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In line to purchase copies of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget at the Government Printing Office bookstore in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 2014.

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In line to purchase copies of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget at the Government Printing Office bookstore in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 2014.

Republicans Offer Obama Budget — Set-up for Failed Shutout

Updated at 5:50 pm EDT President Barack Obama can’t offer his own amendment to the House Republican budget, so South Carolina Republican Mick Mulvaney has helpfully assistED. The result was sure to be a resounding defeat of an amendment intended...

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), holding a copy of H.R. 3962 and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) announce an amendment to the House version of health reform legislation in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), holding a copy of H.R. 3962 and Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) announce an amendment to the House version of health reform legislation in Washington, DC.

Georgia’s Gingrey Attacks Obamacare, Attacked as `Big Spender’

As Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia touts his opposition to President Barack Obama’s health-care law on television, an outside group is attacking the Republican Senate hopeful on fiscal policy. “As an doctor, I took an oath to do no harm....

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President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron look at a selfie picture taken by Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron look at a selfie picture taken by Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Selfiegeddon: Obama Staffer Warns of ‘End of All Selfies’

“The end of all selfies.” That’s serious talk coming from a White House where the president has posed for a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s funeral and also while hosting the championship Boston Red Sox. Yet, as Bloomberg’s Jonathan Allen explains,...

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President Barack Obama looks over a student's work as he visits a classroom at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md. on April 7, 2014.

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President Barack Obama looks over a student's work as he visits a classroom at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md. on April 7, 2014.

Obama Goes to School in Biology

The president went to school in biology today. At Bladensburg High School, in Maryland just outside the District of Columbia, President Barack Obama was announcing the winners of Youth Career Grants. The project of the Departments of Education and Labor...

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Delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 28, 2012.

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Delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 28, 2012.

Republican ‘Start-Up’ Targets Voters, Donors — and Democrats

In an office with walls covered by dry erase boards, one phrase in bold red block letters stands out above the multi-colored scribbled notes, ideas and equations: “Does this drive data & dollars?” That’s the question each of the 40-plus...

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Air Force One, with U.S. President Barack Obama aboard, taxis on the tarmac at a U.S. military airbase in Osan, South Korea.

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Air Force One, with U.S. President Barack Obama aboard, taxis on the tarmac at a U.S. military airbase in Osan, South Korea.

Air Force One (Both of Them) in Shop

Sometimes even Air Force One has to go into the shop. Both of them. At the same time. Reporters en route to Michigan with President Barack Obama were asking why they were flying a smaller aircraft, one modeled on a...

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President Barack Obama and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., visit Zingerman's Deli on April 2, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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President Barack Obama and Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., visit Zingerman's Deli on April 2, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Obama Orders a Reuben — Hold the Tabouleh

Standing in front of salads ranging from tabouleh to broccoli, President Barack Obama today instead chose the Classic Reuben sandwich at Ann Arbor’s famed Zingerman’s Deli. He did choose the smaller sized sandwich, saving a few calories and a couple...

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People stand in the line to register for insurance under the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

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People stand in the line to register for insurance under the Affordable Care Act on March 31, 2014 in Miami.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 7.1 Million

President Barack Obama said that 7.1 million people signed up for coverage under his health-insurance law. “All told, because of this law, millions of our fellow citizens know the economic security of health insurance who didn’t just a few years...

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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act.

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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare ‘Surge’ Gets Rose Garden Treatment: 7 Million Enrolled in Six Months

Despite problems that Obamacare suffered “out of the starting gate,” President Barack Obama told a cheering audience in the Rose Garden today, 7.1 million people have signed up for coverage at the federal exchanges. “In these first six months, we’ve...

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, left, poses for a "selfie" with President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, left, poses for a "selfie" with President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Red Sox: Selfies with Papi

Known for their colorful clubhouse, the Boston Red Sox didn’t hold anything back at the White House today celebrating the team’s 2013 World Series championship. Outfielder Jonny Gomes wore an American-flag inspired blazer, and David “Big Papi” Ortiz interrupted the...

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