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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., at the 11th CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014.

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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., at the 11th CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo on Feb. 24, 2014.

Harry Reid’s ‘One-Party State’

Sometimes stories simply clash. The collision of these two reverberates: – Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader from Nevada, says of the campaign contributions of the billionaire casino magnate and Republican mega-donor in Las Vegas in an interview with...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), left, during a stop of the 'Give America a Raise' bus tour, at the U.S. Capitol on April 3, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), left, during a stop of the 'Give America a Raise' bus tour, at the U.S. Capitol on April 3, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Minimum Wage: Paying for It

For all the reluctance of Republican leaders to talk about raising the federal minimum wage, Sen. Chuck Schumer, third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, suggests a compromise is possible. It may cost the senator’s party, however. In the inimitable ways of...

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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter in Yangon on April 5, 2013.

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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter in Yangon on April 5, 2013.

Jimmy Carter: No Obama Contact

It won’t be a Full Ginsburg. Yet Jimmy Carter,  the 39th president of the U.S., will make be making some national talk show rounds over the weekend and Monday. Carter, who turns 90 this year, campaigned as a Washington outsider,...

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People take 'selfies' in front of a painting by British street artist Banksy on Oct. 24, 2013 in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.

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People take 'selfies' in front of a painting by British street artist Banksy on Oct. 24, 2013 in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.

Millennials Come of Age: Optimistic, Independent, Diverse and Digital

The millennials have come of age. And these are not your father’s voters. Fully half of those people now ranging in age from 18 to 33 consider themselves politically independent and “are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion,” the...

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A Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

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A Choice Career Fairs job fair in Arlington, Virginia.

Six Republicans Help Advance Unemployment Benefits in Senate

Updated at 10:25, 11:11, 111:20 am and 1:45 pm EST Five votes. That’s what the Democrats in the Senate said they needed from Republicans this morning for a delayed vote on the extension of unemployment benefits for more than 1...

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Television personalities Si Robertson, left, Willie Robertson and Phil Robertson from A&E Television Networks LLC's "Duck Dynasty."

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Television personalities Si Robertson, left, Willie Robertson and Phil Robertson from A&E Television Networks LLC's "Duck Dynasty."

Duck Dynasty’s Christmas ‘Culture War:’ Tests of Tolerance

Developments in the Duck Dynasty political correction have been moving so swiftly that we have been unable to keep up with it all. Thanks to Joel Achenbach, the esteemed expert on how things work, for explaining what the saga of...

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