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Elizabeth, left, and Mary Cheney attend the Republican National Convention in this 2004 file photo.

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Elizabeth, left, and Mary Cheney attend the Republican National Convention in this 2004 file photo.

Liz Cheney ‘Wrong Side of History:’ Mary Cheney

Liz Cheney, who is running for Congress, believes in traditional marriage. Her sister Mary is married to another woman. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney attempting to take the 2014 Republican nomination from sitting Sen. Mike Enzi of...

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No. 1 and No. 2: Bill Gates, left, Carlos Slim, right, in a Feb. 13, 2013, news conference announcing donations to Mexico's International  Maize and Wheat Improvement Center. Photo by Susanna Gonzalez / Bloomberg

No. 1 and No. 2: Bill Gates, left, Carlos Slim, right, in a Feb. 13, 2013, news conference announcing donations to Mexico's International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center. Photo by Susanna Gonzalez / Bloomberg

Rich Richer: Top-100 = $2.1 Trillion

It’s been a good year for the richest of the rich. The collective fortunes of the Top 100 billionaires have grown by $200 billion — reaching $2.1 trillion — since Bloomberg Markets published its inaugural list in December 2012. Mark Zuckerberg,...

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Supporters wave and applaud as a bus pulls away following a campaign stop from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Nov. 3, 2013, at Hot Dog Johnny's in in White Township, NJ.

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Supporters wave and applaud as a bus pulls away following a campaign stop from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Nov. 3, 2013, at Hot Dog Johnny's in in White Township, NJ.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 13.6

No Republican nominee for New Jersey governor has ever run more than 13.6 percentage points ahead of the party’s immediate past presidential nominee since the state began electing governors to four-year terms in 1949. Republican Gov. Chris Christie may exceed...

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Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster Inc. and managing partner of the Founders Fund, in Davos, Switzerland.

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Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster Inc. and managing partner of the Founders Fund, in Davos, Switzerland.

Napster-Facebook Billionaire Bankrolls Virginia’s Front-Runner: McAuliffe

There are no holds barred in Virginia fundraising. Ask Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic fundraiser extraordinaire on the verge of getting elected governor. The No. 1 contributor to McAuliffe’s campaign: Sean Parker, founder of Napster, first president of Facebook and an...

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Twitter Inc.

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Twitter Inc.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $40,000

That’s how much Twitter Inc. has spent so far trying to influence U.S. lawmakers, according to its first lobbying disclosure report, filed this week. The San Francisco-based microblogging service filed regulatory paperwork Oct. 3 for an initial public offering and...

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Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, left, talks to Nadeam Elshami, chief of staff for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 30, 2013.

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Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, left, talks to Nadeam Elshami, chief of staff for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 30, 2013.

Durbin Facebook Post on Republican Insult Disputed by White House

Written with Margaret Talev. Updated at 4 p.m. with Durbin response in sixth paragraph. The White House and congressional Republicans are disputing the second-ranking Senate Democrat’s contention that an unidentified Republican leader told President Barack Obama during a White House meeting,...

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., center, rides on the Senate subway with Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, left, following a meeting with members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C.

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., center, rides on the Senate subway with Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, left, following a meeting with members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C.

Booker’s Facebook Ties Going to Work for Him in Washington

The senator-elect who loves Twitter is turning to Facebook for help in Washington. Cory Booker, the 44-year-old mayor of Newark, New Jersey, waiting to be sworn in as the Senate’s newest member, is starting to fill staff positions on Capitol...

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A Hezbollah supporter covers his head with a poster of the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, and for the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the father of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

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A Hezbollah supporter covers his head with a poster of the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, and for the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the father of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

Ayatollah’s Granddaughter Answering to Parliament for Joke

When the granddaughter of the founder of Iran’s Islamic Revolution told a spicy joke on Facebook, the last thing she expected was to be hauled in front of the Parliament. That’s the fate that awaits Naeimeh Eshraghi, granddaughter of Ayatollah...

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference closing two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 16, 2013 in Geneva.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference closing two days of closed-door nuclear talks on October 16, 2013 in Geneva.

Facebook Diplomacy: Fighting Rumi with Whitman?

Facebook diplomacy between Iran and the U.S. is all the rage. First,  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denied that details of his country’s nuclear deal with world powers had been leaked in a Facebook post. An article in Washington-based...

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A supporter of Iranian hopeful conservative presidential candidate, Ali Akbar Velayati holds balloons in front of a poster of Islamic revolutions late founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Tehran, on June 12, 2013.

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A supporter of Iranian hopeful conservative presidential candidate, Ali Akbar Velayati holds balloons in front of a poster of Islamic revolutions late founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Tehran, on June 12, 2013.

Ayatollah’s Granddaughter Reins in Facebook After Joke Backfires

The granddaughter of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the Islamic Revolution, has created a media storm after writing a joke about the widows of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war and exposing deep rifts in society still dealing with the aftermath of...

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