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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Walker’s ‘Midwestern Filter’ vs Christie, Cruz Inside DC

Written with Julie Hirschfeld Davis The way Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Sen.Ted Cruz see the ideal 2016 Republican presidential nominee, it sounds a lot like themselves. For Walker, 46, that means a candidate “with firm roots from outside...

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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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The Capitol is reflected in Washington.

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The Capitol is reflected in Washington.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 40

That’s the share of Americans who say that President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress will reach an agreement to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center and the Washington Post. Forty-nine percent...

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President Barack Obama in this file photo.

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President Barack Obama in this file photo.

Obama: `We Have the Potential of Getting a Deal Done’

President Barack Obama, voicing optimism about “getting a deal done” with Congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff looming at year’s end, acknowledged in an interview today that he won’t get “100 percent” of what he wants. It was the...

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

Private Equity’s Election Bounce?

Could all this madness actually be good for business? After enduring almost a year of attacks on private equity, one of its chief practitioners seems to think the industry could come out ahead when the November dust settles. Steve Schwarzman,...

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Rep. Paul Ryan during a rally at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, on September 22, 2012.

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Rep. Paul Ryan during a rally at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, on September 22, 2012.

Ryan: Romney Offering `Clear Choice’

Rep. Paul Ryan, who served on the Simpson-Bowles commission and voted against the chairmen’s plan for addressing the deficit, says he’d oppose it again today. The reason, he says, is it didn’t include reforms in health-care entitlement spending. “I want...

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Alec Poitevint speaks with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, right, during the Republican National Convention.

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Alec Poitevint speaks with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, right, during the Republican National Convention.

Barbour: Romney’s `Mistake’ — Should Acknowledge, Move On

While Mitt Romney still can defeat Barack Obama, he must shift the focus of the last six weeks of the race to the president’s “policies, the failures of those policies, and what Romney would do to get the country back...

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