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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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Former President George W. Bush shows three fingers for "W" as his wife and  former first lady Laura Bush after the opening ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

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Former President George W. Bush shows three fingers for "W" as his wife and former first lady Laura Bush after the opening ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Bush is Back: Positive Polling

George W. Bush is back. In positive territory, that is. Barely. Not since 2005, the folks at Gallup say, have  more Americans held a positive view of the 43rd president than those who had a negative view. Not until now:...

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Pedestrians carry shopping bags on Fifth Avenue in New York.

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Pedestrians carry shopping bags on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Americans Critical of Economic Stewardship — Though Less So

The grades are still low, but they’re better than last year. While Washington policy makers are being blamed for sequestration and the budget impasse, Americans this year are registering improving confidence in their leaders’ ability to “do or to recommend...

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Palestinian militants of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades stand guard on the roof of a building in the West Bank village of Saair on February 25, 2013 during the funeral of Arafat Jaradat, an inmate who died in an Israeli prison.

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Palestinian militants of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades stand guard on the roof of a building in the West Bank village of Saair on February 25, 2013 during the funeral of Arafat Jaradat, an inmate who died in an Israeli prison.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 48

That’s the percentage of Americans who favor putting more pressure on Palestinians than the Israelis amid the stalled Middle East peace process, according to Gallup. That compared with 25 percent who said the U.S. should put more pressure on the...

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