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U.S. House Passes Opioid Abuse Legislation
Legislation aimed at encouraging police departments to help heroin addicts seek treatment instead of jail has passed the U.S. House.
The legislation was supported by Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton and inspired by a program pioneered by the Gloucester Police Department...
September 11th Families Upset With White House
Washington (AP) - Families of victims of the September 11th attacks say they're ``greatly distressed'' that the White House is opposing legislation that would let them sue the government of Saudi Arabia.
The administration is trying to derail the measure, which would allow the Saudi go…
President Obama Marks Equal Pay Day
President Obama says equal pay for equal work should be a fundamental principle of the American economy.
Marking Equal Pay Day, Obama said an ongoing wage gap in the U.S. must be closed. He noted that the gap is even wider for women of color...
Obama Says Nuclear Materials More Secure
President Obama is citing significant, meaningful progress in securing nuclear materials around the world.
At the end of a global nuclear security summit, Obama also cited progress in efforts to keep nuclear devices out of the hands of terror groups...
Obama: Terrorists Obtaining Nukes Greatest Threat
President Obama says terrorists getting their hands on a nuke is one of the greatest threats the world faces.
Addressing world leaders at the nuclear security summit in Washington, DC today, Obama said we have "measurably reduced the risk" of terrorists obtaining nuclear material, b…
UMass Professor Says Obama Making History In Cuba
President Obama is writing a new chapter in U.S.-Cuban relations.
In Havana on Monday, the President said U.S. policy meant to change Cuba over the past half-century hasn't worked, and now his administration is doing what it can to end the continuing economic embargo against Cuba...
Warren Rips Senate Republicans
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is offering a stinging rebuke to Senate Republicans who say they won't consider anyone President Barack Obama nominates to the Supreme Court.
The Massachusetts Democrat says the Constitution requires the president to make nominations with the advice and consent of the …
President And Mrs. Obama Pay Respects To Justice Scalia
President Barack Obama has arrived at the Supreme Court to pay his respects to the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walked to the casket and stood silently for less than a minute. They both have bowed their heads and closed their eyes...
Supreme Court Justice Fight All About Politics
(Associated Press) Washington- Senate Republicans united behind Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in insisting that President Barack Obama's successor fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Democrats looking to reclaim the Senate majority immediately accuse…
Obama Pushes More Aggressive Response To Gun Violence
President Obama is pushing his case for a more aggressive response to gun violence.
In a CNN town hall meeting at George Mason University, Obama insisted that he fully supports constitutional rights on gun ownership. He noted that gun sales have gone way up since he took office...

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