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Obama: Deeply Concerned About Ukraine
President Obama says he's deeply concerned about reports of Russian military deployments into the Crimean region of Ukraine.  In a White House statement, Obama warned Russia that any violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing.  H...
Sen. Markey Says Gun Bill Will Help Reduce Gun Violence
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey has unveiled a gun control bill he says will help reduce firearm violence by requiring all new guns be ``personalized'' so they can only be fired by their owners or other authorized users.
 
    Markey said technology already exists to make guns in…
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. …

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