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Pres Obama: 'The World Is Largely United' that Russia Violated International Law

Pres Obama: 'The World Is Largely United' that Russia Violated International Law
While addressing reporters, President Barack Obama details his thoughts on the trouble in Ukraine, the legality of the Russian presence, as well as the United States' options to help bring peace to the conflicted region.
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Virginia Is for (Planet Earth) Lovers: Congressmen Demand Climate Change Action

Virginia Is for (Planet Earth) Lovers: Congressmen Demand Climate Change Action
Environment Virginia launched a new online video campaign featuring interviews with Congressmen Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran to encourage Virginians concerned about global warming to tell the EPA to act on climate change.
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Opposition to CA's Peripheral Tunnel Plans Call on Obama to Intervene, Save Drought Stricken State

Opposition to CA's Peripheral Tunnel Plans Call on Obama to Intervene, Save Drought Stricken State
Advocates for the restoration of Central Valley salmon and the Delta rallied with colorful signs and banners at an intersection surrounded by fields on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, urging President Obama to not support Governor Jerry Brown's peripheral tunnel plan.
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Parties Compromise on $1.1 Trillion Budget, Avoid Shutdown in Election Year

Parties Compromise on $1.1 Trillion Budget, Avoid Shutdown in Election Year
A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year is getting generally positive reviews from House Republicans eager to avoid another shutdown crisis with elections looming in 10 months. Veteran Republicans said the generally positive response to the all-encompassing spending bill reflected the desire of the rank and file to avoid a repeat of the politically damaging budget standoffs with the White House that led to last year's 16-day partial government shutdown
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Andrew Taylor
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Opponents of International Disabilities Treaty: More Abortions If Disabled are Guaranteed Equal Rights

Opponents of International Disabilities Treaty: More Abortions If Disabled are Guaranteed Equal Rights
The Obama administration is pushing for ratification of a U.N. accord on the rights of the disabled less than a year after Senate Republicans rejected pleas for its passage from two former GOP presidential nominees and delivered a stinging rebuke to a global treaty modeled largely on American law.
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Bradley Klapper
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Hawaii Gov to Sign Marriage Equality Into Law, Obama 'Even Prouder' to be Hawaiian

Hawaii Gov to Sign Marriage Equality Into Law, Obama 'Even Prouder' to be Hawaiian
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is expected to sign a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage, expanding the state's aloha spirit and positioning the islands for more newlywed tourists. The measure will allow thousands of gay couples living in Hawaii and even more tourists to marry in the state starting Dec. 2. Another 14 states and the District of Columbia already allow same-sex marriage, while a bill is awaiting the governor's signature in Illinois.
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Oskar Garcia
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Deweaponizing the Debt Ceiling to Cut Social Security

Deweaponizing the Debt Ceiling to Cut Social Security
As the debt ceiling looms, the hostages keep mounting. Non-essential government and food stamps are just the beginning. Many worry that Social Security and Medicare — not just the Affordable Care Act — might be added to the list of demands. This is why the Obama Administration needs to de-weaponize the debt ceiling.
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Obama to Troops: 'Congress Has Not Fulfilled Its Responsibility'

Obama to Troops: 'Congress Has Not Fulfilled Its Responsibility'
Ahead of this afternoon's address from the Rose Garden, President Obama delivered a YouTube message to the American military assuring them that they would still be paid in light of the government shutdown. Naturally, he wasn't too keen on Congress when speaking to the troops.
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Complete Video of Obama's UN Speech on Syria: 'This Body Continues to be Tested'

Complete Video of Obama's UN Speech on Syria: 'This Body Continues to be Tested'
President Obama calls for UN action to back up the agreement reached to remove chemical weapons from Syria. Full video and transcript of the speech is available on the jump.
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Obama Chooses High-Powered Lawyer to Reopen Office of Guantanamo Closure

Obama Chooses High-Powered Lawyer to Reopen Office of Guantanamo Closure
President Barack Obama has chosen a high-powered Washington lawyer with extensive experience in all three branches of the government (and both sides of the aisle) to be the State Department's special envoy for closing down the military-run prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.
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