In a small room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, mail from children is read, sorted into categories and answered by staff â except for the few that are sent every week to President Obama. The letters are eventually stored at the National Archives and will later find a home in the president's library.
Volunteers in Des Moines make calls at the campaign headquarters of then-Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama on Dec. 5, 2007 ahead of the Iowa caucus. Obama has called those "fired-up" campaign workers from his 2008 campaign, one of his proudest legacies.
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Planned Parenthood's president, Cecile Richards, addresses the Democratic National Convention in July. Republicans in Congress have repeatedly threatened to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood because the family planning group performs abortions at some clinics.
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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Cheyenne High School on Oct. 23 in North Las Vegas, Nev.
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President Obama speaks during the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington.
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