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Kate Andersen Brower

covers the White House for Bloomberg News. She has worked as a TV producer at Bloomberg TV, Fox and CBS.

Lady GaGa attends her "Fame" Perfume Launch on Sept. 14, 2012 in New York.

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Lady GaGa attends her "Fame" Perfume Launch on Sept. 14, 2012 in New York.

Clooney, Jay-Z vs Eastwood, Duvall — No Impact for Obama or Romney

The vast majority of Americans — 89 percent — say celebrity endorsements of a candidate don’t sway them at all, according to a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll .  That’s better news for Mitt Romney than for President Barack Obama. The president...

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Referee Pete Morelli #135 and other officials take the field before the start of the Washington Redskins taking on the Arizona Cardinals at FedExField on Sept. 18, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.

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Referee Pete Morelli #135 and other officials take the field before the start of the Washington Redskins taking on the Arizona Cardinals at FedExField on Sept. 18, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.

NFL Refs: `Great Day for America’

President Barack Obama is “very pleased” that the National Football League’s referees have settled their differences with team owners. So says Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, in a gaggle aboard the president’s airplane today en route to a...

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Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam leave after U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a speech in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam leave after U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a speech in Jerusalem, Israel.

Ann Romney to Raise Cash at Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Home

First Lady Michelle Obama may have done 56 fundraisers this year, besting Ann Romney’s tally of 37, but the aspiring first lady is not sitting idly by. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ann Romney is headlining an Oct. 1...

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President Barack Obama with David Letterman during a taping of the show.

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President Barack Obama with David Letterman during a taping of the show.

Obamas Pick Letterman Over Leno

When the Obamas curl up on the sofa to watch late-night TV, they probably favor the “Late Show with David Letterman” over any of its competitors. President Barack Obama will make his seventh appearance on the show on Sept. 18....

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Rep. Vern Buchanan arrives for the last vote in the House before the two-week Easter recess in this March 29, 2012 file photo.

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Rep. Vern Buchanan arrives for the last vote in the House before the two-week Easter recess in this March 29, 2012 file photo.

A Top 20 List Members of Congress Want to Avoid

Twenty lawmakers made a list they undoubtedly hope their constituents will miss:  2012′s Most Corrupt Members of Congress. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, a Washington-based advocacy group, released the annual list today which includes large black and white photo’s, akin to...

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 29, 2012.

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 29, 2012.

Obama Answers Questions from Campaign Finance Reform to Beer

The president answered ten questions from users of the social news website Reddit yesterday ranging from the mundane to the serious. The news from the interview, which the president did from Charlottesville, Virginia, at the end of a two-day campaign...

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A real estate agent who specializes in distressed properties walks outside after checking a house in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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A real estate agent who specializes in distressed properties walks outside after checking a house in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Underwater Homeowners Protesting

A new group made up of frustrated homeowners who owe more on their homes than they are currently worth say that they could be a decisive vote in key swing states in November. “Underwater voters are the single most underestimated...

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have dinner with three winners of "Dinner with Barack and Michelle" fundraising contest on August 20, 2012 at Mintwood Place in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have dinner with three winners of "Dinner with Barack and Michelle" fundraising contest on August 20, 2012 at Mintwood Place in Washington, DC.

Idaho `Smokejumper’ Joins the Obamas for a Night Out

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dined at a Washington restaurant tonight with three winners of a contest sponsored by his re-election bid, one of whom is a “highly trained wildfire smokejumper from Idaho,” according to the campaign. The two other contest winners are educators:...

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President Barack Obama during the daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on August 20, 2012.

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President Barack Obama during the daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on August 20, 2012.

Obama: Campaign in `Bounds’

President Barack Obama says his campaign has not gone “out of bounds” in criticizing Republican challenger Mitt Romney, though he can’t say the same for the super-PAC backing him. Asked about a Web video that the Obama-backing Priorities USA Action...

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally on August 14, 2012 in Chillicothe, Ohio.

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Mitt Romney at a campaign rally on August 14, 2012 in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Romney’s 13% Slides to 1% Tax Under Ryan: Obama-backing PAC

Mitt Romney’s insistence that he hasn’t paid less than a 13 percent tax rate for the last 10 years has done little to quell the debate over whether he should release more of his tax returns. The latest ad from...

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