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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

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Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, left, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, second left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, make their way to the front of the chamber ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014.

Polarization, American-Style: Partisans See Opponents as Threats

It’s a poisonous potion: “Increasingly Ideological Uniformity.” “Partisan Animosity.” Stir it up: Political Polarization. And this toxic mix of unyielding opinions is stronger than it has been in two decades, according to the Pew Research Center, out with a phone...

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Residents photograph the burning ruins of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California.

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Residents photograph the burning ruins of their home that was destroyed in the Poinsettia fire, one of nine wildfires fueled by wind and record temperatures that erupted in San Diego County throughout the day, on May 14, 2014 in Carlsbad, California.

Greenhouse Gas Limit Supported: ABC/Post Poll

The White House probably can count on some public support for the regulations on power plant emissions it rolled out today — even if it costs consumers something in the process. That’s the word from an ABC News/Washington poll released...

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Students celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential election inside the Kennedy Forum at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Students celebrate after U.S. President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential election inside the Kennedy Forum at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Wanted: President w/ Experience — Not Necessarily Washington

What’s it going to take to run for president? Military service is a big plus — the biggest in the Pew Research Center’s survey of what attributes American voters are seeking in a candidate. Yet none of the major contenders...

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 22%

About 22 percent of registered voters say most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected. That compares with 72 percent of respondents who say most federal lawmakers don’t deserve re-election, according to a Gallup poll conducted April 24-30. About 50 percent...

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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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Storage tanks of iquified-natural-gas near Savannah, Georgia.

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Storage tanks of iquified-natural-gas near Savannah, Georgia.

LNG Exports Gain Growing Support

Public support is building for allowing more U.S.-produced natural gas to be exported, just as the standoff between Ukraine and Russia is raising the profile of its importance, a poll shows. Americans support natural-gas exports by 37 to 28 percent,...

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, during a keynote session at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2014 in San Francisco.

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Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, during a keynote session at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2014 in San Francisco.

Jeb Bush’s Brand Problem

Big names are good for big numbers in early polling — usually. Ask Hillary Clinton, the prohibitive front-runner for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination without even declaring her intentions to run. She has the sort of public name identification...

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Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is currently the leading Democrat trying to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, greets people as he visits the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on April 14, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is currently the leading Democrat trying to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, greets people as he visits the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on April 14, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Crist Surviving Scott’s Ad Assault — Poll Shows Florida Challenger Leading

Updated at 9:10 am EDT After spending more than $10 million on campaign ads in the last two months, Gov. Rick Scott of Florida continues to trail his predecessor and potential opponent by 10 percentage points, according to a poll...

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