President Obama to Honor Oprah, Bill Clinton

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_0fce45c6ff.jpgJewel Samad/AFP/GettyImages (WASHINGTON) -- What do former President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey have in common? They are among the 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom that President Obama will honor at the White House later this year. “The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” the president said in a written statement.

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I’m ‘Holding My Nose,’ Says McConnell Campaign Manager

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_512843fcb9.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTTON) -- “Holding my nose”: That’s how Mitch McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton described running the Senate minority leader’s re-election campaign in a phone recording obtained by both the Economic Policy Journal and The Iowa Republican websites.

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Report: GOP Fundraises in George W. Bush Get-Well Pitch

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_c8e9e0a14e.jpgSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Following former President George W. Bush’s heart surgery Tuesday, the National Republican Congressional Committee reportedly used a “get well soon” card for Bush to raise money for its organization. “President George W. Bush courageously defended our freedom and our country, and America misses his days in office now more than ever before,” the NRCC wrote on its website, with a link to sign a card.

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‘We Don’t Get Terrorized,’ Says President Obama

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_e3ee61e53a.jpgKevork Djansezian/Getty Images(CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.) – Speaking in an airplane hangar at Camp Pendleton Wednesday afternoon, President Obama thanked nearly 3,000 troops and their families for their service but warned that the country must continue to be vigilant against terrorist threats.

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Rick Santorum’s Iowa Homecoming Sparks 2016 Speculation

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_c879ff1af6.jpgPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Over the past few months a small but steady parade of potential 2016 White House hopefuls have made political pilgrimages to Iowa two-and-a-half years before voters there will gather for the state’s critically important presidential caucuses.

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