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Obama wants to retire the penny, but can it be done?

White House via MSNBC - Tue, 02/19/2013 - 3:18pm

First Read: President Barack Obama finally broke his silence on an issue of national importance Friday – he thinks it’s time to retire the penny.


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Obama warns looming sequester would devastate economy

White House via MSNBC - Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:06am

First Read: President Barack Obama used his bully pulpit Tuesday to warn of calamitous consequences for the economy should the automatic spending cuts known as the “sequester” go into effect next Friday.


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Obama returns to the bully pulpit

White House via MSNBC - Tue, 02/19/2013 - 9:13am

First Read: With Congress on recess, the president starts public effort to pressure Republicans on looming sequester cuts.





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White House says leaked immigration plan a backup if Congress doesn't act

White House via MSNBC - Mon, 02/18/2013 - 8:47pm

President Barack Obama’s draft immigration proposal is nothing more than a backup plan in case Congress fails to produce comprehensive legislation of their own, a White House official said Monday.





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Obama's secret round with Tiger Woods prompts press complaint

White House via MSNBC - Mon, 02/18/2013 - 10:36am

President Barack Obama played a round of golf with Tiger Woods on Sunday, but nobody knew about it until a lone tweet from a golf reporter went live.


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F-16s intercept planes near Obama's holiday retreat

White House via MSNBC - Mon, 02/18/2013 - 6:46am

F-16 fighter jets intercepted two aircraft after they entered temporarily restricted airspace near the Florida club where President Barack Obama was spending the long President’s Day weekend.


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Obama hits the links with Tiger Woods

White House via MSNBC - Sun, 02/17/2013 - 2:57pm

President Barack Obama had some noteworthy company when he hit the links in Florida on Sunday: Tiger Woods.


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McCain concedes: Hagel 'will probably have the votes necessary'

White House via MSNBC - Sun, 02/17/2013 - 9:58am

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Pentagon, former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel, will likely be confirmed next week, one of his most dogged opponents said Sunday.


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Draft immigration plan leaked, newspaper says

White House via MSNBC - Sat, 02/16/2013 - 11:14pm

The White House is not directly commenting on a report that the administration is considering a path for illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years.


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Obama takes gun control push to murder-plagued Chicago

White House via MSNBC - Fri, 02/15/2013 - 4:54pm

First Read: President Barack Obama took his push for stricter gun laws to his adoptive hometown of Chicago, as that city endures an epidemic of high-profile shooting deaths.


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Hagel nomination stays stuck for now

White House via MSNBC - Fri, 02/15/2013 - 9:21am

First Read: Republicans keep Hagel’s nomination from going forward until after next week, at least, but the 59 votes he got on the procedural vote signals he’s still likely to win confirmation.





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Obama hits Georgia to sell new childhood initiatives

White House via MSNBC - Thu, 02/14/2013 - 3:58pm

First Read: President Barack Obama made an economic case for the early childhood initiatives he unveiled in his primetime speech, telling a crowd in an Atlanta suburb that investments in such programs are “a good bang for your educational buck.”


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Hagel nomination hits a wall

White House via MSNBC - Thu, 02/14/2013 - 12:19pm

Chuck Hagel’s nomination just hit a major obstacle. Hagel will not have the 60 votes to overcome a filibuster at tomorrow’s scheduled cloture vote, Republican leadership told Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday, according to a Senate Democratic aide.


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Five lessons learned from the Hagel fight

White House via MSNBC - Thu, 02/14/2013 - 9:18am

First Read: Democrats remain confident that the Senate will confirm the defense secretary nominee but the battle has taken a toll on Hagel.





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Obama, in N.C., touts manufacturing initiatives from State of the Union

White House via MSNBC - Wed, 02/13/2013 - 1:57pm

Road-testing his State of the Union message for the first time since his speech last night, President Obama visited a factory here in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains that he said exemplified his second-term vision for manufacturing growth.


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Obama State of the Union met with a thud in Congress

White House via MSNBC - Wed, 02/13/2013 - 12:38pm

President Obama laid out nearly two dozen proposals, promises, and calls for Congress to act Tuesday night in his fourth State of the Union address. But his speech was met by a brick wall of Republican opposition.





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Obama punctuates laundry list with plea on gun violence

White House via MSNBC - Wed, 02/13/2013 - 9:13am

First Read: The president challenged Republicans on spending and other domestic policies but his emotional plea to pass restrictions on guns may have stolen the State of the Union show.





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Obama challenges GOP on taxes and spending in State of the Union

White House via MSNBC - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 9:43pm

President Obama paired major tax and entitlement reform proposals with sweeping new initiatives he said would bolster the middle class in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, the first of his second term.


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Obama investment agenda: what's being done? What could be done?

White House via MSNBC - Tue, 02/12/2013 - 6:54pm

Previewing President Barack Obama’s Tuesday night State of the Union speech, a White House official said the president will propose ideas for sparking economic growth “by investing in manufacturing, clean energy, education, and infrastructure.”


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