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First Lady Michelle Obama with Sasha, left, as Malia during a visit to Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains National Park in Ireland, on June 18, 2013.

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First Lady Michelle Obama with Sasha, left, as Malia during a visit to Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains National Park in Ireland, on June 18, 2013.

Michelle Obama China-Blogging

Updated at 1:40 pm EDT, with Angela Greiling Keane First Lady Michelle Obama, her daughters and mother are booking a weeklong trip to China, checking off another country where she is talking about the importance of education. She’s promising to...

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Walking with his daughter Elizabeth, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) makes his way to a House GOP caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Walking with his daughter Elizabeth, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) makes his way to a House GOP caucus meeting, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Conservatives By Any Other Name

George W. Bush famously waged his first campaign for president as a “compassionate conservative.” He campaigned on education and immigration reform — signing that “No Child Left Behind” act by the end of his first year. Immigration was supposed to...

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President Barack Obama speaks at Temple Emanu-El on November 6, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

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President Barack Obama speaks at Temple Emanu-El on November 6, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Obama: Looking Out For the Republican Party

Written with Margaret Talev, on the road for Bloomberg News Look who’s looking out for the health of the Republican Party: President Barack Obama. “I’m a proud Democrat,” Obama said last night at one of two fundraising events for the...

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People take turns posing for photographs with a life-sized cardboard image of President Barack Obama on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after the 'Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action' honoring the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on the National Mall August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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People take turns posing for photographs with a life-sized cardboard image of President Barack Obama on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after the 'Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action' honoring the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on the National Mall August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama: ‘Marching With You’

It’s not often that President Barack Obama speaks as the black president. He did at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington that put the late Rev. Martin Luther King’s dream in focus for a nation. He did again...

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels leaves the White House after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Barack Obama on February 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels leaves the White House after a meeting of the National Governors Association with President Barack Obama on February 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Mitch ‘The Blade’ Daniels Takes on Higher Ed

From Bloomberg View’s Ticker blog The college business model, says Mitch Daniels, is all wrong and deserves to be toppled. Other than that, he seems to like his new job as Purdue University’s president. On Wednesday, he sat down with...

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In this Aug. 29, 2013, photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to a crowd of business and Republican leaders in Chesterfield, Mo.

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In this Aug. 29, 2013, photo Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to a crowd of business and Republican leaders in Chesterfield, Mo.

Perry Versus O’Malley: Maryland ‘Tax and Fee State’ or ‘Better Results’

Rick Perry’s cherry-picking job tour with a 2016 flavor goes on: The Republican Texas governor has picked Maryland as his latest target for business recruitment, pitting two potential 2016 presidential candidates against each other. Radio and television ads start today...

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