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President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the wharf near the PortMiami tunnel project in Miami, Florida on March 29, 2013.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the wharf near the PortMiami tunnel project in Miami, Florida on March 29, 2013.

Obama: ‘Gaming the (Tax) System’

It’s a matter of “economic patriotism,” President Barack Obama says. Targeting the tax “inversions” that have enabled American companies to merge with firms offshore and benefit from the lower tax rates of foreign countries, the president called for an end...

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President Barack Obama gives a high-five to Jimmy Kimmel at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama gives a high-five to Jimmy Kimmel at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Date Scrubbed — Fundraising Goes On

President Barack Obama, who’s not shy about appearing on late-night talk shows, is going to bypass comedian Jimmy Kimmel, for now. The entertainment news website TMZ said yesterday that Obama would appear on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in Los Angeles while making a three-day,...

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U.S. Census worker, Monique Stence, (L) gives census bags to Sandra Gutierrez (C) and Maria Martinez as they blanket a neighborhood during the 'March to the Mailbox' effort on April 10, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

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U.S. Census worker, Monique Stence, (L) gives census bags to Sandra Gutierrez (C) and Maria Martinez as they blanket a neighborhood during the 'March to the Mailbox' effort on April 10, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 54,071,370

That’s the estimated Hispanic population of the U.S. as of July 1, 2013, or 17.1 percent of the nation’s estimated population of 316,128,839. The Census Bureau today released population estimates for each race group and Hispanics, age groups and both...

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Samantha Power speaks to members of the media while arriving at the United Nations (UN) for the first time as the United States Ambassador to the UN on August 5, 2013 in New York City.

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Samantha Power speaks to members of the media while arriving at the United Nations (UN) for the first time as the United States Ambassador to the UN on August 5, 2013 in New York City.

Samantha Power: #Whatmatters

If not us, who, if not us, when… This wasn’t a valedictorian’s speech. This was Samantha Power’s introduction as U.S. ambassador to the United Nationas, addressing a Fourth Estate Leadership Summit over the weekend, This was sponsored by the non-profit...

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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent checks the luggage of a passenger on May 2, 2011 at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida.

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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent checks the luggage of a passenger on May 2, 2011 at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida.

TSA: First Pat-Downs, Now Sticky Fingers? Inquiring Republicans Want to Know

Sometimes it’s not easy being the Transportation Security Administration. The furor over the idea of passengers armed with pocket knives has died down. It’s been a while since a celebrity or lawmaker tweeted about their overly aggressive pat-down and a...

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets Asian American supporters as he campaigns at Van Dyck park in Fairfax, Va., on Sept. 13, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets Asian American supporters as he campaigns at Van Dyck park in Fairfax, Va., on Sept. 13, 2012.

RNC’s Asian-American Outreach: Hires

Jeb Bush has called Asian-Americans the canary in the Republican Party’s coal mine. Look past the 71 percent of Hispanic voters who sided with President Barack Obama in November, the Florida Republican has suggested, and one will find the 74...

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Voters at a polling station in the garage of the Los Angeles County lifeguard headquarters on Nov. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles.

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Voters at a polling station in the garage of the Los Angeles County lifeguard headquarters on Nov. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 2,216,903

That’s how many votes President Barack Obama received in Los Angeles County, California, in the Nov. 6 election, or 70 percent of the total vote in the nation’s most populous county. The president won more votes in Los Angeles County...

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President Barack Obama chats with host Jay Leno during a break in the taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Oct. 24, 2012 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California.

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President Barack Obama chats with host Jay Leno during a break in the taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Oct. 24, 2012 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California.

Obama’s `Joy Ride,’ Tigers Pitch, Swing-State Hershey Bars: Jay Leno

When a president rides, it’s in an armored limousine. When he flies, it’s Air Force One. Yet President Barack Obama did get out for a little “joy ride” recently — taking a friend’s electric Chevy Volt for a spin. “That...

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