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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

Obama’s Year-End News Conference

Has this president got something to talk about today, or what? Never mind Obamacare and the admittedly “fumbled” rollout of the HealthCare.Gov website that only served to confirm the warnings of the Republican opponents of the president’s signature health-care law...

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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, 2013.

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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Day 10

Updated at 10:05 through 6:53 pm EDT President Barack Obama neither accepted nor rejected the House Republicans’ plan to increase the debt limit short-term and end the government shutdown as the two sides entered further talks tonight, Bloomberg’s Roxana Tiron,...

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President Barack Obama tours the Copper Mountain Solar Project, the largest photovoltaic plant operating in the country, on March 21, 2012 in Boulder City, Nevada.

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President Barack Obama tours the Copper Mountain Solar Project, the largest photovoltaic plant operating in the country, on March 21, 2012 in Boulder City, Nevada.

Climate Treaty Hinges on Obama — Speaking Out, Former Aides Say

Written with Alex Morales One of the biggest things President Barack Obama can do to fight global warming is to talk about it. That’s the conclusion of at least seven former presidential aides and advisers serving in three administrations. Their comments...

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference.

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference.

Jeb Bush’s American `Restoration’

The divide between the impoverished and privileged in the United States is widening, with a society of once great ideals following a disturbing path toward an unsustainable future — a nation in need of “restoration.” A new regime of educational...

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

Jeb Bush: `Here’ for Education

Updated at 1:15 pm EST Jeb Bush is in town. The former Florida governor, brother of one former president and son of another, is encamped in Washington — in a hotel just a few blocks from the White House, as...

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