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Stopping Gun Violence Starts With Obama

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This morning, children – young children – were killed in their elementary school by a gunman in quiet, suburban Connecticut. Three days ago, holiday shoppers were killed in a mall in suburban Portland. Two weeks ago, an NFL linebacker murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself at his team’s stadium.

To strike fiscal deal, Obama turns to the public

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President Obama isn’t anchored to a chair in the White House with House and Senate leaders, sweating out a budget deal before Dec. 31 -- not yet anyway. Instead, he’s spending the week meeting with business representatives and other stakeholders before flying Friday to a Pennsylvania toy factory for a photo op to champion middle-class tax breaks.

What do Americans want from a Fiscal-Cliff deal?

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Congress is back in session and working on a solution for the looming fiscal cliff crisis [Photo: CNN]

With lawmakers getting down to business on a fiscal-cliff deal, interest groups are working overtime to tell the politicians what voters want them to do.

What happened to spending cuts?

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Are we any closer to a tax and fiscal cliff fix? CNBC's own Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood joins us now with all the details.

Obama, in an emerging Myanmar, vows support

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President Obama journeyed to this storied tropical outpost of pagodas and jungles on Monday to “extend the hand of friendship” as a land long tormented by repression and poverty begins to throw off military rule and emerge from decades of isolation.

Senate works on financial cliff options

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As congressional leaders prepare to meet Friday morning at the White House to discuss the looming “fiscal cliff,” much of Washington is focused on the potential for compromise between President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio).

In Virginia, Obama sounds call for young voters

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As President Obama wrapped up a two-day cross-country campaign jaunt targeted at college students, he offered a mild swipe at the GOP convention in Tampa -- and he voiced one request.

Paul Ryan promises GOP ‘won’t duck the tough issues’

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Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin accepted the GOP nomination for vice president on Wednesday with a declaration that President Obama, who was elected four years ago on a promise of hope and change, has failed and his opportunity has been squandered.

Five Things to Watch For in Tampa

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Tampa | Florida politics has always been its own special fun. Long before the election year ground to a shocking legal halt in the wake of the disputed 2000 election, it was the home of "Walkin’ Lawton" Chiles -- the guy who ran for governor by walking across the state; Terri Schiavo, whose life support drama turned into a national flashpoint; and Elian Gonzalez, the young Cuban boy whose residency dispute singlehandedly revived the Cold War.

So Hurricane Isaac should be a piece of cake.

Charting Obama’s Journey to a Shift on Afghanistan

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It was just one brief exchange about Afghanistan with an aide late in 2009, but it suggests how President Obama’s thinking about what he once called “a war of necessity” began to radically change less than a year after he took up residency in the White House.