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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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Florida Democratic Congressional candidate Alex Sink talks with supporters at the opening of her campaign office in Clearwater, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2013

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Florida Democratic Congressional candidate Alex Sink talks with supporters at the opening of her campaign office in Clearwater, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2013

Pelosi, Hoyer Help Florida Democrat Sink Raise $1.1 Million for House

Florida Democrat Alex Sink has raised more than $1 million in her bid for a vacant House seat, outpacing three Republicans seeking to oppose her in a politically competitive Tampa Bay-area district ahead of a key March special election. Sink,...

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Job seekers in San Francisco.

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Job seekers in San Francisco.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1.3 Million

The failure of Congress to extend unemployment benefits means 1.3 million Americans will lose jobless aid beginning tomorrow. House Republicans refused to come up with the estimated $26 billion over two years to extend the program unless the money came from...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, in Washington, D.C.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, in Washington, D.C.

Reid to Redskins: Hail to Anything Else

The most powerful man in the Senate is the latest in a string of high-ranking politicians telling Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the team’s name. “We live in a society where you can’t denigrate a race of people....

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12, 2013.

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 78%

That’s the share of U.S. House members who voted yesterday to back a budget agreement that passed. It’s the first “bipartisan federal budget in four years,” a deal that would “ease $63 billion in automatic spending cuts and avert another...

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Director Steven Spielberg (center), and the director of photography Janusz Kaminski (right) on set of "Lincoln."

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Director Steven Spielberg (center), and the director of photography Janusz Kaminski (right) on set of "Lincoln."

Spielberg on Lincoln: Living ‘In Two Directions’

Steven Spielberg worked on his award-winning film, “Lincoln,” at the National Archives. He returned last night as an honoree — on the anniversary of Lincoln’s delivery of The Gettysburg Address. Yet it wasn’t only Lincoln on everyone’s minds here — Jaws,...

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