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President Barack Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande, on May 18, 2012, in the Oval Office.

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President Barack Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande, on May 18, 2012, in the Oval Office.

Obama’s Field Trip with Hollande: Viva Les French (Freedom) Fries

How far Washington has come from those freedom fries. When French President Francois Hollande arrives in Washington for a (rare in this administration) State Dinner at the White House next week, his host has a field trip planned. President Barack...

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Portrait of President Woodrow Wilson, circa 1912

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Portrait of President Woodrow Wilson, circa 1912

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1913

President Woodrow Wilson in 1913 began a modern tradition of the chief executive delivering the annual State of the Union message in person before Congress. Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution says that the president “shall from time to...

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, during an interview at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, during an interview at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

House vs. Senate: Parallel Universes, Lost in Space

House Speaker John Boehner’s embrace this week of the “Hastert Rule” spotlights the parallel universes his chamber and the Senate have evolved into — worlds in which the operative political dynamics virtually ensure stalemate. Here are the utterly contradictory bottom lines: In the...

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President Barack Obama took his oath of office in the Blue Room of the White House, with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding and First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha watching.

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President Barack Obama took his oath of office in the Blue Room of the White House, with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding and First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha watching.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 57

That’s how many presidential inaugurations will have been held after today’s public ceremony for President Barack Obama, starting his second term. Obama took the oath of office yesterday, per the 20th Amendment. Because yesterday was a Sunday, the inaugural ceremony...

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Alexander Hamilton, the U.S.'s first Treasury secretary, at left here on the ten dollar bill.

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Alexander Hamilton, the U.S.'s first Treasury secretary, at left here on the ten dollar bill.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 75

That’s how many Treasury secretaries have served the nation since the office was established in 1789. President Barack Obama today will nominate White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to succeed Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols first...

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