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President Barack Obama pauses during remarks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 24, 2013.

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President Barack Obama pauses during remarks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 24, 2013.

Obama’s ‘Tanking’ Approval — Where, Actually, is the Floor?

“Tanks.” That’s a hard word for a president’s approval rating. That’s the headline at the newly designed MSNBC this morning. Bold and arresting — like the president’s poll numbers. President Barack Obama’s job approval has reached an all-time low in...

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Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), left, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) leave a Republican Senate caucus meeting at the Capitol on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), left, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) leave a Republican Senate caucus meeting at the Capitol on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Cheney vs. Enzi: Tall, Fishy Tales

Of all the tall tales: Dick Cheney wants this known about Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi’s claim that he and the former vice president and congressman from Wyoming are fishing buddies. “Never happened,” Cheney said today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The...

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Alec and Hilaria Baldwin at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

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Alec and Hilaria Baldwin at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

Alec Baldwin, Yoga and Wife’s Words for Boehner: ‘Stand on Head’

If yoga is transformative, it could offer a prescription for political leaders in stalemate. Alec Baldwin and his new wife, Hilaria, were the masters of ceremonies at last night’s $1,000-per-ticket gala for “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” an exhibition opening...

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Lorena Ramirez, of Arlington, Virginia, holds up an American flag during a rally in support of immigration reform, in Washington, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Lorena Ramirez, of Arlington, Virginia, holds up an American flag during a rally in support of immigration reform, in Washington, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Immigration Next: Old-Fashioned Way, Jeb Bush Recommends

Next up: Immigration. Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, brother of one president, son of another and the one serious-minded Republican who probably won’t run for the White House in 2016, says it’s time for Congress to get serious about immigration....

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry on the sidelines of the Republican Party's State Party Convention in Anaheim, California, on October 4, 2013.

Perry PAC Airing D.C. Gridlock Ads

The political action committee promoting Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s economic agenda as he ponders a 2016 bid for the presidency is airing ads criticizing gridlock in Washington while promoting governors of Republican-led states. “Conservative governors are reforming taxes and regulations,...

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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 7

Updated at 7:47 am through 3:34 pm EDT With Michael C. Bender reporting on Newt Gingrich on Bloomberg Radio, Margaret Talev from the White House, and Kathleen Hunter from Congress Could the president be winning the short-term blame game? Three answers:...

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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Countdown to Shutdown: Launched

Updated from 9 am Sept. 30 through 12:10 am Oct. 1 EDT With Margaret Talev reporting from the White House, Laura Litvan from Capitol Hill Midnight arrived without any apparent hope of a compromise in the budget stalemate that brought...

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) looks at a countdown timer for a possible government shutdown as he attends a news conference with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on September 26, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) looks at a countdown timer for a possible government shutdown as he attends a news conference with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on September 26, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Countdown to Shutdown: 4 Days

Updated at 8:43, 8:57 and 11:07 am, 1:20, 2:15, 2:58, 3:52 and 3:58 pm EDT With Amanda Gordon of Bloomberg Muse reporting on a senator’s night out.  It was B-Day (for Budget) in the Senate. It will soon be D-Day...

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Seen on a television screen in the Senate Press Gallery, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the seventh hour of his filibuster on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Sept. 24, 2013.

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Seen on a television screen in the Senate Press Gallery, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the seventh hour of his filibuster on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Sept. 24, 2013.

Countdown to Shutdown: 6 Days

Updated at 8:28, 10:55 ,11:48 am, 1:41 and 2:33 pm EDT Can we talk? Ted Cruz can, and he did for nearly 20 hours. With six working days left — including the weekend — until the deadline for averting a...

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