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Obama Uses Two Bibles at Swearing-In

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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When U.S. President Barack Obama took the oath of office Monday, he placed his hand on two Bibles. The first was the Bible used by former President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, when he took the oath for his first term in 1861. The second Bible was the so-called “traveling Bible” […]

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Obama Using Two Bibles at Swearing-In

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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When U.S. President Barack Obama takes the oath of office, he will place his hand on two Bibles. The first is the Bible used by former President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, when he took the oath of office for the first of his two terms in 1861. The second Bible […]

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Obama to Unveil Plan to Curb Gun Violence

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday what the White House describes as “concrete proposals” aimed at curbing gun violence in the United States. The plan will likely propose bans on assault-style weapons, stricter background checks for gun sales and more efforts to boost mental health services. The plan is based on recommendations from Vice […]

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Obama to Present Gun Violence Measures Wednesday

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce what the White House describes as “concrete proposals” aimed at curbing gun violence in the United States. The White House said Tuesday Mr. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by children who wrote to the president to voice their concerns about the issue and […]

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Obama: Terrorists Doing All They Can to Get Nuclear Materials

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says nuclear terrorism is still one of the world’s greatest security threats, despite success in cutting U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles. Mr. Obama said Monday that terrorists and criminal gangs are doing everything to get their hands on nuclear, biological and chemical materials. He said these materials are being stored without […]

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Obama, Romney to Meet Thursday for Lunch

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama plans to host former Republican candidate Mitt Romney for lunch on Thursday, their first extensive meeting since Mr. Obama defeated the former Massachusetts governor to gain re-election earlier this month. The White House says they will meet for a private lunch closed to the media. One topic of discussion may be […]

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Obama Presses Cambodia PM on Rights

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced concerns about Cambodia’s human rights record in what U.S. officials describe as a “tense” meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Mr. Obama, who arrived in the capital, Phnom Penh, Monday, raised the issue of free and fair elections and the detention of political prisoners. U.S Deputy National Security […]

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Obama Tells Burma Reforms Have Much Further to Go

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced concerns about Cambodia’s human rights record in what U.S. officials described as a “tense” meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Mr. Obama, who arrived in the capital, Phnom Penh, Monday, raised the issue of free and fair elections and the detention of political prisoners. U.S Deputy national security […]

Obama Tells Burma Reforms Have Much Further to Go

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced concerns about Cambodia’s human rights record in what U.S. officials described as a “tense” meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Mr. Obama, who arrived in the capital, Phnom Penh, Monday, raised the issue of free and fair elections and the detention of political prisoners. U.S Deputy national security […]

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China Hopes Obama’s Burma Visit is Beneficial

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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China said on Monday that it hopes U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Burma will encourage “peace, stability and development” in East Asia. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the visit was a bilateral affair between the U.S. and Burma, but China hopes that the historic event would benefit the region as a whole. Mr. […]