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Obama to seek three-year war authority against ISIL

February 11, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
The White House will seek authority for the use of military force to combat Islamic State extremists without an "enduring offensive combat" role for U.S. troops and with a three-year sunset date.
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Obama Administration Plans to Open Center to Fight Cyberattacks

February 11, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
President Obama’s homeland security adviser said Tuesday that the administration was planning to open a new center that would quickly assess and deter cyberattacks on the United States.
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U.S. unity with Europe vital to pressuring Russia on Ukraine

February 9, 2015
President Obama and Germany’s leader Angela Merkel showed unity in their support for an end to fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, but there have been signs of a rift over whether to send arms to the Ukrainian government. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss what the president may do and the relationship between the two leaders.
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If talks on Ukraine fail, Obama would consider sending arms, he says

February 10, 2015
Christi Parsons, Kathleen Hennessey | Los Angeles Times
President Obama acknowledged Monday that he is considering arming Ukraine’s military if a diplomatic push fails to yield a cease-fire with Russia-backed separatists, but he sounded skeptical that sending weapons would defuse the conflict that has killed more than 5,000 people.
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Obama to seek use of force against ISIS

February 10, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
According to Reuters President Obama is expected to ask congress by Wednesday to use force against ISIS, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
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The Politics of Trade: The Top U.S. Negotiator Answers 10 Questions

February 9, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
The United States trade representative, Michael B. Froman, a Harvard Law School classmate of President Obama’s, is scrambling to complete the one big deal that appears ripe for compromise between Republicans and Democrats — the Trans-Pacific Partnership with a dozen countries from Canada to New Zealand. The deal, being negotiated, forms the core of Mr. Obama’s much-promoted “pivot” toward Asia.
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OMB's Donovan: Obama Open to Gas Tax Increase

February 6, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama would work with Congress to raise the federal gas tax to help pay for road and transportation improvements, even though he presented lawmakers with an alternative funding proposal this week, his budget director said Thursday.
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Obama administration pushes for legislation on student data privacy

February 6, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
The White House began pushing Thursday for legislation to protect the online privacy of students, allowing them to do schoolwork while keeping the door closed to marketing and sales, according to senior officials.
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Net Neutrality: FCC Chief Proposes Regulating Internet Like a Utility

February 5, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday proposed sweeping new federal rules to regulate the Internet like a public utility, a notion endorsed three months ago by President Obama.
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