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Obama orders NSA phone data limits, tighter restrictions for spying on … – Fox News

Fox NewsTrying to strike a balance between the government’s surveillance policies and the public’s civil liberties, President Obama announced a series of steps Friday that would end the National Security Agency’s ability to store phone data collected from millions of …Obama Says NSA’s Mass Collection of US Phone Data Will EndWall Street JournalObama calls for […]

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Obama announces reforms to NSA phone surveillance – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribunePresident Barack Obama banned U.S. eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday and began reining in the vast collection of Americans’ phone data in a series of reforms triggered by Edward Snowden’s revelations. In a major speech, …Obama mentions Snowden (twice)USA TODAYObama Says NSA’s Mass Collection of US Phone Data […]

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World leaders react to former Israeli prime minister Sharon’s death – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWorld leaders offered condolences in reaction to Ariel Sharon’s death Saturday. President Barack Obama released a statement saying, “Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the people …Obama says joins Israelis in honoring Sharon’s commitment to IsraelReutersIsrael’s Ariel Sharon, in Coma Since […]

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Robert Gates disses Obama administration in new memoir – MSNBC

MSNBCNearly three years after Robert Gates stepped down as Obama’s defense secretary, he’s out with a new book that looks harshly at Washington, the Obama administration, and the president himself. It’s rare for a high-ranking public official to write so candidly …Obama didn’t believe his own war strategy: Robert GatesThe News InternationalWhite House disputes claims […]

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Obama includes openly gay athletes in 2014 Olympic delegation – CBS News

CBS NewsWASHINGTON Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics next year in Sochi, Russia. The White House says tennis champion Billie Jean King and U.S. Ambassador …Obama sends message by naming Sochi Olympic delegationUSA TODAYNapolitano heads US Olympic delegationSan Francisco ChronicleFigure Skating to […]

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Former Microsoft Exec Picked to Fix HealthCare.gov – PC Magazine

PC MagazinePresident Obama today announced that former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will serve as a senior advisor on HealthCare.gov. As part of the “One Microsoft” effort, outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced in July that DelBene would retire as …White House taps new chief for health care websiteUSA TODAYZients to transition to WH in Feb; […]

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How 2013 became the year of the ‘selfie’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThere seems to be no corner of the Western world left untouched by the creep of the “selfie”. This one raised some eyebrows yesterday. Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt snapped herself with Barack Obama and David Cameron during …Cameron’s Self-Taken Photograph With Obama Criticized by PapersBusinessweekObama critics focus on a selfie and a handshakeWashington […]

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Obama, world leaders eulogize Mandela at massive memorial – Fox News

Fox NewsPresident Obama implored the thousands of people gathered in a stadium and millions watching around the world on Tuesday to continue Nelson Mandela’s mission of erasing injustice and inequality. In a speech that received thunderous applause at FNB …Obama praises ‘giant of history’ at Mandela memorialCNNObama is cheered, but Zuma is booed by some […]

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President Obama Speech At Nelson Mandela Funeral: Transcript

President Barack Obama spoke at the funeral for Nelson Mandela today, and The White House provided a transcript of his remarks. They appear below. President Obama spoke at First National Bank Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, at 1:31 South Africa Standard Time (SAST). 1:31 P.M. SAST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank […]

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Obama praises ‘giant of history’ at packed Mandela memorial – CNN

CNNJohannesburg (CNN) — Presidents and prime ministers, celebrities and royals joined tens of thousands of South Africans to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, in a memorial service celebrating a man seen as a global symbol of reconciliation. In what …Obama eulogizes Mandela as ‘great liberator’USA TODAYIn life, Nelson Mandela often irritated USWashington PostObama […]

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Crowds Mass in South Africa to Bid Farewell and Honor Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesSOWETO, South Africa — In an outpouring of praise, memory and celebration, scores of leaders from around the world, including President Obama, joined tens of thousands of South Africans in vast rainswept soccer stadium on Tuesday to pay common …World leaders join singing crowds for Mandela memorialCNN InternationalObama’s speech at Mandela memorial: ‘Mandela […]

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Lack of bitterness set Mandela apart – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG — For all his years of struggle, imprisonment and political leadership, it was Nelson Mandela’s capacity to embrace his former oppressors without bitterness in order to achieve a multiracial national reconciliation that stands out as his most …South Africa to Ensure ‘Successful’ Mandela Memorial ServiceVoice of AmericaObama to recall Mandela as personal and […]

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President Obama, Prime Minister Reinfeldt Of Sweden In Press Conference: Transcript

President Obama and Sweden’s Prime Minister Reinfeldt gave a joint press conference early this morning on Syria. Here’s the full, unedited transcript from that session: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRIME MINISTER REINFELDT OF SWEDEN IN A JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Rosenbad Stockholm, Sweden 2:45 P.M. CEST PRIME MINISTER REINFELDT: It’s a great honor and pleasure […]

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50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington: President Obama’s Proclamation

On Friday, President Obama presented this proclamation celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The March On Washington, which was held August 28th, 1963. That event, which drew 250,000 people, was the place where one of the greatest speeches ever given was delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This speech: The 50th Anniversary Of The March […]

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President Obama’s Speech From Berlin, Germany, Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate

President Obama gave a speech from Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday. The event was held just after the G8 Summit, and after the President’s Speech, he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a press conference. If you’re asking what did it all accomplish, the answer is that the best communication is […]

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Obama and Clinton On 60 Minutes, Transcript

President Obama and Secretary Of State Clinton appeared together on CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday evening. What follows is the transcript from that TV event, assembled from the divided-by-page version published by CBS. Here it is: There are few people we think we know more about than President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary […]

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Obama Recess Appointments Wrongly Rejected By Republican Judges

On the surface, the decision of the judges in the case of Noel Canning v. NLRB to declare invalid the January 4, 2012 appointments of Democratic members Richard Griffin and Sharon Block and Republican member Terrance Flynn (who have since resigned) may appear to be “ground breaking” but given that they were made by three […]

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President Obama’s 23 Proposals And Executive Actions For Gun Control, Full Doc

President Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden at his side, stated the case for signing 23 proposals and executive actions toward new, stronger gun control actions. But you’re probably wondering what those actions specifically are? Here’s the list, followed by the full 22-page document the White House embargoed until the President’s speech today: According to, […]