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New York state Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV in New York.

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New York state Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV in New York.

Adam Clayton Powell IV Files For Rangel’s N.Y.C. Seat

Updated 11:32 am EST New York Democrat Adam Clayton Powell IV has filed paperwork that would allow him to seek the House seat held by veteran Democrat Charles Rangel. Powell, a former state assemblyman, filed a statement of candidacy with...

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Albany.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Albany.

Clinton More Favorable Than Cuomo in New York Poll

New York voters give higher marks to their former U.S. senator, Hillary Clinton, than their current governor, Andrew Cuomo, according to a poll out today. Both potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates have high approval ratings in the state. The Quinnipiac University...

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Mariachi musicians sing and play as they go from house to house to encourage people to come to vote on election day at the Sun Valley's Latino district, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California.

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Mariachi musicians sing and play as they go from house to house to encourage people to come to vote on election day at the Sun Valley's Latino district, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California.

Hispanic Electorate Doubles Republican Party’s Troubles

The sudden openness of Republican leaders to an overhaul of immigration laws — including a path to either legal residency or citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the U.S. — stems from another “drubbing” at...

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The Connecticut Huskies react after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

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The Connecticut Huskies react after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

NCAA Seeds: Full-Court DC Press

March Madness is in full swing. And Congress is in session, even if the government is in sequestration. Regardless of whether you’re rooting for the Harvard Crimson, the Great Danes of Albany or The Hoyas of Georgetown, everyone wants one...

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Members of a U.S. Army carry team carry a flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Specialist Omar M. Albrak of Chicago during a dignified transfer on the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base on May 12, 2009 in Dover, Delaware. Albrak was killed while serving in Iraq. Today was his 21st birthday.

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Members of a U.S. Army carry team carry a flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Specialist Omar M. Albrak of Chicago during a dignified transfer on the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base on May 12, 2009 in Dover, Delaware. Albrak was killed while serving in Iraq. Today was his 21st birthday.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 4,486

4,486. That’s the number of U.S. military deaths in the war in Iraq that began 10 years ago. An additional 318 non-U.S. troops have been killed, according to figures compiled by icasualties.org, a Web-site that tracks figures from official sources and news reports....

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Timothy Geithner and his wife Carole Sonnenfeld Geithner, attend the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

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Timothy Geithner and his wife Carole Sonnenfeld Geithner, attend the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

Geithner’s Profit: Asking for $45,000 — Update: Contract

Updated March 22 at 1:30 pm: It takes a Treasury secretary to turn a good investment. Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is looking for a modest return on his Bethesda, Maryland, home. Geithner and his wife Carole bought the 2,537...

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Mark Sanford attends the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

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Mark Sanford attends the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

Mark Sanford’s Return: S.C. Ballot

Mark Sanford’s political comeback gets its first test tomorrow. The former South Carolina Republican congressman (1995-2001) and governor (2003-2011) who acknowledged an extramarital affair in 2009 is likely to finish first in a House primary, though probably without the majority-vote...

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus at the National Press Club on March 18, 2013 in Washington.

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus at the National Press Club on March 18, 2013 in Washington.

RNC Suffers Super-PAC Envy

The Republican National Committee is jealous of super-political action committees. That bit of envy is tucked away on page 64 of the RNC’s 97-page “autopsy” of how to right itself after failing to win the White House and a Senate...

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A credit card to buy gasoline in San Francisco.

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A credit card to buy gasoline in San Francisco.

Plastic-Shy Youth May Find Rent Payments Key to Credit Rating

Young people are shying away from credit cards, and that’s bad news for the lending industry. Plastic has long helped America’s budding consumers prove themselves to be responsible borrowers. Thirty-nine percent of undergraduate students between the ages of 18 and...

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