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Obama Chooses N.Y. Prosecutor As Attorney General

In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation’s top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate a federal prosecutor in New York to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department.

11/07/2014

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Obama Expresses Optimism About Ebola In U.S.

President Barack Obama expressed confidence about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.

10/22/2014

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President Obama Campaigns For Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown In Md.

Less than three weeks to go until Marylanders hit the voting booths to cast their ballots. One of the men who wants to be governor is getting a big show of support from the president.

10/19/2014

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Obama: Ebola Point Person ‘May Be Appropriate’

Under pressure to select an Ebola “czar” to lead the U.S. response against the disease, President Barack Obama conceded Thursday it “may be appropriate for me to appoint an additional person” to head the administration effort.

10/16/2014

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Obama Authorizes Guard, Reserve Call-Up For Ebola

President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

10/16/2014

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Arts Panel Approves Design For Eisenhower Memorial

A key arts panel has approved a revised design for a memorial to honor President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, which could clear the way for groundbreaking.

10/16/2014

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Obama Juggles Campaign Duties With Ebola Response

President Barack Obama’s best-laid plans to go all out for Democrats in the final weeks of the midterms are running smack into a widening Ebola crisis, as Americans anxiously turn to the government and their president for answers.

10/15/2014

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Obama To Help 7 Dem. Governor Hopefuls Including Anthony Brown

President Barack Obama is planning a major campaign push in seven governor’s races, where Democrats’ prospects are looking up, while largely avoiding the party’s tougher challenges in the Senate as midterm elections approach.

10/15/2014

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President Obama To Rally For Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown In Md. On Sunday

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s campaign for governor is set to get a boost with a planned visit from President Barack Obama.

10/14/2014

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Clinton Papers On Lewinsky, Others Released

The White House plotted strategies to defend President Bill Clinton against the political fallout of his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky and other scandals, according to documents released Friday by the National Archives that delve into painful chapters in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s life as she ponders another bid for the presidency.

10/10/2014

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Obama: Mistrust Of Police Corrodes America

President Barack Obama says the widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, is corroding America, not just its black communities, and that the wariness flows from significant racial disparities in the administration of justice.

09/27/2014

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New Kennedy Center Head Seeking Innovation In Arts

Deborah Rutter says there’s no reason the nation’s capital should be a conservative, risk-averse place for the arts. In fact, she wants to see the Kennedy Center drive more innovation and discussion about the role of the arts in society.

09/26/2014

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