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White House Taking New UN Report As Call For Action On Global Warming

According to the head of the UN panel, the world needs to cut pollution from heat-trapping gases, or the already-noticeable harms from global warming could spiral “out of control.”

03/31/2014

North lawn of the White House (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Secret Service Agents Sent Home From Amsterdam For Disciplinary Reasons

The U.S. Secret Service says three agents were sent home from Amsterdam for disciplinary reasons on Sunday.

03/25/2014

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The No Child Left Behind Act

Reinvigorated by President Obama in 2010, No Child Left Behind represents an auspicious goal requiring a long trajectory, ultimately leading to a stronger, more competitive and better educated America. As promising as this all sounds, for most parents the seminal question is simply, “What does this mean for my child?”

03/05/2014

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Obama Expected To Visit Connecticut Next Week In Push For Raising Minimum Wage

A post on Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Twitter account said President Barack Obama will be in the state next Wednesday for a “Raise the Wage” event.

02/27/2014

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Advocacy Groups Call On Obama To Boost Funding For Anti-Gun Violence Initiatives

Victims of gun violence and advocacy groups in New York City want President Obama to add more federal funding for anti-gun violence initiatives.

02/22/2014

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Report: Calorie Counts Coming To Millions Of Vending Machines Nationwide

Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.

12/28/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at the White House on Nov. 14, 2013. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News/New York Times Poll: 50 Percent Disapprove Of Obamacare

A recent poll shows more than half of Americans are not happy with the health care exchange rollout.

12/10/2013

President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt next to US First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of in Johannesburg (Credit: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Takes ‘Selfie’ During Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt were snapped posing for a selfie during Mandela’s memorial.

12/10/2013

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Poll: 41 Percent Of Uninsured Young Adults Uncertain About Enrolling In Obamacare

A Harvard University poll showed that less than one-third of people aged 18-29 without health insurance said they are likely to enroll in the exchange.

12/09/2013

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

US President Barack Obama (L), surrounded by US Secret Service agents, walks to greet guests upon arrival on Air Force One at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida, on April 13, 2012. (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Secret Service Officers Under Investigation For Alleged Misconduct

The allegations do not appear to involve a direct breach of Obama’s security, but rather sexually-related misconduct, recalling previous scandals that have cast a spotlight on the service and its traditionally male-dominated culture.

11/13/2013

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White House Grants Extension For Health Care Sign-Up

Monday’s move had been expected since White House spokesman Jay Carney promised quick action last week to resolve a “disconnect” in the implementation of the law.

10/28/2013

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Obama Taps Jeh Johnson As Next Homeland Security Secretary

Johnson must be confirmed by the Senate before taking over the post most recently held by Janet Napolitano, who stepped down in August to become president of the University of California system.

10/17/2013

A Washington Redskins flag is waved on January 6, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

President Obama Weighs In On Washington Redskins’ Name Controversy

Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names such as the Redskins offend “a sizable group of people.”

10/05/2013

Protesters rally against Iranian president Hasan Rouhani, Sept. 24, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Demonstrators Near UN: Iran’s New President Has Blood On His Hands

The demonstrators waving their red, white and green Iranian flags were joined by some high-profile politicians who said Hasan Rouhani’s recent talk of opening dialogue with the United States is merely a ruse.

09/24/2013

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