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Obama: GOP is holding Loretta Lynch ‘hostage’ in human trafficking dispute (+ …

Obama: GOP is holding Loretta Lynch ‘hostage’ in human trafficking dispute (+ …News from Christian Science Monitor: Washington — President Barack Obama on Friday accused the Republican-led U.S. Senate of holding Loretta Lynch, his nominee for U.S. attorney general, as a “hostage” as lawmakers wrangle over a human trafficking bill bogged down in an abortion [...]

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Obama vows ‘aggressive’ defense on immigration

Obama vows ‘aggressive’ defense on immigrationNews from The Hill: President Obama vowed Wednesday to pull no punches in defense of his recent executive actions shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. ADVERTISEMENT Participating in a town hall-style immigration forum in Miami, the president said a recent ruling against his new immigration policies by a federal [...]

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Obama pushes tax plan, wields veto pen in defiant State of the Union address

Obama pushes tax plan, wields veto pen in defiant State of the Union addressNews from Fox News: A defiant President Obama staked out a populist agenda Tuesday night for his final two years in office built on what he called “middle-class economics,” while using his sixth State of the Union address to deliver a slew [...]

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Obama to call for new tax increases in State of the Union address

Obama to call for new tax increases in State of the Union addressNews from Fox News: Jan 16. 2015: President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the East Room of the White House in Washington. President Obama plans to call for billions in tax increases on [...]

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Should Obama Do More on Ferguson and Other Racial Issues?

Should Obama Do More on Ferguson and Other Racial Issues?News from NBCNews.com: By Perry Bacon Jr. Criticisms of President Barack Obama’s approach to race relations are unlikely to fade in the wake of his comments about the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police in Ferguson, Missouri. Some black activists say Obama’s response to [...]

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President Obama Attends Birthday Party On Martha’s Vineyard

President Obama Attends Birthday Party On Martha’s VineyardNews from BuzzFeed: President Obama attended a birthday party Wednesday night on Martha’s Vineyard, and was joined by the Clintons. The White House put out the following release in a pool report from the evening: From Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz: Tonight, the President and First Lady [...]

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Michelle Obama: I Will Not Go Into Politics After White House

Michelle Obama: I Will Not Go Into Politics After White HouseNews from Voice of America: First lady Michelle Obama speaks at The White House Summit on Working Families at a hotel in Washington, June 23, 2014. Reuters June 23, 2014 7:55 PM WASHINGTON — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will not go into politics after [...]

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Obama honors D-Day at ‘democracy’s beachhead’

Obama honors D-Day at ‘democracy’s beachhead’News from USA TODAY: President Obama speaks during a joint French-U.S. D-Day commemoration ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-mer, Normandy on June 6.(Photo: Damien Meyer, AFP) 41 CONNECT 1 continues on USA TODAY … Read the full article . Related News: 1 dead, others hurt in [...]

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Obama responds to racist comments attributed to Clippers’ Don Sterling

Obama responds to racist comments attributed to Clippers’ Don SterlingNews from CNN: President Obama responds to allegations of racism against Clippers owner Don Sterling California NAACP calls for boycott of Clippers games Clippers team president questions authenticity of racist recording NBA: Investigation into alleged comments will move “extraordinarily quickly” (CNN) — The racism controversy embroiling [...]

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Trade deals: why Obama is stymied by members of his own party (+video)

Trade deals: why Obama is stymied by members of his own party (+video)News from Christian Science Monitor: As President Obama meets with leaders from Mexico and Canada, it’s fellow Democrats at home who are giving him grief on expanded international trade. The looming fall midterms aren’t helping.  Usually, the rap on Washington is that Democrats [...]

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