House Speaker John Boehner (right) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at the White House in April 2011. Last week, they weren't so chummy.
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January 2, 2013 As "fiscal cliff" talks grew tense, a certain word was heard at the White House. Of course, it's been said before in Washington.
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October 19, 2012 Asked to speak in character, the actor got a little too much into the role on live national TV. He immediately apologized, as did show host Elizabeth Vargas. "Next time I'm on this show, there will be a 7-second delay," Hanks said.
March 23, 2010: Vice President Biden famously drops an f-bomb.
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August 14, 2012 Among the other words Merriam-Webster is including in its 2012 update: sexting, man cave, mash-up and earworm.
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Reputed mob boss John Gotti sits in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, N.Y., on Jan. 20, 1990.
July 14, 2010 The backstory on the F.C.C. profanity case: How the "Teflon Don" rubbed out the "Seven Dirty Words."
March 23, 2010 Joe Biden drops the f-bomb at the White House.
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