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First Street is powered by CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications. CQ Press is the leading publisher of books, directories, and web products on American politics, government, elections, current events, and world affairs.With a growing focus on digital content and delivery, CQ Press products specialize in U.S. government information, legal affairs and global politics. Based in Washington, D.C., CQ Press is an imprint of SAGE, an international publisher of journals, books and electronic media for academic, educational and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers and students spanning a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences and science, technology and medicine. SAGE has offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington D.C


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