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President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at the Los Angeles International airport on July 23, 2014.

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President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at the Los Angeles International airport on July 23, 2014.

Obama’s Five-Point Party Pitch — Pelosi Suggests Stepping it Up

He may not be looking so great these days, President Barack Obama says, but the economy is looking up. The political picture in Washington remains bleaker, however, the president said in a pitch today to some of his party’s top...

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Jake Glaser and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary celebration where she was honored with the Congressional Global Champion Award. Jake is an EGPAF ambassador.

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Jake Glaser and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 25th Anniversary celebration where she was honored with the Congressional Global Champion Award. Jake is an EGPAF ambassador.

Pelosi’s Campaign Against AIDS

While last night’s primary election votes were coming in, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was focused on an issue that has been a trademark since entering Congress in 1987: Eliminating AIDS. “We were having two or three funerals a day,”...

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President Barack Obama at the White House.

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President Barack Obama at the White House.

Obama’s Obamacare Loop: ‘Endless’

To hear the president tell it, he is caught in an endless tape loop. “The debate now is about what? Benghazi? Obamacare?” President Barack Obama asked at a Democratic Party fundraiser in Maryland this evening, citing the two- and four-year-old...

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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, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act.

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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare ‘Surge’ Gets Rose Garden Treatment: 7 Million Enrolled in Six Months

Despite problems that Obamacare suffered “out of the starting gate,” President Barack Obama told a cheering audience in the Rose Garden today, 7.1 million people have signed up for coverage at the federal exchanges. “In these first six months, we’ve...

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President Barack Obama hugs Julie Chavez Rodriguez, White House Deputy Director of Public Engagement and granddaughter of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, before a screening of a movie at the White House, on March 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama hugs Julie Chavez Rodriguez, White House Deputy Director of Public Engagement and granddaughter of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, before a screening of a movie at the White House, on March 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama Welcomes Chavez Family at Screening: ‘DVD!’ They Correct

In front of an audience of the late Cesar Chavez’s family members and Hollywood glitterati, President Barack Obama hailed the labor leader’s legacy as part of what’s pushing him to get immigration overhauled. “If we stay united, things will happen,”...

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House Committee on Education and the Workforce Raning Member Rep. George Miller (D-CA) addresses supporters of the Head Start Program during a rally to call for an end to the partial federal government shut down and fund the comprehensive education, health and nutrition service for low-income children and their families outside the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 2, 2013.

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House Committee on Education and the Workforce Raning Member Rep. George Miller (D-CA) addresses supporters of the Head Start Program during a rally to call for an end to the partial federal government shut down and fund the comprehensive education, health and nutrition service for low-income children and their families outside the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 2, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 15

That’s how many current members of Congress have spent at least half their lives there. The list includes Rep. George Miller, a California Democrat who announced yesterday that the present 113th Congress will be his last. Miller, a close ally...

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