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Head of the class — The low-key Second Lady, known as “Dr. B,” is playing a bigger role in her husband’s campaign of late.

A political split — We’re reading political motives into the news that Obama super-supporter Beyonce has dropped out of a film that was to be directed by Clint “Empty Chair” Eastwood.

Hanging with Washington — A bipartisan group of lawmakers are huddling at Mt. Vernon to look beyond election day — when the “fiscal cliff” looms.