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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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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush signs the book "Immigation Wars" he co-authored with Clint Bolick at a book signing during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush signs the book "Immigation Wars" he co-authored with Clint Bolick at a book signing during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

Jeb Bush Tops List Republicans Want to See Run in 2016: NYT/CBS Poll

Written with Ryan Kerr Just as Jeb Bush’s words about the possible difficulty of his family name in another presidential campaign were settling in — a concern which he says Hillary Clinton should have as well — comes a new...

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Former U.S. President George Bush shakes hands with Zambian girls in Lusaka on Dec. 3, 2011.

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Former U.S. President George Bush shakes hands with Zambian girls in Lusaka on Dec. 3, 2011.

Bush Aboard Air Force One: Off-Record

Updated at 4:40 pm EST What’s said on Air Force One sometimes stays on Air Force One. Particularly when it’s off the record. Former President George W. Bush, who seldom walked back to the cabin for the traveling press at...

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President Barack Obama during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19, 2013.

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President Barack Obama during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19, 2013.

Obama, Obamacare, Honesty: Slumping Ratings in CBS Poll

President Barack Obama’s recent slide in public opinion has been so widely documented — by Gallup, Pew, Quinnipiac, NBC, ABC, etc. — that another report today on the lowest approval ratings of his presidency seems anti-climactic. Yet the number that...

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Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam on "Saturday Night Live."

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Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam on "Saturday Night Live."

‘Ford Nation:’ Reality TV Toronto-Style

First came a mayor’s denial of crack cocaine use. Then a mayor’s admission. The contrition and rehabilitation. Now  comes “Ford Nation:” Starting tonight, Canada’s Sun News network will air a weekly talk show featuring Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his...

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A bright, orange sky is seen after sunset behind the Washington Monument on October 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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A bright, orange sky is seen after sunset behind the Washington Monument on October 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 8

Updated at  4:36 pm EDT If there is a take-away for Republicans in the budget stalemate that has partially shuttered the government, President Barack Obama said at a news conference today:  “They’re aware  of the fact that I’m not budging...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, 2013.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, right, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Day 3

Updated at 10:51 am through 2:55 pm EDT With Lisa Lerer reporting from the White House, Terry Atlas from the Senate House Speaker John Boehner has been telling fellow Republicans that he won’t allow the U.S. to default on its...

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President Barack Obama made a public appeal to House Republicans to avert a government shutdown in an appearance in the press briefing room of the White House on Sept. 27, 2013.

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President Barack Obama made a public appeal to House Republicans to avert a government shutdown in an appearance in the press briefing room of the White House on Sept. 27, 2013.

Countdown to Shutdown: 3 Days

Updated at 11:40 am, 12, 2:11 and 5:50 pm EDT This is what a stalemate looks like. This is how shutdowns happen. House Speaker John Boehner, after convening his party’s conference today, announced that the Republican-run House will proceed with...

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In this handout photo provided by CBS News, U.S. President Barack Obama speaks with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley at the White House on September 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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In this handout photo provided by CBS News, U.S. President Barack Obama speaks with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley at the White House on September 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama Lacks Public Resolve for U.S. Responsibility in Syrian Conflict

As President Barack Obama prepares to make a case on national television tonight for a U.S. military strike against Syria — and as the Russians and French promote an alternative aimed at corralling Syria’s chemical weapons — yet another opinion...

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