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Members of the National Governors Association speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Members of the National Governors Association speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Christie’s Absence in Washington — Polling Slide in New Jersey

Absence makes the questions grow longer. When leading Republican governors assembled at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today for a news conference, they found themselves answering questions about the absence of their leader, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. .@RGA...

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U.S. President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony with Francois Hollande, France's president, in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama during an arrival ceremony with Francois Hollande, France's president, in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Obama’s Standing on World Stage — Diminished in American Eyes: Gallup

The leader of the free world has lost some luster in the eyes of the rest of the world — the way Americans here at home see it. Back in 2009, when President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize...

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 10th National Automobile Dealers Association Convention on Jan. 27, 2014 in New Orleans.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the 10th National Automobile Dealers Association Convention on Jan. 27, 2014 in New Orleans.

Hillary Clinton’s Advantage, 15-20% and Counting

Hillary Clinton is sitting on top of the political world. For all the talk about potential challengers within her own party for the 2016 presidential nomination, and match-ups with the best-known Republicans, the former secretary of state, senator from New...

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President Barack Obama speaks with then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida on Casino Beach in Pensacola, Fl. in this June 15, 2010 file photo.  Crist later switched parties and appeared on stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention promoting Obama's re-election.

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President Barack Obama speaks with then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida on Casino Beach in Pensacola, Fl. in this June 15, 2010 file photo. Crist later switched parties and appeared on stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention promoting Obama's re-election.

Crist Holds Lead Over Gov. Scott — Floridians Don’t See Second Term

Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott has spent the past week unveiling his 2014 budget piece-by-piece, traveling around the state to announce $600 million in new tax cuts and boosts in spending for popular programs and social services. The public relations...

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The 2013 State of the Union address.

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The 2013 State of the Union address.

State of the Union: Questions of Confidence

If there is one palpable state of the union heading into President Barack Obama’s annual address before a joint session of Congress, that state is great uncertainty. More pointedly, a lack of confidence in leadership of all stripes. Just 37...

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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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A woman walks past a homeless man as temperatures dipped into the single digits on Jan. 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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A woman walks past a homeless man as temperatures dipped into the single digits on Jan. 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Americans See Income Gap Growing

Getting ahead is getting harder. That’s what a growing share of Americans say, according to a Gallup poll showing a solid majority somewhat or very dissatisfied with income and wealth disparity in the U.S. As President Barack Obama attempts to...

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Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts at an event on April 4, 2013 in Nashua, N.H.

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Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts at an event on April 4, 2013 in Nashua, N.H.

Scott Brown: ‘Coming Soon’

Coming soon, to a computer near you: Scott Brown “Giving power back to the people.” So says his word-sparing, place-holding website. In New Hampshire? As Bloomberg’s Annie Linskey notes: “Brown has sent signals that he is prepared to seek the Republican nomination...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on Jan. 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey.

Christie’s Approval Slides: Quinnipiac

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s approval rating has dropped to its lowest level in 16 months following revelations that his appointees ordered politically motivated lane closures that led to traffic tie-ups last year at the George Washington Bridge. Christie’s job...

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