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Book cites diary of Obama's ex-girlfriend

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A biography on Barack Obama that comes out next month includes journal entries from a former girlfriend at Columbia University.


Obama swoops into Afghanistan on bin Laden death anniversary

President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death with a speedy trip to Afghanistan, signing a strategic pact with Kabul on Wednesday and delivering an election-year message to Americans that the war is winding down.


Books of The Times: ‘Passage of Power,’ 4th Book of Caro’s Johnson Portrait

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“The Passage of Power,” the fourth installment in Robert A. Caro’s monumental biography of Lyndon B. Johnson, addresses Johnson’s assumption of the Oval Office following John F. Kennedy’s assassination.


Obama tax return shows 2011 earnings of $789,674

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President Barack Obama and his family paid more than $160,000 in federal taxes last year on earnings of $789,674, the White House said Friday. The president's 2011 federal income tax return shows that about half of the first family's income is the president's salary. The rest comes from sales of Obama's books.


Hearing called for federal judge who sent anti-Obama e-mail

A federal judge forwarded an email that suggested President Obama's mother engaged in bestiality the night the president was conceived.

Senh: How is Richard Cebull still working? He should be fired. Since it sounds like the Republican controlled Congress won't impeach him, it's up to the public to "shame him out of office."


Obama joins Jagger, B.B. King, to belt out blues

The president just couldn't say no: Mick Jagger held out a mic almost by way of command, and soon Barack Obama was belting out the blues with the best of them....


Obama 2012 raises $29.1 million in January

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President Obama's re-election campaign raised $29.1 million in January in conjunction with the campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the campaign announced Friday.


Obama to Congress: 'Stop this middle-class tax hike'

Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend a payroll tax cut for the remainder of the year as a deadline nears for Congress to act or see taxes go up for millions of working Americans.


AP sources: Obama revamping birth control policy

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Retreating in the face of a political uproar, President Barack Obama on Friday will announce that religious employers will not have to cover birth control for their employees after all, The Associated Press has learned.


Congress tries to give president line-item veto

The Republican-led House is trying Wednesday to give President Barack Obama the line-item veto, a constitutionally questionable power over the purse that has been sought by both Republican and Democratic presidents.


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