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A program before former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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A program before former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s Journey: Doing What it Takes, Whether Running or Not

Jeb Bush is doing what someone running for president does. That doesn’t mean he is running for president. All he offers today is a simple e-smile. The former two-term Florida governor is on the road this week and next raising...

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Senator Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada and Senate majority leader, center, leaves a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., and members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

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Senator Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada and Senate majority leader, center, leaves a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., and members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

Reid Helps Senate Democrats Beat Republicans in Fundraising

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sent $250,000 in campaign funds last month to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the campaign group working to defend the Nevada Democrat’s 54-member majority in the 2014 election. The donation helped the DSCC top the...

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The California High-Speed Rail station in San Jose, California, is seen in this artist rendering released to the media on Feb. 14, 2011.

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The California High-Speed Rail station in San Jose, California, is seen in this artist rendering released to the media on Feb. 14, 2011.

Bullet Train to Nowhere: Reid at Wheel

The notion of building a bullet train through the desert from California to Las Vegas — so hot a few years ago that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid became the kingmaker of which of two projects might win U.S. funding...

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Senator Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, center, plays a Neil Young song on his Apple Inc. iPhone at a news conference sponsored by the National Farmers Union (NFU) with Tom Buis, chief executive officer of Growth Energy, left, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The news conference highlighted the importance of passing a five-year, comprehensive farm bill this year and how the Renewable Fuel Standard federal program creates jobs, reduces greenhouse gasses, and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.

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Senator Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, center, plays a Neil Young song on his Apple Inc. iPhone at a news conference sponsored by the National Farmers Union (NFU) with Tom Buis, chief executive officer of Growth Energy, left, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The news conference highlighted the importance of passing a five-year, comprehensive farm bill this year and how the Renewable Fuel Standard federal program creates jobs, reduces greenhouse gasses, and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.

Harry Reid: ‘Happy as a Lark’ — Reggae on the iPad, Too

“Are you happy?” Harry Reid was asked. “What do you mean?” the Senate majority leader from Nevada replied. “I like what I’m doing?” Yeah, like enjoying life, his home-state press explained. “I’m not having fun,” Reid told the Reno News...

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U.S. Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) greets young supporters during an election night watch party at The Venetian on November 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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U.S. Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) greets young supporters during an election night watch party at The Venetian on November 6, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Congressman’s Kid: Campaign Bounds

There’s no question that the reported homophobic and racist remarks of the 16-year-old son of Nevada Rep. Joe Heck are more than juvenile and offensive. Yet the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s attempts to hang them on the kid’s father heading...

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Undocumented Guatemalan immigrants are body searched before boarding a deportation flight to Guatemala City at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona.

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Undocumented Guatemalan immigrants are body searched before boarding a deportation flight to Guatemala City at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona.

Obama: ‘Genuine Desire’ on Immigration

President Barack Obama, calling the proposal for an immigration overhaul from a bipartisan group of senators “very much in line” with his own goals, says he sees “a genuine desire” in Congress to accomplish this soon. “The good news is...

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People attend an orientation class in filing up their application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

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People attend an orientation class in filing up their application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11.1 Million

That’s how many undocumented immigrants lived in the U.S. in March 2011, according to an estimate by the Pew Hispanic Center. That’s down from a peak of about 12 million in 2007, according to the center’s estimates. A bipartisan group...

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, seen speaking at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, is working with Senate Democrats on an immigration package.

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, seen speaking at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, is working with Senate Democrats on an immigration package.

Immigration: Obama, Senate Leaders Pushing Reforms at ‘Starting Gate’

Senate Democrats plan to put forward an immigration proposal next week, with President Barack Obama telling Hispanic lawmakers that he intends to push legislation as quickly as possible. Obama will begin a public campaign to build support for an immigration...

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