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Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio, in Washington, D.C.

Brown: Banking Bill Moribund — Boehner ‘Speaker of Tea Party’

Sen. Sherrod Brown, co-sponsor of a bill to prevent any one financial institution from growing so large that it could jeopardize the economy or require another federal bailout, sees little likelihood of anything passing this year — not his plan,...

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Job applicants attend a job fair hosted by Tanger Outlets for its November opening on September 17, 2013, in Fort Washington, MD.

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Job applicants attend a job fair hosted by Tanger Outlets for its November opening on September 17, 2013, in Fort Washington, MD.

Bankers Back From Road-Trip: Senate Prescription Tracks Book

Two Washington bank lobbyists scouring the country for ideas to spur job growth may draw a skeptical eye from Americans in the years following the 2008 financial crisis. That didn’t stop John Dearie, executive vice president for public policy at...

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Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, waves while arriving to speak during day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 6, 2012.

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Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, waves while arriving to speak during day three of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 6, 2012.

Frank: Changed My Tweeting Mind

Barney Frank, the blunt and often cantankerous former Democratic member of the House, has gone back on his word. Despite his firm denials before he left office during the last Congress, Frank has official joined the world of Twitter. I...

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, center, takes his seat beside Sen. Jon Tester and Sen Robert Menendez, right, before the confirmation hearing of Richard Cordray, nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Mary Jo White, nominee for chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on March 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, center, takes his seat beside Sen. Jon Tester and Sen Robert Menendez, right, before the confirmation hearing of Richard Cordray, nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Mary Jo White, nominee for chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on March 12, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Could ‘Break Up the Banks’ Senator Take Johnson’s Spot?

Lawmakers and lobbyists in Washington are busy chewing over the possibility that one of the main advocates of breaking up the big banks could be in the running to take over the Senate Banking Committee in 2015. The current chairman...

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Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and wife Rebecca Miller arrive at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 24, 2013 in Hollywood.

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Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and wife Rebecca Miller arrive at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 24, 2013 in Hollywood.

No Best Picture, but Another Washington Party for Lincoln

Fresh from a mixed Oscars performance, the reanimated spirit of Abraham Lincoln can seek solace today in the 150th birthday celebration kicked off by one of his lesser-known legacies. While fighting the Civil War and emancipating slaves, the 16th president...

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Citigroup Executive Vice President Candi Wolff has been escaping Washington, D.C., for her family's Christmas tree farm every year since 1994.

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Citigroup Executive Vice President Candi Wolff has been escaping Washington, D.C., for her family's Christmas tree farm every year since 1994.

The Secret (Santa) Life of a Washington Lobbyist

Citigroup Inc. Executive Vice President Candi Wolff can talk about Christmas trees for hours. She can tell you how an electric tree baler works, the difference between a Colorado Blue Spruce and a Douglas Fir, and that tree sales are...

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Representative Jeb Hensarling, a Republican from Texas, right, and Representative Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, during a news conference following a Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol.

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Representative Jeb Hensarling, a Republican from Texas, right, and Representative Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, during a news conference following a Republican Conference meeting at the Capitol.

Frank’s Frank Hensarling Talk: `Complete and Total Irrelevance’

Rep. Barney Frank, who spent two years leading the House Financial Services Committee, says incoming chairman Jeb Hensarling of Texas will bring “complete and total irrelevance” to the committee. “Legislatively, he’s so far out of the mainstream,” Frank, a Massachusetts...

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'March On Wall Street South' demonstrators protest in Charlotte.

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'March On Wall Street South' demonstrators protest in Charlotte.

Bank Group Courting Secret Donors for Senate Campaigns: $6 Million?

American banks have been reluctant to make political waves in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. That may be about to change. In a private conference call with members yesterday, senior officials from the American Bankers Association laid out...

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