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Clinton expresses regret for saying ‘half’ of Trump supporters are ‘deplorables’

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New York (CNN)Hillary Clinton expressed “regret” Saturday for comments in which she said “half” of Donald Trump‘s supporters are “deplorables,” meaning people who are racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic.

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Five Ways Obama Can Mess with Republicans in 2016

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President Barack Obama knows how to get under Republicans’ skin (in so many ways, but in this case we’re talking about going around Congress to get things done), and he ended 2014 with a bang: A climate deal with China. Executive action on immigration. A move to normalize relations with Cuba.

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A decade of slow growth?

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By Fareed Zakaria

From: Cnn.com:

Every year at Davos, people like me try to get a sense of the mood of the place, take the temperature of people in this frosty mountain resort.

Obviously, I will give you a highly impressionistic and personal picture, but it’s one I find useful since Davos does bring together leaders in government, business, media – even the NGO community – from all corners of the world. It is genuinely global in a way that few conferences are…

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Only 15 States Opt to Run Obamacare Exchanges

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Only 15 states have told the federal government they plan to operate health insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama’s reform law, leaving Washington with the daunting task of creating online marketplaces for two-thirds of the country.

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Bloomberg: The Fiscal Cliff Will Drive the U.S. Into Recession

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House Speaker John Boehner says he was “flabbergasted” when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner pitched the White House plan to save the nation from the “fiscal cliff.”

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The U.S. Recovery Has Been Spectacular*

We need a real recovery. That’s what Mitt Romney said during the campaign, and he was right. Five years since the start of the Great Recession, unemployment is still far too high. It’s not for a lack of optimism among policymakers. As Evan Soltas pointed out, the Federal Reserve keeps predicting that prosperity is just around the corner, only to find it’s not. Catchup growth is the new Godot.

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*Compared to almost every other rich country and almost every other financial crisis.