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Citizen Obama, welcome to jury duty

Since leaving the White House in January, former president Barack Obama has turned heads; images of him slipping into a Broadway play with his elder daughter, Malia, and kitesurfing with billionaire Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands were shared ...

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Obama commutes 330 drug sentences

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he’s called a systematic injustice to a climactic close. With his final offer of clemency, Obama ...

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Former Obama White House aide writing memoir

A former White House aide who is now the chief operating officer of a Brooklyn-based media company is working on an upbeat, but “warts and all” book about her years in the Obama administration. Twelve, an imprint of Hachette Book ...

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Obama to raise human rights during historic trip to Cuba

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday he’ll raise human rights issues and other U.S. concerns with Cuban President Raul Castro during a history-making visit to the communist island nation. The brief visit in mid-March will mark a watershed moment ...

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Western NY activists: Immigration case before Supreme Court to affect thousands here

The Supreme Court’s decision to conduct an election-year review of President Barack Obama’s executive action to grant legal status to some immigrants living in the U.S. illegally ultimately will affect thousands of immigrant workers in western New York, activists said ...

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Obama’s trade agenda clears Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s trade agenda cleared a key Senate hurdle and advanced toward likely passage on Thursday despite opposition from most Democrats. The 62-38 vote capped a long, tense roll call on a measure that would allow ...

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Senate Dems block action on Obama trade agenda

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown debate on his initiatives. The president’s supporters said they will try again, possibly starting in the House. But they were ...

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Trade agenda faces Dems’ objections

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans pushed White House-backed trade legislation toward committee approval on Thursday despite strong objections by Democrats demanding stronger labor and environmental standards as well as a ban on currency manipulation by Asian nations. With the GOP ...

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Obama unveils $4 trillion spending plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget Monday that would boost taxes on higher-income Americans and corporations and eliminate tight federal spending caps to shower more money on both domestic and military programs. It ...

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House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan to vote to authorize legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration. House Speaker John Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers on Tuesday. He told them ...

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