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  • Congress coming back, must act to avoid shutdown Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign.

  • Christie tests overseas diplomacy with Mexico trip Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    Chris Christie is multitasking in Mexico, officially talking trade as he gets some foreign policy schooling should he decide to run for president in 2016.. Christie spends his first day meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Tony Wayne, and Sandra Fuentes, the Consul General of Mexico in New York, who helped to plan the trip.

  • Aug 20- Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party- backed candidates. The Republican nominee to replace him is Gary Palmer, a fund raiser for a conservative think tank in Alabama who is backed by the anti-tax group Club for Growth.

  • But I feel like I'm changing one or two minds here or there, "said Felice Pete, a nurse anesthetist and a member of the state party's Black Advisory Board. The swing state, one of 11 where the Republican National Committee has hired staff to reach black voters, hosts one of the country's most important Senate races in November's midterm elections.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- The U.S. Supreme Court has opened up a new front in the battle over corporate rights by ruling that family-owned and other closely held corporations can mount religious objections to government action.

  • May 23- Troubled U.S. lobbying giant Patton Boggs avoided a financial cliff on Friday when a larger law firm agreed to acquire many of its partners and its name, which for decades was synonymous with influence in Washington, D.C..

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, May 21- The scandal over a made-up study that badly disrupted traffic at the George Washington Bridge may not be New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's biggest problem after all.

  • Morning Six-Pack: What we're reading Monday Monday, 12 May 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Happy Monday and welcome to another wild and woolly week on Wall Street.

  • Breaking with GOP, Romney backs minimum wage hike Friday, 9 May 2014 | 11:27 AM ET
    Mitt Romney

    Romney is the third high-profile Republican in the past two weeks to say that resistance to a minimum wage hike is hurting the GOP's brand—NBC News.

  • Increasing access to Medicaid, the government-run insurance program for the poor, and mandating that everyone have health insurance were the two centerpieces of Massachusetts' healthcare reform.

  • The basher is back: Mitt Romney nemesis writes book Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    Randy Johnson, a longtime critic of Mitt Romney and Bain.

    Randy Johnson, who lost his job in the 1990s because of Mitt Romney's Bain Capital, has written a book about Romney. What it means.

  • Bain Capital raises $7.3 bln for flagship fund -sources Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    April 17- Bain Capital LLC has raised $7.3 billion from investors and its dealmakers for its next flagship fund, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, underscoring the favorable fundraising environment for established private equity firms.

  • Supreme Court ruling that struck down the overall cap on federal election contributions is sending ripples across American politics, as states have begun backing away from their own restrictions on donations and lawyers are forecasting a new wave of challenges to campaign finance laws nationwide.

  • April 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of campaign finance law by allowing wealthy donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.

  • BOSTON, March 20- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley remains well ahead of her nearest Democratic primary opponent and a Republican contender in the state's race for governor, according to a poll released on Thursday.

  • Hubbard: 'We still have a health-care problem'     Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    The slowdown in health spending does not indicate that "we're out of the woods," said Glenn Hubbard, one-time advisor to Mitt Romney and George W. Bush.

  • Obamacare Inc: Allies urge White House to tap CEO Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.

  • A surprising group stands in way of income equality Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation's income inequality.

  • Gov. Walker calls Obamacare an 'abysmal failure' Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 1:40 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said the president made a promise that he could not keep.

  • Why Geithner chose low-profile Warburg-Pincus Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner had offers from some of the biggest firms on Wall Street. So why did he choose a low-key equity firm?