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A voter at a polling station in the Manhattan borough of New York, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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A voter at a polling station in the Manhattan borough of New York, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Obama, Romney Votes Trickling In — Still a 5-Million Margin for Obama

So exactly how many votes did President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney receive in the November 2012 election? It’s still a moving target — more than 90 days after the vote. That’s because some states have issued amended...

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain holds up a cupcake decorated with his 9-9-9 economic plan before a speech at the National Press Club in this file photo.

Super-PACs Still Super With $5.4 Mln — Though `9-9-9′ Down to Last $100

One legacy of the 2012 presidential race: the super-political action committees it spawned. Weeks after the Nov. 6 election, those groups still had more than $5.4 million left to spend, Federal Election Commission reports due yesterday show. Each candidate —...

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Secret service agents and police officers stand outside a Democratic caucus meeting room with Vice President Joe Biden at the Capitol.

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Secret service agents and police officers stand outside a Democratic caucus meeting room with Vice President Joe Biden at the Capitol.

Congressional Parents Protective of Tax Exemption ‘Kids,’ Engler Says

John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable and a Republican former governor of Michigan, says he thinks Congress can find a way to lower the corporate tax rate to 25 percent without sacrificing revenue. The problem: Getting members of Congress...

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The AT&T Mobility booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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The AT&T Mobility booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

AT&T Dials Up More Than $3 Million for Obama Inauguration

AT&T Inc., the largest U.S. phone company, gave $3.1 million to President Barack Obama’s inaugural committee at a time when the federal government is deciding how to auction airwaves coveted by the Dallas-based wireless provider. The president’s  inaugural committee, in a...

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Shantrese Davis, from New Orleans, Louisiana, on the National Mall during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

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Shantrese Davis, from New Orleans, Louisiana, on the National Mall during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 76

That’s the percentage-point gap between the Democratic and Republican approval ratings of President Barack Obama last year, according to Gallup. Obama’s average approval rating in 2012 was 86 percent among Democrats and 10 percent among Republicans. The 76-point gap ties...

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Michigan lawmakers approved bills to prohibit mandatory union dues in workplaces as thousands of chanting protesters thronged the capitol in Lansing.

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Michigan lawmakers approved bills to prohibit mandatory union dues in workplaces as thousands of chanting protesters thronged the capitol in Lansing.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11.3

That’s the percentage of wage and salary workers who were members of a labor union in 2012, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released yesterday. About 14.4 million of 127.6 million such workers belonged to a union last year, BLS data...

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People watch election results as TV networks begin to call the 2012 presidential election in Columbus, Ohio.

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People watch election results as TV networks begin to call the 2012 presidential election in Columbus, Ohio.

Romney Supporters Paid More Than Obama’s for Same TV Air Time

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, his allied super-political action committees and the Republican National Committee matched the $1 billion-plus raised by President Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee and allied super-PACs for the 2012 campaign. Even so, their ad spending...

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Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, standing, greets Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, as Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., looks on, during the first House Rules Committee.

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Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, standing, greets Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, as Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., looks on, during the first House Rules Committee.

Southern Discomfort: Fights Ahead

With President Barack Obama and Congress poised to clash over spending cuts and raising the $16.4 trillion federal debt limit, reaching a deal may be complicated by a North-South divide among Republicans made wider by the 2012 elections. In the South, most...

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People in New York's Times Square prepare to watch U.S. President Barack Obama's acceptance speech.

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People in New York's Times Square prepare to watch U.S. President Barack Obama's acceptance speech.

Obama’s Biggest-Apple Election

President Barack Obama won more support from New York City in November’s election than any White House candidate in more than 100 years, according to a final tally of votes. Obama beat Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 81 percent to...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks to reporters at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey, on Jan. 4, 2013.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks to reporters at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey, on Jan. 4, 2013.

Christie: Republican Soul-Searching Natural After Two Losses in Row

Chris Christie, the plain-spoken Republican governor of New Jersey who called out House Speaker John Boehner last week after the House delayed a vote on $60 billion in Hurricane Sandy aid, says his party is a bit disgruntled after back-to-back...

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