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Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, eight, with a U.S. Border Patrol agent recording family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.

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Salvadorian immigrant Stefany Marjorie, eight, with a U.S. Border Patrol agent recording family information on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas.

Refugee Children: Humanitarian Challenge or Border Problem

Slowly, perhaps, political leaders around the United States are coming to understand the influx of more than 50,000 children from Central America as the humanitarian crisis which it is, as opposed to another sign of perennial border problems. “The influx...

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Barack Obama, candidate for the United States Senate, Illinois, delivers his keynote speech to the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, on July 27, 2004.

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Barack Obama, candidate for the United States Senate, Illinois, delivers his keynote speech to the second session of the Democratic National Convention in Boston, on July 27, 2004.

Obama’s Debut, Ten Years After — ‘I’m LeBron, baby!’

Even for Barack Obama, July 27, 2004, was a remarkable day. Ten years ago this Sunday, that’s when Obama moved from being an obscure Illinois state senator to a rising Democratic star who would win the presidency just four years...

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, left, poses for a "selfie" with President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, left, poses for a "selfie" with President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Red Sox: Selfies with Papi

Known for their colorful clubhouse, the Boston Red Sox didn’t hold anything back at the White House today celebrating the team’s 2013 World Series championship. Outfielder Jonny Gomes wore an American-flag inspired blazer, and David “Big Papi” Ortiz interrupted the...

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Job seekers speak with representatives at the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego on Feb. 27, 2014.

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Job seekers speak with representatives at the Recruit Military veteran job fair in San Diego on Feb. 27, 2014.

Yellen: Meaning of ‘Some Time?’ — ‘Indirect Pushback’ Seen

It depends on what the meaning of  “some time” is. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen got everyone’s attention — meaning the stock markets — when she said at a press conference on March 19 that the Fed might start raising...

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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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Job recruiter Pedro Gonzalez, right, speaks to Daniel Laminitis during the Choice Career Fair in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Job recruiter Pedro Gonzalez, right, speaks to Daniel Laminitis during the Choice Career Fair in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 2.6%

With unemployment down to 6.6 percent nationally — as reported in the Labor Department’s latest January survey — the overview obscures the range of joblessness measured around the country. Bloomberg’s Alex Tanzi has tallied the numbers by Federal Reserve District,...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets supporters, after winning a second term, at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets supporters, after winning a second term, at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

Christie One of Three-Ring Circus: Democratic Definitions Ahead of 2016

Democrats are trying to diminish the significance of Gov. Chris Christie’s overwhelming re-election victory this week in New Jersey as they seek to define the Republican ahead of a potential 2016 presidential bid. Some question whether he could even win...

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