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International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, left,  with The Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein at the Kennedy Center Spring Gala on May 4, 2014.

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International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, left, with The Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein at the Kennedy Center Spring Gala on May 4, 2014.

Private Equity: Humankind’s ‘Highest Calling’ — OK, Joke

“Washingtonians are indefatigable,” says David Rubenstein, founder of The Carlyle Group and a major donor to civic and artistic causes in the nation’s capital. Especially when it comes to partying. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and House Minority...

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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

Photograph by Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

Obama Welcomes ‘Stubborn Women’ to Night of White House Soul Music

After another hard week, President Barack Obama found some unusual words of encouragement last night from Patti LaBelle. “Baby, you’ve got swag!” she told him, praising his “class” and “elegance.” In kelly green and with a sleek bob, LaBelle joined...

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, right, listens during a Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) meeting at the U.S. Treasury with Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 9, 2013.

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Jacob "Jack" Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, right, listens during a Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) meeting at the U.S. Treasury with Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 9, 2013.

Lew: ‘Moral Obligation’ for Force as ‘Last Option’ in Iran

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was speaking of the “moral obligation to reserve force as a last option” in the international bid to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weaponry. “Any CEO, general counsel or business person who thinks now may be...

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Carlyle Group co-founder and Magna Carta owner David Rubenstein, right, and Archivist of the U.S. David Ferriero, unveil the 1297 Magna Carta in its new state-of-the-art encasement at the National Archives in Washington.

Photograph by Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

Carlyle Group co-founder and Magna Carta owner David Rubenstein, right, and Archivist of the U.S. David Ferriero, unveil the 1297 Magna Carta in its new state-of-the-art encasement at the National Archives in Washington.

Rubenstein: ‘How’d You Look at 800?’

Billionaire and Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein showed off one of his prized possessions today: His copy of the Magna Carta from 1297. “For 800 years old, it looks pretty good,” he said. “Imagine how you would look if you...

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David Rubenstein, co-chief executive officer of Carlyle Group LP.

Photograph by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

David Rubenstein, co-chief executive officer of Carlyle Group LP.

Rubenstein: Markets Expect No Cliff

Written with Jason Kelly What would David Rubenstein do? That was the question posed to the private-equity tycoon and former Carter administration policy wonk today in Washington, as the town stares down a so-called fiscal cliff that, if breached, would...

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