Kelly Ayotte...

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Comedian Stephen Colbert speaks with his sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch during a campaign fundraiser breakfast at ILA Hall on February 24, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Comedian Stephen Colbert speaks with his sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch during a campaign fundraiser breakfast at ILA Hall on February 24, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 23

That’s how many years it’s been since a woman was last elected to Congress from South Carolina. Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, a business-development executive, is trying to become South Carolina’s first female representative since Democrat Liz Patterson, who won her third...

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Sen. John McCain during a news conference supporting a pardon for  boxer Jack Johnson, shown in stand up photo at right, in this file photo. Behind McCain are referee Richard Steele, left, a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and Iran Barkley, a former WBB boxing champion.

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Sen. John McCain during a news conference supporting a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson, shown in stand up photo at right, in this file photo. Behind McCain are referee Richard Steele, left, a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and Iran Barkley, a former WBB boxing champion.

Harry Reid, Mike Tyson: In the Same Ring for Jack Johnson (Bell)

Harry Reid was a boxer in his time (amateur lightweight). Mike Tyson was a boxer in his days (heavyweight champion). The late Jack Johnson remains a boxing legend. Now the Senate majority leader from Searchlight, Nevada, and the tattooed darling...

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A copy of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service 1040 Individual Income Tax form for the 2011 tax year belonging to President Barack Obama and his wife, first lady Michelle Obama.

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A copy of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service 1040 Individual Income Tax form for the 2011 tax year belonging to President Barack Obama and his wife, first lady Michelle Obama.

Obama’s Pay Cut (Tax Break)

Talk about a circular transaction. President Barack Obama could be able to claim a tax break for his decision to return 5 percent of his salary to the government. Obama is giving back part of his $400,000 in salary in solidarity with federal...

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