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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wait for Romney to make his concession speech on Nov. 7, 2012.

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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wait for Romney to make his concession speech on Nov. 7, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 48-43

By a margin of 48 to 43 percent, voters say Republicans would do a better job than Democrats dealing with the economy. The economy is the most important issue to voters, with 89 percent of registered voters rating it as...

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Paul Paucar (L-R), Homero Paucar, Giovanny Paucar and Ivonne Cucalon sit with, Jessica Adames, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

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Paul Paucar (L-R), Homero Paucar, Giovanny Paucar and Ivonne Cucalon sit with, Jessica Adames, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 53%

About 53 percent of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul four years after he signed it into law. That compares with 41 percent who approve of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a Pew Research...

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The 2013 State of the Union address.

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The 2013 State of the Union address.

State of the Union: Questions of Confidence

If there is one palpable state of the union heading into President Barack Obama’s annual address before a joint session of Congress, that state is great uncertainty. More pointedly, a lack of confidence in leadership of all stripes. Just 37...

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A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on Nov. 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California.

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A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on Nov. 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California.

Obamacare: Mission ‘In Progress’

“Mission Accomplished.” It can be a treacherous declaration, in the political sphere, if it’s proven wrong. Today, the healthcare.gov website that is supposed to serve as the Internet portal to health insurance for millions of Americans lacking it can accommodate...

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U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) walks to the House Chamber for a vote on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) walks to the House Chamber for a vote on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Boehner: Obamacare More of a Problem than a Solution

Updated at 10:18 am EDT The war on Obamacare goes on: With word about September’s employment gains out this morning — word delayed by the 16-day partial government shutdown over a Republican bid to block the president’s health-care program —...

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Call operators answer phones on the first day of Obamacare at an eHealthInsurance Services Inc. call center in Sacramento, California, on Oct. 1 2013.

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Call operators answer phones on the first day of Obamacare at an eHealthInsurance Services Inc. call center in Sacramento, California, on Oct. 1 2013.

Fed Beige Book: ‘Uncertainty’ — Obamacare Cited by Businesses

The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, in which the 12 regional banks periodically take the pulse of how businesses in their districts are faring, is full of “uncertainty.” The word shows up 17 times in today’s report, the same amount as...

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The U.S. Capitol is reflected in a puddle next to the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2013.

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The U.S. Capitol is reflected in a puddle next to the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Day 16

Updated at 9:55 am through 11 pm EDT Come on back to work, the White House says. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said after congressional approval of a fiscal deal ending the 16-day partial...

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

Shutdown: Day One

Updated at 9:39 am through 5:53 pm EDT With David Lerman reporting from the Pentagon  The House’s Republicans have come up with another non-starter in the stalled budget talks with the Democratic-run Senate. The White House says President Barack Obama...

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A heavy mist inundates the viewing area at Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park in California.

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A heavy mist inundates the viewing area at Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park in California.

Countdown to Shutdown: 5 Days

Updated at 8:50 and 11 am and 3:40 pm EDT With Sam Kussin-Shoptaw reporting from the Senate  Pigs may not fly, but planes will. That’s if the federal government is forced to “shut down” as a result of the brinkmanship...

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc.

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc.

Koch-Allied Americans for Prosperity Launches Ad Against Obamacare

Updated at 4:18 pm EDT Americans for Prosperity, the nonprofit with ties to billionaire energy executives Charles and David Koch, is spending $3 million on advertising in six states to oppose President Barack Obama’s new health-care law. The ad features an...

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