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President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron look at a selfie picture taken by Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

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President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron look at a selfie picture taken by Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, center, during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Dec. 10, 2013.

Selfiegeddon: Obama Staffer Warns of ‘End of All Selfies’

“The end of all selfies.” That’s serious talk coming from a White House where the president has posed for a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s funeral and also while hosting the championship Boston Red Sox. Yet, as Bloomberg’s Jonathan Allen explains,...

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Richard Branson, chairman and founder of Virgin Group Ltd., at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 13th annual Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2014.

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Richard Branson, chairman and founder of Virgin Group Ltd., at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 13th annual Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 3, 2014.

Scene in D.C.: Obama’s Team, Branson’s Rockets, Carter’s Camp David

“Don’t tear up the place,” President Barack Obama cautioned visitors in an East Room bustling with 200 rowdy athletes, most in Team USA uniforms. “We already did,” one shouted out. The president and wife Michelle welcomed teams and delegations from...

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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz presents a jersey to President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on April 1, 2014.

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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz presents a jersey to President Barack Obama during a ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on April 1, 2014.

Kerry: ‘Most Bipartisan Moment in Washington in Recent Memory’

Sure, Secretary of State John Kerry has been a frenetic traveler the past two weeks: Seeing Pope Francis at the Vatican,  sparring diplomatically with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris, patching up relations with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia,...

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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act.

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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare ‘Surge’ Gets Rose Garden Treatment: 7 Million Enrolled in Six Months

Despite problems that Obamacare suffered “out of the starting gate,” President Barack Obama told a cheering audience in the Rose Garden today, 7.1 million people have signed up for coverage at the federal exchanges. “In these first six months, we’ve...

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Vice President Joe Biden visits a sign up site for the Affordable Care Act at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School on March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Vice President Joe Biden visits a sign up site for the Affordable Care Act at the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School on March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Biden: Health Insurance is Confusing

It wasn’t quite a “surge” of enrollees. Yet Vice President Joe Biden nonetheless stopped by a Washington, D.C., school that caters to adult English-language learners on deadline day for Obamacare enrollment. Prospective enrollees in President Barack Obama’s health care plan...

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Insurance agents assist people with purchasing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

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Insurance agents assist people with purchasing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on March 20, 2014 in Miami.

Obamacare’s 6-Million Milestone

Six million Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans under Obamacare, President Barack Obama said today, as Bloomberg’s Alex Wayne notes “a symbolic milestone for a government that has struggled to get the law off the ground.” “Nearly four million people...

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U.S. President Barack Obama applauds Medal of Honor recipients for actions during the Vietnam War, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 18, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama applauds Medal of Honor recipients for actions during the Vietnam War, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on March 18, 2014.

Medals of Honor, Finally

Twenty-four U.S. Army veterans belatedly received the military’s top award for valor today, years after being denied the Medal of Honor because of bias. “No nation is perfect, but here in America we confront our imperfections and our sometimes-painful past,” President Barack Obama said...

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Marine One helicopter, carrying President Barack Obama, prepares to land next to the Presidential limousine, known as 'The Beast,' at the Wall Street landing zone in New York City on March 11, 2014.

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Marine One helicopter, carrying President Barack Obama, prepares to land next to the Presidential limousine, known as 'The Beast,' at the Wall Street landing zone in New York City on March 11, 2014.

Driving Mr. Obama: ‘Beast’ Retiring — Audi Out, Tesla Interested?

Audi need not apply. But Fiat-owned Chrysler is said to be interested. That armored Caddy — really a truck in limo clothing — that moves the president around is getting on in age. Actually, it’s a fleet of armored cars,...

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