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President Obama's repeated use of executive powers to ease the rollout of his health care law could be setting the stage for Republicans to roll back the overhaul's most controversial parts if they retake the White House in 2016, say analysts who have tracked the law's shifting landscape.

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William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and vice-chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, Thursday, May 24, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is miles ahead of any presidential opponent, whether Republican or Democrat, polls show. (Associated Press)

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William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and vice-chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, Thursday, May 24, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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President Obama's repeated use of executive powers to ease the rollout of his health care law could be setting the stage for Republicans to roll back the overhaul's most controversial parts if they retake the White House in 2016, say analysts who have tracked the law's shifting landscape.

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden tried to reassure Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, about fast-track trade authority in an election year. "Nancy, I know it's not coming up now," he said. The minority leader told a steelworkers rally last week that trade promotion authority is out of the question. (Associated Press)

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A convoy of vehicles and fighters from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant travels in Iraq's Anbar province. With the original notion of al Qaeda being eclipsed by a generation of extremist activity from North Africa to the Middle East, debate is raging over the correct terminology to describe the terrorist threat that has shaped so much of American foreign policy over the past 13 years. (Associated Press)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden tried to reassure Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, about fast-track trade authority in an election year. "Nancy, I know it's not coming up now," he said. The minority leader told a steelworkers rally last week that trade promotion authority is out of the question. (Associated Press)

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George Washington tops a list of richest U.S. presidents compiled by Wall Street 24/7. His net worth was $525 million. His salary, the researchers found, was 2 percent of the total U.S. budget for 1789. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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George Washington tops a list of richest U.S. presidents compiled by Wall Street 24/7. His net worth was $525 million. His salary, the researchers found, was 2 percent of the total U.S. budget for 1789. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian man outside his home during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in Jalazoun refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. "The radicalization of the West Bank is going to get a lot worse," said Samir Awad, a political scientist at Birzeit University near Ramallah. "Many Palestinians are in despair at the continued Israeli occupation, settlement growth, failing peace talks and are turning to extremist solutions."

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Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian man outside his home during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in Jalazoun refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. "The radicalization of the West Bank is going to get a lot worse," said Samir Awad, a political scientist at Birzeit University near Ramallah. "Many Palestinians are in despair at the continued Israeli occupation, settlement growth, failing peace talks and are turning to extremist solutions."