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Can YouTube, Snapchat and Amazon amplify Obama’s message? The White House hopes so.

January 12, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
An engineer who breaks wine glasses in front of audiences to demonstrate scientific principles. A 26-year old fashion expert who came out as lesbian last year. A former professional gamer who uses his own animations to illustrate videos that tackle the issue of race.
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Obama’s Last State of the Union Address Aims to Set Tone for ’16 Campaign

January 11, 2016
Peter Baker | The New York Times
For the final time, President Obama will mount the rostrum in the House chamber on Tuesday to deliver a State of the Union address. But this time, aides said, he will not bring with him a long list of proposals that will languish in Congress — after all these years, a victory of experience over hope.
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Guest list for Obama’s last State of the Union tells story of his presidency

January 11, 2016
Juliet Eilperin, Dan Lamothe | The Washington Post
Over six months of training at the Army’s famously difficult Ranger School, Maj. Lisa Jaster grew to realize something, she said: She was “the unicorn.”
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State of the Union Preview, Next Democratic Debate, and Building a Left-Wing Tea Party

January 8, 2016
Obama final State of the Union, O'Malley fights to get on the stage and the complicated Iran-Saudi Arabia relationship

Executive Action on Guns, North Korean Nuclear Threat and Countdown to Iowa & NH

January 8, 2016
Obama proposes changes to curb gun violence, North Korea claims h-bomb test and Donald Trump takes aim at Clinton and Cruz
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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords injured in 2011 Tucson shooting

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January 14, 2011
On January 8, 2011, an armed gunman opened fired at a "Congress on Your Corner" event in Tucson, Arizona. Six people were killed and 13 others were injured including U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. In the five years that have followed, Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, have become fierce advocates for gun reform, and just this week they were at the White House as President Obama announced new executive action to curb gun violence. Among his proposals: more money for mental health screening and increased requirements for background checks.
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As Obama tries to bridge divide on guns, it seems as wide as ever

January 8, 2016
Juliet Eilperin, David Nakamura | The Washington Post
Ahead of President Obama’s town-hall-style event on guns Thursday night at George Mason University, the campus police chief sent an email to students alerting them that protesters might show up outside the venue with their firearms.
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White House, GOP Vie to Entice Voters

January 7, 2016
Carol Lee, Stephanie Armour | The Wall Street Journal
As the spotlight shifts from policy makers in Washington to the presidential campaign trail, the White House and congressional Republicans are looking for ways to energize their parties’ voters—and perhaps attract some from the other side.
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Small-Bore? President Obama's Actions on Guns Make Marginal Changes

January 6, 2016
Pete Williams | NBC News
The conservative blogosphere, normally quick to accuse President Obama of overreach by executive order, is noticeably muted in response to his latest actions on guns.
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