Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner
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Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself. “It’s amazing how time flies,” Obama told those attending the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents’ Association on Saturday night. “Soon, the first … Continue reading

US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions
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US to announce plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions

  DETROIT (AP) — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat global warming — and don’t require congressional approval. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is expected to unveil plans Thursday at Michigan State University, where Obama signed … Continue reading

Obama rallies support for job training over tax cuts
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Obama rallies support for job training over tax cuts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. can’t afford tax cuts for the rich while cutting job training programs for young people. Obama laid out his argument Thursday at a Louisville, Kentucky-based tech company that’s participating in a jobs initiative he unveiled last month. The Tech Hire program encourages employers, educational institutions … Continue reading

Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap
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Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family’s health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle. Cruz, whose Senate filibuster against the law he derides as “Obamacare” led to a partial government shutdown in 2013, is looking for health insurance because his wife, Heidi … Continue reading

Editorial:  President Obama announces new “Call to Arts” initiative
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Editorial: President Obama announces new “Call to Arts” initiative

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 20, 2015 Washington, DC – Today President Obama will host the second-annual White House Student Film Festival where he will announce a new Call to Arts Initiative through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency tasked with leading United We Serve, to help inspire and … Continue reading

Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties
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Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials told a House committee on Thursday that if a nuclear deal is struck with Iran, lawmakers should leave congressionally imposed sanctions in place for years. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said that sounded like part of a White House strategy to keep Congress out … Continue reading

Judge: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration court case
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Judge: Sanctions possible in Obama immigration court case

  BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal judge who has blocked President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action suggested on Thursday, Mar. 19, that he could order sanctions against the Justice Department if he rules it misled him about when exactly the administration began implementing one of the measures. During a sometimes testy court hearing, U.S. … Continue reading

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