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Both Oprah Winfrey and former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom honor from President Barack Obama.

The White House confirmed the awards on Thursday.

The medal is America's highest civilian honor. Bradlee led The Post to its peak during the Watergate years, still considered the high water mark for journalism.

Oprah Winfrey is, well, Oprah. A woman who needs no introduction.

“Good God, how fabulous,” Bradlee told the Post. “What more can a man get? I feel terribly honored. What does a person do to deserve this kind of prize?”

The Post, meanwhile, is being sold to Jeff Bezos for $250 million.

Oprah, meanwhile, is starring in The Butler and making headlines for everything from her comments on Paula Deen and race to her mentoring of Lindsay Lohan.

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President Barack Obama visited one of his favorite haunts on his latest trip to L.A. sitting down for an interview on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

On NBC, the leader of the free world discussed a sampling of the pressing issues confronting his administration, but enjoyed a few laughs as well.

Asking about his "bromance" with former opponent John McCain, Leno pointed out that the two were fighting a lot before coming together on some issues.

"Well, that's how the classic romantic comedy starts?" Obama joked, before praising McCain as a man who stands for something, not against everything.

Leno also complimented Obama on the "eloquent" remarks he gave on July 19 after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin.

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Kim Kardashian may want to remain in hiding a bit longer. The leader of the free world just took shots at her and Kanye West.

Sort of.

In remarks made in front of Amazon employees in Chattanooga last week, President Obama used Kim and Kanye as examples of a "shift in culture" that is poisoning today's youth and altering The American Dream.

  • President Obama at the Mic
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye K.

Obama argued that a few years back "kids weren't monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.”

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The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, turns 52 today.

He's probably feeling like he's 52 going on 73 at this point in his career.

Between still-modest economic growth, widespread global instability, myriad administration scandals and polarization in D.C., there's a lot on his plate.

Obama Easter Outfit

Whichever side of the political spectrum you're on, you have to admit, the man's got a tough job. At the very least, Obama could use some birthday wishes!

Just hang in there, Mr. President. Enjoy your Sunday with the family.

In honor of today, here are some Barack and Michelle Obama pics:

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Former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is weighing in on remarks made by President Obama about Trayvon Martin's death. And he's not impressed.

West, Obama

Obama said Martin could have been him 35 years ago, and that African-Americans view the case "through a set of experiences and a history that doesn't go away."

West was turned off by Obama attempting to insert himself into the case:

"I believe it comes back to being a respectful young man and maybe that's something that was missing out of President Obama and Trayvon Martin's life."

"But to try to [make this] a personal experience is just absolutely horrific."

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President Barack Obama has again waded into the controversy that is the death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent George Zimmerman verdict.

Last weekend, he urged the public to honor the deceased, while respecting the verdict. Today's remarks were more impromptu and less detached.

  • Trayvon Martin, Hoodie
  • Prez Obama

Speaking at the White House about the Martin-Zimmerman case, Obama reacted both personally and as a member of the African-American community.

"When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son," he said.

"Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."

"When you think about why, in the African-American community at least, there's a lot of pain around what happened here."

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The George Zimmerman verdict is in.

And so is a palpable sense around the nation that the man who was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin may himself be in trouble.

Numerous reactions over Twitter and other social networks warn Zimmerman to watch his back.

Will someone's idea of vigilante justice lead to another lost life in this case?

Clearly afraid of just such an outcome, President Barack Obama took the unusual step today of an issuing a statement in reaction to the verdict.

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President Barack Obama is following Wicked Pictures on Twitter. To be fair, the Prez's Twitter account isn’t run by Barack himself, but it's still hilarious.

Obama Follows Wicked

“This account is run by Organizing for Action staff,” says the official @barackobama handle, which follows more than 660,000 accounts on the network.

One can see how there could be oversights ... but still, someone had to actually follow Wicked Pictures, creators of the Octomom porn and other fine works.

Comedian Pat House first made the find and shared the Twitter screenshot. It has since been confirmed that this is in fact a legitimate follow.

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Barack and Michelle Obama have officially made Amanda Bynes' ugly list.

“Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are ugly!” she tweeted Monday.

  • Amanda Bynes on the Street
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Photograph

It's unclear why the troubled 27-year-old actress added the President and First Lady to a slew of others she’s previously labeled less than attractive.

Perhaps it dates back to April 2012, when she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after reportedly sideswiping a police car.

Obama, despite Amanda Bynes' social media pleas, did NOTHING.

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As if their day wasn't eventful enough, the pro-gay marriage plaintiffs in the Prop 8 case got a congratulatory phone call from President Barack Obama.

Watch below, as they take Obama's call during a live TV interview:

Moments after today's Supreme Court ruling, in which Prop 8 was dismissed by a 5-4 vote, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were giving an interview on MSNBC.

That's when someone ran over with a phone and said Obama was on the line. They put him on speaker as the POTUS congratulated the couple.

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Barack Obama Biography

Barack and Michelle Obama Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. He became a Democratic U.S. Senator from Illinois in 2004, and has... More »
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Full Name
Barack Hussein Obama II

Barack Obama Quotes

I do think in Washington, it's a little bit like American Idol. But everybody is Simon Cowell.

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I think I'm a pretty cool dad.

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