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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is sworn in by Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court Stuart Rabner for his second term on Jan. 21, 2014 at the War Memorial in Trenton.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is sworn in by Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court Stuart Rabner for his second term on Jan. 21, 2014 at the War Memorial in Trenton.

Christie’s Inaugural Snow Check: SRO Yields to Empty Seats

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s day-long inaugural fiesta didn’t work out quite the way he wanted. Snow forced him to cancel his gala today on Ellis Island, and his address in Trenton  featured empty seats in a balcony seating area...

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Beyonce and Bibi McGill perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Beyonce and Bibi McGill perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Beyonce: B6 in Marine Corps’ Eyes (‘Funny How the Truth Works’)

As “The Few, The Proud,” the Marines deserve their reputation with the press as mostly quick to respond with facts to a query — be it on Iraq, Afghanistan, the V-22 Osprey or Hurricane Sandy assistance. But when it comes...

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President Barack Obama bows his head during a prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Feb. 2, 2012.

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President Barack Obama bows his head during a prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Feb. 2, 2012.

Obama’s Prayer for Humility in D.C.

President Barack Obama approached the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington this morning with a mixture of humor and humility, some insight into what he was thinking as he asked for another chance to look out upon that crowd at his...

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Beyonce in Berlin in this file photo.

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Beyonce in Berlin in this file photo.

Beyonce Belts Out Anthem: Super Bowl Preview

Beyonce played Obama’s inauguration. Beyonce is going to play the Super Bowl. The singer was lip-syncing outside the Capitol on Inauguration Day. She was not lip-syncing, it appeared, at her news conference today in advance of her Super Bowl half-time...

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An attendee holds an American flag with an image of President Barack Obama before the start of the presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

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An attendee holds an American flag with an image of President Barack Obama before the start of the presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

Obama More Popular than Bush — Less than Clinton, Reagan, at Second Start

With 60 percent of Americans surveyed voicing a favorable view of President Barack Obama at the start of his second term, his popularity is at its highest since his first year in office, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll....

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Obama’s ‘Cashier’s Window’

President Barack Obama, who pledged as a presidential candidate in 2008 to strengthen the Federal Election Commission and nominate members “committed to enforcing our nation’s election laws’, is now creating “an unprecedented vehicle for potential influence-buying, influence-selling and government scandals...

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A Washington, D.C. 'TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION' license plate on Vice President Joseph Biden's limousine.

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A Washington, D.C. 'TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION' license plate on Vice President Joseph Biden's limousine.

Washington Statehood: ‘New Columbia’

Taxation without representation. It’s a storied complaint in American history. In Washington, D.C., it’s a license plate. For all the failures of Washingtonians to gain recognition from the Congress that operates in their own home town, a long-denied bid for...

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Singer Beyonce performs the national anthem during the presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

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Singer Beyonce performs the national anthem during the presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

Beyonce’s Watch-My-Lips-Spangled Banner

Updated Jan. 23 Is it Karaoke, if it’s your own song? Is it real, or is it Memorex? Beyonce’s lip-synced rendition of the National Anthem at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration wasn’t ground-breaking: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma bow-synced his performance at...

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Vice President Joe Biden arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington.

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Vice President Joe Biden arrives during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington.

Veterans Partied on Without Obama

President Barack Obama skipped the American Legion’s veterans ball for the second time, favoring his own inaugural event for service members. About two dozen recipients of the Medal of Honor joined hundreds attending the organization’s “Salute to Heroes” ball, a...

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Singer Alicia Keys performs during the Public Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington.

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Singer Alicia Keys performs during the Public Inaugural Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington.

‘Obama’s on Fire:’ Alicia Keys — Boehner-McConnell Have Hoses

Alicia Keys took the stage at the Inaugural Ball, playing piano for a ready crowd with a revised rendition of her “Girl on Fire:” “Obama’s on Fire.” “He’s the president, and he’s on fire,” Keys sang to a delighted audience....

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