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President Barack Obama waves to guests as he walks across the South Lawn before leaving the White House on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama waves to guests as he walks across the South Lawn before leaving the White House on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Floor, Party’s Midterm Wall: 40 as the New 50

For some time now, in the daily tracking of presidential job approval at the Gallup Poll, President Barack Obama has run as low as 39 and 40 percent in the public’s measure. The president’s approval ratings hit that trough in...

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OFA: ‘A Lot of Crap’ in Health-Care Ads – ‘Whacky’ as ‘Uncle Sam’

Let’s talk about those health-care ads, President Barack Obama and allies are saying now. “Let’s face it, it’s been a little political, this whole Obama-care thing.” the president said at a forum of the Clinton Global Initiative with former President...

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Job seekers speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan on March 6, 2013 in New York City.

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Job seekers speak to representatives of employers at a job fair at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan on March 6, 2013 in New York City.

Slow Job Growth: Political Season Open

In the midst of more robust — albeit less than dazzling — winter job gains, the addition of 88,000 in March arrives as a sobering reminder of how tough the slog is for a recovering American economy. What else does...

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President Barack Obama departs the White House on Feb. 4, 2013 to Minneapolis to tout his gun control proposals.

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President Barack Obama departs the White House on Feb. 4, 2013 to Minneapolis to tout his gun control proposals.

Obama’s $5,000 Shotgun Real McCoy, Wrong Question in Gun Control Debate?

  The release of the White House photo showing President Barack Obama shooting skeet at Camp David comes two days before Obama travels to Minneapolis to promote his agenda for curbing gun violence, following the Dec. 14 shootings of 20...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand on the edge of Lake Michigan to view the skyline of their home town, Chicago.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand on the edge of Lake Michigan to view the skyline of their home town, Chicago.

Obama: ‘My Story’ Impossible Elsewhere

President Barack Obama often has spoken of his improbable tale. He has written of  “The Audacity of Hope,” and his first campaign manager has written of the “Audacity to Win.” Yet today, the second-term White House is waxing simply nostalgic....

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"We’re going to have clarity tonight,” says David Plouffe, Obama's chief election strategist.

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"We’re going to have clarity tonight,” says David Plouffe, Obama's chief election strategist.

Obama’s Plouffe: `Clarity Tonight’

“Our sense is, we’re going to have clarity tonight,” says David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s chief election strategist.Plouffe, architect of the president’s first election campaign and a senior adviser in the re-election effort, predicts a fairly even break of the...

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White House Senior adviser David Plouffe walking to Air Force One for a trip west for the first presidential debate.

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White House Senior adviser David Plouffe walking to Air Force One for a trip west for the first presidential debate.

Plouffe Suggests `Grain of Salt’ with Romney’s 47-Percent Cleanup

As Republican Mitt Romney works to put his remark about 47 percent of Americans as “victims” of government dependency behind him, the Obama campaign is intent on keeping them in front of him. “He said these remarks five months ago,”...

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White House senior adviser David Plouffe speaks to reporters after the Presidential Debate between  President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012.

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White House senior adviser David Plouffe speaks to reporters after the Presidential Debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012.

Romney’s Comeback: Plouffe’s Nightmare — Florida, Ohio Get Ready

There’s nothing like a comeback story. The Obama campaign, working to spin away Republican Mitt Romney’s perceived success in the first presidential debate last night, suggests that reporters have been waiting for a turnaround in fortunes. “I think some of...

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Whiten House Senior Adviser David Plouffe, right, outside President Barack Obama's bus at a campaign stop in Morrison, Ill., on Aug. 17, 2011.

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Whiten House Senior Adviser David Plouffe, right, outside President Barack Obama's bus at a campaign stop in Morrison, Ill., on Aug. 17, 2011.

David Plouffe: The Audacity to Eat

David Plouffe may not eat for another week. President Barack Obama’s painfully thin White House senior adviser and 2008 campaign manager, who’s on board for Obama’s three-day Iowa bus tour, was among a group of presidential and campaign aides who stayed...

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