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Obama, Senate Focus On Immigration/AP NewsMinute
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first votes in the full Senate on immigration overhaul are set for this afternoon to determine whether or not debate will move forward on the issue. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama is inviting law enforcement, labor and business leaders to the White House to show they …
Obama’s Drone Speech Welcomed In Pakistan, Yemen
ISLAMABAD (AP) — President Barack Obama’s speech on the use of drones to kill Islamic militants was well-received in two countries most affected by the strikes — Pakistan and Yemen — but criticism of the U.S. policy remains strong. Obama cast the drone program as crucial …
Germany Says President Obama To Visit In June
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Germany to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and other officials next month. Spokesman Georg Streiter said Friday that Obama will be in Berlin June 18-19. Obama will be traveling in Europe at that time foll…
Obama: US-Mexico Stereotypes Must Be Broken
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wants to set aside old stereotypes that have created misunderstanding between Mexico and the United States. He says Mexico is an emerging nation that is remaking itself and that the U.S.-Mexico relationship should be defined by shared prosperi…
AG, FBI Director To Brief Obama On Bombing Probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is being briefed on the developments in Boston Marathon bombing investigation by Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director Robert Mueller and several other national security officials. Vice President Joe Biden is also attending the briefing in the Whi…
Obama Promoting Gun Legislation In Connecticut
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to boost the chances of gun legislation that could be in jeopardy this week with a trip to the home state of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Obama is visiting the Connecticut capital of Hartford, where last week the governor signed…
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 $1.8 trillion over 10 years. It in…
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.” Obama visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust m…
Rockets Hit Israel As Obama To Meet Palestinians
  JERUSALEM (AP) — On the second day of a Mideast tour, U.S. President Barack Obama is set to emphasize the importance of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, a message underscored when militants in Gaza launched rockets into southern Israel. After visiting Israel’s nationa…
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 ov…

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