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Obama to add an Emmy to the White House mantel?

The Emmy award winning president? | 07/10/14 15:25:35 By - By Lesley Clark

Biden to address major liberal group, Netroots Nation

Vice President Joe Biden will speak next week at Netroots Nation -- a major gathering of progressive and Democratic bloggers and activists looking to “strategize for upcoming political battles in 2014 and 2016.” | 07/09/14 17:06:46 By - By Lesley Clark

In Denver, Obama doesn’t smoke, doesn’t inhale

President Barack Obama amped up his just-a-regular-guy routine with a visit to Denver Tuesday night – playing a round of pool in a bar where he was apparently offered a puff on a joint. | 07/09/14 16:18:10 By - By Lesley Clark

Survey of U.S. colleges and universities finds many problems in how they handle claims of sexual violence

Many colleges and universities are failing to comply with the law and follow best practices for how to handle student sexual assaults, according to the results released Wednesday from an in-depth national survey commissioned by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. | 07/09/14 13:24:56 By - By Renee Schoof

Customs under fire for sweeping scans of employees’ personal data

A troubled division of Customs and Border Protection whose leader was recently ousted by the Obama administration is now accused of improperly scrutinizing the personal information of the agency’s 60,000 employees for evidence of potential misconduct and corruption. | 07/08/14 16:34:52 By - By Marisa Taylor

Obama endorses more Wall Street reform

President Barack Obama says more reforms aimed at Wall Street are needed, arguing that as the U.S. financial sector has grown, “more and more of the revenue generated on Wall Street is based on arbitrage -- trading bets -- as opposed to investing in companies that actually make something and hire people.” | 07/03/14 13:45:57 By - By Lesley Clark

WH: We’re not the ‘perfect example’ on pay equity

President Barack Obama frequently hammers Republicans for not supporting measures that he says would ensure equal pay for men and women, calling it an “embarrassment” that women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. | 07/02/14 17:45:34 By - By Lesley Clark

President dines with economists, again

President Barack Obama dined with prominent economists Wednesday, the second such lunch in less than a month as the administration seeks ways to accelerate the economic recovery. | 07/02/14 16:29:10 By - By Kevin G. Hall and Lesley Clark

Spy watchdog sees little wrong with NSA’s surveillance of non-citizens abroad

A national security watchdog panel on Wednesday approved a soft-hitting report on one of the National Security Agency’s data collection programs, saying it is legal and provoking critics who say the program actually sweeps up Americans’ data through a “backdoor loophole.” | 07/02/14 17:30:26 By - By Ali Watkins

Rick Perry invites Obama to the border, WH says no plans. Yet.

The White House says President Barack Obama has no plans -- as of yet -- to tour the Texas/Mexico border when he’s in the state next week, despite an invite from Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- a 2012 Republican presidential hopeful. | 07/02/14 16:24:42 By - By Lesley Clark

GM puts forth plan for restitution

General Motors’ outside compensation guru announced a long-awaited plan for providing financial restitution to those harmed by crashes stemming from faulty ignition switches in Chevy Cobalts and five other models, setting no ceiling on how much money will be awarded.The firm’s 2009 bankruptcy “will not be a bar” to the filing of claims for accidents that occurred before it sought Chapter 11 protection, Kenneth Feinberg told a news conference at the National Press Club. | 06/30/14 20:06:26 By - By Greg Gordon

Boehner plans to sue Obama over executive authority

House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that he plans to sue President Barack Obama over what he perceives as presidential overreach of executive authority. | 06/25/14 15:57:36 By - By William Douglas

Supreme Court grounds Aereo in win for broadcasters

In a win for big media, the Supreme Court on Wednesday grounded the streaming service Aereo with a ruling that the startup violates the Copyright Act by recording and streaming over-the-air TV to subscribers’ devices. | 06/25/14 11:43:12 By - By Vera Bergengruen and Michael Doyle

Cochran wins, tea party loses in Mississippi

Sen. Thad Cochran won the Mississippi Republican Senate nomination Tuesday, edging upstart challenger Chris McDaniel and the tea party movement. | 06/25/14 00:02:15 By - By David Lightman

Cochran narrowly defeats tea party hopeful in Mississippi

_Sen. Thad Cochran, campaigning as the veteran voice of reason and experience, Tuesday narrowly defeated upstart challenger Chris McDaniel and the tea party movement that so passionately rallied behind him in a fiercely fought race for the Mississippi Republican Senate nomination. | 06/25/14 00:01:51 By - By David Lightman

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