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In 2008, Barack Obama ran against the hated establishment. In 2012, he is the hated establishment
Did you hear you can win an evening with President Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Anna Wintour? If you're on Obama's mailing list, there's no escaping the news
The rumor that President Obama will dump Joe Biden from his ticket for Hillary Clinton just won't die. Here's why it should
Dozens of religious organizations sue the administration over a contraception mandate. Not exactly what the president was hoping for heading into November
Arizona's secretary of state insists that he's not a birther... while simultaneously threatening to bar Obama from the November ballot over birth certificate suspicions
President Obama's connection to the Rev. Wright was toxic in 2008. A look at why, four years later, it's not such a big deal anymore
The president makes another play for the female vote, chatting with Whoopi and the gang about gay marriage, Title IX, and pop culture
The president made big headlines by announcing his support for gay marriage, and critics say he's using the issue to hide his biggest weakness
Writer Andrew Sullivan bestows the designation as a compliment. But is being hailed as "the first gay president" what kept Obama from "evolving" in the first place?
The Oscar-winner hosts a dinner party in his backyard, the president hobnobs with A-list guests, and a record is set for the largest one-night campaign haul ever
The president's risky move to come out in favor of same-sex marriage could make it tougher for him to win several crucial electoral battlegrounds
Inmate No. 11593-051 scored 41 percent in the Mountain State Democratic primary, revealing just how unpopular the president is in parts of the country
Members of President Obama's Cabinet are jumping on the same-sex-marriage train, leaving many to question why Obama's keeping quiet
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- Watch The Daily Show mock Fox News' confused man-crush on Vladimir Putin
- What the collapse of the Ming Dynasty can tell us about American decline
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- The new bride who had a horrifying allergic reaction to her husband's sperm
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