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President Barack Obama with former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas, on April 25, 2013.

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President Barack Obama with former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas, on April 25, 2013.

Obama: ‘Not Done Yet’

Much like the Mark Twain evoked at the president’s last news conference, Organizing for Action wants people to know that the president reelected in November is “not done yet.” President Barack Obama invited the question when he appeared in the...

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Mitt Romney speaks to media about debate prep and the DNC Convention at Lui Lui Wood-fired Italian Restaurant & Bar in West Lebanon, Vermont, on Sept. 5, 2012.

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Mitt Romney speaks to media about debate prep and the DNC Convention at Lui Lui Wood-fired Italian Restaurant & Bar in West Lebanon, Vermont, on Sept. 5, 2012.

Ike’s Best State: Mitt’s Second-Worst

Trivia question: In which state did Dwight D. Eisenhower win his largest share of the vote in 1952? The answer may surprise you: Vermont. Eisenhower took more than 71 percent of the vote in Vermont at a time when Yankee...

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Gen. David Petraeus testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill.

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Gen. David Petraeus testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill.

Petraeus as Romney Running Mate? `Not’ Seeking Elected Office

Written with John Walcott Eisenhower did it. Al Haig declared he was in charge. Wesley Clark tried it, too. But David Petraeus, the retired four-star general, ex-commander of U.S. Central Command and commander of forces in Iraq and Afghanistan now...

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event in Portland, Oregon, on July 24, 2012.

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President Barack Obama at a campaign event in Portland, Oregon, on July 24, 2012.

Obama Holds Slim Election Edge With Slow Growth in Economic Model

The slow growth reported for the second quarter is enough to allow President Barack Obama an edge in his re-election bid, according to a forecasting model based on the economy and polling data. The U.S. economy grew at a 1.5...

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

Jay Carney Lectures Reporters: Don’t ‘Buy into the B.S.’

White House press secretary Jay Carney, a former TIME magazine Washington bureau chief, put on his editor hat today. “Do not buy into the B.S. that you hear about spending and fiscal constraint with regard to this administration,” he told reporters on board...

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