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US President Barack Obama meets with Kinsey Button, a student at the University of Texas who wrote a letter to the president in January explaining her family's struggle to lead a middle class life when both of her parents lost their jobs, at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, on July 10, 2014.

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US President Barack Obama meets with Kinsey Button, a student at the University of Texas who wrote a letter to the president in January explaining her family's struggle to lead a middle class life when both of her parents lost their jobs, at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, on July 10, 2014.

Lunch — Make that Coffee — With Obama

Updated at 2:05 p.m. When 20-year-old Kinsey Button went to have lunch with the president of the United States at Magnolia Cafe in Austin, Texas, she probably expected to get a meal. And maybe she did. But not under the watchful...

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Marine One, with U.S. President Barack Obama on board, passes the Washington Monument in Washington.

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Marine One, with U.S. President Barack Obama on board, passes the Washington Monument in Washington.

`Marine One’ Contractors Bid Anew

Let’s try this again: The U.S. Navy last week announced plans for a competition to develop and build a new fleet of presidential helicopters. The draft notice came three years after the service canceled a contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. for...

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President Barack Obama with supporters after delivering remarks during a campaign event in Orlando on August 2, 2012.

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President Barack Obama with supporters after delivering remarks during a campaign event in Orlando on August 2, 2012.

Obama’s 51st Birthday Wish: Florida’s 29 Electoral Votes

The crowd at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, took the cue. Before winding into his standard campaign speech, President Barack Obama took note of an upcoming event. “It’s true that I’m going to be — what am I going...

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President William Howard Taft with some of the players from the Washington Senators.

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President William Howard Taft with some of the players from the Washington Senators.

Baseball, Politics Long Intertwined

Political Economy welcomes you to a new major-league baseball season, recognizing the long relationship between the sport and politics. Beginning with William Howard Taft in 1910, the president traditionally has thrown a ceremonial “first pitch” to inaugurate a major-league baseball...

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