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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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A voter in the Manhattan borough of New York City.

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A voter in the Manhattan borough of New York City.

America Going Independent — At Expense of Republican Party

Through the years, as many Americans have ceased to identify with either one of the major political parties, the ranks of those who view themselves as independents have swelled. And there is further proof in the Gallup Poll’s findings that...

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One on his departure from at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Jan. 4, 2014 in Honolulu.

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One on his departure from at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Jan. 4, 2014 in Honolulu.

Obama’s Job-Approval Hill Climb

A new year, a new hill to climb. President Barack Obama begins the year “upside down” in the polls, with more Americans voicing disapproval of his job performance than those who approve. The latest result of Gallup’s daily tracking polls...

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A bag adorned with pictures of President Barack Obama at Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Dec. 25, 2013.

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A bag adorned with pictures of President Barack Obama at Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Dec. 25, 2013.

Obama’s Two-Week Reset: ‘Mahalo’

Updated at 1:40 pm EST It’s been a quiet two weeks at Kailua by the sea. The president took the girls to the Honolulu Zoo for an after-hours visit — it closes at 4:30 pm and the vacationing presidential motorcade...

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A destitute man sleeps on the sidewalk under a holiday window on Nov. 20, 2013 in New York City.

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A destitute man sleeps on the sidewalk under a holiday window on Nov. 20, 2013 in New York City.

Income Gap: Partisan Divide

While President Barack Obama attempts to focus attention on income inequality, a Bloomberg National Poll reveals a partisan divide about how wide the gap is between rich and poor and just what to do about it. Asked to compare income...

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Volunteers for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Carissa Valdez, right, and Vanessa Trujillo, left, leave campaign headquarters to register new voters while they canvass a heavily Latino shopping plaza in Phoenix.

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Volunteers for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, Carissa Valdez, right, and Vanessa Trujillo, left, leave campaign headquarters to register new voters while they canvass a heavily Latino shopping plaza in Phoenix.

Obama’s Eroded Hispanic Support Worse Than Any Other Group’s

President Barack Obama won re-election with an overwhelming share of the fast-growing Hispanic vote. His 71 percent victory over Republican Mitt Romney was a near-record in the Hispanic community, and it left Republican leaders wondering how to reclaim their ground...

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President Barack Obama speaks about health care at the Prince Georges Community College on Sept. 26, 2013 in Largo, MD.

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President Barack Obama speaks about health care at the Prince Georges Community College on Sept. 26, 2013 in Largo, MD.

Youth Break with Obama: Harvard Poll

The nation’s youth, a group that twice rallied behind President Barack Obama at the ballot box, is failing to support his signature domestic achievement. More than half of those 18 to 29 years old say they disapprove of Obamacare and...

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