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Joseph Kony: Top Target in Congress Approved Justice Program

Congress has approved legislation that would expand the State Department's rewards for justice program to target the world's most serious human rights abusers, with African warlord Joseph Kony a top target.
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Obama Returns to Kailua for Vacation as Congress Implodes

A week after rushing to Washington to help end a tense, end-of-year standoff with Congress, President Barack Obama is back in Hawaii for vacation. The president arrived in Honolulu before 5 a.m. local time and immediately rejoined his family in their rented beachside vacation home in Kailua, a picturesque Honolulu suburb on the east side of Oahu.
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Obama Praises Fiscal Cliff Bill, Warns of Looming Debt Ceiling Fight

President Obama says the passage of the "fiscal cliff" deal fulfills his promise to raise taxes on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans and maintain tax cuts for the middle class.
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Clinton and Obama Named Most Admired Woman and Most Admired Man in the World

First lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Condoleezza Rice are next in line behind Clinton on the Most Admired Woman list, while Nelson Mandela, Mitt Romney, Billy Graham, George W. Bush, and Pope Benedict XVI follow Obama as Most Admired Man.
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Benghazi Report: White House Not to Blame for Misused Talking Points

The FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies — but not the White House — made major changes in talking points that led to the Obama administration's confusing explanations of the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, a Senate report concluded Monday.
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No Deal: Social Security Upheld Despite 'Fiscal Cliff' Deadline

With Mitch McConnell as part of the negotiations there were only two options: either no deal at all, or a horrible deal that sought to balance the budget on the backs of the working poor, seniors and children while giving folks like Mitch McConnell a free pass.
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Candid Video from the White House 2012

Candid highlights of President Obama from 2012.
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Man Defends Display of President Obama Holding a Watermelon

Danny Hafley doesn't understand why people are jumping to conclusions over his decision to place a mannequin of President Obama in his front yard eating a watermelon.
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Cliff Hanger: Obama’s Last Stand with Republicans Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

House Speaker John Boehner’s failure to persuade rank-and-file House Republicans to raise taxes even on millionaires fits the fanatic’s strategy exactly. Boehner can now credibly claim he has no choice in the matter — Republican fanatics in the House have tied his hands and manacled his feet — so the only way to avoid going over the cliff is for Obama and the Democrats to make more concessions.
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Chuck Todd: GOP Base Won't Allow Compromise with Obama

"Any compromise they make with this president is a political problem for them in their own bases," said NBC News' Chuck Todd, in response to how the Republican Party has decided to handle the fiscal cliff negotiations. "There's no way voters would reward the compromise, at least on the right."
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