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President Barack Obama walks to the White House, with just three days until the $85 billion in reductions for this year are scheduled to start.

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President Barack Obama walks to the White House, with just three days until the $85 billion in reductions for this year are scheduled to start.

Polls Backing Obama on Sequestration

Two surveys out today show Americans siding with President Barack Obama over congressional Republicans on how best to address the automatic spending cuts due to take effect March 1. A Washington Post/ABC News poll taken Feb. 20-24 showed 67 percent disapproving...

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A poll volunteer checks a voter's ID  in Cleveland, Ohio.

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A poll volunteer checks a voter's ID in Cleveland, Ohio.

Democrats Seek to Change the Narrative on Voting Rights

Representative Dina Titus of Nevada calls it “the renewed civil rights issue.” Titus is one of more than 165 Democratic members of the U.S. House who have signed onto legislation, introduced by civil rights icon John Lewis of Georgia, to...

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers her farewell address to the staff at the State Department on Feb. 1, 2013 in Washington.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers her farewell address to the staff at the State Department on Feb. 1, 2013 in Washington.

Clinton Left State Higher-Rated Than President Who Put Her There

Hillary Clinton left Foggy Bottom with higher approval ratings than her former boss, President Barack Obama, and a bunch of politicians mentioned along with her as potential contenders for the White House in 2016. That’s according to a Quinnipiac University...

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A shopper organizes his cash at a Best Buy Co. store in Peoria.

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A shopper organizes his cash at a Best Buy Co. store in Peoria.

Economic Confidence: Gallup Survey Against Grain of Consumer Indices

There are indicators, and there are indicators. One of the leading indicators of consumer confidence, the Conference Board, reported today that confidence reached its lowest level in more than a year in January as renewed payroll taxes took a bigger...

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton takes her seat on on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Jan. 23, 2013, prior to testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton takes her seat on on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Jan. 23, 2013, prior to testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Hillary Clinton Not Going ‘Gently From the World Stage’

Updated at 11:05 and 11:20 am EST Hillary Clinton is taking what could be her final public stage for a few years, today facing questions about what she knew and when she knew it about the attacks on the U.S....

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A man talks on a cell phone while carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle he is trying to sell at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah, on Jan. 5, 2013.

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A man talks on a cell phone while carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle he is trying to sell at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah, on Jan. 5, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 39

That’s the percentage of Americans who say that President Barack Obama’s proposals to curb gun violence are “about right,” according to the Pew Research Center. That’s a plurality position in the survey taken Jan. 17-20. Thirty-one percent of respondents, including...

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One of two police officers carrying an AR-15 assault rifle stands guard at the west entrance of Grand Island Senior High School, in Grand Island, Neb.

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One of two police officers carrying an AR-15 assault rifle stands guard at the west entrance of Grand Island Senior High School, in Grand Island, Neb.

White House Scolds NRA for Ad Challenging Obama Over Children

Updated at 12:10 pm EST The White House scolded the National Rifle Association today for an ad calling the president an “elitist hypocrite” on gun control because his children have armed protection. Jay Carney, the president’s press secretary, called the...

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Semi-automatic assault rifles are displayed for sale at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah.

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Semi-automatic assault rifles are displayed for sale at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 51

That’s the percentage of Americans who say it’s more important to control gun ownership, compared with 45 percent who say it’s more important to protect gun rights, according to the Pew Research Center. The share of people who said it’s...

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President Barack Obama, right, and House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in the  first face-to-face talks on reducing the deficit.

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President Barack Obama, right, and House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in the first face-to-face talks on reducing the deficit.

Obama More Influential — Republicans More to Blame: Poll

President Barack Obama will have more influence over the nation’s direction during the next two years than congressional Republicans will have, according to 61 percent of Americans surveyed. Just 33 percent say congressional Republicans will have more influence. The  CNN/ORC...

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Visitors ride on Segway personal transporter vehicles past the U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

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Visitors ride on Segway personal transporter vehicles past the U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 38

That’s the percentage of U.S. adults who say that President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress will reach an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Fifty-three percent of respondents would blame Republicans...

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