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As Ukraine Crisis Escalates, Obama Ups the Pressure on Putin

As Ukraine Crisis Escalates, Obama Ups the Pressure on Putin
Struggling to defuse the persistent crisis in Ukraine, both the U.S. and European Union imposed new economic sanctions on Russia Wednesday, with President Barack Obama declaring that Russian leaders must see that their actions supporting rebels "have consequences."
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Obama Speech: GOP Using Taxpayer Money to Sue Me for Doing a Good Job

Obama Speech: GOP Using Taxpayer Money to Sue Me for Doing a Good Job
President Obama had some great lines in Austin Thursday night, sure to get the GOP riled up. With jobs and the economy on the up, Republican intransigence is looking more and more childish and stubborn. Watch the video here.
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Blame the President for the Surge of Central American Immigrants: President Reagan

Blame the President for the Surge of Central American Immigrants: President Reagan
What a difference a year makes. This time last year there was a sense that comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level may happen in some form. It would be sweeping and, like any compromise, not exactly what everyone wanted. Now we have something worse: only the noise of recrimination. So while John Boehner wants to point fingers at the President, he should probably point a little further back in history.
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Apology for POW Swap? Obama Tells GOP to Stuff It

Apology for POW Swap? Obama Tells GOP to Stuff It
In another amazing display of sheer audacity, Republicans have demanded President Obama apologize for the prisoner swap that freed POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in Afghanistan. Well, in a recent speech, Obama told them where they could shove it.
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First-Ever Carbon Pollution Limits for Existing Plants On Their Way, Obama Says

First-Ever Carbon Pollution Limits for Existing Plants On Their Way, Obama Says
President Obama plans to unveil new carbon pollution limits on existing power plants. These will be the first-ever rules to attack carbon specifically, long blamed for trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and accelerating climate change.
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Obama in Speech: Media Shouldn't Give Equal Weight to Crazy (And Very Wrong) Positions on the Right

Obama in Speech: Media Shouldn't Give Equal Weight to Crazy (And Very Wrong) Positions on the Right
President Barack Obama lambasted the media's penchant for false equivalency in a speech in Chicago Thursday night. We have a group (Republicans) who deny science, who continue to race bait, who's intractable political obstinance has caused the government to grind to a screaming halt. These positions are empirically wrong, plain and simple.
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Freddie Mac Continues to Make Gobs of Money After Bailout. Those in Foreclosure, Not so Much

Freddie Mac Continues to Make Gobs of Money After Bailout. Those in Foreclosure, Not so Much
Despite its near collapse a decade ago, and the thousands of foreclosed upon homes in its wake, Freddie Mac is financially doing great. Thanks to the taxpayer-funded bailout it received (and has since paid back).
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WATCH: Obama Slams Republicans for Blocking Minimum Wage Raise

WATCH: Obama Slams Republicans for Blocking Minimum Wage Raise
The Senate filibustered a vote on gradually raising the minimum wage to $10.10 over the course of the next couple years. Obama was none to pleased, and laid in to his GOP colleagues at a press conference Wednesday.
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Yes, the Gender Pay Gap is Real. Here's How Obama's Trying to Fix It

Yes, the Gender Pay Gap is Real. Here's How Obama's Trying to Fix It
Equal Pay Day: How Obama Is Helping Close the Pay Gap
Today is Equal Pay Day. President Obama will sign executive orders targeting pay disparity...
This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F
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Seven Spineless Democrats Reject Justice Dept. Civil Rights Division Candidate

Seven Spineless Democrats Reject Justice Dept. Civil Rights Division Candidate
In the Senate, seven Democrats going along with all the Republicans shamelessly rejected Debo Adegbile, President Obama's pick to head the Civil Rights division of the Justice Department. Adegbile was vilified for defending Mumia Abu-Jamal during his time heading the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.
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