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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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Obama Lobbies Congress to Support Attack On Syria

 Some key lawmakers support U.S. missile strikes on Syria.  After a White House meeting with President Obama, Senator Dianne Feinstein said she is "fully supportive of the president's action."  The California Democrat chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee

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White House: Chemical Attack Requires Response

The White House is making a legal argument for undertaking a military response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria, but says any action taken against the Syrian regime is not intended to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Obama to Meet With Pro-White House Outside Group

President Barack Obama is meeting with activists to discuss ways they can support his agenda as lawmakers return to their home states for a summer break.

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