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U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House.

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U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House.

Obama ‘Worst’ Since WW II: Poll

It’s widely recognized, at this point, that President Barack Obama’s public approval ratings are in a slump. His job approval stands at 41 percent in the latest Gallup track (with 53 percent disapproval, a phenomenon colloquially known as “underwater.”) He...

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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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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 22%

About 22 percent of registered voters say most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected. That compares with 72 percent of respondents who say most federal lawmakers don’t deserve re-election, according to a Gallup poll conducted April 24-30. About 50 percent...

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Vice President Joe Biden laughs with Marion Mims, right, after giving her a kiss as she took his order upon sitting down with Judy Dorsett, left, and Tarri Johnson, right, at Mary Mac's Tea Room, on March 4, 2014, in Atlanta.

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Vice President Joe Biden laughs with Marion Mims, right, after giving her a kiss as she took his order upon sitting down with Judy Dorsett, left, and Tarri Johnson, right, at Mary Mac's Tea Room, on March 4, 2014, in Atlanta.

Biden’s Bid for Women Voters — Men Lost to Republicans?

Joe Biden has been wise to violence against women for a long time now. Just as Bill Clinton, whose wife may be gearing up for a presidential campaign in 2016, has reminded everyone this week that he was aboard the...

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Pope Francis tries to catch a white rose thrown by a pilgrim as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's square on March 26, 2014 at the Vatican.

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Pope Francis tries to catch a white rose thrown by a pilgrim as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's square on March 26, 2014 at the Vatican.

Obama 42, Francis 76: Gallup Poll

This is hardly a level playing field: As President Barack Obama prepares to call on Pope Francis at the Vatican tomorrow morning, the pontiff’s approval ratings are soaring back in the U.S. of A. Three-quarters of all Americans surveyed hold...

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U.S. President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony with Francois Hollande, France's president, in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony with Francois Hollande, France's president, in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama’s Standing on World Stage — Diminished in American Eyes: Gallup

The leader of the free world has lost some luster in the eyes of the rest of the world — the way Americans here at home see it. Back in 2009, when President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize...

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) with Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), right, and House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) during a news briefing after a House Republican Conference meeting on Jan. 14, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) with Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), right, and House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) during a news briefing after a House Republican Conference meeting on Jan. 14, 2014 on Capitol Hill.

McMorris Rodgers to Deliver Republican Response to Obama

Updated at 4:05 pm EST When President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, the top-ranking woman in Congress, will deliver her party’s response. She’s been...

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Former Arkansas governor and FOX new personality Mike Huckabee signs copies of his book at the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference.

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Former Arkansas governor and FOX new personality Mike Huckabee signs copies of his book at the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference.

Huckabee’s Female ‘Libido’ Line ‘Offensive’ to Women: White House

Updated at 3:42 pm EST Mike Huckabee was trying to argue that Democrats have narrowcast women as only caring about issues related to birth control as he spoke today to members of the Republican National Committee in Washington. It ended...

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A woman walks past a homeless man as temperatures dipped into the single digits on Jan. 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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A woman walks past a homeless man as temperatures dipped into the single digits on Jan. 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Americans See Income Gap Growing

Getting ahead is getting harder. That’s what a growing share of Americans say, according to a Gallup poll showing a solid majority somewhat or very dissatisfied with income and wealth disparity in the U.S. As President Barack Obama attempts to...

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