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A job seeker at the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego.

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A job seeker at the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego.

Veterans Seeking Capitol Hill Work Gain Their Own Caucus

Congress repeatedly has urged employers to do more to hire veterans — even creating an “I Hire Veterans” initiative through the bipartisan Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus in 2012. The campaign encouraged private businesses and lawmakers to display an “I Hire...

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden at a reception for Enda Kenny, Ireland's prime minister, at the White House on March 20, 2012.

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph "Joe" Biden at a reception for Enda Kenny, Ireland's prime minister, at the White House on March 20, 2012.

O’bama’s Biden to UBS Group CEO: ‘Glad One of Us Made Good’

It’s that time of year when everyone is Irish — especially the Irish American. And Joe Biden, for one, is proud to say so. “To be an Irishman is to be nostalgic about the future,” the vice president said at...

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A security guard stands next to the Twitter Inc. logo in the lobby of JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York.

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A security guard stands next to the Twitter Inc. logo in the lobby of JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York.

Ethics Panel to Congress: Stay Away from Twitter IPO

As the frenzy over Twitter Inc.’s initial public offering continues, U.S. lawmakers have been issued a warning: Sit this one out. The House Ethics Committee warned in a memo to lawmakers and congressional staff yesterday that participating in the IPO may...

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A tourist takes cover underneath an umbrella while snapping a photo of the U.S. Capitol as snow and rain falls on March 6, 2013.

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A tourist takes cover underneath an umbrella while snapping a photo of the U.S. Capitol as snow and rain falls on March 6, 2013.

Obama Heading to the Hill Next Week

First it’s dinner with Republican senators at a Washington hotel. That’s on President Barack Obama’s calendar this evening. Then it’s meetings at the Capitol with members of both parties. That’s on the calendar for next week. “The President will travel to...

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U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner makes a statement to the media at the U.S. Capitol.

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U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner makes a statement to the media at the U.S. Capitol.

Boehner’s Wardrobe Predicts Fiscal Cliff Progress

For anyone interested in how the fiscal cliff talks are going to unfold on a given day, here’s some free advice: Stake-out Speaker John Boehner’s Capitol Hill apartment right around dawn. First, bring a coat, and introduce yourself to his...

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Construction continues on the platform being built on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in preparation for the inauguration ceremony of incoming President Barack Obama on Dec. 4, 2008.

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Construction continues on the platform being built on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in preparation for the inauguration ceremony of incoming President Barack Obama on Dec. 4, 2008.

Washington Daybook: First Nail

From the Jefferson Bible to the candy desk to the bean soup served in the cafeteria, Congress loves its traditions. Today, leaders from both the House and Senate take part in an especially appropriate one with less than seven weeks...

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Hearing.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Hearing.

White House Stands Down — No Recess App’ts While Congress Out

The White House has agreed not to issue recess appointments to any of President Barack Obama’s nominees between now and Sept. 10 while Congress is out of session, according to an aide to the Senate’s top Republican. “They agreed not...

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