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President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

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President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

NSA Surveillance Live-Blog on Obama: Privacy, Security and Politics

Updated at 11:15 am and throughout the speech to Noon EST President Barack Obama today is attempting to frame the matter of secret government surveillance in the context of a nation’s long history of self-survival in a dangerous world. Once...

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The Olympic Rings outside Sochi International Airport on Jan 8, 2014 in Alder, Russia.

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The Olympic Rings outside Sochi International Airport on Jan 8, 2014 in Alder, Russia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 51%

About 51 percent of Americans say they are “especially looking forward to” the 2014 midterm elections, according to the Pew Research Center. That’s not far off the 58 percent who said the same about the Winter Olympics, which kick off...

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Skateboards at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

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Skateboards at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Google Privacy: The White House Ask

Google privacy. See what you get. Among the results: Twitter’s Privacy Policy. It describes in detail what users of the micro-blogging site forfeit by way of privacy when they tweet. All the popular social sites have these policies. And for...

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Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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Bus tries to cross the Professor Eurico Rabelo street in front the Maracana stadium after heavy rains flooded the area on Dec. 11, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Torrential rains caused chaos in one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Climate Change Real Issue for Republican Mayor if Not House

On the day the Republican-led Congress held a hearing to cast doubt on the connections between freak storms and climate change, a Republican mayor from Indiana sat down for lunch in Washington and offered a quite different assessment. “Everybody sees...

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President Barack Obama during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19, 2013.

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President Barack Obama during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19, 2013.

Obama, Obamacare, Honesty: Slumping Ratings in CBS Poll

President Barack Obama’s recent slide in public opinion has been so widely documented — by Gallup, Pew, Quinnipiac, NBC, ABC, etc. — that another report today on the lowest approval ratings of his presidency seems anti-climactic. Yet the number that...

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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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Icebergs in Narsaq, Greenland.

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Icebergs in Narsaq, Greenland.

Global Warming: The Partisan Divide

There is at least one reason Republicans on Capitol Hill have been resistent to government regulations aimed at combating climate change: They don’t think mankind is responsible for it. There’s no question, most Americans tell the Pew Research Center, that...

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A sombrero at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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A sombrero at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hispanic, Latino, Either Way — Except in Texas

Don’t mess with the identity of Hispanics in Texas. It’s the one place, apparently, where Hispanic Americans prefer being called just that, rather than Latino, by a six-to-one margin. So notes the Pew Research Center, which posed this question to...

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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor signs copies of her book during a Commonwealth Club of California event.

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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor signs copies of her book during a Commonwealth Club of California event.

Hispanics See Lack of National Leader — 5% Name Rubio, Sotomayor

Three-quarters of Latinos in the U.S. say their community needs a national leader, and nearly two-thirds can’t name a single person when asked an open-ended question about who is the nation’s most important Hispanic figure. Those are some of the...

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