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Obama wants focus on gun violence victims - both civilians and police

October 28, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama met Tuesday with families of slain police officers while in Chicago to try to persuade law enforcement officials to work more closely with communities they police.
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Why conservatives are upset about a budget deal that boosts the economy

October 28, 2015
Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post
At first glance, the budget deal struck by congressional leaders and the White House checks all the boxes for the sort of aisle-crossing, economy-boosting agreement that has long been the goal of Washington's establishment class. It trades short-term spending increases for long-run structural savings. It is projected to stimulate growth today, by boosting government spending, and also tomorrow, by reducing the growth rate of safety net programs and federal borrowing. In turn, that could stoke business confidence.
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U.S. Looks at Proposals to Step Up Fight Against Islamic State

October 28, 2015
Carol Lee, Gordon Lubold | The Wall Street Journal
The White House is seriously considering deploying a small squadron of Apache attack helicopters to Iraq as part of a package of new assistance programs to counter Islamic State, according to U.S. officials.
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White House, Congress Nearing 2-Year Budget Deal

October 27, 2015
Susan Davis | NPR
The White House and congressional leaders are close to reaching a two-year budget deal that would set new, higher spending caps and increase the nation's borrowing authority.
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Lincoln Chafee's Brief & Unspectacular Campaign, FBI Probes Benghazi, Obama Vetoes Defense Bill and Debt Ceiling Deadline Approaches

October 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s email’s investigated by FBI, Lincoln Chafee’s presidential run comes to an end, Obama vetoes defense bill, and debt ceiling deadline approaches.
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Air Force One, a Cherished Perk Awaiting an Upgrade

October 19, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama has already made clear what he will miss the most when he leaves office in 15 months. “People sometimes ask me what the biggest perk of being president is,” he told visitors at the White House last week. “No. 1 is the plane.”
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Obama Touts Democratic Unity in '16 Race

October 17, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama harbors strong opinions about some of the positions Democratic presidential candidates have staked out along the campaign trail.
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U.S. officials fear Iran moving too fast on nuke deal

October 17, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
With the next phase of the Iran nuclear deal beginning Sunday, some U.S. officials worry that Tehran has set unrealistic expectations for how quickly it can comply with the deal and end economic sanctions.
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House Speaker Race Drags On and Obama Mum on 2016 Race

October 16, 2015
Rep. Paul Ryan is skeptical about speakership; President Obama hesitates to speak about presidential race, and the FEC releases third quarter campaign filings.
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