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Obama, McConnell hold rare one-on-one meeting

  WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare one-on-one meeting, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday sized up the prospects for bipartisan cooperation between a White House and Republican Party that have struggled for years to find common ground. Ahead of the Oval Office meeting, Obama outlined his most specific [...]

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ABC, CBS, NBC won’t carry Obama

  NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS and NBC decided against covering President Barack Obama’s speech on immigration live on Thursday, although the Spanish-language Univision network is delaying its telecast of the Latin Grammy Awards to show the address. The news networks CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC all planned to air Obama live. Obama [...]

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Myanmar troubles jeopardize a big Obama goal

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — For President Barack Obama, Myanmar’s stalled progress on promised political and economic reforms is jeopardizing what was to be a crowning achievement for his foreign policy legacy. Obama arrived in Myanmar’s capital of Naypyitaw on Wednesday November. 12, 2014 amid persistent questions about whether the government would follow through on its pledges [...]

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Obama, first lady salute ‘American patriots’

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Offering a pre-Veterans Day salute to U.S. troops, President Barack Obama said Thursday, November 6th, that the “American patriots” who voluntarily go into harm’s way to keep the country safe and protect its cherished freedoms have the respect and admiration of a grateful nation. The commander in chief also spoke movingly [...]

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Jeb Bush: Obama handling of Ebola ‘incompetent’

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s initial handling of the Ebola crisis as “incompetent,” saying it gave rise to unneeded fears among the American public about the virus. Bush, who is the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to attack the president over Ebola, also said [...]

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Obama praising doctors fighting Ebola in Africa

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is surrounding himself with health care workers battling Ebola in Africa to showcase what he calls their “incredible heroism.” Amid debate over how returning health care workers should be monitored, Obama plans to make remarks from the White House Wednesday afternoon with those who have been to Africa [...]

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Christie says GOP could win in Obama states

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday said Republicans had positioned themselves to succeed in gubernatorial races in Democratic-leaning states carried by President Barack Obama, an effort that could burnish the New Jersey Republican’s potential 2016 presidential bid. Christie said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday” that Republicans face a “daunting task” [...]

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Obama pitches for votes on black radio

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don’t want him around in person. African-American turnout will be vital to Democrats’ hopes in states such as Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and North [...]

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Long-term jobless projects get $170M in grants

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing $170 million in grants divided among 23 work projects across the country that aim to reduce the number of long-term unemployed Americans. Administration officials said that while the number of workers who are jobless for more than 26 weeks has declined, it remains at a historic [...]

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Obama steps away from global crises to talk jobs

  CHICAGO (AP) — While Washington’s attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, President Barack Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago and a speech Thursday, October 2nd, to assure voters he is still focused on the economy. Obama is delivering his afternoon economic address at Northwestern University’s [...]

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Obama says Egypt key to US security in Mideast

  NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is highlighting the longstanding relationship between the United States and Egypt as a cornerstone of American security policy in the Middle East. Obama is meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meetings. It’s the first face-to-face meeting [...]

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