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Obama, ex-President Clinton wish Barbara Bush fast recovery from respiratory issue as she remains hospitalized

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images President Obama released a statement wishing Barbara Bush a speedy recovery, while he is on vacation in Hawaii. President Obama and former President Clinton said they were wishing former First Lady Barbara Bush a speedy recovery two days after the 88-year-old was hospitalized in Houston for a respiratory issue. Obama took time from his Hawaii vacation to ...

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RNC e-cards offer Obama New Year’s resolutions: less golf, more Benghazi accountability

gop.com President Obama is taking a hit for having played an estimated 155 rounds of golf while in office. Republicans are poking fun at POTUS ahead of the new year with a series of resolutions for 2014 that President Obama should consider, including curbing his time on the golf course and holding Hillary Clinton’s feet to the fire on Benghazi. ...

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Michelle Obama tweets support to Robin Roberts, girlfriend

Ida Mae Astute/ABC The First Lady tweeted her congratulations to Robin Roberts, pictured with Michelle Obama in February, after the morning show host acknowledged her longtime girlfriend in a Facebook posting marking her recovery.   Michelle Obama congratulated “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts and her newly acknowledged girlfriend, Amber Laign, as Roberts marks her remarkable recovery after a bone ...

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Obama, Biden Won’t Go To 2014 Olympics, But Gay Athletes Will

Audio for this story from All Things Considered will be available at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET. LGBT activists are hailing the Obama administration’s choice of a delegation to attend the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. It doesn’t include the President or Vice President or their wives or even cabinet secretaries. Instead the delegation includes prominent gay athletes. This is seen ...

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Warren: Too soon to call Obamacare, Obama a failure

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/ASSOCIATED PRESS It’s too early to rule out Obamacare as a failure. Here, President Obama hugs a volunteer before speaking to an audience of people who helped others enroll through the HealthCare.gov site at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas on Nov. 6. W ASHINGTON — Obamacare was seemingly suffering an apparent death by a thousand futile clicks of a ...

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Obama administration boasts of website improvements

Charles Dharapak/AP President Obama, accompanied by soon-to-be economic adviser Jeffrey Zients, who has been overseeing the improvement of the Healthcare.gov website. WASHINGTON — It was short of declaring “Mission Accomplished,” but it wasn’t too far off. The Obama administration on Sunday claimed major improvements in its problem-plagued health care website after a self-imposed Saturday deadline to repair the site. In ...

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Obama offers prayers to NYC train victim families

Published: December 1, 2013 11:58 AMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: Getty Images | President Barack Obama speaks in San Francisco, Calif. (Nov. 25, 2013) WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says his thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the victims of the fatal train derailment in New York City. The White House issued a statement saying ...

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Obama: ‘Sorry’ for Obamacare Cancellations

President Obama said his administration is working hard to fix the website and it should be functioning much better by the end of November. President Obama has apologized for pledging repeatedly that Americans who want to keep their existing health insurance plans can do so under his new health care law. Millions of people are now having their health insurance ...

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Obama Says Biden Is ‘Friend, Adviser’

President Obama said he never would have approved dumping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket in 2012. Addressing reports that his campaign staff considered dumping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket in 2012, President Obama said he never would have approved such a move and he lavished praise on Biden as a friend and adviser. Asked ...

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Obama asks supporters to help with rollout of troubled healthcare plan

Pool/Getty Images President Barack Obama works the rope line after delivering remarks at an Organizing for Action “Obamacare Summit” at the St. Regis Hotel on Monday. President Barack Obama, defiant against mounting criticism of his troubled healthcare plan, vowed on Monday to press ahead with the rollout and asked supporters to help as the White House struggled to gain ...

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