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Closing wealth gap tops Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.

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Hypocrisy red alert: GOP lawmakers probe Obamacare delays!

Shimkus and Kinzinger are only two of many Republicans who ahave already declared the enrollment of people in the health care exchanges a "failure."

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White House issues update on HealthCare.gov

In response to mounting problems swirling around the Affordable Care Act's new website to buy health insurance, the White House issued an email update announcing "the best and the brightest" in technology are fixing the bugs.

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Health insurance markets open to surge of new customers

Americans got their first chance Tuesday to shop for health insurance using the online marketplaces that are at the heart of President Obama's health care overhaul.

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Government shutdown: Monumental idiocy

"Punishing federal workers and taxpayers to prove a point is a temper tantrum worthy of a four-year old, not a policy choice of a responsible political party."

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Obama to tea party: “Make my day!”

The media are covering Washington's latest fiscal crisis basically as a spectacle-the way local news now covers traffic accidents, crime scenes, and big storms.

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Obama postpones Congress Syria vote

President Obama has asked Congress to delay a vote on authorizing a U.S. attack on Syria, and Americans opposed to the attack emphasize the importance of continuing public pressure on Congress and the White House for a diplomatic solution.

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President Obama rolls out higher education plan

President Obama debuted his new proposal for curbing costs of higher education.

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The White House and “Cold War mentality”

President Obama told a Tonight Show audience Aug. 6 that there are times the Russians "slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality."

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President Obama lays out his vision for the economy

The president framed the economic tasks ahead of the country as one of fixing structural problems that go well beyond the current financial crisis.

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