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Bessent: Can Republicans and Democrats come together on immigration reform?

The Capitol Dome silhouetted against the rising sun

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For the first time in a decade Congress is poised to take a high dive into the politics of immigration this week. Usually Washington waits until a problem becomes a crisis before taking the plunge. Not this time.

The situation with illegal immigration has actually gotten better. Border security has been beefed up dramatically in recent years. With the United States economy weak and the one...

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Gorman: Women can't let glass ceiling turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, speaks at

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Gender equality. The glass ceiling. The terms aren’t new, but finding ways to tackle the issue are constantly coming out.

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, is a proponent of finding a balance between work and home to solve the problem. In "Lean In," a book about women in the workplace, Sandberg argues that to break the glass ceiling, we need to take a top-down...

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