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Obama Speaks At Kennedy Institute Dedication

President Barack Obama says American politicians in an era of partisanship should try to carry themselves more the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Obama was speaking at the formal dedication of an institute named for Kennedy in Boston

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Baker Seeks Federal Disaster Aid For Snowstorms

Gov. Charlie Baker has formally asked the federal government to declare a disaster in 10 Massachusetts counties after a record-setting series of winter storms.

The request was made Friday in a 22-page letter to President Barack Obama, delivered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Gov. Baker Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration For Snowstorms

Gov. Charlie Baker's administration plans to seek about $400 million in federal disaster assistance for the record-setting snowstorms that wreaked havoc on Massachusetts.

An administration official tells The Associated Press that the governor will be sending a letter to President Barack Obama by the end of this week asking for a disaster declaration for 10 Massachusetts counties

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Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Obama Orders Slowdown Of Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

President Obama is slowing the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan. President Obama says the U.S. will keep nearly 10-thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of this year.

In a White House news briefing with new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Obama said he remains committed to ending more than a decade of war in Afghanistan

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President Obama in Selma, Alabama / Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
President Obama in Selma, Alabama / Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

President Obama In Selma Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights March

 

 America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," President Barack Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized much of the nation against racial oppression and hastened passage of historic voting rights for minorities. Ten

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Leonard Nimoy Remembered

NASA is remembering the life of Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy, who is best known for his role as Mr. Spock in "Star Trek", died on Friday. Nimoy attended several NASA events and worked to promote several NASA missions throughout the years

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Peter Marovich / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Update: House Passes One-Week Funding Bill For DHS

Update:  The U.S. House of Representatives passed a one-week funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday night.  President Obama signed the measure just before midnight.

(Earlier Story)

:  It's back to the drawing board as a short-term bill funding the Department of Homeland Security has fallen short in the House

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Defense Chief: Obama Rethinking Pace Of Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday.

Carter, on his first overseas trip since starting the Pentagon job Tuesday, also said the Obama administration is "rethinking"

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Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images

Giulliani Says He’s Not Questioning Obama’s Patriotism

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani now says he wasn't questioning President Barack Obama's patriotism, when he said last night that he doesn't believe Obama ``loves America.''

Giuliani, speaking at an event in New York last night said of Obama, ``He wasn't brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country

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President Obama Speaks On Countering Violent Extremism
President Obama speaks on countering violent extremism. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama Is Not Quibbling With Labels

President Obama insists that he does not “quibble with labels,” which is why he won’t even say the words Islam, Islamic or Muslim when speaking about the nearly hourly atrocities being committed by ISIS/ISIL, Boko Haram, al Qaeda, the Taliban, solo Jihadists etc.

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