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President Obama Spikes the Football

David Nather, PoliticoFinally, President Barack Obama can say his health care law is beating the expectations.Well, one of them, anyway. It’s safe to say that no one — not even him — predicted that the Obamacare sign-ups would soar as high as 8 million, the figure he announced in an appearance in the White House […]

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Turkey's President Abdullah Gul speaks at the Turkey-Kuwait Business Forum in Kuwait City

Turkish president rules out role swap with Erdogan

Turkey's president appeared to rule himself out as a potential future prime minister on Friday, saying a "Putin-Medvedev model" under which he might swap roles with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was not suitable for Turkey. President Abdullah Gul's comments threw open the question of who might succeed Erdogan should he run for the presidency in […]

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Vice President Biden Joins Instagram

Today, we’re excited to announce the Office of the Vice President is joining Instagram to give followers a unique look inside the Vice Presidency. This new social media presence continues efforts by the Vice President’s Office to connect with citizens online, adding to his official Twitter handle and the Being Biden audio series. The VP's Instagram followers will have access to behind-the-scenes photos from […]

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Why Chris Christie Should NOT Be President

If I ever doubted why Chris Christie should not be president of the United States, I don’t any longer after reading Ryan Lizza’s scorching article in the April 14 issue of The New Yorker. Titled “Crossing Christie: What the bridge scandal says about the Governor’s political style, and his future,” Lizza’s article — aptly illustrated […]

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President Obama: 8 Million People Have Signed Up for Private Health Coverage

Speaking from the White House Briefing Room this afternoon, President Obama announced that 8 million Americans have signed up for private health coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. He noted that 35 percent of those people are under 35 years old. What's more, costs associated with expanding coverage under the Affordable Care Act are […]

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President Obama Trolls the GOP

John Dickerson, SlateThis is trolling. I’ve decided against it, but the White House has not. CBS’s Major Garrett writes in National Journal about a new version of the “stray voltage” theory of communication in which the president purposefully overstates his case knowing that it will create controversy. Garrett describes it this way: “Controversy sparks attention, […]

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Lebanese parliament speaker Berri strikes gavel at end of parliamentary session in parliament in Beirut

Speaker calls on Lebanese parliament to elect president on April 23

Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri called on Wednesday for parliament to elect a new president on April 23, in a race overshadowed by growing violence and political paralysis. President Michel Suleiman's six-year term ends in late May. Parliament must approve his successor with a two-thirds majority but political sources say the process is likely to […]

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President Obama Hosts Annual Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House

Watch on YouTube This morning, President Obama welcomed religious leaders to the White House for the fifth-annual Easter prayer breakfast, marking the beginning of Holy Week. At the start of his remarks, the President took a moment to reflect on yesterday's tragic shootings at two Jewish facilities — a community center and a retirement home — […]

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 94th Annual Convention of the American Association of Community Colleges in Washington, D.C., April 7, 2014.

The Vice President and Dr. Biden’s Support for Community Colleges and Apprenticeship Programs

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 94th Annual Convention of the American Association of Community Colleges. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann) Earlier this week, Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden spoke to 1,500 educational leaders at the American Association of Community Colleges 94th Annual Convention. During the speech, the Vice President recognized […]

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President Obama and Vice President Biden’s 2013 Tax Returns

Today, the President released his 2013 federal income tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $ 481,098. The Obamas paid $ 98,169 in total tax. The President and First Lady also reported donating $ 59,251 – or about 12.3 percent of their adjusted […]

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