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Round Robin Bar bartender Jim Hewes pours a Manhattan, the drink of William Howard Taft, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. The Manhattan is one of the 43 presidential cocktails the bar at the Willard is serving now through the inauguration. (Barbara L. Salisbury / The Washington Times)

Round Robin Bar bartender Jim Hewes pours a Manhattan, the drink of William Howard Taft, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. The Manhattan is one of the 43 presidential cocktails the bar at the Willard is serving now through the inauguration. (Barbara L. Salisbury / The Washington Times)

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