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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 11

Updated at 7:12 through 4:30 pm EDT With reporting on “Political Capital” program interviews by Jonathan Salant Getting there, slowly: “Discussions are still ongoing with the White House,,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said this afternoon, as the...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

Shutdown Journal: Day 9

Updated at 7:37 am through 4:39 pm EDT With contributions from Jonathan D. Salant and John McCormick House Republican and Senate Democratic leaders are open to a short-term increase in the debt limit, according to   congressional aides of both...

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Protesters demonstrate in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013, urging congress to end the federal government shutdown.

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Protesters demonstrate in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013, urging congress to end the federal government shutdown.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: -32

That’s Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index for Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Gallup’s index, which is based on Americans’ assessments of current economic conditions and perceptions of whether the economy is getting better or worse, fell 13 points from minus 19 on...

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The Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

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The Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 57%

That’s the share of Americans who want lawmakers who share their views to compromise on a budget plan to avert a government shutdown, according to a Pew Research Center survey. That compares with 33 percent of Americans who want similarly-minded...

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People demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington against US intervention in Syria on September 7, 2013.

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People demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington against US intervention in Syria on September 7, 2013.

American Confidence in Government: Four-Decade Low

There could be a reason many Americans are turning inward, as President Barack Obama makes a case for enforcing international norms of humanity on another foreign front. The trust that Americans place in the federal government’s ability to handle international...

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport in Sweden on September 5, 2013 en route to St. Petersburg to attend the G20 summit.

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport in Sweden on September 5, 2013 en route to St. Petersburg to attend the G20 summit.

Will Obama Act on His Own in Syria? Word of the U.S. ‘Vital Currency’

Amid growing signs that President Barack Obama may not win the approval from Congress that he is seeking for a military strike against Syria, the increasingly important question is: Will he act on his own? The president and has advisers...

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Delegate Antonia Gonzalez of Seattle, Wash., wears a Latinos for Obama hat during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Delegate Antonia Gonzalez of Seattle, Wash., wears a Latinos for Obama hat during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Obama’s Hispanic Support: Open?

This is one of the reasons Republican leaders are worried about not passing the comprehensive immigration bill that President Barack Obama wants. Hispanic support for the job Obama is doing as president has never fallen below an average of 49...

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks out at the audience with Vice President Joe Biden at the end of the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks out at the audience with Vice President Joe Biden at the end of the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

Obama’s Clock: Fast-Forward to 2016

How early is too early? This morning, we’re told that “political allies of Vice President Joe Biden have concluded that he can win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination — even if Hillary Clinton enters the contest.” So says the Journal....

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Speaker of the House John Boehner stands next to a printed version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during a news conference on Capitol Hill on May 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner stands next to a printed version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during a news conference on Capitol Hill on May 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Health-Care Job Impact Hot Air?

Business lobbyists gripe that the new health care law has depressed job growth as small employers avoid hiring caps that could force them to buy insurance. While trade groups have offered plenty anecdotal evidence to justify their discontent, the data...

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