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President Obama’s Official Portrait for Second Term Released

In the first official portrait the president was straight-faced; In his second, he's smiling

The White House releases President Obama’s official portrait for his second term

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Allen West’s “Nuts” Letter for Sale on eBay

West's letter is described as "possibly the shortest letter from Congress in US History."

CAIR puts a letter Allen West wrote to them up for sale to raise funds

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rangel Calls Obama’s Cabinet Picks ‘Embarrasing’

Three appointments in a row have been white men

Rep. Charlie Rangel from New York criticizes President Obama’s recent cabinet picks

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Obama Inaugural Souvenir Shop Now Open

One of the goodies in the store is a commemorative poster by Chuck Close

A souvenir store has been opened for Obama’s Inaugural celebration

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10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

Fiscal Cliff Deal May Extend Tax Cuts

Is this the deal either side wanted?

Lawmakers are seeking to avert more than $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts…

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President Obama and First Lady Release Kwanzaa Holiday Message

The President and First Lady send best wishes to those Americans celebrating Kwanzaa

The President and First Lady release a statement via the White House commemorating Kwanzaa

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Lisa Jackson, Head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to Resign

Lisa Jackson, a hero to many environmental groups, is stepping down

Head of the EPA has announced that she will be resigning soon after Obama embarks…

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News Outlets Say Romney Overcharged Them

Did the Romney campaign overcharge people?

Several news organizations are claiming that Romney overcharged them during his campaign

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Ursula Burns, Kenneth Chennault Approached About Cabinet Positions

Obama administration sources say both Ursula Burns and Ken Chennault are on the short list of possible additions to Obama's cabinet

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns and American Express CEO Kenneth Chennault are both in talks with…

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Gov. Nikki Haley Appoints Rep. Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate

Scott will become the only black U.S. Senator

South Carolina has made history by appointing its first black U.S. Senator since Reconstruction

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Susan Rice Withdraws Name From Consideration for Secretary of State

What do you think of her decision?

Rice said the process would be disruptive to the country.

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Landlord Threatens to Raise Rent on Obama Supporters

Landlord rages against Obama's 'continued assault on small business'

Do you think your landlord is an Obama hater?

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Could Republican Tim Scott Be Our Next Black U.S. Senator?

Scott is a Tea Party Caucus conservative

U.S. Representative Tim Scott is widely believed to be likely chosen to succeed Jim DeMint…

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Susan Rice’s Record in Africa Scrutinized

There is another way to think about the prospective nomination of Susan Rice for secretary of state.

In any discussion of Susan Rice’s career, there is no escaping Africa.

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President Obama, Mitt Romney Do Lunch at the White House

The two former rivals talk turkey over salad

Mitt Romney visited President Obama in the White House for lunch and the two talked…

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Council Says Black Women Must Stand up for Susan Rice

Do you think Ambassador Susan Rice is being treated unfairly?

“Time to stand up for Susan!”

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Were Racial ‘Code Words’ Used to Insult Susan Rice?

Dems say Rice being used as a scapegoat

Rep. James Clyburn and other House Democrats think the recent criticisms of Ambassador Susan Rice…

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Black Leaders Seek More Attention From White House In Second Obama Term

Will Obama pay black voters back for their loyalty?

Black unemployment remains at over 14 percent.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Tenders His Resignation from Congress

The Chicago Congressman has not yet settled his Federal investigation

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress amid an investigation into his campaign finances and treatment…

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President Obama and Gymnast’s ‘Not Impressed’ Photo Goes Viral

It was the president's idea to take the photo

A photo of a scowling President Obama and Olympic Gold medalist McKayla Maroney is…

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