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President Barack Obama walks with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, right, as they leave the Gridiron Dinner through a loading area at a hotel in Washington, on March 9, 2013.

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President Barack Obama walks with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, right, as they leave the Gridiron Dinner through a loading area at a hotel in Washington, on March 9, 2013.

Obama’s Gridiron: Jindal’s Night

President Barack Obama, wearing white tie and tails at Washington’s premiere show of political satire, made light of budget cuts consuming the capital. “Because of sequester, they cut my tails,” Obama said at the head table of the Gridiron Club’s...

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President Barack Obama greets people as he visits Island Snow for shave ice in Kailua, Hawaii, during his holiday vacation, on Jan 3, 2013.

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President Barack Obama greets people as he visits Island Snow for shave ice in Kailua, Hawaii, during his holiday vacation, on Jan 3, 2013.

Obama Home from the Holidays: Hard New Year’s Nights Ahead

President Barack Obama returns to Washington today from his annual family vacation in Hawaii for a week expected to include Cabinet nominations, a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and preparations for a second-term inauguration. Obama is scheduled to return...

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President Barack Obama listens to President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Nov. 27, 2012.

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President Barack Obama listens to President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Nov. 27, 2012.

Washington Daybook: CEO City

Chief executives from some of the biggest U.S. corporations descend on Washington to meet with President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner to urge agreement on addressing the fiscal cliff, Bloomberg reports. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Treasury...

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Nils Lofgren, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Van Zandt at Nationals Park.

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Nils Lofgren, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Van Zandt at Nationals Park.

Washington Daybook: Born to Run

Born to Run — that’s both the title of a 1975 smash hit by Bruce Springsteen and an apt description of former President Bill Clinton. Both men take to the campaign trail today in support of President Barack Obama’s bid...

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Dolls depicting President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at a gift shop at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Oct. 14, 2012.

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Dolls depicting President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at a gift shop at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Oct. 14, 2012.

Washington Daybook: History Repeating

President Barack Obama travels to Williamsburg, the colonial capital of Virginia that’s become a living museum, hoping that history doesn’t repeat itself as he prepares for tomorrow’s second presidential debate. Doubts raised by his first subdued performance, paired with tightening...

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Protesters outside of Edward DeMarco’s house.

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Protesters outside of Edward DeMarco’s house.

Homeowners Protest Fannie, Freddie at DeMarco’s House

A few dozen people picketed outside Edward DeMarco’s house this evening to protest what they say is his unfair treatment of their own homes. DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, didn’t show during the 1 and 1/2 hour...

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A poster of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, next to a balloon with a nuclear logo during a rally marking the 28th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Tehran.

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A poster of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, next to a balloon with a nuclear logo during a rally marking the 28th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in Tehran.

Washington Daybook: Watchfulness

It’s a day of watchfulness in Washington. President Barack Obama is promising to keep an eye on Iran and its nuclear program, the Environmental Protection Agency is scrutinizing Chevron Corp.’s environmental practices and former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey...

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Timothy Geithner, U.S. treasury secretary and trustee of Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

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Timothy Geithner, U.S. treasury secretary and trustee of Social Security and Medicare trust funds.

Tim Geithner Sees Jackson Browne: Occupying Wolf Trap

Spotted at last night’s Jackson Browne concert at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Browne, 63, a liberal singer-songwriter, is known for 1970s hits, including “The Pretender” and “Running on Empty,” and his political activism, ranging from...

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