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Obama keeps his promise on gun laws, but now states must act

KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS President Obama promised action on gun violence, and has kept his word. In announcing executive action on guns this week, President Obama kept a promise. Last October, just hours after the deadly attack at a community college in Oregon, the President addressed a nation reeling from yet another mass shooting. The year had already been scarred by high-profile ...

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Obama asks high court to review immig work permit plan

A year after President Obama came up with a plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, the White House has asked the Supreme Court to weigh in. On Friday, the Obama administration asked the nation’s highest court to review its proposal to give work permits to as many as 5 million immigrants. The executive orders Obama issued last ...

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President Obama visits refugee children in Malaysia

President Obama embraced a classroom of migrant children in Malaysia Saturday in a bid to send a powerful message to the world — they are not to be feared. “They’re just like our kids,” the President declared. Obama’s appearance at a learning center in the capital of Kuala Lumpur came as Europe grapples with the worst migrant crisis since World ...

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Obama to states: stop ‘obsessing’ over standardized tests

Jacquelyn Martin/AP President Barack Obama wants states to limit time spent in classrooms taking standardized tests: “We’re going to work with states, school districts, teachers, and parents to make sure that we’re not obsessing about testing.” WASHINGTON — Addressing one of education’s most divisive issues, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2% of classroom time ...

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Obama jokes about getting older at gala

J. Scott Applewhite/AP ‘Next week I’m signing an executive order to get off my lawn,’ President Obama said as he cracked jokes about his age and approval ratings Saturday night at the Gridiron Club and Foundation’s annual dinner. Getting older changes a guy, President Obama said Saturday night, and he admitted he’s getting crankier. “Next week I’m signing an executive ...

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Giuliani says Obama should be more like Bill Cosby

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:18 PM Updated: Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:40 PM Rob Kim/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani appeared on a radio show Thursday morning and blamed President Obama for a series of recent events, including a fight in a Brooklyn McDonald’s and two cops being shot in Ferguson, Mo. Just when you thought Rudy ...

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Univision’s Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment

FILE – In this June 22, 2014 file photo, Rodner Figueroa accepts the award for outstanding daytime talent in Spanish for “El Gordo y la Flaca” at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Figueroa was fired from Univision after saying that Michelle Obama looks like someone from the cast of “Planet of the Apes.” Figueroa, who’s ...

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Obama: Cyber-security a prime challenge

Ed AdamczykPALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) — President Barack Obama called cyber security a key challenge the United States faces in a Stanford University address Friday. Top News – UPI.com

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Obama begins raising money for 2016 election cycle

President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection in Stanford, Calif., Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama is promising to “squeeze every last little bit of change” out of his final two years in office. Obama made the pledge at a ...

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Obama proposes war authorization against Islamic State

Nation News February 11, 2015 8:48 AMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Barack Obama answers a question during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Photo Credit: AP / Evan Vucci advertisement | advertise on newsday WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is asking Congress to ...

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