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Obama on Consulate Attack: ‘Make No Mistake; Justice Will Be Done’

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama pointed out as Secretary Clinton did minutes earlier that Libyans helped some U.S. diplomats find safety and carried the body of U.S ambassador Chris Stevens to the hospital. He said it is “especially tragic” that Stevens died in Libya because that is “a place he fought to save.” Mr. Obama said Americans […]

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Clinton: US Will Not Turn its Back on Libya

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Americans serving accross the world are a “force for peace and progress in the world” that believe “these aspirations are worth fighting for.” She said the questions arise, “How could this happen in a country we helped liberate? In a city we helped save from destruction?” She says […]

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Obama Calls for a Streamlined Government

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama says he will not back down from government regulations that ensure oil companies clean up huge spills, protect children from pollution, and make sure American’s food and water supply is safe. In his annual State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday, the president said some government rules are “outdated, unnecessary and too […]

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Obama Urges Help for Businesses at Home

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama says U.S. companies should be rewarded for keeping jobs at home, rather than getting tax breaks for moving them overseas. The president said in his State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday that the U.S. tax code must be changed so companies no longer get a deduction for outsourcing jobs. He […]

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Ferry Hijacked Near Istanbul, Turkey

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A hijacker claiming to have a bomb has taken at least 20 people hostage on a ferry boat just southwest of the Turkish city of Istanbul. Turkish media reported that the ferry Kartepe was traveling toward Izmit, when the hijacker seized control of the vessel. Izmit’s mayor, Ibrahim Karaosmanoglu, told local NTV that only one […]

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Obama: Common Sense Will Prevail

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Mr. Obama said he remains confident he and lawmakers can come to an agreement to slash the country’s budget deficits while also raising the debt limit, saying “common sense and cooler heads will prevail.” He also called on lawmakers to show the type of leadership the American people deserve and expect.

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Obama: Plenty of Ways Out of Debt Crisis

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Mr. Obama said there are “plenty of ways out of this mess,” and pledged to work toward a compromise that can pass both houses of Congress and that he can sign into law. But the president warned that “we are almost out of time,” to raise the country’s borrowing limit before Tuesday, when the Treasury […]

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Boehner: Solution to Crisis Not Complicated

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner responded to Mr. Obama’s speech by acknowledging that the United States must not default on its obligations. But he said the American people will not accept an increase in the U.S. borrowing limit without significant spending cuts and reform. Boehner gave no indication of compromise. Instead, he said […]

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Boehner: Solution to Crisis Not Complicated

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner responded to Mr. Obama’s speech by acknowledging that the United States must not default on its obligations. But he said the American people will not accept an increase in the U.S. borrowing limit without a significant cut in entitlement programs. He said the solution to the debt crisis […]

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Obama: Time is Running Out for Deal

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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President Obama said the American people are still worried about unemployment, declining home values and rising prices of goods. He warned that politicians are running out of time as the August 2 deadline approaches. He said he has hope because of the American people, who he says reflect “good, common sense” and want an agreement. […]

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