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Obama Welcomes Mayors To White House
President Obama is welcoming mayors from across the country to the White House today. 
At a reception for the nearly 300 attending the 82nd Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Obama reminded city leaders there's a lot more work to be done to make sure every person has a chance …
Obama Spells Out Reforms Of Government Surveillance
President Obama is outlining extensive reforms of the nation's surveillance efforts, including "greater transparency."  In a major speech at the Justice Department, the President defended U.S. intelligence efforts and said good intel has helped secure the U.S. t...
President Obama Announces Five “Promise Zones”
President Obama is designating troubled neighborhoods in five cities as Promise Zones. 
In a White House event, the President said the new federal program will help address economic inequality.  He cited ongoing improvement in the economic recovery and said it is important to ensure that no…
First Lady Extends Vacation
First lady Michelle Obama is getting a few extra days of Hawaiian sun.
While President Barack Obama is departing Hawaii late Saturday, Mrs. Obama is staying behind to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday party...
Fed Scales Back Stimulus Bond Buying Program
The Federal Reserve is scaling back its stimulus bond-buying program to 75 billion dollars a month.  That's a drop of 10 billion a month, starting next month, and signals confidence in the economic recovery.  Outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke called it a modest move. …
Photog in Africa Says Michelle Obama Was Not Upset
The AFP photographer who snapped the photos at the Nelson Mandela memorial of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark taking a selfie, as well as others that appeared to show Michelle Obama annoyed at her husband talking with the attractive female Dani…
Obama Eulogizes Mandela During Memorial Service
President Barack Obama says Nelson Mandela earned his place in history through struggle, shrewdness, persistence and faith.
Obama is eulogizing the former South African president at a memorial service in Johannesburg. He's comparing Mandela to Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr...
Obama Heads for South Africa
President Barack Obama has taken off for South Africa to attend a national memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, boarded Air Force One under cold, rainy skies this morning for the long flight.
Former President George W...

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