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Pope-Obama-032615.jpg Pope Francis will visit the White House later this year as part of his week-long tour of the U.S., White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest revealed on Thursday. Earnest said President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome the pope to the White House on Wednesday, September 23rd.

whitehouse_25Mar15.jpg President Barack Obama has picked Shailagh Murray to replace Dan Pfeiffer as his senior adviser, the White House revealed on Tuesday. Murray, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal reporter, previously served as Vice President Joe Biden's communications director.

obama1-032415.jpg Responding to a request from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he has agreed to slow the pace of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Obama revealed the decision at a joint press conference with Ghani.

ashrafghani-032415.jpg President Barack Obama is meeting with new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the White House on Tuesday, with the talks expected to focus on the pace of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

cruz-senate-032415.jpg Republican Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex., became the first major candidate to officially announce plans to run for president in 2016 on Monday. Cruz initially announced his campaign for president in a post on Twitter before confirming the news in remarks at Liberty University.

Obama-phone-032015.jpg Following a well-publicized delay, President Barack Obama called Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to congratulate the Israeli Prime Minister on his party's success in Israel's parliamentary elections.

obama-031915.jpg Discussing ideas to reduce the role money plays in politics, President Barack Obama suggested that the U.S. could consider mandatory voting. Obama said the government should be making it easier to vote and noted that voting is required in some countries like Australia.

DonaldTrump-031815.jpg Real estate mogul Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is forming an exploratory committee to determine whether to run for president in 2016. In a statement announcing the committee, Trump claimed he is the only one who can make America truly great again.

clintonpodium-031815.jpg Hillary Clinton's favorability rating has taken a hit amid the controversy over her use of personal email while Secretary of State, but the results of a CNN/ORC International poll suggest that she remains the frontrunner in the 2016 presidential election.

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