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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway in the U.S. Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway in the U.S. Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 6

That’s the number of broadcast television and cable news interviews that President Barack Obama will conduct today. On the eve of his nationally televised address tomorrow to make his case for a “limited’ and “proportional” military strike against Syria for...

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A protester holds a sign reading, 'Rubio: Don't Oppose Family Unity', as she joins with others in front of Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-FL) office on May 22, 2013 in Doral, Florida.

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A protester holds a sign reading, 'Rubio: Don't Oppose Family Unity', as she joins with others in front of Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-FL) office on May 22, 2013 in Doral, Florida.

Republican ‘Death Spiral:’ Life-and-Breathless Immigration Debate

There’s a lot of death talk surrounding immigration reform. Will the bill itself, hailed as the magical medicine for the revival of the Republican Party, die in the Republican-run House? Will passage of the bill kill the chances of any...

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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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An adult daycare center in Novato, California.

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An adult daycare center in Novato, California.

Obama: Debt No ‘Immediate Crisis’ — CBO: ‘Serious Consequences’

“We don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt,” President Barack Obama said, during a discussion of the federal deficit and budget talks with Congress in an interview aired today by ABC News’ “Good Morning America.”’ “In fact,” the president...

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Elementary school kids pose for a picture in front of the White House on March 8, 2013. Their class had the last tour of the day.

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Elementary school kids pose for a picture in front of the White House on March 8, 2013. Their class had the last tour of the day.

Obama Asks Secret Service to Let Schoolkids in for White House Tours

In Washington, the time-honored threat of the impact of government budget cuts has centered on closing the Washington Monument. The obelisk on the National Mall is already closed, however — thanks to repairs underway following the 2011 earthquake centered in...

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An NRA supporter in Des Moines.

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An NRA supporter in Des Moines.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 47

That’s the percentage of House members who received funding from the National Rifle Association’s political committee in their most recent race, according to the Sunlight Foundation. The NRA, which has 4 million members, probably will oppose a package of proposals...

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

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Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured two years ago when a gunman opened fired in Tucson, Arizona, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly talk to Diane Sawyer about the need for changes in gun control laws and greater awareness of mental health issues on Jan. 5, 2013 in New York City.

Tucson Two Years Later, Newtown: `Whose Child Has to Die Next?’

Two years after the Tucson, Arizona, shootings that critically injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, she and her husband are adding their voices to a movement for gun control. Big-city mayors are marking the anniversary with a TV ad tailored for...

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, observes a moment of silence during a wreath-laying ceremony ahead of the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) in Perth, Australia.

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, observes a moment of silence during a wreath-laying ceremony ahead of the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) in Perth, Australia.

Hillary Clinton: `Don’t Believe… That’s Something I Will Do Again’

Read my lips — Hillary Clinton’s response to the idea of running for president again. “I’ve said I really don’t believe that that’s something I will do again,” she says in an interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters. “I am so...

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Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner at the Capitol for meeting with Congressional leaders on Nov. 29, 2012.

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Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner at the Capitol for meeting with Congressional leaders on Nov. 29, 2012.

Geithner’s `Full Ginsburg:’ Sunday

Tim Geithner, secretary of the treasury, is performing a “Full Ginsburg” this weekend. That’s the colloquial term for what the point-man in the Obama administration’s fiscal cliff talks will achieve Sunday morning, when he appears on ABC’s “This Week,” CBS’s...

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