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President Barack Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande, on May 18, 2012, in the Oval Office.

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President Barack Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande, on May 18, 2012, in the Oval Office.

Obama’s Field Trip with Hollande: Viva Les French (Freedom) Fries

How far Washington has come from those freedom fries. When French President Francois Hollande arrives in Washington for a (rare in this administration) State Dinner at the White House next week, his host has a field trip planned. President Barack...

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President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, as first lady Michelle Obama holds the family bible next to daughter Malia Obama in the Blue Room of the White House on Jan. 20, 2013.

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President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, as first lady Michelle Obama holds the family bible next to daughter Malia Obama in the Blue Room of the White House on Jan. 20, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 192

That’s how many years it’s been since a third consecutive U.S. president was inaugurated for a second time. President Barack Obama, who was sworn in to a second term Jan. 20 and delivered an inaugural address yesterday at the 57th presidential...

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President Barack Obama took his oath of office in the Blue Room of the White House, with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding and First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha watching.

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President Barack Obama took his oath of office in the Blue Room of the White House, with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding and First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha watching.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 57

That’s how many presidential inaugurations will have been held after today’s public ceremony for President Barack Obama, starting his second term. Obama took the oath of office yesterday, per the 20th Amendment. Because yesterday was a Sunday, the inaugural ceremony...

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President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in the Rose Garden of the White House in this file photo.

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President Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in the Rose Garden of the White House in this file photo.

Will Clinton, Bush, Obama = Jefferson, Madison, Monroe?

Roller coaster rides have defined the fortunes of the two major political parties over the past 20 years. Oddly, the 2012 presidential election could end with a historic affirmation of stability in the White House. To recap two decades’ worth of political turmoil:...

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