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Voting stickers in Athens, Ohio, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Voting stickers in Athens, Ohio, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Republicans More Likely to Vote: Democratic Strategists

Two leading Democratic political strategists are warning the party this year  that it is dangerously behind in one of the most fundamental chores of electoral politics: Convincing supporters it’s worth their while to vote. Democrats are now 7 percentage points...

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US President Barack Obama with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as they pose for a family picture with other world leaders, ministers and heads of international organizations on the second day of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on March 25, 2014.

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US President Barack Obama with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as they pose for a family picture with other world leaders, ministers and heads of international organizations on the second day of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on March 25, 2014.

Obama: Winning Back World’s Trust

Almost a year after Edward Snowden first disclosed widespread U.S. surveillance of global telephone and Internet communication, the civil liberties concerns the revelations raised in Europe still dog President Barack Obama here. The international leaders Obama met with during a...

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Volunteer Tony Hausner, left, assists an enrollee arriving to a health insurance education and enrollment event in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Dec. 7, 2013.

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Volunteer Tony Hausner, left, assists an enrollee arriving to a health insurance education and enrollment event in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Dec. 7, 2013.

Obamacare Deploys Martial Artist, ‘My Drunk Kitchen’ Chef

Updated at 11:20 am EST Backers of Obamacare, looking to build interest among young people, have hit on a new way of selling health insurance: An endorsement from a mixed martial arts fighter who has bragged about the taste of...

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Lon Finkelstein, CFO of Vermont Tent Company, speaks in South Burlington, Vt., about trying to figure out how many employees the company would need to provide health coverage for under the new health care law.

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Lon Finkelstein, CFO of Vermont Tent Company, speaks in South Burlington, Vt., about trying to figure out how many employees the company would need to provide health coverage for under the new health care law.

Health Care Mandate Delayed for Employers

Businesses won’t be penalized next year if they don’t provide workers health insurance after the Obama administration decided to delay a key requirement under its health-care law, two administration officials said. The decision will come in regulatory guidance to be...

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President John F. Kennedy shot skeet at Camp David, shown here with David Niven and The Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in 1963. Camp David Photo.President John F. Kennedy shot skeet at Camp David, shown here with David Niven and The Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in 1963.

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President John F. Kennedy shot skeet at Camp David, shown here with David Niven and The Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in 1963. Camp David Photo.President John F. Kennedy shot skeet at Camp David, shown here with David Niven and The Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in 1963.

Obama Shoots Skeet at Camp David — and Has Advice for the NCAA

President Barack Obama, seeking a ban on assault weapons, says he shoots skeet “all the time” at Camp David. Obama told The New Republic magazine in an interview that at the presidential retreat in Maryland’s wooded Catoctin Mountains “we do...

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Supporters of President Barack Obama celebrate as they watch voting results on Nov. 6, 2012 in Chicago.

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Supporters of President Barack Obama celebrate as they watch voting results on Nov. 6, 2012 in Chicago.

Obama Re-Elected President with Electoral College Defeat of Romney

Barack Obama, the post-partisan candidate of hope who became the first black U.S. president, won re-election by overcoming four years of economic discontent with a mix of political populism and electoral math. (Obama’s defeat of Republican Mitt Romney, as reported...

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An attendee displays her shirt during a campaign event for President Barack Obama at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., on Oct. 11, 2012.

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An attendee displays her shirt during a campaign event for President Barack Obama at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., on Oct. 11, 2012.

Obama Campaign in Role Reversal Questions Swing State Poll Results

President Barack Obama’s campaign isn’t letting a new poll showing Republican Mitt Romney surging to a four-percentage-point lead in a dozen battleground states go unanswered.The USA Today/Gallup Poll of Swing States had barely been released when a memo from President Barack...

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President Barack Obama in Arlington, Virginia.

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President Barack Obama in Arlington, Virginia.

Obama’s Book Explanation Doesn’t Reflect Plan

President Barack Obama misrepresented the majority recommendation of the bipartisan deficit commission he appointed in an interview the president gave to journalist Bob Woodward for a book released today. Obama is quoted in “The Price of Politics” telling the famed...

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Workers at a construction site in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

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Workers at a construction site in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Favorable Jobs Omen for Obama

President Barack Obama heads into his marquee convention speech tonight with more than just the nationally televised blessing of his economic record that former President Bill Clinton provided last night. This morning, a closely watched private report offered a favorable...

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Mitt Romney is given a tour by Google Vice President Jim Lecinski at the Google Chicago headquarters.

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Mitt Romney is given a tour by Google Vice President Jim Lecinski at the Google Chicago headquarters.

Romney Adviser Criticizes ‘Phony’ Google Antitrust Probe

Charlie Black, a veteran Republican strategist and adviser to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, criticized “phony antitrust suits” at an event co-sponsored by Google Inc., a lobbying client whose competitive practices are under U.S. investigation. “Phony antitrust suits that are...

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