In the mid-90s, author Toni Morrison famously referred to Bill Clinton as "the first black President" based on his empathy, efforts to foster broad socioeconomic equality and commitment to issues important to African-American community at large.

Newsweek plays off this quote in its new cover story on President Barack Obama.

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Former presidential hopeful John Edwards was more "a spectator than a participant" at a 2007 meeting in which his now-deceased wife, Elizabeth, railed at two political donors because they had maintained ties to his mistress, Rielle Hunter.

Jennifer Palmieri, a former aide to Edwards who is now the White House deputy director of communications under Barack Obama, said Elizabeth Edwards was angry at Fred Baron and his wife Lisa for taking Hunter on a shopping spree.

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President Barack Obama today became the first sitting president to announce support for same-sex marriage, making his position on the subject clear.

In a sit-down interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, Obama completed what has been a long and often dubious "evolution" on the controversial topic.

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Hillary Clinton made major headlines on her trip through Asia ... not just for averting a massive diplomatic crisis, but for wearing no makeup!

The Secretary of State finessed a delicate situation between the U.S. and China over a blind dissident, pressed India to reduce its oil imports from the rogue Iran, and deflected the persistent rumors that she will run for president in 2016.

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As Barack Obama continues to make his way around the country, trumpeting The Buffet Rule - which would apply a minimum tax rate of 30 percent on individuals making over one million dollars/year - he can now take comfort in having a famous person on his side.

Someone who was reportedly paid $20 million for his latest movie role.

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