Netanyahu tells AIPAC that US-Israel alliance strong
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Netanyahu tells AIPAC that US-Israel alliance strong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that despite recent differences with the Obama administration over a looming nuclear deal with Iran the alliance between his country and the Unites States was “stronger than ever.” Kicking off a charged visit to Washington that has sparked criticism both in the U.S. and Israel, … Continue reading

First lady: US experiencing food ‘culture change’
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First lady: US experiencing food ‘culture change’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a “culture change” in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also warned that the progress that’s been made is “incredibly fragile.” That’s because special interests … Continue reading

Obama to host European Council president next month
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Obama to host European Council president next month

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will host European Council President Donald Tusk at the White House next month. The White House says the two will review a range of issues, including Ukraine, Russia, a pending trade deal between the U.S. and European countries, economic growth, energy security, climate change and countering violent extremism … Continue reading

With poll, Obama foundation hints at library’s likely site
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With poll, Obama foundation hints at library’s likely site

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The foundation developing Barack Obama’s future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago. Two Chicago schools and … Continue reading

Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets Democrats
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Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets Democrats

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Relying on Republicans and going against the grain of his own party for his legislative successes has not been much of a go-to play in President Barack Obama’s game plan. Then there’s international trade. On Thursday, Obama stepped up his campaign for expanding exports and negotiating new trade deals in Asia … Continue reading

Your retirement savings: Obama proposal
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Your retirement savings: Obama proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans’ retirement accounts, reigniting a confrontation with the financial services industry over rules affecting trillions of dollars in 401k and other savings accounts. The change would put brokers — who sell stocks, bonds, annuities and other investments — under the stricter … Continue reading

Obama to encourage info-sharing on cybersecurity threats
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Obama to encourage info-sharing on cybersecurity threats

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama wants members of the private sector to share information about threats to cybersecurity with each other and with the federal government. The White House says such information-sharing will help U.S. businesses work together to respond to costly and potentially crippling data breaches. Obama plans to sign an … Continue reading

NAFTA shadows Obama’s efforts to seek clout for trade deals
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NAFTA shadows Obama’s efforts to seek clout for trade deals

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A 21-year-old ghost haunts President Barack Obama and his allies as he presses Congress for enhanced powers to make trade deals with Japan and other nations. Obama says new trade deals will avoid the shortcomings of NAFTA, the 1994 North America Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, which many Americans … Continue reading

Obama sends Congress request for military force against IS NEDRA PICKLER
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Obama sends Congress request for military force against IS NEDRA PICKLER

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation Wednesday to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, asking lawmakers to “show the world we are united in our resolve” to defeat militants who have overrun parts of the Middle East and threaten attacks on the United States. In urging Congress to back military force, the … Continue reading

Congress set to pass bill approving Keystone XL pipeline
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Congress set to pass bill approving Keystone XL pipeline

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it. The House is expected to pass the bill easily Wednesday, capping weeks of debate over one of Republicans’ top priorities — a bill authorizing the construction … Continue reading

Obama’s budget targets high cost of cutting-edge drugs
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Obama’s budget targets high cost of cutting-edge drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With patients facing greater exposure to the high cost of new medications, President Barack Obama on Monday called for government to use its buying power to squeeze drug companies for lower prices. Obama’s budget asks Congress to authorize Medicare to negotiate on behalf of its beneficiaries for so-called “specialty” drugs … Continue reading

Obama threatens veto to health care repeal bill
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Obama threatens veto to health care repeal bill

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is threatening to veto a Republican bill that would repeal his health care law. The White House says the Affordable Care Act is working and is improving care for Americans. Officials say repealing the law would take health coverage away from millions of Americans and prevent others from gaining coverage. The bill … Continue reading