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President Barack Obama holds a press conference at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague on March 25, 2014 at the end of the Nuclear Security Summit.

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President Barack Obama holds a press conference at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague on March 25, 2014 at the end of the Nuclear Security Summit.

American Press Stands Between Japanese and South Korean Corps

The U.S., it sometimes seems, is the ultimate intermediary. Even the American press is pressed into service sometimes. For reporters waiting to enter a meeting between South Korea and Japan brokered by President Barack Obama, tensions between the two Asian...

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President Barack Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on July 24, 2013. Obama is traveling to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., to kick off a series of speeches that will lay out his vision for rebuilding the economy.

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President Barack Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on July 24, 2013. Obama is traveling to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., to kick off a series of speeches that will lay out his vision for rebuilding the economy.

Obama’s Knox Redux: Returning to the Economy with Tools This Time

President Barack Obama is probably having an easier morning — technologically speaking — than he did the last time he gave a speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. In 2005, Obama, then a newly elected senator, was set to...

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Young girls and women wear khangas, a traditional wrap, with the image of President Barack Obama as they line up to enter the State House, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on July 1, 2013.

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Young girls and women wear khangas, a traditional wrap, with the image of President Barack Obama as they line up to enter the State House, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on July 1, 2013.

Obama, Bush Meeting in Tanzania: ‘Bang for the Buck’

Former President George W. Bush invested heavily in the fight against AIDS and malaria in Africa. First Lady Laura Bush toured Senegal, Tanzania, Mozambique and Mali to inspect the work under way there. And President Barack Obama has credited his...

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President Barack Obama with employees while touring the Linamar factory on Feb. 13, 2012 in Asheville, North Carolina.

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President Barack Obama with employees while touring the Linamar factory on Feb. 13, 2012 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Obama’s Post-Presidency in Asheville, North Carolina?

Do President Barack Obama’s post-presidency plans include Asheville, North Carolina? White House officials are loath to discuss Obama’s plans past January 2017, but he may have just dropped a hint. “I love coming to Asheville,” Obama said at a Linamar factory...

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Committee Chairman Senator John Kerry and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leave a meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in this Nov. 17, 2010 file photo in Washington.

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Committee Chairman Senator John Kerry and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leave a meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in this Nov. 17, 2010 file photo in Washington.

John Kerry: Secretary of State

Updated with Obama’s comments at 1:42 pm EST Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the state’s senior senator and the Democratic Party’s nominee for president in 2004, was named today by President Barack Obama as his choice for the next secretary of...

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President Barack Obama and Buchenwald concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel visit the Little Camp memorial at the former Buchenwald concentration camp on June 5, 2009 near Weimar, Germany.

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President Barack Obama and Buchenwald concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel visit the Little Camp memorial at the former Buchenwald concentration camp on June 5, 2009 near Weimar, Germany.

Obama and Wiesel: Potential Co-Authors

Conversations with Barack and Elie? President Barack Obama and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, may be teaming up to co-write a book based on their friendship and talks the two have shared over the last several...

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President Barack Obama said he invited Congressional Republican leaders to come to the White House to discuss ways of the avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff.

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President Barack Obama said he invited Congressional Republican leaders to come to the White House to discuss ways of the avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff.

Obama: Cliff Talks Start Next Week — No `Drama,’ at the White House

Let the talks begin. President Barack Obama has invited the chief Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress to the White House next week to begin talks on a plan to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. “The American people voted for...

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk with senior campaign advisor David Axelrod following Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk with senior campaign advisor David Axelrod following Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Obama’s `Loins’ Drive Final Appeal

David Axelrod has known Barack Obama a long time. Yet the senior political adviser to the president of the United States says he’s never seen Obama “more exhilarated than he is right now.” He’s watching Obama make the closing arguments...

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