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A poster-sized still from the 1969 road movie "Easy Rider" looms over museum-goers at a Feb. 5, 2014 press preview of the "American Cool" exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington,DC.

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A poster-sized still from the 1969 road movie "Easy Rider" looms over museum-goers at a Feb. 5, 2014 press preview of the "American Cool" exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington,DC.

American Cool: Obama No, Jay-Z Yes

President Barack Obama didn’t make the cut for the National Portrait Gallery’s “American Cool” exhibition, 100 curated photographs of some of the nation’s most intriguing people. “We were considering Barack Obama,” said Joel Dinerstein, an American civilization professor and curator of the show, which celebrated...

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, shares pizza and soda with host Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Feb. 3, 2014 in New York.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, shares pizza and soda with host Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Feb. 3, 2014 in New York.

De Blasio Seeks Culinary Redemption on ‘Daily Show’

New York’s mayor ate pizza on late-night television last night. He had to, you see, to redeem himself after last month’s “forkgate,” when the city’s new chief was caught feasting on the unofficial foodstuff of the five boroughs with — horror of...

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'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart in Washington.

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'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart in Washington.

Christie Silent on Washington Trip, Chats With Jon Stewart

What’s New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie up to today during his lobbying trip to Washington? He’s not saying. Kevin Roberts, a spokesman for the 50-year-old Republican, confirmed the trip yesterday but declined to specify who Christie is meeting or disclose times...

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President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart speak during a break in the live taping of Comedy Central's "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Oct. 18, 2012 in New York.

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President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart speak during a break in the live taping of Comedy Central's "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Oct. 18, 2012 in New York.

Obama: Communication `Not Optimal’ After Attack on Americans in Libya

If you need some sleep tonight, you may rest easily drifting off before President Barack Obama’s appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” In his sixth appearance on the show — his second as president — Obama mostly sticks...

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A view of an iPad and iPhone Facebook screen.

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A view of an iPad and iPhone Facebook screen.

Facebook, Comedy Central: Gain on Traditional, More-Trusted Sources

While most people still turn to traditional sources of media for news, the laptop, tablet and smart phone are catching up. ”There has been a significant movement toward new media,” said David Lauter, chief of Tribune Co.’s Washington bureau, detailing the...

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First lady Michelle Obama during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on May 29, 2012, in New York.

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First lady Michelle Obama during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on May 29, 2012, in New York.

Obamas: `Ice Cream, Vegetables?’

In what we’re told will become a multibillion-dollar election campaign, there are certain assets that carry no precise dollar value. The capacity of a candidate’s spouse to campaign is one of them. The ability of the first lady to call...

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