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Eric Holder, U.S. attorney general, during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2014

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Eric Holder, U.S. attorney general, during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2014

Holder’s Acting Legal Counsel: Thompson

Attorney General Eric Holder has tapped a top aide to temporarily lead the Justice Department’s influential office that offers legal advice on everything from detention practices to drone strikes, the department says. Karl Thompson, who has served as a counselor...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets supporters, after winning a second term, at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greets supporters, after winning a second term, at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013.

Christie One of Three-Ring Circus: Democratic Definitions Ahead of 2016

Democrats are trying to diminish the significance of Gov. Chris Christie’s overwhelming re-election victory this week in New Jersey as they seek to define the Republican ahead of a potential 2016 presidential bid. Some question whether he could even win...

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, welcomes Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White before a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, welcomes Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White before a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Warren: ‘Not Running for President’

Add one more to the list of those no-way running for the White House in 2016. David Axelrod, who helped President Barack Obama get elected to the Senate and then the presidency, had Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachusetts and...

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David Axelrod, senior strategist for President Obama's re-election campaign, reflects on the 2012 contest during a public forum at the University of Chicago on Nov. 26, 2012.

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David Axelrod, senior strategist for President Obama's re-election campaign, reflects on the 2012 contest during a public forum at the University of Chicago on Nov. 26, 2012.

Axelrod Shares His Romney Campaign Surprises

David Axelrod didn’t have much praise for Mitt Romney’s campaign when asked last night what the Republican challenger and his aides did well in the 2012 presidential race. “They raised money well,” said Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s longtime political strategist....

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Job seekers fill out paperwork at the "Putting America Back To Work!" job fair in New York.

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Job seekers fill out paperwork at the "Putting America Back To Work!" job fair in New York.

Job Market Hollows Out in the Middle

“The U.S. labor market is becoming more sclerotic.” That’s the take of Harvard University Professor Lawrence Katz, a former chief economist at the U.S. Labor Department, who sees a major “hollowing out” of the middle of the job market. Americans...

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