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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a press briefing March 14, 2013 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a press briefing March 14, 2013 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

Boehner: Tax Talk ‘Over’

Updated at 11:30 am EDT House Speaker John Boehner has given at the office. And he’s not giving any more on taxes, he reasserted today. The Ohio Republican, in an interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz airing on “This Week”...

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Gun show goers look at various assault-style weapons at the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, Virginia.

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Gun show goers look at various assault-style weapons at the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, Virginia.

Background Checks for Gun-Buyers: Poll Finds Overwhelming Support

More than nine in 10 Americans favor mandatory background checks for purchases at gun shows,  according to a poll out today. The ABC News/Washington Post survey showed 91 percent supporting such checks, with 8 percent opposing them. Making illegal gun...

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Aviation ordnanceman practice color guard drills aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 15, 2013.

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Aviation ordnanceman practice color guard drills aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 15, 2013.

Most Cuts OK, Not Defense: Poll

The public apparently has little sympathy for complaints about the across-the-board cutting ordered in most discretionary federal spending. The public is more concerned, a poll shows, about the cuts in Defense spending. By a margin of 61 percent to 33...

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Attorney General Eric Holder during a news conference at the Justice Department in this file photo.

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Attorney General Eric Holder during a news conference at the Justice Department in this file photo.

Holder to Congress: No Respect

Attorney General Eric Holder has a message for the Republicans and Democrats who voted to hold him in contempt in 2012: You get no respect. Holder, who has never made a secret of his displeasure with the 255 lawmakers who...

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President Barack Obama walks to the White House, with just three days until the $85 billion in reductions for this year are scheduled to start.

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President Barack Obama walks to the White House, with just three days until the $85 billion in reductions for this year are scheduled to start.

Polls Backing Obama on Sequestration

Two surveys out today show Americans siding with President Barack Obama over congressional Republicans on how best to address the automatic spending cuts due to take effect March 1. A Washington Post/ABC News poll taken Feb. 20-24 showed 67 percent disapproving...

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Immigrants from the Dominican Republic wait to see an immigration lawyer on Jan. 31, 2013 in New York City. They were visiting the CUNY Citizenship Now Express Center, a non-profit that helps some 8,000 immigrants in the New York area navigate through the complicated process of acquiring U.S. Citizenship.

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Immigrants from the Dominican Republic wait to see an immigration lawyer on Jan. 31, 2013 in New York City. They were visiting the CUNY Citizenship Now Express Center, a non-profit that helps some 8,000 immigrants in the New York area navigate through the complicated process of acquiring U.S. Citizenship.

Path to Citizenship Supported: Poll Shows Obama-Immigration Support

Updated at 11:20 am EST As bipartisan groups of lawmakers in both the Senate and House craft proposals for revamping the nation’s immigration laws — including a potential path to citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants already...

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An attendee holds an American flag with an image of President Barack Obama before the start of the presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

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An attendee holds an American flag with an image of President Barack Obama before the start of the presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

Obama More Popular than Bush — Less than Clinton, Reagan, at Second Start

With 60 percent of Americans surveyed voicing a favorable view of President Barack Obama at the start of his second term, his popularity is at its highest since his first year in office, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll....

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An attendee looking at a Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. semi-automatic assault rifle for sale at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah, on Jan. 5, 2013.

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An attendee looking at a Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. semi-automatic assault rifle for sale at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah, on Jan. 5, 2013.

Gun Controls Approved in Polls — Difficult at Best in Congress

Most Americans hold a favorable view of the measures that President Barack Obama proposes for curbing gun violence in America, following the slaying of 20 first-grade children at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, last month. So shows the polling...

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton takes her seat on on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Jan. 23, 2013, prior to testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton takes her seat on on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Jan. 23, 2013, prior to testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Hillary Clinton Not Going ‘Gently From the World Stage’

Updated at 11:05 and 11:20 am EST Hillary Clinton is taking what could be her final public stage for a few years, today facing questions about what she knew and when she knew it about the attacks on the U.S....

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A student looks for a place to leave flowers at a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at the entrance of Newtown High School on Dec. 18, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

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A student looks for a place to leave flowers at a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at the entrance of Newtown High School on Dec. 18, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 47

That’s the percentage of Americans who said the Dec. 14 shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, “reflect broader problems in society,” according to a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Forty-four percent described the shootings instead...

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