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Roger Runningen

President Barack Obama gives a high-five to Jimmy Kimmel at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama gives a high-five to Jimmy Kimmel at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Date Scrubbed — Fundraising Goes On

President Barack Obama, who’s not shy about appearing on late-night talk shows, is going to bypass comedian Jimmy Kimmel, for now. The entertainment news website TMZ said yesterday that Obama would appear on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in Los Angeles while making a three-day,...

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney waves at the end of his last White House briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney waves at the end of his last White House briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Carney’s Countdown: Healthcare.gov Roll-Out Worst Days

“I’ve got 36 more hours with this baby.” Jay Carney was talking about his government-issued BlackBerry in one of the last public comments before he forfeits his title as press secretary to President Barack Obama at the close of business...

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, left, listens while President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo.

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, left, listens while President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo.

Obama, Clinton ‘Buddies’ — Obama Says So

Remember the frosty body language and tension that filled the atmosphere in the presidential campaign debates between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? Here’s a reminder: “It is sometimes difficult to understand what Senator Obama has said because as soon as...

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President Barack Obama with tourists as he walks from the U.S. Department of the Interior to the White House on May 21, 2014 on the Ellipse in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama with tourists as he walks from the U.S. Department of the Interior to the White House on May 21, 2014 on the Ellipse in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Walk on the Outside

American presidents don’t often walk the streets of Washington. Harry S Truman was the last president who often took strolls around town. But occasionally it happens. Such as today. “The bear is loose. I broke out of the cage,” President Barack...

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama watch children participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama watch children participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Egg Roll: Where the Wild Things Are

For about 45 minutes today, President Barack Obama set aside the worries of Ukraine and Russia and played with kids on the South Lawn of the White House. The president, joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, yelled “way to go,”...

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President Barack Obama sits behind his desk after addressing the nation from the Oval Office of the White House

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President Barack Obama sits behind his desk after addressing the nation from the Oval Office of the White House

Obama Gives Clemency to Correct a Typo

The scales of justices turned out to be in error for Ceasar Huerta Cantu, and President Barack Obama intervened today to make a correction. Cantu, of Katy, Texas, pleaded guilty in 2006 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana...

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President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin after their bilateral meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico on June 18, 2012.

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President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin after their bilateral meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico on June 18, 2012.

Obama: Putin Should Get Over It

President Vladimir Putin should get over it. So says  President Barack Obama. Putin should drop his grievance over the breakup of the old Soviet Union, Obama says in an interview with CBS News. “You would have thought that after a...

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Vice President Joe Biden prior to the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

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Vice President Joe Biden prior to the State of the Union address on Jan. 28, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Biden: No ‘Obvious Reason’ Not to Run

Vice President Joe Biden sees no reason why he shouldn’t run for president in 2016. “There may be reasons I don’t run, but there’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run,” Biden said today on...

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