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Obama Touches On NSA, Economy And Iran During Year-End Briefing

 

President Obama is confident that the National Security Agency is not engaged in "domestic surveillance" or just "snooping around."  In a White House news briefing, Obama was pressed about a new report from an independent review board which is recommending limits on NSA activities.  T

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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.  O

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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 Danish prime minister, has come forward to say the hoopla around the photos has been blown out of proportion.

Roberto Schmidt wrote of the selfie seen 'round the

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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

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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

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President and Mrs.Obama To Visit South Africa To Honor Mandela

 

The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week to pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. 

That will include participation in memorial events for the former South African president and anti-apartheid champion.  M

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Obama: Deal With Iran “Important First Step”

 

 

President Barack Obama declared an interim nuclear deal with Iran an ‘‘important first step’’ that cuts off the Islamic republic’s most likely path toward a bomb.

‘‘These are substantial limitations which will help prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon,’’ Obama said at the White House late Saturday.

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Oprah Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees

 

Oprah Winfrey's "can-do" approach to life is placing her in elite company.

The media mogul was among more than a dozen recipients of the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, honoring distinguished Americans, at a White House ceremony Wednesday.

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President Obama And Bill Clinton Honor JFK

 

President Barack Obama has paid tribute to former President John F. Kennedy's legacy, joining former President Bill Clinton to lay a wreath at Kennedy's grave.

 Obama and Clinton held the hands of Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert F. Ken

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Obama: Partisian Divisions Holding Back Economic Growth

 

 

President Obama insists the economy continues to improve, despite the climate of "crisis politics" in the nation's capital. 

Speaking at a "Wall Street Journal" business conference, the President said partisan divisions are holding back more robust growth. 

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