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David Jolly is interviewed after winning former congressman C.W. "Bill" Young's seat at on March 11, 2014.

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David Jolly is interviewed after winning former congressman C.W. "Bill" Young's seat at on March 11, 2014.

Florida: What Happened — ‘Amazing Grace?’ — Can’t Blame Turnout

Updated with White House reaction at 2:50 pm EDT That was a “big win” in Florida for the Republicans. So says House Speaker John Boehner, whose caucus hasn’t grown as a result of Republican David Jolly’s election to the Tampa...

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Painted matryoshka dolls portraying world leaders including, left to right, U.S. President Obama, Russia's President Putin, France's President Hollande and Russia's Prime Minister Medvedev, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Painted matryoshka dolls portraying world leaders including, left to right, U.S. President Obama, Russia's President Putin, France's President Hollande and Russia's Prime Minister Medvedev, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $38.1 Billion

Business between the U.S. and Russia totaled $38.1 billion in 2013, according to the Commerce Department. Imports — the values of goods and services entering the U.S. from Russia — totaled $26.96 billion, the 18th highest level in the world....

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State address next to a mural of the George Washington Bridge at G.W. Grill in Fort Lee, N.J., on Jan. 14, 2014.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State address next to a mural of the George Washington Bridge at G.W. Grill in Fort Lee, N.J., on Jan. 14, 2014.

2016 Wide Open: Christie’s Rising Negatives Outdone by Clinton’s

So, Chris Christie’s national image has taken a body blow. His unfavorable rating has doubled among adults nationwide from January 2013, when he was the hero of Superstorm Sandy, to January 2014, when he is battling Bridgegate. Yet is that...

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie haven't announced their plans for 2016 yet. Photos by Mel Evans / Associated Press

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie haven't announced their plans for 2016 yet. Photos by Mel Evans / Associated Press

Clinton Over Christie, Problems of His Own Within Party

How is it going for two people who aren’t running for president yet? At least officially. Hillary Clinton: 44 percent. Chris Christie: 34 percent. The NBC News poll out today offers that initial advantage to the retired secretary of state,...

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President Barack Obama walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Nov. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Nov. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Economy: 65% Disapprove of Handling

The latest in a series of polls showing a slide in President Barack Obama’s approval ratings comes today from the Pew Research Center. Which puts his overall job approval at 41 percent. It reached a two-year low of 39 percent...

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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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Reporters wait for U.S. senators to walk by to ask them about the government shut down, on Capitol building on October 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Reporters wait for U.S. senators to walk by to ask them about the government shut down, on Capitol building on October 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 15

Updated at 9 am though 8:27 pm EDT Often, on days like these — and there have been dozens of them lately — the morning dawns with a breeze of optimism. By mid-afternoon, all that was dashed. By evening, it...

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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

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The U.S. Capitol, open for business, stalled for 13 days.

Shutdown Journal: Day 13

Updated at 6:30 pm EDT Finally, as the third week of a partial government shutdown arrives, lawmakers stuck in stalemates over spending and raising the nation’s debt limit say they are starting to worry about the markets. Stocks soared at...

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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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