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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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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) gives a tour of the U.S. Captiol to a group of constituents from Clear Lake, Iowa, in Statuary Hall on Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) gives a tour of the U.S. Captiol to a group of constituents from Clear Lake, Iowa, in Statuary Hall on Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Braley v Grassley: Trial Lawyer’s `Farmer’ Slap Starts Iowa Brushfire, Prompts Apology

Updated at 4:15 pm EDT After decades of consolidation in the agriculture industry, there aren’t nearly as many Iowa farmers as there once were. Still, virtually everyone in the state has family or professional ties to farmers and the rural...

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A delegate holds a sign at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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A delegate holds a sign at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Republican Pollster: ‘Stop Doing Stupid Things With Latinos’

Republican pollster Glen Bolger has some advice for how his party can begin the “road to recovery” with the growing bloc of Hispanic voters. “We’ve got to stop saying and doing stupid things with Latinos,” Bolger said at a panel...

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Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization, at the CPAC Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Trump: No Percentage for Republicans in Aiding Immigrants

Billionaire Donald Trump told the Republican Party’s base gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference that they stand to gain little if the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are eventually allowed to become citizens and vote. “You...

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Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by linebacker Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 17, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

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Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by linebacker Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 17, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

If Broncos Wear Red and Seahawks Blue, You’ll Know Why

Super Bowl opponents Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are rivals in the political arena as well. Seattle owner Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft Corp., backed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president in 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics,...

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David H. Koch, executive vice president at Koch Industries Inc.

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David H. Koch, executive vice president at Koch Industries Inc.

Koch Brothers’ $300-Million Friday

The Koch Brothers, two of the richest people in the world, grew $300 million richer on Friday, by the measure of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Charles and David Koch, worth a combined $100.4 billion, gained $300 million on Friday. http://t.co/7V3C8fb9Hg...

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Melissa Harris-Perry

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Melissa Harris-Perry

MSNBC Host’s Romney Apology: Rough Run of Remorse

In its cleanest form, Cable TV means never having to say you’re sorry. Yet in the political world, one cable news outlet has been breeding apologies lately. MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry apologized today for making fun of Mitt Romney’s black grandson,...

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People try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a kiosk setup at the Mall of Americas on Dec. 22, 2013 in Miami.

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People try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a kiosk setup at the Mall of Americas on Dec. 22, 2013 in Miami.

Health-Care Law Support Hits New Low, Poll Shows

Support for President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law has reached its nadir, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released today. The survey shows 62 percent of Americans opposing the law, the highest total since CNN began polling on the issue...

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Mitt Romney makes a concession speech in Boston on Nov. 7, 2012.

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Mitt Romney makes a concession speech in Boston on Nov. 7, 2012.

Netflix Releases ‘Mitt’ Documentary Trailer

A candidate’s reaction to election-night defeat is one of any political junkie’s favorite topics of speculation. Today, anyone still wondering about Mitt Romney can give their imaginations a break. Netflix released the trailer for “Mitt,” a 90-minute documentary that follows the...

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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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