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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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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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