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12:06pm

Thu November 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Does Anybody Have More Fun Than Joe Biden? Check These Photos

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 4:46 pm

"No, this really is Joe Biden!" (He borrowed a Costco employee's phone to say hello to someone.)
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Yes, he talked about the negotiations over taxes and spending cuts. Yes, it was a holiday photo op. But what really struck us about Vice President Joe Biden's this morning to Washington, D.C.'s first Costco store was how, once again, he just seems to have so much fun.

We think a picture gallery is in order.

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8:15am

Thu November 29, 2012
The Two-Way

Webcast: NPR & Wilson Center Host National Conversation On Foreign Policy

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 11:53 am

Flags from nations around the world fly outside the U.N. building in New York City. The challenges facing President Obama's foreign policy team will be among the topics of today's national conversation, hosted by Talk of the Nation and the Wilson Center.
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NPR's Talk of the Nation and the Wilson Center, a public policy institute in Washington, D.C., are teaming up Thursday afternoon for a "national conversation" webcast and broadcast.

The topics for discussion, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET:

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3:03am

Thu November 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Consolation Lunch? Romney Visits Obama

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 5:25 am

Mitt Romney is scheduled to visit the White House on Thursday for the first post-election meeting with former rival President Obama.
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President Obama hosts Mitt Romney for a private lunch at the White House today, little more than three weeks after their bitter election fight ended.

Yes, Obama did say at a post-election news conference that he hoped to "get ideas with him and see if there's some ways we can potentially work together."

But is cooperation with a former opponent really possible?

It's not without precedent, says Scott Farris, author of Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation.

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8:51am

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Romney To Have Lunch With Obama At The White House Thursday

Originally published on Wed November 28, 2012 8:55 am

President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney the last time they got together, at their Oct. 22 presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla.
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The 2012 presidential contenders will break bread at the White House on Thursday.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney "will have a private lunch at the White House with President Obama in the Private Dining Room," the White House says in a statement sent to reporters. "It will be the first opportunity they have had to visit since the election. There will be no press coverage of the meeting."

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4:13pm

Tue November 20, 2012
It's All Politics

Turkey Grower Calls Pardon Of Cobbler (Or Is It Gobbler?) 'An Honor'

Originally published on Wed November 21, 2012 12:54 pm

The turkeys to be pardoned Wednesday appeared at a press conference Tuesday at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Update at 2:32 p.m. ET:

Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, President Obama clearly related his own redemption this month to the turkeys he pardoned.

"They say that life is all about second chances, and this November I could not agree more," he said at the pardon ceremony. "The American people have spoken, and these birds are moving forward."

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