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The Obamas celebrate the game with wings, pizza and nachos

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 3 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is taking a day off from the "Let's Move" campaign while enjoying the Super Bowl. (...)
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Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 3 hours 38 min ago
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for 24 of her Hayward Elementary School students awaits her attention if she gets any down time. (...)
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Obama says the US and Italy are working together in Libya

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 4 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is working with Italy to push back against efforts by the Islamic State group to gain a foothold in Libya. (...)
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US faces shortcomings in coalition-building for anti-IS war

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 5 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials are acknowledging that this supposed source of strength has its own weaknesses. (...)
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Obama to seek double funding for clean energy R&D by 2020

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 6 hours 8 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that he'll ask Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. But the request is unlikely to be fulfilled. (...)
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Pentagon releases photos of alleged detainee abuse

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 7 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday released nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces. (...)
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Timing is everything: Obama's budget same day as NH primary

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 8 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders. (...)
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In Obama's final year, Senate is slow to act on his nominees

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - 16 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you wear combat fatigues to work, then your nomination is almost sure to sail through the Senate. If not, you're likely in for a long wait. (...)
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Obama, Xi coordinate response to NKorea provocations

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) agree that a planned ballistic missile test by North Korea would be another "provocative and destabilizing" action in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. (...)
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Senate Democrats block energy bill in impasse over Flint

AP-heads-latest5-congress - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy bill after majority Republicans balked over hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city's lead-contaminated pipes. (...)
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Obama to appear on 'Ellen' next week

AP-heads-latest-minute-politics - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 8:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is returning to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." (...)
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