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Clinton Spends Second Day in NY Hospital for Observation

The illness has kept her out of the public view since December 7, and has started to raise a host of questions as her team keeps typically tightlipped about the details: Where is the clot located? How severe is her condition? How soon will she recover?
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Benghazi Report: White House Not to Blame for Misused Talking Points

The FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies — but not the White House — made major changes in talking points that led to the Obama administration's confusing explanations of the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, a Senate report concluded Monday.
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No Deal: Social Security Upheld Despite 'Fiscal Cliff' Deadline

With Mitch McConnell as part of the negotiations there were only two options: either no deal at all, or a horrible deal that sought to balance the budget on the backs of the working poor, seniors and children while giving folks like Mitch McConnell a free pass.
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Candid Video from the White House 2012

Candid highlights of President Obama from 2012.
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Chuck Todd: GOP Base Won't Allow Compromise with Obama

"Any compromise they make with this president is a political problem for them in their own bases," said NBC News' Chuck Todd, in response to how the Republican Party has decided to handle the fiscal cliff negotiations. "There's no way voters would reward the compromise, at least on the right."
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Obama Attends Sen. Inouye's Memorial Service in HI

The ceremony included a 19-gun cannon salute and an F-22 Flyover. Senator Inouye passed away on December 17, 2012 due to respiratory complications. He was a Medal of Honor recipient for his service in the U.S. Army during WWII as part of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
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Season's Greetings from the White House

In this week's address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. They also thank our troops and their families for their service.
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Obama Nominates Kerry for US Secretary of State

Kerry's nomination could bring to a close what has become for the White House a contentious and distracting effort to name a new secretary of state. Rice withdrew her name from consideration last week, making Kerry all but certain to become the nominee. People familiar with the White House's decision-making said support within the administration was moving toward Kerry even before Rice pulled out.
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Boehner to Obama: Let's Discuss Plan B

House Speaker John Boehner is proposing a 'Plan B' option to keep taxes from increasing on people making less than $1 million on Jan. 1.
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Second Obama Inauguration Celebration Scaled Down, Shortened

Second Obama Inauguration Celebration Scaled Down, Shortened
The official activities will span three days, starting with a National Day of Service on Jan. 19 and culminating on Jan. 21 with the swearing-in, the parade and the balls. Last time, it was four days of events. As for those inaugural balls, there won't be as many. There were 10 official balls four years ago, but this time around a source close to the inaugural planning says there will be fewer balls, though no final number has been decided yet.
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