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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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Former President George W. Bush shows three fingers for "W" as his wife and  former first lady Laura Bush after the opening ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

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Former President George W. Bush shows three fingers for "W" as his wife and former first lady Laura Bush after the opening ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Bush is Back: Positive Polling

George W. Bush is back. In positive territory, that is. Barely. Not since 2005, the folks at Gallup say, have  more Americans held a positive view of the 43rd president than those who had a negative view. Not until now:...

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Delegates watch a video about former President George W. Bush at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

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Delegates watch a video about former President George W. Bush at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

Bush Revisited: Regaining Lost Ground

“After the most unpopular second term of the post-World War II era, ” pollster Gary Langer reports, former President George W. Bush “has gained in public esteem as time since his presidency has passed – not that the public’s ready...

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Pedestrians carry shopping bags on Fifth Avenue in New York.

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Pedestrians carry shopping bags on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Americans Critical of Economic Stewardship — Though Less So

The grades are still low, but they’re better than last year. While Washington policy makers are being blamed for sequestration and the budget impasse, Americans this year are registering improving confidence in their leaders’ ability to “do or to recommend...

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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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