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A student walks past a copy of Aaron Shikler's official White House portrait of John F. Kennedy, during a preview of an exhibit devoted to the assassinated president at the Newseum on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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A student walks past a copy of Aaron Shikler's official White House portrait of John F. Kennedy, during a preview of an exhibit devoted to the assassinated president at the Newseum on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Newsman Lehrer’s Fictional Account of JFK Assassination

Near the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, newsman Jim Lehrer is rummaging through his memories. Recollections of the first government shutdown in 1995 are “not that vivid,” he says, but ask him about covering the...

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Big Bird of Sesame Street in New York City.

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Big Bird of Sesame Street in New York City.

Big Bird, Live, at the White House — Dancing with the First Lady

Big Bird is back. After suffering the debating slings and arrows of Republican Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election campaign, the iconic feathered star of Sesame Street  is taking a big new role for President Barack Obama’s White House....

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Big Bird on the run in a scene from the movie "Follow That Bird."

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Big Bird on the run in a scene from the movie "Follow That Bird."

Big Bird’s Budget: Obama’s Buddy

President Barack Obama might as well appoint Big Bird as a campaign surrogate. For a second day on the campaign trail, Obama mocked Republican rival Mitt Romney’s threat in this week’s presidential debate to pull funding from PBS, and by...

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Big Bird and other Sesame Street characters in New York.

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Big Bird and other Sesame Street characters in New York.

Big Bird: Out with `Obama-care’ — Axelrod: all Romney’s Got

Big Bird may make for a good political punching bag. Yet there’s more to Mitt Romney’s threat to Sesame Street and other federal susbsidies than meets the eyes of debate spinners. David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama,...

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President Barack Obama with First lady Michelle Obama after the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Colorado.

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President Barack Obama with First lady Michelle Obama after the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver on October 3, 2012 in Colorado.

Obama, Clinton: TV Anniversaries

If it’s Debate Night, it’s Date night! Last night President Barack Obama wished wife Michelle a happy 20th wedding anniversary. For frequent watchers of debates it was déjà vu all over again. On October 11, 1992, Bill Clinton debated George...

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Candy Crowley, CNN veteran newswoman, in Bethesda, MD.

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Candy Crowley, CNN veteran newswoman, in Bethesda, MD.

Presidential Debates: Moderators On

Jim Lehrer, Martha Raddatz, Candy Crowley and Bob Schieffer will be the moderators of this year’s presidential and vice presidential debates, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced today. Lehrer, executive editor of the PBS NewsHour, will anchor the first debate,...

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