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Andres Cuartas, left, sits with Mercedes Mujica, an agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as he purchases a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

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Andres Cuartas, left, sits with Mercedes Mujica, an agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as he purchases a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

Obamacare Views: ‘So Predictable’

“I knew it all along. You’re so predictable. I knew something would go wrong (something’s always wrong) . So you don’t have to call or say anything at all. You’re so predictable (so predictable).” – Good Charlotte We’ve seen it...

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Employees assemble components of a Jeep Cherokee at the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Plant in Ohio on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

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Employees assemble components of a Jeep Cherokee at the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Plant in Ohio on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

Job Market Looking Up — After Bottoming Out: Gallup

“I’ve been down so very damn long that it looks like up to me.” – The Doors Considering that, just a few years ago, only eight percent of Americans surveyed said it looked like a good time to find a...

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, arrives to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing chaired by Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, in Washington, D.C., in this May 23, 2012 file photo.

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, arrives to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing chaired by Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, in Washington, D.C., in this May 23, 2012 file photo.

Kerry’s Rising Ratings Still Trailing Clinton, Rice and Powell: Gallup

Even in a dangerous world, it turns out, being secretary of state may be good for you. John Kerry ran for president and lost. Now 55 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the secretary of state roving from...

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during their annual visit with U.S. military families on Christmas Day at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Dec. 25, 2013

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during their annual visit with U.S. military families on Christmas Day at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Dec. 25, 2013

Obama Gains Five Points on Vacation — Will Republicans Work it Off?

Call it holiday cheer. Call it a standard deviation. Or a case of absence making hearts grow fonder. Whatever it is, President Barack Obama has picked up five points in public approval since he’s gone away to Hawaii for a...

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Volunteers for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Carissa Valdez, right, and Vanessa Trujillo, left, leave campaign headquarters to register new voters while they canvass a heavily Latino shopping plaza in Phoenix.

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Volunteers for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Carissa Valdez, right, and Vanessa Trujillo, left, leave campaign headquarters to register new voters while they canvass a heavily Latino shopping plaza in Phoenix.

Obama’s Eroded Hispanic Support Worse Than Any Other Group’s

President Barack Obama won re-election with an overwhelming share of the fast-growing Hispanic vote. His 71 percent victory over Republican Mitt Romney was a near-record in the Hispanic community, and it left Republican leaders wondering how to reclaim their ground...

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Janelle Arevalo, right, an insurance agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, makes a house call to sign up Sandra Berrios for an insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 14, 2013 in Miami.

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Janelle Arevalo, right, an insurance agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, makes a house call to sign up Sandra Berrios for an insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on Nov. 14, 2013 in Miami.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 56%

That’s the share of Americans who say it’s not the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health-care coverage, according to Gallup. In the survey, conducted Nov. 7-10, 86 percent of Republicans, 55 percent of independents...

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Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the chamber's No. 2 Democrat, is among the Democratic senators pressing for an increase in the federal minimum wage. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the chamber's No. 2 Democrat, is among the Democratic senators pressing for an increase in the federal minimum wage. Photo by J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

Raise Minimum Wage to $9/Hr: 76%

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. It’s been that since 2007. Meanwhile, 21 states and the District of Columbia have set higher minimums for their workers. As Democrats in Washington push for an increase, more than three quarters of...

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President Barack Obama pauses during remarks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 24, 2013.

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President Barack Obama pauses during remarks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 24, 2013.

Obama’s ‘Tanking’ Approval — Where, Actually, is the Floor?

“Tanks.” That’s a hard word for a president’s approval rating. That’s the headline at the newly designed MSNBC this morning. Bold and arresting — like the president’s poll numbers. President Barack Obama’s job approval has reached an all-time low in...

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Fishing guide Captain Steve Friedman, second left, along with his family, Kristine Friedman, left, Benjamin Friedman, right, and friend Sam Kaufman participate in a floating protest asking the U.S. government to stop the shutdown and open the Everglades National Park on October 9, 2013 in Islamorada, Florida.

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Fishing guide Captain Steve Friedman, second left, along with his family, Kristine Friedman, left, Benjamin Friedman, right, and friend Sam Kaufman participate in a floating protest asking the U.S. government to stop the shutdown and open the Everglades National Park on October 9, 2013 in Islamorada, Florida.

Republicans at Record Low: Gallup Poll

The budgetary standoff in Washington appears to be taking a toll on the Republican Party, with the Gallup poll reporting that the party’s favorability rating has sunk to a record low. Just 28 percent of Americans rate Republicans favorably, the...

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