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Dog Pants? Show a Little More Fur, Obama Says

January 16, 2016
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama gave interviews at the White House on Friday to three popular YouTube figures.
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Bill Clinton: Asset or liability? And Nikki Haley: GOP rising star.

January 15, 2016
As Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary, is he helping her campaign? And Nikki Haley's vice-presidential possibilities.

Trump, Cruz dominate GOP debate; Democratic race tightens and President Obama's final State of the Union

January 15, 2016
Republicans debate Cruz's eligibility to be president, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are neck-and-neck and Obama's final year agenda.
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In Conservative Louisiana, Obama Finds Little but Love

January 15, 2016
Peter Baker | The New York Times
After his State of the Union address, President Obama headed to two states that voted against him, in part, aides said, because he wanted more encounters in his last year in office with people who disagree with him.
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Highlights from Obama's 2016 State of the Union

January 14, 2016
President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress earlier this week. He discussed his policy goals for the next year, took veiled swipes at several Republicans running for his job and lamented the lack of unity among Republicans and Democrats.
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Obama, in Nebraska and Louisiana, Aims to Kick Off Discussions on Future

January 14, 2016
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Lisa Martin woke up in the middle of the night last winter, the mother of a newborn son nursing anxieties about his future. So at 4 a.m., she sat down and typed out a letter to President Obama expressing her fears and sent it by email to the White House.
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Obama's Humblebrag, Regret And The Nastiness Of Politics

January 14, 2016
Susan Davis | NPR
On the NPR Politics Podcast, the team dissects President Obama's final State of the Union address. Was the president responding directly to some of the rhetoric on the campaign trail? Congressional reporter Susan Davis analyzes how the speech played with both Democrats and Republicans.
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State of the Union Speech Is One Half of Nation’s Political Split Screen

January 13, 2016
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Over the course of 48 hours, Americans will confront two starkly disparate views of Barack Obama’s America that will frame the debate over the future of the country in this election year and beyond.
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