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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks out at the audience with Vice President Joe Biden at the end of the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks out at the audience with Vice President Joe Biden at the end of the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

Obama’s Clock: Fast-Forward to 2016

How early is too early? This morning, we’re told that “political allies of Vice President Joe Biden have concluded that he can win the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination — even if Hillary Clinton enters the contest.” So says the Journal....

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Long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas takes up her seat in the front row of the newly remodeled Brady Press Briefing room in the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 11, 2007.

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Long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas takes up her seat in the front row of the newly remodeled Brady Press Briefing room in the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 11, 2007.

Helen Thomas, Women’s Firsts

Say what you like about Helen Thomas. But say this: After covering the presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy in 1960, she became the first woman assigned to the White House full time by a news service, United Press International....

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A woman holds a U.S. flag during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego, California.

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A woman holds a U.S. flag during a naturalization ceremony in San Diego, California.

Bush Welcomes Newest Americans — With a Call-Out to His Party

Updated at 5 pm EDT, with Darrell Preston reporting from Dallas. George W. Bush has been quiet about a lot of things since leaving office. He is speaking out now on a need for immigration reform, something he attempted as...

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Marieme Faye Sall, first lady of Senegal, sit together on stage during a visit the all-girls Martin Luther King Middle School, on June 27, 2013 in Dakar, Senegal.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Marieme Faye Sall, first lady of Senegal, sit together on stage during a visit the all-girls Martin Luther King Middle School, on June 27, 2013 in Dakar, Senegal.

Michelle Obama: White House ‘Nice Prison’ — Laura Bush: ‘With a Chef’

Updated at 9:25 am EDT The White House, as a couple of first ladies should know, can be “confining.” As former President George W. Bush met with President Barack Obama today in Tanzania, their wives also took part in an African...

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Young girls and women wear khangas, a traditional wrap, with the image of President Barack Obama as they line up to enter the State House, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on July 1, 2013.

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Young girls and women wear khangas, a traditional wrap, with the image of President Barack Obama as they line up to enter the State House, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on July 1, 2013.

Obama, Bush Meeting in Tanzania: ‘Bang for the Buck’

Former President George W. Bush invested heavily in the fight against AIDS and malaria in Africa. First Lady Laura Bush toured Senegal, Tanzania, Mozambique and Mali to inspect the work under way there. And President Barack Obama has credited his...

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Rapper Nykeith ''Black Gold'' Batts, left, performs his song ''Da Beast Walk'' as children dance along at the 20th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 14, 2013.

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Rapper Nykeith ''Black Gold'' Batts, left, performs his song ''Da Beast Walk'' as children dance along at the 20th Annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 14, 2013.

Juneteenth: From Texas, with Tweets

Slavery in Texas was abolished on this day in 1865. #Juneteenth So notes George P. Bush, the “husband, father, businessman and candidate for land commissioner in Texas,” a gateway office for those pursuing bigger political prizes. He’s also a president’s...

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Former President George W. Bush shows three fingers for "W" as his wife and  former first lady Laura Bush after the opening ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

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Former President George W. Bush shows three fingers for "W" as his wife and former first lady Laura Bush after the opening ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Bush is Back: Positive Polling

George W. Bush is back. In positive territory, that is. Barely. Not since 2005, the folks at Gallup say, have  more Americans held a positive view of the 43rd president than those who had a negative view. Not until now:...

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U.S. Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey announces federal grand jury indictments for three British nationals during a news conference in this April 12, 2005 file photo in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey announces federal grand jury indictments for three British nationals during a news conference in this April 12, 2005 file photo in Washington, DC.

Obama’s FBI Nominee: Comey

President Barack Obama plans to nominate James B. Comey, a deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush, to become the next FBI director, according to two people briefed on the selection. Comey, 52, served as general counsel to Lockheed Martin Corp. and...

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