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These Awful Numbers Show What A Terrible Year It's Been For Obama

Overall, Obama's 41% approval rating near the end of the first year of his second term in office mirrors that of predecessor George W. Bush, who was down to 36% by the end of 2005.<p>For Obama, that number has been slipping for a while. Earlier this week in Gallup's daily tracking poll, his approval …

Philadelphians Elect First Whig Since 19th Century

After winning an election on a platform of pragmatism and compromise, Robert "Heshy" Bucholz, 39, is set to become what many believe will be the first Whig to hold elected office in Philadelphia since before the Civil War. A member of the upstart Modern Whig Party, Bucholz won the post of judge of …

Beyond 'I'm Sorry': 5 Ideas to Help Make Obamacare Work

Sure, the president apologized to those whose insurance has been canceled. But fixing the new program will take more than words.<p>President Obama sat down with Chuck Todd on Thursday to issue a remarkable apology for misleading Americans by promising repeatedly “if you like your health plan, you will …

Five Takeaways From a Decade of War

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in a keynote address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies this week, signaled to military commanders …

Colbert bestows gift to the Fox News self-promotion machine

<b>Stephen Colbert, center, and cast and crew of "The Colbert Report" (AP/Vince Bucci)</b><p>After Fox News staff were paid to leave pro-Fox comments on blogs, Stephen Colbert takes it one step further<p>Sean McElwee<p>November 8, 2013 8:59pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this year, NPR reporter David Folkenflik dropped a …

President Obama Slams GOP for 'Manufactured Crises' in New Orleans

U.S. president highlights economic good news and slams GOP for government shutdown.

Netanyahu Calls Kerry-Iran Meeting on Nuclear Program A 'Historic Mistake'

Secretary of State John Kerry's meeting with Iranian officials irks Israeli prime minister.

Exit Polls: Hillary Clinton Would Clobber Chris Christie Among Minority Voters In New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been the recipient of endless "future-of-GOP" buzz this week after his landslide reelection, in which he won an unprecedented 51% of the Latino vote and one-in-five black voters. NBC News crystalized the conventional wisdom in the ensuing bevy of breathless blog …

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The Navy's Most Advanced Carrier Ever Launches This Weekend, And We Got Photos Of Its Construction

The construction of the Ford took place at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virgina.<p>Along with its groundbreaking architecture and network systems, the carrier is the first ever to use electromagnetic force— the same as in modern roller coasters — to launch jets into flight.<p>The numbers behind the USS …