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An activist holds a poster of President Barack Obama as he blocks traffic on in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 5, 2013, during a protest.

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An activist holds a poster of President Barack Obama as he blocks traffic on in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 5, 2013, during a protest.

Obama Job Ratings Drop into Bush Territory in Poll

The year 2013 hasn’t been kind to President Barack Obama, who finished with approval ratings that match those of his predecessor, George W. Bush. Just 41 percent of Americans approved of Obama’s performance as president in a CNN/ORC International survey...

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma.

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 56%

That’s the share of Americans who support building the Keystone XL pipeline as “an opportunity to improve U.S. energy security,” according to a Bloomberg National Poll. About 35 percent oppose the pipeline, saying it’s a “potential threat to the environment...

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Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall as over 3,300 crosses, stars of David, and other religious symbols are placed to remember those affected by gun violence, on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall as over 3,300 crosses, stars of David, and other religious symbols are placed to remember those affected by gun violence, on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Americans Split Over New Gun Laws, Poll Shows

A year after 20 children and six adults were gunned down at a Connecticut elementary school, Americans are roughly divided over stricter gun control laws, according to a poll out today. The CNN/ORC International Survey showed 50 percent of respondents...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks to business owners affected by a massive fire that burned a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, on September 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks to business owners affected by a massive fire that burned a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, on September 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

Christie Trounces Buono in Poll as Race Enters Last Weeks

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who’s looking to best opponent Barbara Buono when he stands for re-election in November, is crushing her by a 2-to-1 margin in every voter category, according to a poll out today. Christie leads Buono 64...

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People visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech on the National Mall on August 24, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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People visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech on the National Mall on August 24, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Virginians Divided on Racial Equality Progress

Virginia residents are optimistic about the future of racial equality even as they are divided on the progress made so far. Respondents split 45-44 percent on whether people today are judged by their skin color rather than their character, according...

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Vice President Joe Biden, right, listens while campaigning with Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, left, during a rally on the University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth, Mass., on June 22, 2013.

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Vice President Joe Biden, right, listens while campaigning with Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, left, during a rally on the University of Massachusetts campus in Dartmouth, Mass., on June 22, 2013.

Massachusetts Senate Poll: Markey by 10

Democratic Rep. Ed Markey leads Republican Gabriel Gomez by 10 percentage points ahead of tomorrow’s special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, according to a survey by Suffolk University in Boston. Markey, a member of Congress for 36 years, had 52 percent...

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Pedestrians wait in line to cross the border into the U.S. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico.

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Pedestrians wait in line to cross the border into the U.S. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico.

Majority Supports Legal Status for Immigrants Before Securing Border

A majority of Americans favor giving undocumented immigrants legal status without first securing the borders, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll out today. As the Senate prepares to take up legislation that passed the Judiciary Committee earlier this week,...

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IRS protesters on May 21, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tea Party activists organized the protest against the Internal Revenue Service saying they improperly targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

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IRS protesters on May 21, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tea Party activists organized the protest against the Internal Revenue Service saying they improperly targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

IRS Was Wrong to Target Tea Party Groups, ABC-Post Poll Shows

Almost three-fourths of Americans think it was “inappropriate” for the Internal Revenue Service to target Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll out today. A majority of respondents said the government was harassing those organizations. The survey of 1,001...

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A pro gun t-shirt before a speech by President Barack Obama at the University of Hartford on April 8, 2013 in Connecticut.

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A pro gun t-shirt before a speech by President Barack Obama at the University of Hartford on April 8, 2013 in Connecticut.

Gun Control Higher Priority than Immigration Overhaul: Poll

Gun legislation scores as a higher priority than rewriting immigration laws in a CNN/ORC International poll out today. The survey of 1,012 adults showed 71 percent saying that it was important for the president and Congress to deal with gun legislation,...

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A United States Army Honor Guard rehearses for the 2013 presidential inaugural ceremonies in front of the East Front of the Capitol on Jan. 13, 2013.

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A United States Army Honor Guard rehearses for the 2013 presidential inaugural ceremonies in front of the East Front of the Capitol on Jan. 13, 2013.

Delay the Cuts, Americans Say in Poll

Americans polled by Bloomberg News want Congress to delay steep spending cuts to give the economic recovery more time to take hold. Julie Hirschfeld Davis reports that when Washington does confront the deficit, Americans back a compromise that includes more...

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