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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Begich Ad: Drill, Baby, Drill

Sen. Mark Begich, an Alaska Democrat seeking re-election, appears in a campaign ad to tout his efforts to secure oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean over bureaucratic resistance from agencies and people including “national Democrats and the White House.” “For...

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama watch children participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama watch children participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Egg Roll: Where the Wild Things Are

For about 45 minutes today, President Barack Obama set aside the worries of Ukraine and Russia and played with kids on the South Lawn of the White House. The president, joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, yelled “way to go,”...

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A pro-Russia activist hangs a flag of the so-called 'People's Republic of Donetsk' on the regional administration building seized by separatists as armed men in military fatigues guard the premises in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 21, 2014.

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A pro-Russia activist hangs a flag of the so-called 'People's Republic of Donetsk' on the regional administration building seized by separatists as armed men in military fatigues guard the premises in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 21, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $27.1 Billion

Russia’s 19 richest men have lost a combined $27.1 billion of wealth this year, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Vladimir Lisin, chairman and largest shareholder of Novolipetsk Steel, has lost $3.9 billion from his net worth. Alisher Usmanov, who...

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Jose Villanueva, left, and Doraisy Avila sit look at a pricing plan available from the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

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Jose Villanueva, left, and Doraisy Avila sit look at a pricing plan available from the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 35%

About 35 percent of Americans who signed up for health coverage through Obamacare’s federal exchanges are under 35 years old, according to the White House. About 28 percent are between 18 and 34 years old. The share of younger people who signed...

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William S. Cohen

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William S. Cohen

Jeb Bush Has Winning, `Broad-Based’ Appeal: Cohen

Bill Cohen has played with both sides of the aisle. The Republican former defense secretary for President Bill Clinton served three terms each in the House and Senate. And the way he sees it, Florida’s Jeb Bush has the best...

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Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other administration officials meet with health insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on April 17, 2014.

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Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other administration officials meet with health insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on April 17, 2014.

Obamacare’s Valleys and Hills: Obama on a Hilltop Today

The Obama administration “botched” the Oct. 1 roll-out of the “Obamacare” website. That was the president’s verb. The health-care exchanges opened under the law enrolled 7 million people by the March 31 deadline, meeting expectations. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin greets U.S. President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on Sept. 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin greets U.S. President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on Sept. 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Putin: Obama ‘A Decent Man’

Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Barack Obama don’t always see eye to soul, yet Putin says he’s pretty confident Obama would save him if he were drowning. The Russian leader held court on Russian TV today, talking about...

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Elizabeth Warren in Washington, D.C.

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Elizabeth Warren in Washington, D.C.

Warren Report: Made Obama ‘Nervous’

President Barack Obama once told Elizabeth Warren, creator of the consumer protection agency, that she was making Wall Street bankers and Senate Republicans “very nervous.” So writes Warren, the first female senator from Massachusetts, in a memoir recounting many things...

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