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Did President Obama Overstep His Powers?

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President Obama signs an executive order to prevent prescription drug shortages.  It's the fifth executive order he's signed in the past week -- is he overstepping his powers? 

President Is ‘Tobacco Free,’ and ‘Fit at 50,’ Doctor Finds

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Forget the rumors that he has been sneaking cigarettes; President Obama is “tobacco free,” the president’s doctor said in reporting the results of the president’s second physical since he took office.

Obama will bring advice and pressure to G20 meeting focused on Eurozone

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President Obama will urge European leaders to move quickly in implementing a bailout plan agreed upon last week when he visits the G20 summit in Cannes, France, later this week.

October 28, 2011

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A long shot a short time ago, Herman Cain is shaking up the GOP race. But rising polls numbers brings greater scrutiny. And what happened to Rick Perry’s surge?  Also, the President tries to bypass Congress. Plus the clock is ticking on the Deficit Reduction Committee. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times; Jackie Calmes, NY Times; Janet Hook, Wall St. Journal.

White House turns the screws on Congress over 9 percent approval

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A number of White House officials, sensing momentum on their side, blasted Republicans in Congress and on the campaign trail, mocking recent measures and Congress's 9 percent approval rating.

PBS NewsHour: Obama's Student Loan Relief Plan

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President Obama outlined a plan to speed up help for millions of Americans struggling with the cost of higher education. Gwen Ifill discusses the president's effort to ease the burden of student loans with "Generation Debt" author Anya Kamenetz and Jeff Selingo of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

New Poll Finds a Deep Distrust of Government

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With Election Day just over a year away, a deep sense of economic anxiety and doubt about the future hangs over the nation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, with Americans’ distrust of government at its highest level ever.

Events Erode Hope of Tax Overhaul Before Election Day

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Even in good times, tax reform poses steep political challenges. And these aren’t exactly good times.That helps explain the angst among advocates of revamping the tax code as they have watched events erode their hopes of near-term success on Capitol Hill.

Obama's foreign successes may help little in 2012

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By declaring the Iraq war over, President Barack Obama scored what his allies see as a fourth big foreign policy success in six months, starting with Osama bin Laden's killing.

Clinton defends troop withdrawal from Iraq

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With his jobs plan stymied in Congress by Republican opposition, President Obama on Monday will begin a series of executive-branch actions to confront housing, education and other economic problems over the coming months, heralded by a new mantra: “We can’t wait” for lawmakers to act.