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Palin: I could beat Obama
Sarah Palin says she could defeat President Obama if she seeks the White House in 2012.
In an excerpt of an ABC News interview released Wednesday, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee says she’s considering a presidential run. When asked directly if she thought she could defeat Mr. Obama, the former Alaska governor replied, ?I believe so.?
An Associated Press-GfK poll earlier this month found Mrs. Palin the most polarizing of the potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates. The poll says 46 percent of Americans view her favorably, 49 percent unfavorably, and 5 percent don’t know enough about her to form an opinion.
Yet among adults who identify themselves as Republicans or GOP-leaning independents, 79 percent view her favorably.
Senate Republicans block pay measure
Senate Republicans have succeeded in blocking a measure designed to reduce wage disparities between men and women.
The 58-41 vote to take up the Paycheck Fairness Act fell short of the 60 needed to overcome GOP opposition.
Civil rights groups, labor leaders and the Obama administration all supported the bill, which would make employers prove that any disparities in wages are job-related and not sex-based.
Republicans and business groups said the bill would expose employers to more litigation by removing limits on punitive and compensatory damage awards.
The bill was one of the first measures passed by the House last year after President Obama was elected.
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