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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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On Final Asia Trip, Obama Faces Tests to U.S. Power

September 8, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
One of President Barack Obama’s final turns on the international stage before leaving office spotlighted how some world leaders are testing the limits of U.S. power just months before a new American administration.
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A new 50-state poll shows exactly why Clinton holds the advantage over Trump

September 6, 2016
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
With nine weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is within striking distance in the Upper Midwest, but Hillary Clinton’s strength in many battlegrounds and some traditional Republican strongholds gives her a big electoral college advantage, according to a 50-state Washington Post-SurveyMonkey poll.
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Syria stalemate and Philippine leader's cursing vex Obama on Asia trip

September 6, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
Lack of trust between the U.S. and Russia is getting in the way of possible cooperation to stop the violence in Syria, President Obama said Monday, adding that he nevertheless plans to keep trying against the odds.
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U.S. and China ratify sweeping climate deal and urge other nations to follow their lead

September 3, 2016
Christi Parsons, MIchael Memoli | Los Angeles Times
President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday formally joined a sweeping global agreement to cut greenhouse gases, moving the world toward a dramatic reduction in climate-warming emissions on a quicker time frame than previously imagined.
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