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Why Is Mitch McConnell Picking This Fight?

Why Is Mitch McConnell Picking This Fight?
In early 2009, as Barack Obama was about to take office, Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican minority in the Senate, assembled his caucus at a retreat in West Virginia. There, he laid out his strategy for taking on the new president, who was sweeping into office on a tide of popularity, historical resonance and great expectations barely diminished by the economic free fall then underway.
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Video: Obama Slows US Military Exit From Afghanistan

Video: Obama Slows US Military Exit From Afghanistan
President Obama says during a joint news conferee with Afghanistan's President that the U.S. will keep its 9,800 U.S. troops—half of which it had planned to remove in coming months—stationed in Afghanistan through 2015.
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India: Obama Speaks to Students - Full Speech at Siri Fort

India: Obama Speaks to Students - Full Speech at Siri Fort
In New Delhi, India, President Obama addresses a gathering of about 2,000 students at the Siri Fort auditorium.
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Christie's Fall From Grace Complete: Behind Even NY Gov Cuomo In Run for President

Christie's Fall From Grace Complete: Behind Even NY Gov Cuomo In Run for President
A recent survey of New Jersey voters has shown just how far Chris Christie's ratings have fallen since the "bridgegate" scandal erupted. Where once he occasionally led Hillary Clinton in an imaginary race for President, Christie has now not only fallen significantly behind Clinton, but he's behind New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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Kid Prez Takes the Stage for White House April Fool's Joke

Robbie Novak, who plays "Kid President" in a series of popular YouTube videos approached the podium and said, "It looks like you were expecting somebody else."
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What Netanyahu Wouldn't Do for You: See What He's Planning for Obama's Visit

What Netanyahu Wouldn't Do for You: See What He's Planning for Obama's Visit
The Israeli Prime Minister's Office held a preparatory meeting ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Israel. Check out what Netanyahu has planned for Obama's visit.
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Obama to Congress: 'I Am Willing to Work with Anybody to Get This Job Done'

Obama to Congress: 'I Am Willing to Work with Anybody to Get This Job Done'
The bottom line is that Democrats have offered a compromise plan to avoid the sequester, one that is balanced between revenue increases (e.g., by closing tax loopholes which benefit the wealthiest Americans and corporations) and smart - not meat cleaver, like the current sequester calls for - spending cuts.
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The Obama State of the Union Roadshow Aims for Asheville

President Obama repeats many of the themes from Tuesday night's State of the Union address while speaking to people at a manufacturing plant in Asheville, North Carolina Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Obama's 2013 Full State of the Union Speech

Enhanced video of President Obama's State of the Union address - the first of his second term.
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Has Obama Kept His Open-Government Pledge?

Has Obama Kept His Open-Government Pledge?
After eight years of tightened access to government records under the Bush administration, open-government advocates were hopeful when Barack Obama promised greater transparency. Four years later, did the president keep his promise?
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