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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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Copies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's new book 'Hard Choices' at a book signing on June 10, 2014 in New York City.

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Copies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's new book 'Hard Choices' at a book signing on June 10, 2014 in New York City.

Clinton’s Damage Control: ‘Different’ Yet ‘Same’ as Many Americans

Hillary Clinton, promoting her “Hard Choices” memoir, already faces some damage control for comments about how hard-up she and former President Bill Clinton were leaving office. “We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” the...

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A delegate wears an elephant mascot temporary tattoo at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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A delegate wears an elephant mascot temporary tattoo at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Jones Day Draws Top Republican Lawyers from Patton Boggs

They are the silent operators crucial to both parties during every campaign cycle — the lawyers who handle a never-ending wave of legal and logistical questions facing candidates, committees and Super-PACs. So it matters when three of the premiere campaign...

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Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, waves before speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 2012.

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Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, waves before speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 2012.

Castro’s ‘Bootstraps’: American Dream

When Julian Castro delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention two years ago, he didn’t talk about his role as an Hispanic leader in American politics. He spoke of being “a young American, a proud American, of a...

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President Barack Obama shakes after delivering remarks on infrastructure at the Washington Irving Boat Club on May 14, 2014 in Tarrytown, New York.

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President Barack Obama shakes after delivering remarks on infrastructure at the Washington Irving Boat Club on May 14, 2014 in Tarrytown, New York.

Obama to NYC: ‘I Don’t Need 80% of the Vote Here’

President Barack Obama raised money for Senate Democrats yesterday in exceptionally friendly political terrain: New York City. Obama won 81 percent of the vote in the nation’s most populous city 18 months ago, the best showing by a presidential candidate...

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 30, 2012.

Jeb Bush, Catholic, Faith-Guided

When Jeb Bush converted to Catholicism nearly two decades ago — adopting the faith of his Mexican-born wife, Columba — he explained what primarily attracted him: The “sacraments of the Catholic Church, the timeless nature of the message of 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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