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Official: Obama Proposes Cuts To Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is proposing cuts to Social Security as an attempt to compromise with Republicans on the budget.

A senior administration official says the budget Obama will offer to Congress next Wednesday would reduce the deficit by $1

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Obama Ending Israel Visit With Symbolic Stops

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Barack Obama says Israel's Holocaust memorial illustrates the depravity to which man can sink but says it is also a reminder of the rescuers and the "righteous among nations who refused to be bystanders

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Obama Concedes Budget Deal May Be Impossible

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is conceding "we're probably not going to be able to get a deal" on budget, tax and spending issues with Congress if Republicans continue to insist that no new revenues can be raised unless entitlement programs are significantly overhauled

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Obama Nominates Wal-Mart’s Burwell As Budget Chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has selected the head of the Wal-Mart Foundation as his budget director in the midst of a partisan battle over government spending.

Obama announced his selection of Sylvia Mathews Burwell at the White House Monday, noting that she comes on as the government grapples with $85 billion in automatic cuts

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Obama, Top Lawmakers To Meet Friday On Budget Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet Friday with congressional leaders to discuss what to do about $85 billion in mandatory spending cuts.

The top Democrat and Republican in both the House and Senate will attend

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Senate Confirms Hagel As Secretary of Defense

Former Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel has cleared Senate confirmation to become the nation's Secretary of Defense

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Obama Warns Sequester Will Cause Job Losses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning that "people will lose their jobs" if across-the-board budget cuts take effect as scheduled next week.

Obama says the $85 billion in cuts — known as the sequester — are "severe" and says they won't help the economy and won't create jobs

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Obama To Stress Jobs During State Of The Union Address

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public will get rhetoric and imagery in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The speech will contain a heavy dose on the economy and play out against a visual backdrop dominated by the nation's current debate over guns

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U.S. Pays Tribute To King As Obama Begins New Term

ATLANTA (AP) — The youngest daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. hailed the inauguration of the nation's first black president to a new term as one of the achievements made possible by the civil rights struggle her father helped lead decades ago

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A Look At President Obama’s Gun Control Measures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Proposals for curbing gun violence announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama:

NEEDS CONGRESSIONAL ACTION:

— Requiring background checks on all gun sales. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says 40 percent of gun sales are conducted with no criminal background check, such as at gun shows and by private sellers over the Internet or through classified ads

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