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Obama Clashes With African Host Over Gay Rights: 'People Should Be Treated Equally'

Obama Clashes With African Host Over Gay Rights: 'People Should Be Treated Equally'
President Barack Obama on Thursday praised the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage as a "victory for American democracy" but clashed with his African host over gay rights in a sign of how far the movement has to go internationally.
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Obama Urges Grads to Reject Cynicism About Government

Obama Urges Grads to Reject Cynicism About Government
President Obama urged a large crowd of Ohio State University graduates to "reject" cynicism about government in an age of legislative gridlock and political divisiveness.
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Obama the Comedian: His 2013 Correspondents' Dinner One-Liners

President Obama gets off several one-liners at the expense of the press and others during the White House Correspondents dinner.
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President Obama Slams Climate Deniers on Twitter

President Obama Slams Climate Deniers on Twitter
You don't see this every day. President Barack Obama used Twitter on Thursday to call out climate deniers in Congress who are blocking political action to address climate change.
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Hillary Clinton Is Still Popular, More So Than Obama, Biden

Hillary Clinton Is Still Popular, More So Than Obama, Biden
Though currently she is -- at least temporarily -- out of political life, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to enjoy a strong favorability rating, now 64 percent. Americans view Clinton more favorably than the president and vice president, as well as Clinton's successor, Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Obama's Speech in Boston: 'You Will Run Again'

President Obama vows to find and bring to justice the person or persons responsible for the bombings during the Boston marathon. He speaks during an interfaith service in Boston for those killed and injured in the blasts.
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The President’s Budget: A Misguided Mission Statement

The President’s Budget: A Misguided Mission Statement
We need a transformational president who will rouse Americans to address the challenges we face, not a transactional mediator who offers preemptive concessions to get a deal that ignores those challenges. Deficits are not our problem.
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Carney Converses: Guns, Nukes and Budget Questions Fielded

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney fielded questions Tuesday about a pending vote in the U.S. Senate on gun responsibility legislation, nuclear war threats from North Korea, and President Obama's about to be released budget proposal.
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Obama on Social Security in 2007: 'I Will Not Cut' Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Obama on Social Security in 2007: 'I Will Not Cut' Cost-of-Living Adjustments
President Obama has gone against his word by pledging cuts to Social Security that he himself took off the table when he was a candidate for President in 2007.
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Senate Energy Committee Endorses Sally Jewell for Interior Secretary with 19-3 Vote

Senate Energy Committee Endorses Sally Jewell for Interior Secretary with 19-3 Vote
The committee's 19-3 vote in favor of Jewell came after current Interior Secretary Ken Salazar agreed to review a decision blocking construction of a gravel road through a wildlife refuge to provide access to an all-weather airport in rural Alaska.
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