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Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:29am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in an American-led strategy that has yet to convince Moscow to halt operations against its far weaker neighbor. (...)
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A look at US, European sanctions on Russia

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:24am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of more sanctions on Russia. (...)
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Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer. (...)
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Obama touts revised economic growth numbers

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday. (...)
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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:08am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. (...)
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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:54am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. (...)
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Obama rules out US military action in Ukraine

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:50am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ruling out the possibility that the U.S. will take military action to address growing violence in Ukraine. (...)
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Faced with new Russian threats in Ukraine, Obama says US will not take military action

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with new Russian threats in Ukraine, Obama says US will not take military action. (...)
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Obama weighs options for targeting IS group

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says degrading Islamic State militants is going to require a "regional strategy" and assistance from partners in the Middle East. (...)
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Obama says Russia responsible for Ukraine violence

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine. (...)
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Obama says he'll meet next month at White House with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says he'll meet next month at White House with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko . (...)
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Obama touts revised economic growth numbers

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing attention to heartening evidence of economic growth. He says, quote, "there's reason to feel good for the direction we are heading." (...)
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Obama says Russia is responsible for violence in Ukraine

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:15am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says Russia is responsible for violence in Ukraine . (...)
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US warplanes bomb targets in northern Iraq

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says fighter planes have conducted five airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq. (...)
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No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:42am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?" (...)
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Obama to speak ahead of national security meeting

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:37am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at 4 p.m. from the White House before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. (...)
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US decries Russian action, offers no punishment

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:21am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration isn't outlining any immediate punishment of Russia even as it decries President Vladimir Putin's government for the apparent invasion of Ukraine. (...)
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