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Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-ME, arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on November 15, 2012.

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Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-ME, arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on November 15, 2012.

Snowe: Finding ‘Common Ground’

Olympia Snowe, the moderate Maine Republican who retired from the Senate five months ago, already is out with a book detailing some changes she would make to curb the partisanship and polarization she says have consumed Congress. In “Fighting for...

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Maine independent Senate candidate Angus King speaks at a news conference in Brunswick, Maine.

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Maine independent Senate candidate Angus King speaks at a news conference in Brunswick, Maine.

Angus King’s Recipe for Congress: No Budget, No Salary

Angus King thinks the U.S. Senate has no concept of time. In his newest Senate campaign commercial, the independent ex-governor of Maine holds up a clock that reads 8:00, telling viewers that the half of the Senate would read it...

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Sen. Olympia Snowe in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Olympia Snowe in Washington, DC.

Snowe Voices Frustration With Congress’ Early Recess Idea

Let’s assume Senate Democrats can work with their Republican colleagues to pull off a six-month stopgap measure to keep the federal government operating past Oct. 1. If they kick that can down that road, Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois...

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Marissa Mayer leads a discussion during an IdeasLab session during the WEF Annual Meeting.

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Marissa Mayer leads a discussion during an IdeasLab session during the WEF Annual Meeting.

Yahoo! CEO Mayer an Obama Donor

Marissa Mayer, who becomes chief executive officer of Yahoo! Inc. today, was an early financial backer of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Mayer, who’s leaving her job as a Google Inc. vice president, made the maximum $35,800 donation to Obama...

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Sen. Olympia Snowe gets a kiss from her husband, Jock McKernan, following her speech at the Maine Republican Convention in Augusta.

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Sen. Olympia Snowe gets a kiss from her husband, Jock McKernan, following her speech at the Maine Republican Convention in Augusta.

Congressional Exit Interview: To Tell the Truth

The directions were clear: Leave the cliches and bromides aside. And they did. Last night’s congressional “Exit Interview,” sponsored by Bloomberg Businessweek, featured four retiring lawmakers in a panel discussion: Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Representative Gary Ackerman...

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