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Pat Boone Calls Obama a Marxist

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Don't expect to see Pat Boone at any White House functions any time soon. The pop and gospel singer accused President Barack Obama of being a Marxist during an appearance on Fox Business News. read more

Why Does President Obama Fantasize About Wearing a Fake Mustache?

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There are times when everyone wants to be someone else. Garth Brooks became Chris Gaines. Beyonce relishes her alter ego Sasha Fierce. And President Barack Obama has... a fake mustache?

Ahead of his trip to Israel next week, the president told Israeli Channel 2 that he wishes he could enjoy the country as just another tourist. read more

Legendary Pianist and Cold War Hero Van Cliburn Dies at 78

Van Cliburn

Van Cliburn, the pianist who helped unite and inspire people during the Cold War, has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 78.

Cliburn died in his Fort Worth, Texas, home after succumbing to his battle with bone cancer.

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Born in Louisiana, Cliburn began taking piano lessons at the age of three. After growing up in Texas, Cliburn moved to New York to study at the Julliard School and trained in Russian Romantic-style music. It was in 1958, at the age of 23, when Cliburn rose to fame after winning the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. That year he was on the cover of Time Magazine with the headline, "The Texan Who Conquered Russia." Although Russia and the United States were battling at the time, Cilburn became a hero to Soviets.

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Tim Tebow Cancels Appearance at Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Church

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New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has backed out of a scheduled appearance at the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas amid growing controversy over the church's beliefs. read more

Tim Tebow to Speak at Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Church

Tim Tebow

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is scheduled to speak at a megachurch in Dallas whose pastor has spoken out against Muslims, Jews, Mormons and members of the LGBT community.

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Top Moments: A Following Kind of Valentine, Jeopardy's Best Loser and a New Watergate

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Our top moments of the week:

13. Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead Award: Tierra's tantrums finally get the best of her on The Bachelor. After having a falling out with AshLee, Tierra screams and cries just as Sean is coming in to talk to her. Finally, he does what we've all been waiting for: kick the crazy girl out of the house... read more

Top Videos: X Factor Winner Tate Stevens' First Single, Rubio's Water Gaffe, "Pig on Wheels"

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This week, the Internet became obsessed with a tiny piglet in a wheelchair, as well as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) taking a sip from a miniature water bottle during his response to President Obama's State of the Union Address. In celebrity news, Zach Galifianakis interviewed Oscar hopefuls, and X Factor winner Tate Stevens debuted his first single during the Grammy Awards. And a little boy tried to tell his mother he hadn't been snacking when all evidence pointed to the contrary. Check out those clips and more in our Top Videos of the Week:

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Ratings: State of the Union Address Down from Last Year

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President Barack Obama's State of the Union address wasn't a big draw Tuesday with coverage down across the board.

President Obama calls for economic, education reform and new gun laws in State of the Union

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President Obama Calls for Economic, Education Reform and New Gun Laws in State of the Union

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For his first State of the Union address of his second term in office, President Barack Obama praised the progress made in areas such as the economy and related to the war abroad, but emphasized there is still a long way to go.

"The state of our union is stronger," he said, noting the rebounding stock market, the six million new jobs and the 34,000 American troops expected to return home by the end of next year at which time "our war in Afghanistan will be over."

Although the country is more than halfway towards reducing the national deficit, the question is "how do we finish the job," the President said. His answers included making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing by starting projects to fix infrastructure like bridges — programs that would create new jobs, and entice major companies to set up shop in America.

White House releases photo of President Obama shooting a gun

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Poll: Will You Watch President Obama's State of the Union Address Tonight?

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President Obama will deliver the first State of the Union Address of his second term Tuesday night. The speech will focus on the economy and will stress the need for both parties to work together to solve the economic crisis, according to press secretary Jay Carney. The president will also tackle the hot topics of gun control and immigration, as well as education policy.

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