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1 hr ago | Journalgazette.net

U.S. ambassador to Ukraine: Geneva deal a best chancea to de-escalate crisis

The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine said Sunday that a pact reached this past week to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine is the "best chance that we've got" to do so diplomatically.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, US News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

6 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Minimum wage at the forefront, with eye on elections

This is the second year in a row that states have picked up the pace of increasing the minimum wage, after President Barack Obama's proposal to increase the federal rate to $10.10 an hour stalled in Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Chris Christie, US Governors

8 hrs ago | CNN

Will GOPa s focus on Obamacare pay off in 2014 midterms?

Nonpartisan political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg said Sunday it's hard to imagine Republicans can run entirely on a platform against Obamacare from now until the November midterm elections.

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Related Topix: US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Daily Caller

Newly released Clinton document describes Internet as 'right...

U.S. President Bill Clinton uses his laptop computer to log on to Children's State of the Union website at the White House in Washington, January 25. The website features facts and history of the State of the Union address.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, Computers, US News, Conservative Political News

The Wall Street Journal

Clinton Memos: Avoid Saying 'Middle Class'

Historian Alan Brinkley , weighing in on an early outline of President Bill Clinton 's 1994 State of the Union address, offered a word of advice that would dumbfound today's politicians: Don't use the term "middle class."

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Joe Biden

ABC News

A Look Inside the Clinton White House

For Clinton's last State of the Union speech in January 2000, aides considered a long list of guests who might be cited in the address and sit near first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Democrat, Mandela, Drama Movies

Michigan Radio

The future of Detroit's second bridge now hangs on the Obama administration

For years, an epic battle raged between those who knew we needed a new bridge across the Detroit River, and Matty Moroun, the 86-year-old man who owned the 85-year-old Ambassador Bridge, the only game in town.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Detroit, MI

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Costly compliment: A campus closes to give Obama a political prop

President Barack Obama looks at Pittsburgh and sees a phoenix rising out of the fire and ash of its own destruction - the collapse of the steel industry three decades ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Carnegie Mellon University, Joe Biden, Allegheny County, PA, Opinion

National Journal

You May Be Surprised By The States That Support Pre-K

Obama's universal pre-K plan is meeting resistance in Congress--but in the states, both parties support early childhood programs.

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Related Topix: Woodbourne, NY, US News

CNN

Navarrette: There are anti-Latino Democrats, too

There are two groups of Republicans: Those who pander to nativists by encouraging anti-Latino prejudice and exploiting the fear and anxiety that come from changing demographics, and those who tolerate the first group.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steve Israel, Opinion

The Wave

Darrell Issa: Lerner hasn't stymied IRS targeting probe

The House Oversight Committee recently voted to recommend that the House of Representatives hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in criminal contempt of Congress.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, Tea Party, Duke University

Wandsworth Guardian

Guantanamo Bay prisoner Shaker Aamer diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mr Aamer was diagnosed with PTSD following a medical evaluation in prison and now his lawyers are now filing an urgent motion in an American court to fight for his release.

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Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US News, Camp Delta, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

CNDNEWS

The Westhope Standard

By Ginny Heth For nearly three decades, extraordinary Americans who exemplify the themes and ideals laid out in the State of the Union Address have been invited to join the First Lady in her viewing box.

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Related Topix: Westhope, ND, US News, Michelle Obama

The Impudent Observer

America In 2014 In The World

The President gave his State of the Union address three months ago, but what would it sound like if presented in April? Thomas de Maziere is a member of the German government which deals with issues of national security.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CNN

Opinion: How Paul Ryan's budget fails

The House recently approved the budget designed by Rep. Paul Ryan, a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Social Security, Personal Finance, Opinion

CBS News

The pen, phone, and stray voltage

US President Barack Obama addresses the National Action Networks 16th Annual Convention in New York City on April 11 , 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mathematics, Science, Joe Biden, White House, TN

ClickOnDetroit

Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden

Artdiamondblog.com

Very Cold January Puzzled Global Warming True Believers

At the exact moment President Obama was declaring last month that "climate change is a fact," thousands of drivers in Atlanta were trapped in a grueling winter ordeal, trying to get home on roads that had turned into ribbons of ice.

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Related Topix: US News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Truthdig

Should She Stay or Should She Go? The Debate Over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Retirement

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 81 years old. She stands just over 5 feet tall and tips the scales at a hefty 100 pounds .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, UC Irvine, Liberal Political News

Dallas Morning News

Pre-K is too late for many children

While political divisions more and more often resemble chasms, one issue seems to be transcending right and left, red and blue: the importance of universal pre-K for 4-year-olds.

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Related Topix: US News, Opinion

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