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President Obama picks the first Muslim nominee to be a federal judge

President Barack Obama nominated a Washington lawyer Tuesday to a prestigious federal judgeship, making Abid Riaz Qureshi the first Muslim American tapped for the federal judiciary, according to advocacy organizations. The White House announced Tuesday that Obama had chosen Qureshi, ...

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Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — On the cusp of intensified air strikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the Congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. ...

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President orders disaster relief aid to NY

President Obama on Tuesday declared a major disaster in the state of New York and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe mid-May storms and flooding. Federal funding also is available to ...

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Ricin is indicated in letters to Obama, senator

WASHINGTON — In a capital city on edge, letters sent to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator tested positive for poisonous ricin in preliminary checks, and authorities chased a stream of reports Wednesday of other suspicious-looking items sent to ...

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High Court upholds Obama health law by 5-4 vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly every American have health insurance. The 5-4 decision meant the huge overhaul, ...

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Obama to order FDA to help reduce drug shortages

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is directing the Food and Drug Administration to take steps to reduce drug shortages, an escalating problem that has endangered patients and raised the possibility of price gouging. Patient deaths have been blamed on ...

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White House: Obama to lay out spending plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama this week will outline a broad plan to reduce the nation's deficit, shifting from immediate budget concerns to the debate over the nation's long-term economic health. Obama is expected to call for cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and tax hikes for the wealthy.

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