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A woman takes a selfie as President Barack Obama's helicopter lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House on June 26, 2014.

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A woman takes a selfie as President Barack Obama's helicopter lifts off from the South Lawn of the White House on June 26, 2014.

Obama’s Approval Slump: Elders and Women Driving it Down

It’s not only the support that President Barack Obama is losing that should concern his party heading into the midterm congressional elections. It’s whose support he’s losing. Below the surface of the latest measure of the president’s job approval today,...

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A bricklayer moves scaffolding at a construction site for single-family townhouses in Glenview, Illinois.

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A bricklayer moves scaffolding at a construction site for single-family townhouses in Glenview, Illinois.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 28%

That’s the share of public construction as a share of total construction. The Census Bureau reports $953.5 billion in construction was put in place in the U.S. in April, and $267 billion of that was spent by governments. The survey...

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Brides and grooms participate in a group Valentine's day wedding in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Brides and grooms participate in a group Valentine's day wedding in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Americans Marry Older, and Sooner — Huh?

Americans are marrying older than they have since the 1950′s — while actually marrying earlier in life. How is that possible? Two words: life expectancy. In 1890, the average man did not marry until age 26, according to the Census...

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Fans of both teams visit Super Bowl Boulevard in New York on Jan. 30.

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Fans of both teams visit Super Bowl Boulevard in New York on Jan. 30.

Super Bowl Rivals Almost Exactly Equal in Size (Population Wise)

Whether Super Bowl XLVIII will be a close game remains to be seen. What is known is that Seattle and Denver are two pretty evenly matched cities, population wise. As it’s prone to do for special events, the U.S. Census...

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President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, center left, leave the home in Inez, Ky., of Tom Fletcher, a father of eight who told Johnson he'd been out of work for nearly two years, in this April 24, 1964, file photo.

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President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, center left, leave the home in Inez, Ky., of Tom Fletcher, a father of eight who told Johnson he'd been out of work for nearly two years, in this April 24, 1964, file photo.

War on Poverty Remembered

“Daddy was a conservative,” said Lynda Johnson Robb, LBJ’s daughter, at a congressional commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his “War on Poverty” at the Capitol Visitor Center this morning. “He wasn’t for handouts, he was for hand ups,” she...

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A 'tent city' in Camden, New Jersey. Camden has at least three 'tent cities,' where many of the homeless in the Southern New Jersey region live.

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A 'tent city' in Camden, New Jersey. Camden has at least three 'tent cities,' where many of the homeless in the Southern New Jersey region live.

American Spells of Poverty Continue, 50 Years into Johnson’s ‘War’

While progress has been made since President Lyndon Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty” 50 years ago, the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression has made economic hardship more commonplace in recent years, according to a Census Bureau...

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The crowd outside the Capitol during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013

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The crowd outside the Capitol during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 317,297,938

That’s the Census Bureau’s projection of the U.S. population as of New Year’s Day 2014. “This represents an increase of 2,218,622, or 0.7 percent, from New Year’s Day 2013,” the Census Bureau said in a release yesterday. “In January 2014,...

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