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Talk about a government takeover!

"The Colbert Report" was broadcasting from Washington D.C. on Monday when President Obama appeared on stage to announce that he was stepping in for Stephen Colbert in his segment "The Word."

Since Colbert had take so many shots at his job over the years, he said, he wanted a shot at his. And because he is the president, he naturally changed it to "The Decree."

"Nation, as you know, I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president," Obama says to kick off the piece called "To Health in a Handbasket."

While discussing his health care plan, he made fun of himself in the third person, Republicans and even the "fake news" channel "Fox News."

The Colbert Show is in its final stretch with the last episode to air December 18.

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Earlier this year, a team of Smithsonian-led 3D digital imaging specialists scanned President Obama and then sculpted his bust using a 3D printer.

It is the first 3D portrait of a United States President.

From Smithsonian:

For the 1:1 bust, in a process called Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), a laser melted nylon powder into a highly accurate and durable print. Given the size of print (the bust stands 19 inches tall, and weighs almost 13 pounds), the printing process took 42 hours, after which the print cooled down for 24 hours.

The White House has now released a behind-the-scenes video of the process, and you can check out the bust in person in the Smithsonian Castle where it is on display for the public Dec. 2-31.

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Asked at a press conference today in Louisiana about the persistent belief among many Americans that President Obama is a Muslim, Newt Gingrich said he personally takes the commander-in-chief "at his word" concerning his Christianity,

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In stark contrast to Geraldo Rivera's stunningly callous victim-blaming, President Obama this morning delivered a powerful statement of support for Trayvon Martin's parents in response to a question about the ongoing investigation.

"When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids," the president said. "I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely impera

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Following a speaking event at Prince Georges Community College in Largo last week, President Obama was greeted by a young deaf man who signed "I am proud of you" in ASL. The young man later said he was floored when the president signed back "thank you." (Video is loud; exchange starts @ 0:30.)

See also: Stephon recalls the moment he will never forget. (Transcript

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The bigoted bumper sticker above, which is making the rounds on Facebook today, is just one of several inflammatory anti-Obama slogans popping up on vehicles in Texas and other southern states.

The Dallas/Fort Worth-based ABC affiliate WFAA traced the stickers back to an Arkansas-based retailer called Stumpy's Stickers. News 8 says shortly after it emailed the company for a comment,

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The More You Know of the Day: President Obama apparently decided that today, being the Ides of March and all, would be a good day take a stab at knocking beloved American president Rutherford B. Hayes down a peg or two.

While discussing the need to develop alternative energy sources in Largo, Maryland, today, Obama told the crowd: "One of my predecessor

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President of the Day: A brand new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll released today predicts that if the elections were held today, Rick Santorum -- the presidential candidate who believes that pregnant rape victims should make the best of it, that free prenatal testing leads to more abortions, and that, contrary to the Constitution, the separation of church and state should not be absolute --

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Political Contribution of the Day: Bill Maher may have been standing on stage at his own comedy show, but when he brought out a check for $1 million to hand over to an Obama Super PAC, he wasn't kidding around.

The talk show host was performing his "CrazyStupidPolitics" show in San Jose as part of a first-of-its-kind live-streamed comedy concert for

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The Singing President of the Day: President Obama accepts Buddy Guy's challenge to sing a verse of "Sweet Home Chicago" at tonight's East Room blues concert.

[tod.]

Earlier: Obama sings Al Green at the Apollo

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Godwin's Santorum of the Day: Rick Santorum today denied he had compared President Obama to Hitler in a campaign speech over the weekend.

"No, of course not," the presidential candidate told a National Journal-CBS News reporter. "The World War II metaphor is one I've used 100 times in my career."

The comparison in question came during a Sunday evenin

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Birth Control Compromise of the Day: Responding to the objections of religious groups, President Obama today announced an "accommodating" revision to the health care mandate that will allow women to receive free birth control irrespective of their employers' personal conviction.

"[I]f a woman works for religious employers with objections to providing contraceptive servi

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Logical Conclusion of the Day: Also, as noted by Redditor Hank_Scorpio_77, Batman Begins was released the year Obama was sworn in as Senator (2005).

Election over.

[4chan / reddit.]

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SOTU: President Obama embraces Rep. Gabrielle Giffords ahead of tonight's State of the Union address.

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