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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.

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Barack Obama at the G8 Summit in Camp David.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Barack Obama at the G8 Summit in Camp David.

Merkel Shrugs at Obama’s Camp David Greeting

As President Obama stood beneath an oak tree to greet world leaders at the start of the G-8 summit at Camp David, the heavily guarded presidential retreat in Maryland, one leader refused to smile for the cameras. The arrival ceremony is...

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President Barack Obama, left, Vernon Jordan, right, with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Vineyard Golf Club, in Edgartown, Mass.

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President Barack Obama, left, Vernon Jordan, right, with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Vineyard Golf Club, in Edgartown, Mass.

Bloomberg Hits Links with Biden, Breakfasts with Romney

The vice president and the New York City mayor played golf Friday in the Washington, D.C. area, four days before Bloomberg had a breakfast date with the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to discuss election-year issues such as immigration policy. President Obama, who ranks...

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President Barack Obama meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on April 30, 2012.

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President Barack Obama meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on April 30, 2012.

Nada from Noda, as Obama Handles Oval Office Crowd Control

Before an Oval Office meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda today the president got to do crowd control. As Japanese photographers and reporters pushed their way into the room, the president said “Careful, careful, careful, whoa, whoa, whoa.” It seems what...

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George Clooney and President Barack Obama in Washington.

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George Clooney and President Barack Obama in Washington.

Want To Dine With Obama and Clooney? It Will Cost You $3

“The President, George Clooney, and you.” That’s the eye-catching subject line of an e-mail sent this afternoon to supporters of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Julianna Smoot sent the message out asking supporters to donate at least $3...

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President Barack Obama, left, with Colombian pop star Shakira, center, and Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos during a land titling event in Cartagena, on April 15, 2012.

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President Barack Obama, left, with Colombian pop star Shakira, center, and Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos during a land titling event in Cartagena, on April 15, 2012.

Obama, Shakira Give Land Back to Colombian Citizens

Standing in front of a historic church in the resort city of Cartagena, Colombia President Barack Obama capped off his trip to South America yesterday by drawing a parallel between himself and people from Afro-Colombian communities. Obama and the Colombian president announced...

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Actors Gregory Peck, left, and Brock Peters in "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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Actors Gregory Peck, left, and Brock Peters in "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Obama Wades Into Race Issue, This Time From South America

The Summit of the Americas in the resort city of Cartagena, Colombia is getting much more attention for what’s going on behind the scenes than for the summit itself. The biggest story has been an embarrassment for the White House: the dismissal of U.S....

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President Barack Obama with Lilly Ledbetter before signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act at the White House.

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President Barack Obama with Lilly Ledbetter before signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act at the White House.

Rapid-Fire Campaign Reaction Time Keeps Getting Shorter

Less than a half an hour after Mitt Romney’s campaign sent out an e-mail to the media from supporter and California Representative Mary Bono Mack citing “record levels” of women who are unemployed under President Barack Obama’s administration, the Democratic National Committee fired back with...

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Warren Buffett and President Obama.

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Warren Buffett and President Obama.

Obama Turns Focus to Millionaires with Buffett Rule Push

President Barack Obama is upping the ante, talking more about raising taxes on those making $1 million or more a year than those making between $250,000 and $1 million. In other words, during an election year it’s always better to single out .3...

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President Obama figurines at the famed 'South of the Border' stop on the North Carolina/South Carolina border. It's not a big seller according to one cashier.

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President Obama figurines at the famed 'South of the Border' stop on the North Carolina/South Carolina border. It's not a big seller according to one cashier.

Obama Excludes Seven Republican States in Nationwide Travels

When President Barack Obama makes his inaugural trip to Vermont tomorrow he’ll be checking off one of eight U.S. states he has yet to visit since taking office. In an election-year presidents want to show they’re connected to their constituents by telling voters...

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Barack Obama with actor Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower on Feb. 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Barack Obama with actor Robert De Niro and wife Grace Hightower on Feb. 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

De Niro Joke About First Ladies Riles Gingrich

First lady Michelle Obama’s debut on The Late Show with David Letterman yesterday didn’t wade into controversial territory. It’s what happened afterwards at a private fundraiser hosted by actor Robert De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower that is giving her campaign staff...

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