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Free health screenings in Los Angeles.

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Free health screenings in Los Angeles.

Voters Buy Tax-Talk in Health Care

A majority of voters consider President Barack Obama’s health-care law to be a tax increase, leaving the White House to defend an election-year vow not to raise levies on the middle class, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. By a margin...

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President Barack Obama with supporters in Beaver, Pennsylvania.

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President Barack Obama with supporters in Beaver, Pennsylvania.

Single Women: Obama, Two to One

President Barack Obama leads presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney among voters with the help of a 2-1 advantage among single women, a Quinnipiac University poll shows. The survey released today shows Obama with 46 percent support nationwide, Romney with 43...

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A supporter hugs President Barack Obama in Tampa, Florida.

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A supporter hugs President Barack Obama in Tampa, Florida.

Obama Leads in Florida, Ohio, Penn

President Barack Obama holds an edge over presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the critical election battleground states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, a Quinnipiac University poll shows. Obama leads Romney by 9 percentage points in Ohio, 6 points in...

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A Washington Nationals Bryce Harper fan during a game against the New York Mets on June 7, 2012 at Nationals Park in Washington.

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A Washington Nationals Bryce Harper fan during a game against the New York Mets on June 7, 2012 at Nationals Park in Washington.

Harry Reid to Reporter: ‘That’s a Clown Question, Bro’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid got laughs at his press conference today when he knocked down a reporter’s question by quoting Washington Nationals player Bryce Harper: “That’s a clown question, bro.” Reid had been asked about Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s earlier statement that...

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President Barack Obama with former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush as they unveil their official portraits on May 31, 2012, in the East Room at the White House.

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President Barack Obama with former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush as they unveil their official portraits on May 31, 2012, in the East Room at the White House.

Obama Likes Bush’s Sports Package . . . And His Words?

The presidents’ club is a small one and tradition dictates a gracious reception when a predecessor comes back to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. There may also be a traditional speech, judging from comments that...

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