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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) gestures as he endorses New Hampshire Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown for U.S. Senate during a campaign event at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., on Friday. | AP

Poll: Rand Paul leads crowded field in New Hampshire

It's a crowded field of potential Republican presidential contenders, and a new CNN/ORC poll released Monday has Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul out in front.

America's trust in government is plummeting, poll shows

Here's more bad news for the federal government. Not only do Americans not approve of the job performance of President Barack Obama and Congress, but their trust in the three branches of government is on a steep decline — and at or near all-time lows.

Who would benefit from a minimum wage hike?

Politicians advocating for increasing the Illinois minimum wage like to tout how many people would benefit. Those against it like to talk about how many minimum-wage jobs would be lost. But both sides are typically vague about the exact numbers behind their claims. That’s because no one really knows how many people make the minimum wage.

GOP widens advantage as party better equipped to fight terrorism

Except for two times in the past 12 years, the GOP has widely been regarded by Americans as the party better equipped to protect the U.S. from terrorism, but a new poll shows Republicans have the widest advantage since Gallup began polling on the question in 2002.

Schneider leads Dold in new Democratic poll of Illinois 10

WASHINGTON—An automated  poll by the Democratic House political operation shows Rep. Brad Schneider D-Ill., ahead of former Rep. Bob Dold Ill., by five points.The survey of the north suburban 10th congressional district in Illinois was conducted in-house by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and found 11 percent undecided. 

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