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Obama to break with tradition in final State of the Union

History may look back at Obama's last SOTU as one of his most important speeches. Whether that happens will depend not just on what he says.

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Bypassing GOP obstruction, Obama announces steps to curb gun violence (with video)

Obama said, "The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they cannot hold America hostage."

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Immigrants descend on Supreme Court to back Obama’s executive order

If implemented, the executive order, issued by President Obama a year ago, would prevent families from being broken up.

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After Oregon shooting, Obama pleads for new gun control measures

"As I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, our thoughts and prayers are not enough."

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Sorry is not enough

It's not "normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things."

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President Obama, at federal prison, calls for new approach to crime

The president said there must be a distinction between young people "doing stupid things" and violent criminals.

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Partisan ruling by Appeals Court blocks Obama immigration program

Immigrants' rights activists and their supporters, more organized and united than ever, vow not to be intimidated and to fight on.

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Cuba travel bill advances in the Senate

Of progressive bills, the one that appears to be moving forward most quickly is the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015.

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Democratic flip-floppers let Senate start debating fast-track

Following arm-twisting from Obama, 10 Senate Democrats who had voted against debate on fast-track changed their positions.

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President’s push for trans-Pacific trade deal hard to fathom

Obama's attempt to hammer through a multination "trade" agreement with Pacific Ocean rim nations is hard to understand.

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