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Government shutdown: Monumental idiocy

"Punishing federal workers and taxpayers to prove a point is a temper tantrum worthy of a four-year old, not a policy choice of a responsible political party."

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Obama to tea party: “Make my day!”

The media are covering Washington's latest fiscal crisis basically as a spectacle-the way local news now covers traffic accidents, crime scenes, and big storms.

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Obama postpones Congress Syria vote

President Obama has asked Congress to delay a vote on authorizing a U.S. attack on Syria, and Americans opposed to the attack emphasize the importance of continuing public pressure on Congress and the White House for a diplomatic solution.

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President Obama rolls out higher education plan

President Obama debuted his new proposal for curbing costs of higher education.

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The White House and “Cold War mentality”

President Obama told a Tonight Show audience Aug. 6 that there are times the Russians "slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality."

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President Obama lays out his vision for the economy

The president framed the economic tasks ahead of the country as one of fixing structural problems that go well beyond the current financial crisis.

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President Obama: Trayvon Martin could have been me (video)

"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," President Obama said Friday in remarks at the White House.

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Obamacare is already lowering costs

The president's signature health care law has already had a remarkable impact on health care costs.

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Protesters to Obama: "400,000, not one more deportation"

CHICAGO - Twelve undocumented Chicagoans were arrested May 29 as they blocked rush hour traffic to demand that President Obama stop deportations.

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GOP attempts to defund, block Obamacare

Republicans in Congress are continuing to try everything possible to obstruct, delay or outright prevent the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, sometimes called Obamacare.

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