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A view of the U.S. Capitol Building's Rotunda after a vote on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Averts Shutdown Fears; Fights Over Nominees

Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama’s nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit.

12/13/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama, with bags slung over his shoulders, delivers toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of the President staff to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. For 67 years the Toys for Tots program has worked with local communities to collect and distribute toys and gifts for less fortunate children throughout the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Helps Deliver Toys to Marine Corps Drive

Introducing himself as the “big elf,” President Barack Obama on Wednesday exclaimed “Ho, Ho, Ho” and made merry as he delivered a pair of giant red sacks filled with toys and other gifts to the Marine Corps’ annual Toys for Tots campaign.

12/11/2014

37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors - To Air 12/30 9-11pm ET/PT

Barack and Michelle Obama’s Love Story Headed for the Big Screen

The now-famous first date between President Obama and his First Lady Michelle will become the center of a brand new movie.

12/09/2014

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) arrive at The Carlyle Hotel, where they will be staying during their official two-day visit to the United States, on December 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Chad Rachman-Pool/Getty Images)

Royal Couple: Obama Visit, Child Development Tour

While Britain’s Prince William meets with President Barack Obama at the Oval Office on Monday and discusses illegal wildlife trafficking at the World Bank, his wife, Kate, will tour a child development center with New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray.

12/08/2014

Protestors display signs outside the White House November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC  following the announcement that the white policeman who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, will not face charges. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for killing Michael Brown. (Photo credit: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Unveils Federal Law Enforcement Profiling Ban

The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for local departments as the nation tackles questions about the role race plays in policing.

12/08/2014

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Acid Reflux Causing Obama’s Sore Throat

Acid reflux is responsible for the sore throat President Barack Obama has complained about for the past couple of weeks.

12/06/2014

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Marylanders Relieved After Obama’s Immigration Announcement

Hundreds gathered at CASA de Maryland in Hyattsville to watch President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday night during which he announced far-reaching orders on immigration that will allow millions of people now in the U.S. illegally to “come out of the shadows and get right with the law.”

11/21/2014

Ed Kassig attends a vigil for their son, aid worker Peter Kassig at Butler University October 8, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

US Review Of IS Video Confirms American’s Death

The White House on Sunday confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig.

11/16/2014

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Obama Switches Planes Because Of Mechanical Issue

President Barack Obama is switching planes in Philadelphia for his return trip to Washington because of a mechanical problem with a flap in his earlier aircraft, the White House says.

11/02/2014

Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain (R) listens while US President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press on the Canadian Parliament shooting after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House October 22.  (Photo Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Expresses Optimism About Ebola in U.S.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday expressed optimism about the Ebola situation in the U.S. as he met with his Ebola response team, including his first meeting with his new point man on the deadly disease.

10/22/2014

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