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Governor Christie may not have a Bridgegate problem–but he has a GOP problem. The recent New Jersey “Bridgegate” revelations – that lane closure on the George Washington Bridage were ordered by aides of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as political retribution – may not have made much impact on Christie’s ...
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A majority of Americans think that Congress and the President need to do more to help job creation, and the pressure is increasing. Last week’s report of sluggish job creation, with only 74,000 new jobs in December, has extended Americans’ pessimism about the economic future.  The unemployment rate dropped below ...
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Most Americans want the government to renew extended unemployment benefits, but there is a divide over whether or not the cost should be offset by budget cuts On the eve of 2014 the federal government's extension of unemployment benefits for people who have been unemployed for longer than six months ...
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Attitudes toward abortion have hardly changed in two years and support for gay marriage is increasing, but half of all Americans think both issues should be handled at the State level. While debates go on in state houses about new abortion limits, half the country admits it knows little about ...
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People are reporting a better experience with healthcare.gov, but significant skepticism over the law and whether or not it is a success persists. Improvements in accessibility for the government’s healthcare.gov website, and the growing number of signups for insurance through the website in December are reflected in this week’s Economist/YouGov ...
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