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Sarah Palin (center) stands with the Wasilla, Alaska, City Council for a portrait in 1998. In 1992, then-Mayor John Stein recruited Palin as a moderate counterweight to the growing anti-government, anti-tax movement. By 1996, Palin challenged Stein in the race for mayor — and won.
Obama also offered to show his live birth video at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner Saturday night, which turned out to be a clip from the Disney film, The Lion King.
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Jon Huntsman, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to China, briefs reporters in November 2009. If Huntsman joins the field of presidential candidates, he may have a difficult time explaining to Republican primary voters why he worked for a Democratic president.
Soldiers escort 14-year-old Edgar Jimenez Lugo, also known as "El Ponchis," after his arrest in the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico, last December. Jimenez is suspected of working as a killer for a drug cartel and confessed to participating in four beheadings.