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Obama says Americans ‘completely fed up’ with Washington

Obama says Americans ‘completely fed up’ with Washington

Oct 17, – President Barack Obama stressed that he is willing to work with lawmakers wherever they can agree, but the tone he struck amounted to a rebuke of Republicans, whom Americans largely blame for pushing the United States to the brink of an economic calamity. Obama scolded congressional Republicans on Thursday hours after a […]

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US shutdown seen dragging on as debt ceiling fight nears

US shutdown seen dragging on as debt ceiling fight nears

Oct 04, –  The shutdown of the US government appeared likely to drag on for another week and possibly longer as lawmakers consumed day three of the shutdown with a stalling game and there was no end in sight until the next crisis hits Washington around October 17. Bowing to the reality that the impasse […]

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Syria says ‘terrorists’ eat human hearts

Syria says ‘terrorists’ eat human hearts

Sep 30, –  Walid al-Moallem, addressing world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, also charged that the U.S., Britain and France had blocked the naming of the real perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Syria’s foreign minister claimed Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked militants who eat […]

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Obama, India’s leader seek to reinvigorate ties

Obama, India’s leader seek to reinvigorate ties

Sep 27, – The leaders of the world’s two largest democracies were to meet Friday at the White House, where they were expected to firm up plans for moving forward on defense and civil nuclear agreements. U.S. efforts to counter China’s growing influence and the tenuous situation in Afghanistan will be strong undertones, even if the […]

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Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Obama: Syrian chemical weapon ban must be enforced

Sep 24, –  President Barack Obama said Tuesday the U.N. Security Council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for President Bashar Assad if he doesn’t meet demands to dismantle his stockpile. Obama challenged the U.N. to include such accountability in any resolution, saying the international body’s reputation is at […]

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For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

For Obama, diplomatic openings on 3 fronts

Sep 22, – President Barack Obama arrives at the United Nations on Monday with diplomatic openings, the result of help from unexpected partners, on three fronts: Iran, Syria, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians. All three pathways are fraught with potential pitfalls and hinge on cooperation from often unreliable nations. Obama also risks […]

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Obama to lead mourning for Navy Yard victims

Obama to lead mourning for Navy Yard victims

Sep 22, – President Barack Obama is set to mourn the men and women killed in the Washington Navy Yard shooting at a memorial service in their honor. Sunday’s late-afternoon service is being held at the Marine Barracks Washington in southeast Washington, not far from the Navy facility where authorities say 34-year-old Aaron Alexis fatally […]

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President Barack Obama takes economic, foreign policy agenda to UK

President Barack Obama takes economic, foreign policy agenda to UK

June 17, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking a security, foreign policy and economic agenda to Northern Ireland for a meeting with heads of the leading industrial nations. He’s looking for consensus on Syria while pushing for common ground on trade, economic growth and tax policies. Obama left Washington on Sunday night and […]

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President Obama authorized military aid to Syrian rebels

President Obama authorized military aid to Syrian rebels

June 14, AP – President Barack Obama has authorised sending US weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, a US official said after the White House said it has proof the Syrian govt had used chemical weapons against opposition forces fighting to overthrow President Bashar Al Assad. The US decision came as Assad’s surging […]

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State laws varied on abortion, gun control laws

State laws varied on abortion, gun control laws

June 9, MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Governors and state lawmakers continue sharpening the disparities with new abortion statutes and a range of gun laws, several of which followed the mass killing last year at a Connecticut elementary school. The U.S. Supreme Court says women in America can terminate a pregnancy and that every citizen has […]

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