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White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

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White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

McDonough: Obama Going Gray — Cantor Going Down

Obama Chief of Staff Denis McDonough called this his “charm offensive.” Republicans in the room may have found more offense than charm in his comedy routine at last night’s Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Marquis Marriott. Noting...

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Former President George H. W. Bush makes his eighth parachute jump to mark his 90th birthday on June 12, 2014.

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Former President George H. W. Bush makes his eighth parachute jump to mark his 90th birthday on June 12, 2014.

George H.W. Bush: The Film

Former President George H. W. Bush turns the big 9-0 today and is marking the occasion with one of his favorite pastimes: Skydiving. It’s a wonderful day in Maine — in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump. — George...

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A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a window on June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho.

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A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a window on June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1,796

That’s how many days passed between Bowe Bergdahl’s capture by the Taliban and his release to U.S. forces in Eastern Afghanistan. Bergdahl, an Army sergeant held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009, was released May 31 as part of...

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors on April 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attends the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors on April 21, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

NBA’s Sterling Suspension: ‘Sounds Pretty Good’

If Don Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was looking for any sympathy on Capitol Hill following reports of Sterling’s recorded racist remarks,  he won’t find it among the leadership. The National Basketball Association has suspended Sterling for life...

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President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leave a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo on April 23, 2014.

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President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leave a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo on April 23, 2014.

Obama: ‘Some Good Sushi’

Great moments in diplomacy: President Barack Obama to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on their way into one of the world’s best restaurants, in Tokyo: “Hi, how are you?” Great moments in dining: Abe played host to Obama at a...

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks about his plans to help America's long-term unemployed during an event with Vice President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 31, 2014.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks about his plans to help America's long-term unemployed during an event with Vice President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 31, 2014.

`Obvious’ Reasons for Biden Not to Run? — Count Them

Vice President Joe Biden may see “no obvious reason” for not seeking the top job at the White House, as he told CNN, yet across the country one imagines millions of Democrats screaming back at their TV sets: “Hillary Clinton.” There are...

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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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