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U.S. Representative John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan.

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U.S. Representative John Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 21,572

Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan will have served more than 59 years in the House — 21,572 days to be precise — at the end of his current and last term. Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in its...

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, left, is greeted by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago on June 13, 2013.

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, left, is greeted by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, during the Clinton Global Initiative CGI America meeting in Chicago on June 13, 2013.

Emanuel: ‘Bill Clinton Moment’ Needed

The Republican Party has “been take over by a fringe” and needs a “Bill Clinton moment,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says. Emanuel, a former Democratic congressman,  chief of staff to President Barack Obama and veteran of the Clinton White House,...

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An employee displays recreational marijuana in Denver.

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An employee displays recreational marijuana in Denver.

Rubio Mum on Marijuana: ‘Irrelevant’

“Smoke pot, smoke pot, everybody smoke pot.” – The Beatles (or is that what they really said?) Maybe not everybody. At least, Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t saying. In Florida, voters are likely to see a constitutional amendment on the November...

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks about his plans to help America's long-term unemployed during an event with Vice President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 31, 2014.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks about his plans to help America's long-term unemployed during an event with Vice President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 31, 2014.

`Obvious’ Reasons for Biden Not to Run? — Count Them

Vice President Joe Biden may see “no obvious reason” for not seeking the top job at the White House, as he told CNN, yet across the country one imagines millions of Democrats screaming back at their TV sets: “Hillary Clinton.” There are...

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Representative Barbara Lee, a Democrat from California, at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Representative Barbara Lee, a Democrat from California, at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Barbara Lee: Anti-Poverty Agenda Ripe

Rep. Barbara Lee, the California Democrat whose home town of Oakland has “blocks and blocks of vacant homes,” says it’s high time to revive that “war on poverty” that Lyndon Johnson declared 50 years ago. And in the pursuit of...

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Former President Bill Clinton swears in incoming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall on Jan. 1, 2014.

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Former President Bill Clinton swears in incoming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall on Jan. 1, 2014.

Clintons: Economic Inequality 2016-Style

In the end, it’s always about Bill Clinton. Or in this case, perhaps, Hillary Clinton. As the former secretary of state, senator from New York and first lady eyes a possible — make that expected — presidential campaign in 2016,...

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An activist holds a poster of President Barack Obama as he blocks traffic on in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 5, 2013, during a protest.

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An activist holds a poster of President Barack Obama as he blocks traffic on in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 5, 2013, during a protest.

Obama Job Ratings Drop into Bush Territory in Poll

The year 2013 hasn’t been kind to President Barack Obama, who finished with approval ratings that match those of his predecessor, George W. Bush. Just 41 percent of Americans approved of Obama’s performance as president in a CNN/ORC International survey...

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro during the official memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium on Dec. 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Obama-Castro Handshake Courtesy – Of No Import: Radio Mambi Crowd

Updated at 10:10, 10:43 and 11:03 am EST A handshake is just a handshake. Still, it’s enough to set off the most fervent opponents of one partner, or the other. President Barack Obama shook Cuban President Raul Castro’s hand today...

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President Barack Obama gives a speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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President Barack Obama gives a speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Obama Honors Mandela: ‘Giant of History’

What a history. In a place where one American president attempted to block sanctions against an Apartheid-enforcing government, the sitting American president came to honor the departed liberator of that once-segregated nation and its first black president. So stood the...

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