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Obama: Deficit Agreement Will Require ‘Tough Decisions’

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama says any agreement to reduce the nation’s deficit is going to require “tough decisions,” including decisions on what he called “spending in the tax code” by eliminating some tax benefits for the wealthy. The president called reducing the deficit one of the most important and urgent things the U.S. government can do for […]

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Obama Ackowledges Difficult Decade for US

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama says the decade has been difficult for the country, in that nearly 4,500 Americans have died in the Iraq war and 1,500 in Afghanistan. He said the tide of war is receding, with the combat mission in Iraq ended and 100,000 American troops already out of that country. He said the long wars […]

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Obama: Tide of War is Receding

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama says the “tide of war is receding,” with fewer Americans serving in harm’s way. The president says 100,000 U.S. troops are already out of Iraq and that the “light of a secure peace” can be seen in Afghanistan, with both wars coming to a “responsible end.” Mr. Obama says the United States […]

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Obama: Al-Qaida, Taliban Under Pressure

Posted June 22nd, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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President Obama says al-Qaida is under more pressure than at any time since the September 11 terrorist attacks. In his speech, Mr. Obama calls Osama bin Laden’s death a victory for all who have served since the attacks. He says information recovered from the al-Qaida leader’s compound show the terror group under “enormous strain” and […]

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