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VIDEO: Obamas Reflect on 50 Years - Crossing the Bridge to Hope

VIDEO: Obamas Reflect on 50 Years - Crossing the Bridge to Hope
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama discuss their visit to Selma, Alabama where they marked the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a seminal moment in the civil rights movement.
President Obama sees the bridge as a metaphor. 50 years ago, Rev. Martin Luther King led people to cross it to demand the right to vote.
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Obama Reacts to Netanyahu’s Speech: "Don't Politicize US-Israeli Relations"

Obama Reacts to Netanyahu’s Speech: "Don't Politicize US-Israeli Relations"
Reporter: Now that you’ve had a chance to read the Prime Minister’s remarks at least, do you feel like the speech he gave was appropriate, considering his upcoming elections and the upcoming deadline? And you also talked to other foreign leaders today -- the call on Ukraine. Did Iran come up at all, and are you expecting any signs of support from them vis-à-vis your position versus the Prime Minister?
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Obama Rips GOP Education Proposal That "Turns Back The Clock"

Obama Rips GOP Education Proposal That "Turns Back The Clock"
Obama Rips GOP Education Proposal That "Turns Back The Clock."
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Netanyahu Hungers for War with Iran -

Netanyahu Hungers for War with Iran -
Reports have surfaced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked to speak to Congress in March. While this normally wouldn’t seem out of the ordinary by normal political means, it strikes ire with the White House as Netanyahu coordinated this visit with House Speaker John Boehner rather than the Obama administration in an effort to win support for sanctions against Iran.
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Deconstructing the Corporate Case for Fast Track Trade Authority

Deconstructing the Corporate Case for Fast Track Trade Authority
U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman appeared before Congress Tuesday to make the corporate argument for fast track trade promotion authority. The USTR and President Obama are pushing fast-track pre-approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other big trade agreements they are working on.
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Judge Green Lights Lawsuit Challenging the Tech Worker Visas Obama Wants to Expand

Judge Green Lights Lawsuit Challenging the Tech Worker Visas Obama Wants to Expand
Just one day after President Obama announced a series of immigration reforms via executive action, a federal judge green lighted a lawsuit that challenges a student visa program which the reforms would expand.
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GOP's Ebola Plan: Freak Out About Obama 'Letting These Diseased People Into This Country'

GOP's Ebola Plan: Freak Out About Obama 'Letting These Diseased People Into This Country'
There are now three individuals who have contracted Ebola in the U.S. To give you a little perspective on the situation, Influenza kills about 36,000 people a year in the U.S. There's no influenza travel ban, no quarantines, just the same old routine response every year. So what's really behind the Ebola frenzy that's being vehemently stirred by Republicans? Could it be an election year?
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How Myths – From Bigfoot to Vaccine Truthers – Persist in American Culture

How Myths – From Bigfoot to Vaccine Truthers – Persist in American Culture
From Bigfoot to vaccine truthers, Americans love their myths. But why? Why with all the data pointing to the contrary do Americans continue to believe in fantasy over fact?
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Anti-Union Construction Lobby Slammed for Wanting Workplace Violations Kept from the Feds

Anti-Union Construction Lobby Slammed for Wanting Workplace Violations Kept from the Feds
The Association of Builders and Contractors (a lobbying group for business OWNERS, not actually the CONSTRUCTION WORKERS themselves) is contemplating a legal suit against President Obama's executive order forbidding chronic workplace regulation violators from obtaining federal contracts.
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Republicans Can't Even Say Happy Birthday Without Being Jerks

Republicans Can't Even Say Happy Birthday Without Being Jerks
Is wishing someone a simple "happy birthday" too much civility now? Apparently it is for the RNC. From their email list: "Next week is President Obama's birthday. Democrats are asking you to sign a card, but we have a better idea. Let's send him THE CONSTITUTION."
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