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President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron look at a selfie picture taken by Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron look at a selfie picture taken by Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Selfiegeddon: Obama Staffer Warns of ‘End of All Selfies’

“The end of all selfies.” That’s serious talk coming from a White House where the president has posed for a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s funeral and also while hosting the championship Boston Red Sox. Yet, as Bloomberg’s Jonathan Allen explains,...

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McCutcheon: `Exercising Freedom of Speech is a Good Thing’

Shaun McCutcheon, the winner in a Supreme Court campaign-finance case last week, sees the court’s decision striking down aggregate contribution limits as vindication of a person’s “right to support as many candidates, committees and PACs you choose.” “It’s a political...

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Ukrainian parliament speaker and interim president Olexander Turchynov, left, greets United States Senator John McCain prior to talks in Kiev on March 14, 2014.

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Ukrainian parliament speaker and interim president Olexander Turchynov, left, greets United States Senator John McCain prior to talks in Kiev on March 14, 2014.

Russia-Sanctioned Senators: ‘I’ll Take It’

Spell my name right. That’s the reaction of American politicians named in the Russian Foreign Ministry’s publication of a list of U.S. officials facing sanctions. The Russian sanctions are in apparent retaliation for U.S. sanctions against several Russian officials because...

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about the situation in Ukraine in the White House briefing room in Washington on March 17, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about the situation in Ukraine in the White House briefing room in Washington on March 17, 2014.

Obama vs. Putin: The PR War

Updated at 1:13 pm EDT In the clash over Russian occupation and annexation of Crimea, two presidents are engaged in their own public relations war. This doesn’t look like a man who’s worried about U.S. sanctions: Latest on Ukraine: Putin...

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One of three known photos of Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. Made from the original glass plate negative at the National Archives which had lain unidentified for fifty-five years until 1952 when Josephine Cobb recognized Lincoln in the image.

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One of three known photos of Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. Made from the original glass plate negative at the National Archives which had lain unidentified for fifty-five years until 1952 when Josephine Cobb recognized Lincoln in the image.

Obama and Lincoln: ‘My Favorite’ — On the 150th of Gettysburg Address

The 150th anniversary of The Gettysburg Address: Everyone from Eric Cantor to Arby’s is celebrating it. This is a draft of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered 150 years ago today: #LOC pic.twitter.com/5fptrrwPQ2 — Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) November 19, 2013 Everyone...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

Shutdown Journal: Day 9

Updated at 7:37 am through 4:39 pm EDT With contributions from Jonathan D. Salant and John McCormick House Republican and Senate Democratic leaders are open to a short-term increase in the debt limit, according to   congressional aides of both...

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President Barack Obama departs the White House on Feb. 4, 2013 to Minneapolis to tout his gun control proposals.

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President Barack Obama departs the White House on Feb. 4, 2013 to Minneapolis to tout his gun control proposals.

Obama’s $5,000 Shotgun Real McCoy, Wrong Question in Gun Control Debate?

  The release of the White House photo showing President Barack Obama shooting skeet at Camp David comes two days before Obama travels to Minneapolis to promote his agenda for curbing gun violence, following the Dec. 14 shootings of 20...

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President Barack Obama shoots clay targets with a shotgun on the range on Aug. 4, 2012 at Camp David, Maryland.

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President Barack Obama shoots clay targets with a shotgun on the range on Aug. 4, 2012 at Camp David, Maryland.

Obama Skeet-Shooting: Picture-Proof — JFK-Styled Video Next?

  The proof is in the picture. After President Barack Obama allowed in a recent interview that he and friends shoot skeet “all the time” up at Camp David, cynics started to question why there are no photos of the...

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves his office and walks to the House floor to deliver remarks about negotiations with President Obama on the fiscal cliff, on Dec. 11, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio leaves his office and walks to the House floor to deliver remarks about negotiations with President Obama on the fiscal cliff, on Dec. 11, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Boehner: Get `Serious’ on Spending — White House: `Very Specific’

House Speaker John Boehner says he’s still waiting for the White House to get “serious” about spending cuts. “Where are the president’s spending cuts?” Boehner, an Ohio Republican, asked on the House floor toda, adding that he is still “hopeful” the...

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