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And though he was in the political center of the universe, Mr. McCartney stayed away from politics for the most part. He served up a straightforward rendition of “Back in the USSR,” with not even a hint of wisecrack about Edward Snowden.

And unlike 2009’s stop at FedEx Field, there was no “Michelle” dedicated to the first lady (though there were photos of Michelle Obama and her daughters in the multimedia slideshow backdrop to “Your Mother Should Know”).