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A slice of Wagyu beef in Tokyo.

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A slice of Wagyu beef in Tokyo.

White House’s Continent Dinner: Wagyu Beef, Coconut Milk Await 50 Motorcades

Updated at 1:45 pm EDT It may be a “Code Orange” day in Washington, D.C., the ambient air officially unfit for infants and the elderly, yet that won’t stop the White House from holding a dinner for 400 on the...

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Katie Perry performs at the White House.

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Katie Perry performs at the White House.

Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Michelle Kwan: Honoring Special Olympics

Written by Elissa Nadworny Katy Perry was singing  ”Roar” in an intimate setting in the State Dining Room of the White House last night, as Special Olympics athletes spoke of overcoming obstacles in their lives. The East Room was decorated...

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President Barack Obama presents the National Medal of Arts to singer Linda Ronstadt in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014.

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President Barack Obama presents the National Medal of Arts to singer Linda Ronstadt in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014.

Obama: Bo Has Not Eaten Any Art

Filmmaker Jeffrey Katzenberg and singer Linda Ronstadt played the White House: The two were among the recipients of the National Medal Of Arts presented by President Barack Obama today. “It has been 200 years since Dolley Madison saved the portrait...

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden  in Washington on April 2, 2013.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden in Washington on April 2, 2013.

2016: The Competency Election

If 2000 was the decency election, and 2008 the change election, 2016 could become the competency election. If each presidential election for an open White House offers the American public a new course — specifically in reaction to the most...

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President Barack Obama speaks on the economy in Denver on July 9, 2014.

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President Barack Obama speaks on the economy in Denver on July 9, 2014.

Cost of Executive Rules: $104 Billion

President Barack Obama has staked his year, and at least in part the Democratic Party’s’ midterm chances, on going at it alone. The cost of the rules his administration is drafting may end up working against him. To date, Obama...

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