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Clapper: June Release of Secret 9/11 Pages "Realistic"

April 26, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
The Obama administration believes it is a “realistic goal” to publicly release by June at least some classified information that explored Saudi links to the 9/11 terror attacks, the director of national intelligence said Monday.
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Obama’s Trip to Germany Reflects New Closeness

April 23, 2016
Carol Lee, Anton Troianovski | The Wall Street Journal
President to visit trade fair with Chancellor Merkel, deliver address on trans-Atlantic alliance
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Obama calls Prince, who performed a secret White House show, a 'creative icon'

April 22, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama praised Prince as a “creative icon” on Thursday, marking the death of the legendary pop singer who just last summer rocked the White House in a secret show for Obama and his wife, two of his biggest fans.
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Obama’s Gulf gambit: More military aid to allies could ease regional rifts with Iran

April 21, 2016
Juliet Eilperin, Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post
President Obama promised Gulf Arab allies weapons and support Thursday to counter Iranian influence in the region even as he pushed them to be open to dialogue and diplomacy with their longtime rival.
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Biden to critics: We had 8 atom bombs land on our desk

April 20, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
Joe Biden has been an influential figure in American politics for more than four decades. He won a U.S. Senate seat from Delaware in 1972, and took office the following year despite losing his wife and young daughter to a post-election auto accident.
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Obama's big damage-control tour

April 19, 2016
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
President Barack Obama will drop in on three of America's most important allies this week, possibly for the last time. But he isn't expecting an adoring reception in any of them. The U.S. relationship with all three nations is distressed, and Obama will be doing more than a little damage control.
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Donald Trump is bad news for the GOP, but he's great for Obama

April 18, 2016
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
President Obama's standing in the eyes of the American people has recovered after a three-year slump — and that's good news for Hillary Clinton.
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U.S.-Saudi Tensions in Focus as Barack Obama Visits Mideast This Week

April 18, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia this week at a low point in relations between Washington and Riyadh that are likely only to be set on a different course by whoever is elected to the White House in November.
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