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A video screen shows US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Ouistreham International Ceremony at Sword Beach to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion at Normandy, in Ouistreham, France, on June 6, 2014.

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A video screen shows US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Ouistreham International Ceremony at Sword Beach to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion at Normandy, in Ouistreham, France, on June 6, 2014.

No ‘New Cold War’ — Disappointed?

Why is everyone so anxious for a new Cold War? Is the current conflict with Russia, in which President Barack Obama today announced the newest round of sanctions following the downing of an airliner over Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists, a...

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The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters has been renamed after President William Clinton

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The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters has been renamed after President William Clinton

Clinton Building: Open for Business

Updated at 1:40 pm EDT The Clinton Building is open for business today. It’s about a block from the Reagan Building. The headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, one of the hulking stone edifices along Pennsylvania Avenue, today...

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Barack Obama leaves the stage after making a speech in front of the Victory Column in Berlin in this July 24, 2008 file photo.

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Barack Obama leaves the stage after making a speech in front of the Victory Column in Berlin in this July 24, 2008 file photo.

Obama in Berlin Encore: Ich Bin Ein ‘Citizen of the World’

Aboard Air Force One, en route from Belfast to Berlin: The traveling White House tonight explained the expected message — and “optics” — of the speech that President Barack Obama will deliver facing East from the Brandenburg Gate in the...

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Lawmakers watch closely as Pres. Ronald Reagan signs into law a landmark tax overhaul on Oct. 22, 1986.

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Lawmakers watch closely as Pres. Ronald Reagan signs into law a landmark tax overhaul on Oct. 22, 1986.

2012 Cliff vs. 1986 Tax Reform Act — The `Impossible’ and `Inevitable’

A lot of numbers get thrown around when talking about the fiscal cliff. If nothing is done, $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts take effect in 2013. If the automatic cuts known as the sequester go into effect,...

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Voting in the County Administration Building in Toms River, New Jersey, on Nov. 5, 2012.

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Voting in the County Administration Building in Toms River, New Jersey, on Nov. 5, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 57

That’s how many presidential elections have been held in U.S. history, including today’s vote. President Barack Obama’s re-election would mark the fourth Democratic win in the past six presidential elections. A victory by Mitt Romney would mark the second time...

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A ''Now Hiring'' sign is seen in a store front window in Miami Beach, Florida.

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A ''Now Hiring'' sign is seen in a store front window in Miami Beach, Florida.

What a Jobs Report Memo to a President Looks like

Correction: In the 8th paragraph, the estimated number of new jobs added to the economy is 130,000 in the month of August, not 110,000. Before President Barack Obama speaks tonight, he will likely receive a memo that could predict the...

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Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane at Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio, on August 25, 2012.

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Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane at Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio, on August 25, 2012.

Romney’s Burden of Success

Mitt Romney heads to Tampa with an ironic burden: his success. His staggering wealth, earned from private equity, a business built on opaque and complex financial engineering, has left him without the kind of compelling life-story narrative that has launched...

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Cass Sunstein, Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget.

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Cass Sunstein, Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget.

Sunstein’s Solution for Simplified Federal Forms: Focus Group Them

The government is taking another stab at making the complex more simple. Cass Sunstein, leaving his office today as the nation’s top regulatory official in President Barack Obama’s White House, issued an order to federal agencies to simplify government forms...

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Supporters of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney  in Wolfeboro, N.H.

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Supporters of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in Wolfeboro, N.H.

Romney Hood, `Obamaloney,’ Voodoo Economics, `No JFK’

In the pantheon of campaign insults, Romney Hood and`Obamaloney’ seem small. President Barack Obama started the latest volley, when he told an audience in Stamford, Connecticut, Monday that Romney is robbing from the poor to pay the rich. “He’d ask...

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