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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, following a discussion at the Uber Technologies Inc. office in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2014.

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Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, following a discussion at the Uber Technologies Inc. office in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2014.

Rubio’s Rising Tea Party Tide

Written with Jonathan Salant — updated at 2 pm, May 13 A political career is all about choices. With the stances one takes, the votes one casts, the more that accrues in the public record, the less any political player...

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meets with House Democratic leaders in the Oval Office on Oct. 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meets with House Democratic leaders in the Oval Office on Oct. 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 31, 47

About 31 percent of Democratic voters say they think of their vote in the November election as one “for” President Barack Obama, compared with 47 percent of Democrats who said that in February 2010. “At this early point in the...

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An armed man in military fatigues holds a machine gun colored by a flag of self-named 'People's Republic of Donetsk' as he stands guard outside the security service regional building seized by the separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 28, 2014.

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An armed man in military fatigues holds a machine gun colored by a flag of self-named 'People's Republic of Donetsk' as he stands guard outside the security service regional building seized by the separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 28, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 17

By a 17-point margin, Americans support increased economic and diplomatic sanctions against Russia. By 53-36 percentage points. At the same time, 62 percent oppose and 30 percent support sending arms and military supplies to the Ukrainian government, according to a...

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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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Paul Paucar (L-R), Homero Paucar, Giovanny Paucar and Ivonne Cucalon sit with, Jessica Adames, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

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Paul Paucar (L-R), Homero Paucar, Giovanny Paucar and Ivonne Cucalon sit with, Jessica Adames, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 53%

About 53 percent of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul four years after he signed it into law. That compares with 41 percent who approve of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a Pew Research...

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People take 'selfies' in front of a painting by British street artist Banksy on Oct. 24, 2013 in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.

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People take 'selfies' in front of a painting by British street artist Banksy on Oct. 24, 2013 in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.

Millennials Come of Age: Optimistic, Independent, Diverse and Digital

The millennials have come of age. And these are not your father’s voters. Fully half of those people now ranging in age from 18 to 33 consider themselves politically independent and “are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion,” the...

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, arrives to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing chaired by Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, in Washington, D.C., in this May 23, 2012 file photo.

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, arrives to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing chaired by Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, in Washington, D.C., in this May 23, 2012 file photo.

Kerry’s Rising Ratings Still Trailing Clinton, Rice and Powell: Gallup

Even in a dangerous world, it turns out, being secretary of state may be good for you. John Kerry ran for president and lost. Now 55 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the secretary of state roving from...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on Feb. 26, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida.

Hillary Clinton ‘Strong, Honest, Likable:’ Pew Survey

Hillary Clinton is tough — 69 percent of those surveyed say so. For all the criticism about that Russian “reset button” emerging from the flare-up in U.S.-Russian relations over Ukraine, two-thirds of those surveyed say the former secretary of sate...

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., adjusts his jacket while arriving at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., adjusts his jacket while arriving at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

Facebook at 10, Where Friends Unfriend and Shares Fetch $62

Making friends is easy, it turns out. Keeping them can be challenging sometimes. Real world friends can turn virtually unfriendly. These are among the conclusions to be drawn from Facebook, which is turning 10 tomorrow and going for  more than...

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