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Governors Want Obama To Reconsider National Guard Cuts

The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are stepping up calls on President Barack Obama to scale back the proposed shrinking of the Army National Guard.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Connecticut's Dannel Malloy and Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee joined 44 other governors who sent a joint letter to Obama expressing strong opposition to a plan to reduce the forces from 358,000 nationwide to 315,000

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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

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Obama Unveils Plans To Put Minority Boys On Path To Success

 President Barack Obama has launched and initiative called ``My Brother's Keeper.''
 
    Speaking at the White House, Obama said stronger efforts are needed to create more opportunities for young minority men and to improve conditions that keep them impoverished and imprisoned in disproportionate numbers

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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

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Republicans Take “Go Slow” Approach To Immigration Reform

President Barack Obama's new declaration that he's open to legal status for many immigrants short of citizenship sounds a lot like House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders, an election-year compromise that numerous Republicans as well as Democrats crave

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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 to get ahead. 

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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. i

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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

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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

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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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