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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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Sen. Claire McCaskill steps off her campaign bus to speak to the media outside Bayless Elementary School, on Oct. 31, 2012, in St. Louis County, Mo.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill steps off her campaign bus to speak to the media outside Bayless Elementary School, on Oct. 31, 2012, in St. Louis County, Mo.

Senate Races to Watch Tuesday

With Greg Giroux and Emma Fidel President Barack Obama put it succinctly in 2010: the Democrats suffered a “shellacking” in the mid-terms, and he took the blame. Republicans won a net gain of 63 seats in the House, their biggest...

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President elect Barack Obama waves to his supporters during an election night gathering in Grant Park on Nov. 4, 2008 in Chicago.

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President elect Barack Obama waves to his supporters during an election night gathering in Grant Park on Nov. 4, 2008 in Chicago.

Polls Point to Closer White House Race for Obama Than 2008

“I was never the likeliest candidate for this office,” newly elected President Barack Obama said in Grant Park in Chicago on election night four years ago. If the president earns a second term, the statement may be even more fitting....

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event at The Ohio State University Oval, on Oct. 9, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event at The Ohio State University Oval, on Oct. 9, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Obama’s Early Ohio Voting a Boon — Five-Point State Lead in Time Poll

While President Barack Obama is virtually tied with Republican Mitt Romney in some Ohio polls, he holds a commanding lead among early voters in one new survey today. Among Ohioans who have not yet voted, the candidates are in a...

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President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event at Delray Beach Tennis Center on Oct. 23, 2012 in Fla.

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President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event at Delray Beach Tennis Center on Oct. 23, 2012 in Fla.

Obama Campaign Claims the Lead: `We Have the Ball,’ Axelrod Says

The election is up for grabs with two weeks remaining? — Not so fast, say President Barack Obama’s top campaign strategists. While polls show the president and Republican challenger Mitt Romney deadlocked nationally and in the battleground states that will...

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Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event on Oct. 5, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event on Oct. 5, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Obama-Romney Tie in Florida, Newspaper Endorsements Split

It’s hot in Florida, we already knew — a dead-heat, a CNN poll today finds. Among Florida’s likely voters, the poll finds, 49 percent support Republican Mitt Romney, 48 percent President Barack Obama. The survey has a possible four percentage...

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Joe Biden and Paul Ryan in last night's debate.

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Joe Biden and Paul Ryan in last night's debate.

So Who Won?

Who won last night’s vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky? It depends on who you ask. Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan virtually tied with Vice President Joe Biden, according to a CNN/ORC International poll of 381 registered voters who watched the...

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