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President Barack Obama gives a high-five to Jimmy Kimmel at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama gives a high-five to Jimmy Kimmel at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Date Scrubbed — Fundraising Goes On

President Barack Obama, who’s not shy about appearing on late-night talk shows, is going to bypass comedian Jimmy Kimmel, for now. The entertainment news website TMZ said yesterday that Obama would appear on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in Los Angeles while making a three-day,...

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John Kasich, governor of Ohio, center, announces his state's choice for presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2012.

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John Kasich, governor of Ohio, center, announces his state's choice for presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Aug. 28, 2012.

Kasich Hopes to Rejoin ‘Old Dudes’ on TV

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has his sights set on returning to the media when his gig in politics is over. Kasich, a former congressman and Republican presidential candidate in 2000, hosted “Heartland with John Kasich” on Fox News from 2001...

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U.S. President Barack Obama, center, delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2013.

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U.S. President Barack Obama, center, delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 12, 2013.

State of the Union ‘Enhanced:’ Address in Search of Audience

One wonders if a speech that runs a good hour really needs enhancement. Yet the White House, in an attempt to expand the viewership of an annual State of the Union address that has drawn shrinking notice on prime-time television,...

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Customers pre-pay for Xbox One video games consoles at Best Buy Co. sales counters in Los Angeles.

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Customers pre-pay for Xbox One video games consoles at Best Buy Co. sales counters in Los Angeles.

Cheap Dream Home Theater Systems Make for Best Buy Nightmare

Price cuts are making that dream home theater system with surround sound and a big-screen TV a reality for more Americans. For Best Buy, they’ve become a nightmare. Shares of the electronics retailer have plunged today by the most in...

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star in "House of Cards."

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star in "House of Cards."

Obama’s ‘House of Cards’ Cameo: Netflix Invitational

A lot of high-tech talent was in the house today. The White House. And the president had a question for  Reed Hastings, the co-founder and CEO of Netflix: “I’m just wondering if you brought advance copies of House of Cards?”...

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Claire Danes meets Maureen Down at an advanced screening of "Homeland."

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Claire Danes meets Maureen Down at an advanced screening of "Homeland."

Claire Danes Visits CIA for ‘Homeland’ Party

“Homeland” stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis had meetings at the Central Intelligence Agency while in town for the Washington screening of the new season of their CIA-focused drama. The content of the conversations remains classified, but Gary Newman, the co-chairman of 20th Century...

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Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, waves at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, waves at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Sarah Palin: Back to the Future

As others already have noted about Sarah Palin’s departure from Fox News, the network said at the time: “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.” The future is here....

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Oprah Winfrey speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career on Jan. 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

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Oprah Winfrey speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career on Jan. 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

Armstrong’s Confessions Stir No Interest from Federal Prosecutor

After weeks of public lashings and millions in lost sponsorship deals, Lance Armstrong finally received a shred of good news today. While Armstrong’s primetime television doping confession may have changed how people feel about the cancer-surviving former cycling champion, one...

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Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event on Oct. 5, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event on Oct. 5, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Obama-Romney Tie in Florida, Newspaper Endorsements Split

It’s hot in Florida, we already knew — a dead-heat, a CNN poll today finds. Among Florida’s likely voters, the poll finds, 49 percent support Republican Mitt Romney, 48 percent President Barack Obama. The survey has a possible four percentage...

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