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Obama Policy Could Force Robust Climate Discussion From 2016 Candidates

August 3, 2015
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
The issue of climate change played almost no role in the 2012 presidential campaign. President Obama barely mentioned the topic, nor did the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney. It was not raised in a single presidential debate.
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Obama’s power with words returns, and it serves him well in Africa

July 30, 2015
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
A large part of President Obama’s political power has always rested on who was willing to listen to his speeches.
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Obama Criticizes Huckabee, Trump, Cruz and Other Republicans

July 28, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama on Monday lashed out at Republican presidential candidates for making what he called “ridiculous” claims about his policies and “outrageous attacks” that crossed the line of political decorum.
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Obama, in Ethiopia, Addresses South Sudan Conflict

July 27, 2015
Peter Baker, Marc Santora | The New York Times
For President Obama, the birth of South Sudan four years ago was the capstone of his Africa policy. He sent his United Nations ambassador, Susan E. Rice, for the independence celebration, and she took her 13-year-old son to stand in the joyous crowds of the new capital, Juba.
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Obama: Huckabee’s comments on Iran deal typical of GOP’s ‘inflammatory remarks’

July 27, 2015
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President Obama sharply criticized Republican 2016 presidential candidates Monday for engaging in “inflammatory remarks” that were cheapening the nation’s political discourse.
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Kenya Trip Takes Obama Back to a Complex Part of Himself

July 24, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The first time Barack Obama visited Kenya, the land of his father, he was hoping to fill “a great emptiness” he felt inside, to figure out who he was and where he fit in the world.
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On Africa trip, Air Force One will be crowded for once

July 24, 2015
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
Twenty House and Senate members will accompany President Obama on this week's trip to Africa, according to White House officials, the latest sign of the White House's effort to build a closer rapport with Congress.
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On Cuba and Iran, Barack Obama defies his critics

July 21, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
After months of reacting to nonstop crises, Barack Obama has reclaimed his foreign policy narrative this summer — at least for now.
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