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Roger Runningen

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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Netflix selects Greg Whiteley's "Mitt" to join original documentary slate.

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Netflix selects Greg Whiteley's "Mitt" to join original documentary slate.

Romney Cites Chutzpah of ‘Mitt’ Filmmaker — ‘Captured Everything’

“Mitt,” the behind-the-scenes look at the man who would be president, has all the warts and moles of the Romney family over two presidential campaigns, some of it painful, like the night of the 2012 concession speech to President Barack...

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Robert Gibbs in Boca, Florida, in this 2012 file photo.

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Robert Gibbs in Boca, Florida, in this 2012 file photo.

Gibbs: Heads May Roll Over Obamacare

Heads may roll after the botched rollout of the Obamacare web-site, according to former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. Gibbs, who often reflects White House thinking, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program today that Obama may fire people at the Department of Health...

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People gather around a crater at the scene of an explosion in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, early on August 7, 2013.

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People gather around a crater at the scene of an explosion in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, early on August 7, 2013.

Corker: Congress to Weigh Authorizing Action on Syria

Bob Corker of Tennessee, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said today that he expects one of Congress’s first actions after returning from recess will be to consider an authorization for some form of military action against...

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President Barack Obama with U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. during a stop a Bingham's Restaurant in Lenox, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 23, 2013. The President bought a few pies for the road during his final day of his two day bus tour finishing in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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President Barack Obama with U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. during a stop a Bingham's Restaurant in Lenox, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 23, 2013. The President bought a few pies for the road during his final day of his two day bus tour finishing in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Obama Bus Tour: People, Politics and Pies

It’s late afternoon, the sweet tooth beckons. What about a pie stop? President Barack Obama, on a two-day bus tour in New York and Pennsylvania to promote his plan for reducing college costs, diverted his 30-plus vehicle motorcade in Lenox, Pennsylvania,...

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Members of the girls soccer team react as President Barack Obama asks if they want to take a photograph with him during an unannounced stop during their practice at Tully Junior-Senior High School in Tully, N.Y., on Aug. 23, 2013.

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Members of the girls soccer team react as President Barack Obama asks if they want to take a photograph with him during an unannounced stop during their practice at Tully Junior-Senior High School in Tully, N.Y., on Aug. 23, 2013.

Obama Offers Advice to Nine-Year-Old on Bucket List

President Barack Obama used a impromptu stop on his education bus tour to give a nine-year-old some advise: It’s too early to have a bucket list. Before a speech today in Binghamton, New York, Obama’s bus tour on making college...

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