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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak about the healthcare reform laws, known as Obamacare, at an Organizing for Action event in Washington, DC, on November 4, 2013.

Obama Nearing All-Time Low in Gallup Approval Ratings: 39%

President Barack Obama is near matching his all-time low in job approval in the Gallup Poll. The 39 percent approval rating reported by Gallup today — an average of surveys conducted Saturday through Monday — is close to the 38-percent...

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U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31, 2013.

Obama’s 40: The New 38?

Updated at 1:10 pm EST with Sunday’s survey President Barack Obama’s approval rating has reached a round number: Forty — in the average of Gallup surveys taken through Sunday. Obama approval rating (Gallup) hit a two year low over the...

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President Barack Obama pauses during remarks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 24, 2013.

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President Barack Obama pauses during remarks about immigration reform in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 24, 2013.

Obama’s ‘Tanking’ Approval — Where, Actually, is the Floor?

“Tanks.” That’s a hard word for a president’s approval rating. That’s the headline at the newly designed MSNBC this morning. Bold and arresting — like the president’s poll numbers. President Barack Obama’s job approval has reached an all-time low in...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 11

Updated at 7:12 through 4:30 pm EDT With reporting on “Political Capital” program interviews by Jonathan Salant Getting there, slowly: “Discussions are still ongoing with the White House,,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said this afternoon, as the...

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Week One

Updated Oct. 6  at 9:50 am and 12:34 pm EDT On the first Sunday of the partial government shutdown, think of the talk shows as quote machines. With some ominous quotes at that: Boehner: “We are not going to pass...

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks out at the audience with Vice President Joe Biden at the end of the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks out at the audience with Vice President Joe Biden at the end of the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

Obama’s Clock: Fast-Forward to 2016

How early is too early? This morning, we’re told that “political allies of Vice President Joe Biden have concluded that he can win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination — even if Hillary Clinton enters the contest.” So says the Journal....

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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks to reporters during a press conference where he admitted to sending sexually explicit text messages in New York on July 23, 2013.

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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks to reporters during a press conference where he admitted to sending sexually explicit text messages in New York on July 23, 2013.

Weiner: King Kong in the Polls

Quite a week it’s been, for “Carlos Danger:” aka Anthony Weiner, candidate for mayor of New York. First came word that Weiner’s sexting hadn’t stopped with his resignation from Congress in June 2011. Then came his count that “no more...

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President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.

Obama’s Final Campaign Started Today

“I have now run my last campaign,” President Barack Obama said today before a cheering crowd in Galesburg, Illinois. He cares about only one thing now, he said — that which he can achieve in the remaining 1,276 days of...

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Rep. Tom Cotton, right, a Republican who represents Arkansas' 4th Congressional District, talks with Tom Yancey of Hot Springs, Ark., at the First Church of the Nazarine in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 3, 2013. Cotton was attending a"Coffee with your Congressman" event at the church.

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Rep. Tom Cotton, right, a Republican who represents Arkansas' 4th Congressional District, talks with Tom Yancey of Hot Springs, Ark., at the First Church of the Nazarine in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 3, 2013. Cotton was attending a"Coffee with your Congressman" event at the church.

Trusting Obama — Not: Republicans Pairing Immigration with Obamacare

Suddenly, it’s all about Obama. Republican opponents of the immigration reform that has cleared the Senate with President Barack Obama’s blessing are giving voice to newly focused criticism that may also serve as a cover for their core resistance to...

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., left, meets in his office with families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., including Nelba Marquez-Greene, mother of victim Ana Marquez-Greene and Mark Barden, father of victim Daniel Barden, on the day he announced that he reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, at the Capitol in Washington, on April 10, 2013.

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., left, meets in his office with families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., including Nelba Marquez-Greene, mother of victim Ana Marquez-Greene and Mark Barden, father of victim Daniel Barden, on the day he announced that he reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, at the Capitol in Washington, on April 10, 2013.

Majorities Favor Stronger Gun Laws Republicans Vowing to Block

A majority of Americans favor stronger gun laws and believe undocumented immigrants should get a path to citizenship, according to a poll released today. As the Senate prepares to vote on whether to allow gun legislation to be debated, amended...

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