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It's the economy

"Americans overwhelmingly say the growing gap between rich and poor has become a serious national concern, a sentiment that may bolster Democrats' plans to narrow the income divide when they take control of Congress," says Bloomberg of their new poll with the Los Angeles Times. 

Congressional Democrats have named former Clinton economic advisor Peter Orszag to head the Congressional Budget Office, "the nonpartisan agency that provides lawmakers with cost estimates for legislation and other budgetary analyses."