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    Happy birthday, Mr. President!

    Barack Obama turns 53 today, folks. Whether you love him or love to hate him, you've got to admit the prez has racked up his share of accomplishments over the years. As the 44th president -- and the first African American to hold this office -- as well as a former civil rights attorney, Illinois Senator, teacher, husband to Michelle, and devoted dad to two little girls, Obama is doing pretty well for himself.

    Naturally, you expect the man to have at least one or two  -- or in our case, seven -- interesting quotes in his backpack by this point. And Obama doesn't disappoint in that area. Here are some of his most memorable quotes, alongside seven of the best faces we've seen him put on during his time spent in the Oval Office.

     

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    It's always kind of cool but also kind of a bummer when the President comes to town. Cool points awarded just for the fact that there's a slim chance you'll bump into the leader of the free world at Starbucks or something (or his Secret Service, more likely), but bummer because good luck trying to get across town.

    Or across the street to the hospital, as the case may be. President Obama was in Los Angeles on Wednesday, and a laboring pregnant woman was reportedly prevented from crossing the street to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The road was blocked off because the presidential motorcade was going to come through.

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    A float in a Fourth of July parade in Norfolk, Nebraska over the weekend offended some people because it mocked President Obama, so of course it's racist. Didn't you know that insulting the black President means you're a racist? Where have you been the last six or seven years?

    The controversial float consisted of a male dummy in overalls, propped up in front of an outhouse with a walker. Wooden signs on the side of the structure identified it as "Obama's Presidential Library."

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    The White House accidentally revealed the name of a top CIA official in Afghanistan over the weekend, as President Obama made a surprise visit to Bagram Airfield on Sunday. Whoops. The person's name was included on a list of people attending the President's military briefing and was accompanied with the title, "Chief of Station," which is the designation the CIA uses for its highest-ranking spy in a country. Like I said, whoops.

    The list of 15 names apparently came first from the military and was circulated by the White House press office to those reporters traveling with Obama -- before they removed the name of the secret operative. It was then distributed as part of a "pool report" to about 6,000 journalists. These kinds of reports are summaries of events meant to be shared with news organizations not present at the time.

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    If your daughter was kidnapped, wouldn't you want the world to take notice, become enraged, and do anything and everything to help get her back? Of course you would.

    This is the situation that the parents of 276 girls who were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria are in. Their daughters were taken by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. “I abducted your girls,” Abubakar Shekau, the group's leader said in the video. “I will sell them in the market.” But even with knowing who took the girls, the Nigerian government still has not been able to rescue them. And it's been over THREE WEEKS. The students were taken back in mid-April. Yet more girls were reportedly abducted today.

    The situation has gotten international coverage, and people all over the globe are outraged, so much so that the United States government is now becoming involved in their recovery.

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    There's never a dull moment when you mix politics, business, celebrities, and tequila, is there? Put the whole thing in a Las Vegas setting, and you have the makings for a very entertaining scene that starts with a successful business man criticizing President Obama and ends with George Clooney storming off in a hissy fit.

    Well, according to Clooney's reps, that's not exactly what happened, but the actor did apparently admit to defending the President while using a string of expletives before making his exit.

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    America, today's the day! If you haven't yet signed up for health insurance, the deadline is TODAY. So head on over to HealthCare.gov and ... uh oh, whoops. Um, this is so embarrassing ... apparently HealthCare.gov went offline for six hours earlier this morning. Then it came back, stronger than ever! Except not so strong, because it crashed again around noon. Oh wait -- it's back up again now! Give it a try? At this point you have a 50-50 chance of being able to complete an application.

    Those of you who started an application only to have the website crash on you in the middle of the process, you should have received an invitation to try again. I believe it looked something like this ...

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    It's official: President Obama just gave the most awkward interview of his entire career. Obama appeared on Zach Galifianakis' show "Between Two Ferns" and I couldn't believe how unprofessional Zach was about the whole thing! I mean, just look at the guy's posture. You're with the PRESIDENT, man. SIT UP and quit playing with your hair! A little R-S-P-E-C-T, please. What's that?

    Oh. My editor has just informed me that this was all just a joke. Well geez, how was I supposed to know? She also says it's called "Between Two Ferns" because -- oh never mind. Now I'm just embarrassed. Here are the best parts of this interview.

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    I know you’ll all be shocked to discover that the Obama Administration has changed the rules once again when it comes implementing the monstrosity known as the Affordable Care Act -- AKA ObamaCare.

    On Monday, officials announced another delay for the employer mandate -- the rule that says businesses of a certain size must provide health care coverage for their full time workers. They’d already pushed it back to 2015, but now they’ve decided that companies with 50-99 employees may wait until 2016 to implement the new law.

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    No matter what side of the political aisle you were on, there was one moment of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address that surely brought a few tears to your eyes. I'm talking, of course, about the moment when cameras trained on Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg, the Army Ranger who got a thumbs up from the president and his own standing ovation during the big speech.

    The president mentioned the injured soldier as he made a point that "men and women like Cory remind us that America has never come easy." That's certainly true of anyone who sacrifices to join our military, but who is Cory Remsburg and what has he done for our nation?

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