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Robert Mueller, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during a Bloomberg Government cybersecurity conference in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2014.

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Robert Mueller, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during a Bloomberg Government cybersecurity conference in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2014.

Mueller Cites Danger of Lax Cybersecurity

Business leaders and top government officials must take ownership of cybersecurity and avoid the delegating the issue to subordinates — otherwise, they risk being unprepared for a computer crisis or data breach, says former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III. In a rare...

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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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Ivan Russkih, center, and Alexander "Sasha" Shekhter, right, help to hold up the Ukraine flag as people turned out for a vigil outside the White House for the victims of the uprising in Ukraine on February 23, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Ivan Russkih, center, and Alexander "Sasha" Shekhter, right, help to hold up the Ukraine flag as people turned out for a vigil outside the White House for the victims of the uprising in Ukraine on February 23, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 94%

More than 94 percent of House members present yesterday backed $1 billion in loan guarantees to aid Ukraine. The House voted 385-23 for a bill, H.R. 4152, which would “let the government guarantee private-sector loans to Ukraine” and would “allow...

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Government Printing Office staff members arrange copies of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget in Washington, D.C. on March 4, 2014.

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Government Printing Office staff members arrange copies of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget in Washington, D.C. on March 4, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $56 Billion

President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 includes $56 billion for what the White House calls an “Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative.” The added spending, part of a $3.9 trillion budget request the Obama administration released yesterday, would...

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Samantha Guzman, an Affordable Care Act navigator with the Bureau and Putnam County Health Department, center, assists Jackie Karns as she shops for health insurance at the Bureau County Health Department offices in Princeton, Illinois, on Dec. 18, 2013.

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Samantha Guzman, an Affordable Care Act navigator with the Bureau and Putnam County Health Department, center, assists Jackie Karns as she shops for health insurance at the Bureau County Health Department offices in Princeton, Illinois, on Dec. 18, 2013.

Daschle: Obamacare Assault a Shifting 2014 Factor

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, a Democrat from South Dakota, says he is concerned that the Republican focus on criticizing the president’s health care law could hurt Democratic efforts to retain the majority in his former chamber this year....

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Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California.

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Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California.

Diaz-Balart on Immigration: ‘Why Are We Here?’

It is “absolutely” possible to get immigration reforms enacted this year, one of the key negotiators in the House says. Yet this will require that an “airtight” border security measure be part of that — together with a path to citizenship...

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Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during an interview
in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2014.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks during an interview in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2014.

Cruz: 2016 ‘Will Take Care of Itself’

  Ted Cruz, the first-term Republican senator from Texas, insists that he is focused on finding ways to create jobs, supporting a free-market economy, upholding the Constitution and repealing Obamacare. The rest of it, such as the politics of who’s...

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Job applicants at the Columbus Career Fair in Ohio, on Dec. 5, 2013

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Job applicants at the Columbus Career Fair in Ohio, on Dec. 5, 2013

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $6.6 Billion

That’s the cost in fiscal 2014 of a bipartisan Senate proposal that would extend federal unemployment benefits for three months. The figure comes from a Congressional Budget Office document Dec. 31 that analyzes the budgetary effects of S. 1845, sponsored...

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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2012.

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Representative Paul Ryan, Republican vice presidential candidate, arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2012.

Paul Ryan and the ‘Six Elephants’

Grover Norquist has one wish for Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican and House Budget Committee chairman who ran for vice president in 2012 and may have his eyes on 2016. “I hope he wants to be speaker” of the...

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