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  • Freddie Mac posts $524M profit in 1Q; paying $746M dividend

    Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $524 million for the first quarter, down sharply from the same period of 2014, as it sustained losses on the investments it uses to hedge against swings in interest rates. The January-through-March...
  • Ron Wyden's lonely trade crusade

    WASHINGTON �� Disapproval trails Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden these days. Over the past few months, he's become the White House's chief congressional ally on free trade, helping President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and U.S....
  • Congress working to strengthen Freedom of Information Act

    President Barack Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving this critical goal. The House of Representatives and Senate are currently considering nearly identical...
  • Fiorina should focus her campaign on corporate experience

    The following editorial was written by Bloomberg News editors: No one doubts Carly Fiorina's toughness. Fiorina, who announced her campaign Monday for the Republican nomination for president, worked her way up from the secretarial pool to become...
  • Edwards, Van Hollen spar over Social Security, trade

    The two Democrats running for U.S. Senate in Maryland came out swinging in their first formal exchange Sunday, debating each other's commitment to Social Security, effectiveness in office and electability in next year's general election. In a feisty...
  • Senate candidate pitches willingness to work with other side

    Senate candidate pitches willingness to work with other side
    DEERFIELD BEACH — Appearing before political activists in Broward, the most liberal Democratic territory in Florida, U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy pitched himself as a pragmatist who is willing to cross the political aisle to talk to and work...
  • Obama to nominate Marines' leader as Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman

    Obama to nominate Marines' leader as Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman
    Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., who is commandant of the Marine Corps and has spent time as the top U.S. and NATO general in Afghanistan, will be nominated to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a White House official said Monday. If...
  • Obama unveils program to help young men and boys of color to succeed

    Obama unveils program to help young men and boys of color to succeed
    President Obama on Monday launched a private-sector program to promote opportunities for men and boys of color, decrying the “sense of unfairness and of powerlessness” that fuels such violent eruptions as the Baltimore riots and pledging to...
  • Analysis: Carly Fiorina's Silicon Valley story could boost or bust her presidential bid

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Carly Fiorina is as close as it gets to a Silicon Valley candidate for president. So why did the former Hewlett-Packard CEO move 2,400 miles across the country to leave her California story behind? It's a question Fiorina, who officially...
  • Democratic committee endorses Murphy for Rubio Senate seat

    The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes even as another Democratic...
  • Democratic presidential prospect offers Republican-sounding pitch in West Palm

    Democratic presidential prospect offers Republican-sounding pitch in West Palm
    WEST PALM BEACH — If Jim Webb runs for president, don't expect a warm and cuddly candidate. Don't expect easy-to-digest sound bites. And don't expect typical Democratic talking points. Instead, Democratic primary voters will get a candidate who...