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Obama's tense relationship with Netanyahu colors his legacy on Israel

September 22, 2016
Christi Parsons, Joshua Mitnick | Los Angeles Times
After eight years of tense meetings, awkward public encounters and disagreement over key issues, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are aiming to leave the impression that the relationship between their nations is on an even keel, much as they found it when they both came to office in 2009.
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Reflective Obama Contrasts Prosperity, Instability in Final U.N. Speech

September 21, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama, in his final address to the United Nations General Assembly, called on world leaders to eliminate a paradox that he says has taken shape during his terms in office: a world more prosperous than at any time in recent history, yet rife with political and security crises.
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Why the election is taking an urgent and increasingly personal turn for Obama

September 20, 2016
Juliet Eilperin, Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post
President Obama is approaching the final weeks of the presidential campaign with an intense sense of urgency and concern amid a growing realization that the election could be determined by the narrowest of margins.
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Obama Heads to United Nations With Mixed Foreign-Policy Record

September 19, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama makes his final appearance at the United Nations General Assembly this week, with the world looking far different from the one he envisioned taking shape under his leadership when he first addressed the annual gathering eight years ago.
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Obama blasts Trump as a phony champion of the working class

September 14, 2016
Anne Gearan, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
President Obama implored Americans on Tuesday to consider the gravity of the presidential election eight weeks away, calling Republican Donald Trump a dangerous fraud who has no real idea of what it means to be president.
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White House women want to be in the room where it happens

September 14, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
When President Obama took office, two-thirds of his top aides were men. Women complained of having to elbow their way into important meetings. And when they got in, their voices were sometimes ignored.
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Clinton sidelined by pneumonia, Obama steps up to boost her campaign

September 13, 2016
While Hillary Clinton took a break to recover from pneumonia, President Obama stepped in on the trail, praising the resilience of his former secretary of state. On Monday night, the Democratic nominee told CNN she had thought the delay in releasing news of her illness wasn’t going to be “that big a deal.” Meanwhile, Donald Trump hit the the road to tout his plan on childcare. Gwen Ifill reports.
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President Obama: Encouraged by Congress' work

September 13, 2016
Eamon Javers | CNBC
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest on President Barack Obama's meeting with Congress, including his discussion on Zika funding.
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