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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker discusses a new initiative to promote exports on Jan. 9, 2014.

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker discusses a new initiative to promote exports on Jan. 9, 2014.

Pritzker Practices Alphabet on Detroit

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker served Detroit a helping of Washington’s alphabet soup today, introducing the city to wonky acronyms like TPP, TPA and T-TIP as she seeks to sell President Barack Obama’s proposed trade deals. “Together, these agreements that are...

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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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Shipping containers bound for the U.S. from Asia pass through the Suez Canal in Egypt.

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Shipping containers bound for the U.S. from Asia pass through the Suez Canal in Egypt.

Pacific Trade Talks: 2014 Issue Now

Trade ministers from 12 nations working toward a Pacific-region accord today in Singapore acknowledged it’s not possible to reach a deal by the end of the year as had been hoped — which a handful of Democrats and some of...

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Emergency crews help injured passengers after Metro-North train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station on Dec. 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

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Emergency crews help injured passengers after Metro-North train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station on Dec. 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

NTSB: First Rule of Accident Club

The National Transportation Safety Board isn’t exactly one of Washington’s most powerful agencies. That becomes clear in the number of its recommendations that regulators ignore. One thing it can control is how its investigations are conducted. First rule of the...

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Detroit is struggling with over 78,000 abandoned homes across 140 square miles and double-digit unemployment.

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Detroit is struggling with over 78,000 abandoned homes across 140 square miles and double-digit unemployment.

AFSCME Makes Detroit Look GIF-y

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is spelling out the consequences of Detroit’s record bankruptcy filing through the simplest means possible — GIFs and memes. Using short clips from movies and TV shows including “Austin Powers,” “Arrested...

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New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at a political forum in New York City.

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New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at a political forum in New York City.

De Blasio ‘Unburdened’ by Unions Embraces Family in NYC Race

Bill de Blasio’s road to New York’s City Hall got a little bumpy last week when his failure to win endorsements from teachers and municipal workers prompted him to boast he’d be “unburdened” should he win the Democratic mayoral nomination...

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Jeffrey Katzenberg, the co-founder of Dreamworks SKG, during an  International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg, the co-founder of Dreamworks SKG, during an International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Unions, Katzenberg Help Senate Democratic Super-PAC Raise $3 Mln

The super-political action committee working to defend the Democratic Senate majority raised more than $3 million this year from donors including labor unions and business executives. Senate Majority PAC raised $3.04 million from Jan. 1 to July 15 and had...

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