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President Barack Obama gives a speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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President Barack Obama gives a speech during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Obama Honors Mandela: ‘Giant of History’

What a history. In a place where one American president attempted to block sanctions against an Apartheid-enforcing government, the sitting American president came to honor the departed liberator of that once-segregated nation and its first black president. So stood the...

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Baker on Iran: ‘Don’t Lose a Damn Thing by Talking’

James Baker, former secretary of state for one president and secretary of the treasury and chief of staff for another, says European leaders shouldn’t be surprised by allegations of American espionage. Recalling his time as the chief U.S. diplomat for...

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Alexander Hamilton, the U.S.'s first Treasury secretary, at left here on the ten dollar bill.

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Alexander Hamilton, the U.S.'s first Treasury secretary, at left here on the ten dollar bill.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 75

That’s how many Treasury secretaries have served the nation since the office was established in 1789. President Barack Obama today will nominate White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to succeed Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols first...

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