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President Obama sits down to have lunch with Rebekah Erler at Matt's Bar in Minneapolis on Thursday. Obama spent a day with Erler, who wrote the White House about her struggles to make ends meet. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Obama Gets Real, Meeting The Authors Behind White House Letters

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President Obama (aka the bear) walks to lunch at a Chipotle restaurant Monday. Larry Downing/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A Bear On The Loose In Washington

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Democrats Hope For Work-Life Balance To Act As Lever In Midterms

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Administration Focuses On Challenges Working Families Face

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Political Solution Needed In Iraq, Obama Says

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Obama Plans To Send Advisers To Iraq, Leaving Air Strikes On Table

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Nation Chairman Dave Archambault II, left, and his wife Nicole Archambault, right, applaud as they watch a Cannon Ball flag day celebration, at the Cannon Ball powwow grounds in Cannon Ball, N.D., on June 13. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Upset Of Eric Cantor Deals A Shock To GOP Establishment

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Despite Initial Doubts, Wisconsin's Second-In-Command Soars

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What Happened To Unemployment Benefits?

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Release Of Sgt. Bergdahl May Have Come At A High Cost

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New Acting VA Secretary Faces Cultural Challenges

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VA Secretary Shinseki Steps Down Amid Reports Of Systemic Problems

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