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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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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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Getty Images - Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray crafted budget deal that cleared the U.S. House on Thursday

Bipartisan Budget Deal Clears U.S. House

 

The House has given sweeping bipartisan approval to a budget bill backed by both President Barack Obama, his Democratic allies and a big majority of the chamber's Republicans.
 
    The 332-94 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where Republicans are more skeptical. But

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A Long Agenda Faces Congress Before End Of The Year

 There is much to do and little time to do it.  That's what faces Congress between now and the end of the year.  Pressure is mounting on House and Senate negotiators to strike a budget deal by mid-month

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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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Obama Pushes “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”

 

President Obama is again pushing House Republicans to embrace comprehensive immigration reform. 

In a White House event, the President argued that the nation's immigration is broken and an overhaul is long overdue.  H

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White House: Shutdown Hurt Economy

 

The White House claims the recent, partial shutdown of the federal government hurt the economy.

Chief White House economic adviser Jason Furman said the shutdown will subtract from any job growth this month, with roughly 120-thousand fewer jobs in the first two weeks of the month.

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Plan to End Shutdown Inching Foreward

One Republican senator says he's more optimistic now that he has been in the past two weeks.
 
    Mike Johanns of Nebraska spoke after a two-hour meeting between Senate Republicans and President Barack Obama at the White House

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Obama Invites House Democrats to the White House

President Barack Obama is having House Democrats to the White House as a showdown over the budget extends into its ninth day.

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White House Tries To Gain Support for Syria Strike

The White House is making a big push to rally members of Congress and the American public behind President Barack Obama's plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria.

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