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Data Feed: Hillary Clinton leads, GDP up 3.2%, uninsured don’t like ACA

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Politics Clinton has wide lead among Dems; GOP race wide open, ABC News/ Washington Post Clinton alone in New Hampshire, no GOP frontrunner, University of New Hampshire On Twitter, more criticism than praise for SOTU, Pew Research Center How Obama’s State of the Union messages were received, The Wall Street Journal New words and old words: Forty years of evolving SOTU themes, The Washington Post SOTU ratings: Lowest – Fox won cable views, say early data, Bloomberg Obama’s job approval up in California; two-thirds favor assault-weapon ban, PPIC Fed Chairman Bernanke leaves with mixed verdict, Gallup Charlie Crist tops Rick Scott in Florida gubernatorial race, Quinnipiac Americans don’t trust government when their party’s out of power, The Washington Post A history of executive orders in one chart, Christopher Ingraham

Economy First read on 4th-quarter GDP growth: up 3.2%, Bureau of Economic Analysis Which metros would be most affected by a $10.10 minimum wage, The Atlantic Cities Why Detroit’s collapse was so much worse than other hard-hit cities, The Atlantic Cities Defense, homeland security drive growth in federal workforce, GAO The Polar Vortex has made you more productive, Harvard Business Review

Health & Society 47% of uninsured have unfavorable view of ACA, Kaiser Family Foundation More uninsured planning to get insurance from exchanges, Gallup Boston has longest wait times for physician appointments, Merrit Hawkins via WashPo Snapshots: Medicaid and CHIP enrollments in June 2013, Kaiser Family Foundation Expensive hospitals: Strong reputation, little evidence of better care, Kaiser Health News Record number of minors traveling alone entering U.S. illegally, The Wall Street Journal Do homeownership, rent subsidies protect people from material hardship? Urban Institute

International Asians express most concern about aging societies, Pew Research Center Interactive: Global population estimates, 1950-2050, Pew Research Center At $51 billion, Sochi Olympics set to be costliest Games ever, Quartz Confronting inequality in developing countries, UNDP China’s top executives make more than twice as much as India’s, Quartz Middle Blingdom: Chinese remains biggest buyers of luxury goods, The Economist Tehran by the numbers, Guardian German unemployment held steady in December, Destatis

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