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First lady Michelle Obama embraces Charlotte Bell, 10, while hosting a question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees to mark the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the White House on April 24, 2014. Bell told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years and presented Obama with her dad's resume.

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First lady Michelle Obama embraces Charlotte Bell, 10, while hosting a question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees to mark the White House's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the White House on April 24, 2014. Bell told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years and presented Obama with her dad's resume.

Job-Hunting, in the White House

The president talks about creating jobs all the time. One girl, her dad out of work, is taking him seriously. Charlotte Bell, a guest of the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” put her dad’s resume...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, responds to a question during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, responds to a question during a town hall meeting in Belmar, New Jersey, on March 25, 2014.

Christie Still Undecided on 2016

Wanted: A crowd of about 150 or so. Location: The Jersey Shore. Age and party affiliation not important. Just one rule: No hecklers. Chris Christie, New Jersey’s Republican governor at the center of controversy since January, found himself in front...

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama watch children participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama watch children participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Egg Roll: Where the Wild Things Are

For about 45 minutes today, President Barack Obama set aside the worries of Ukraine and Russia and played with kids on the South Lawn of the White House. The president, joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, yelled “way to go,”...

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Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other administration officials meet with health insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on April 17, 2014.

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Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and other administration officials meet with health insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on April 17, 2014.

Obamacare’s Valleys and Hills: Obama on a Hilltop Today

The Obama administration “botched” the Oct. 1 roll-out of the “Obamacare” website. That was the president’s verb. The health-care exchanges opened under the law enrolled 7 million people by the March 31 deadline, meeting expectations. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of...

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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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