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“Not a shred of truth to it.”

Or so a se­nior White House of­fi­cial tells this colum­nist, re­fer­ring to re­ports that Pres­i­dent Obama and Vice Pres­i­dent Joseph R. Bi­den Jr.’s re­la­tion­ship is “strained” be­cause of the lat­ter’s in­dis­ci­pline and fre­quent gaffes.

The of­fi­cial took par­tic­u­lar is­sue with me­dia re­ports sur­round­ing Newsweek jour­nal­ist Richard Wolffe’s new book, “Rene­gade: The Mak­ing of a Pres­i­dent,” in­clud­ing that Mr. Obama has be­come “dis­tracted” by Mr. Bi­den’s fre­quent gaffes to the ex­tent that he has re­buked him.

The of­fi­cial in­sisted that at the end of the day Mr. Obama and Mr. Bi­den are “arm in arm, laugh­ing with each other.”

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