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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.

Rep. Paul Ryan leaves the House Republican Conference meeting, beginning at the Capitol Hill Club on August 1, 2012.

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Rep. Paul Ryan leaves the House Republican Conference meeting, beginning at the Capitol Hill Club on August 1, 2012.

Biden’s iPod? Ryan Has Shared His

Joe Biden will be facing  a challenger 27 years his junior who has spent 23 fewer years in Congress when the two meet in debate on Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Yet the vice president and Rep. Paul...

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Spanish forward Pau Gaso, left, vies for the ball with Carmelo Anthony during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Spanish forward Pau Gaso, left, vies for the ball with Carmelo Anthony during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

$3 Ticket for Obama’s Renomination

As if paying $3 to enter a contest to shoot hoops with Carmelo Anthony and Alonzo Mourning before having dinner with the president and Michael Jordan weren’t enough, the Obama campaign is upping the ante. In an effort to recapture...

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Supporters wait for President Barack Obama to speak at Colorado College in Colorado Springs on Aug. 9, 2012.

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Supporters wait for President Barack Obama to speak at Colorado College in Colorado Springs on Aug. 9, 2012.

Obama Opens Chicago Home for Fundraiser — 201 and Counting

One would think five fundraisers in one day would set some sort of record. Yet in this election, it’s no record. President Barack Obama will attend five fundraisers in Chicago on Sunday raising at least $5.5 million for his re-election...

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A damaged bus following Wednesday's deadly suicide attack on a bus full of Israeli vacationers at the Burgas airport parking lot, Bulgaria.

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A damaged bus following Wednesday's deadly suicide attack on a bus full of Israeli vacationers at the Burgas airport parking lot, Bulgaria.

Obama’s Appeal to Jewish Voters: `The Unbreakable Bond’

In the wake of a terrorist attack in Bulgaria that killed five Israelis — and as Mitt Romney prepares to travel to Jerusalem later this month — the stated commitments of President Barack Obama and his Republican rival to the...

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Mitt Romney in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.

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Mitt Romney in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.

Obama Keeping `Cookiegate’ Alive

The Obama campaign isn’t letting “Cookiegate” go. An e-mail circulated to reporters covering the president’s two-day bus tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania announced that cookies from Pennsylvania’s Bethel Bakery would be awaiting them at Carnegie Mellon University for the president’s...

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President Barack Obama with Edward Ruscitti during a tour of Summer Garden Food Manufacturing in Boardman, Ohio, on July 6, 2012.

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President Barack Obama with Edward Ruscitti during a tour of Summer Garden Food Manufacturing in Boardman, Ohio, on July 6, 2012.

Obama Takes `the Sauce’ – Marinara

Minutes after a weak employment report today, President Barack Obama was looking at something else, too: Strong marinara. In a tour of the sprawling factory at Summer Garden Food in Boardman, Ohio, makers of Mario Batali’s marinara sauce and other...

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Obama Dialing Donors for Dollars From Air Force One — Thrill is Gone?

All hands on deck, the graying president called from aboard Air Force One. President Barack Obama’s campaign confirms that the commander-in-chief made a call on Friday from Air Force One asking donors to up their ante for his re-election campaign....

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