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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

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President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle after she performed "Over the Rainbow" during the "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul" in the East Room of the White House in Washington on March 6, 2014.

Obama Welcomes ‘Stubborn Women’ to Night of White House Soul Music

After another hard week, President Barack Obama found some unusual words of encouragement last night from Patti LaBelle. “Baby, you’ve got swag!” she told him, praising his “class” and “elegance.” In kelly green and with a sleek bob, LaBelle joined...

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Capture and burning of Washington by the British, in 1814.

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Capture and burning of Washington by the British, in 1814.

UK Envoy: White House-Burning ‘Fair Price’ for ‘Star Spangled Banner’

Who is integral to the U.K.-U.S. “special relationship”? Journalists, if you ask British Ambassador Peter Westmacott. He and his wife Susie gave them the royal treatment at a New Year’s reception in their honor. Guests such as Chris Matthews and...

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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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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway in the U.S. Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway in the U.S. Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 6

That’s the number of broadcast television and cable news interviews that President Barack Obama will conduct today. On the eve of his nationally televised address tomorrow to make his case for a “limited’ and “proportional” military strike against Syria for...

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Opposition fighters, civilians and journalists stand near a United Nations (UN) vehicle as UN arms experts inspect the site where rockets had fallen in Damascus' eastern Ghouta suburb on August 28, 2013, during an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons strike.

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Opposition fighters, civilians and journalists stand near a United Nations (UN) vehicle as UN arms experts inspect the site where rockets had fallen in Damascus' eastern Ghouta suburb on August 28, 2013, during an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons strike.

Obama: No Decision on Syria Yet

President Barack Obama has “not made a decision” about Syria yet. So he said in an interview aired on the PBS NewsHour today, asked about authorizing a military strike against a country believed to have deployed chemical weapons on its...

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Ousted IRS chief Steve Miller, right, and J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, are sworn in on Capitol Hill, on May 17, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) practice of targeting applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings.

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Ousted IRS chief Steve Miller, right, and J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, are sworn in on Capitol Hill, on May 17, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) practice of targeting applicants for tax-exempt status based on political leanings.

White House: We’ll ‘Manage Through’

That grand slam of Benghazi emails, IRS head-rolling and a reporter’s shield law batted by the White House this week was a sure signal that the Obama administration plans to power through the controversies at hand. So says Jennifer Palmieri,...

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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 from "Follow That Bird," presented by Sesame Street.

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Big Bird from "Follow That Bird," presented by Sesame Street.

Obama’s Big Bird Trap: That Debate

Has President Barack Obama walked into a Big Bird trap? The president has had no shortage of fun over the past week with Republican Mitt Romney’s evocation of the Sesame Street favorite in their first debate. The president has played...

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