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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to the media after a weekly policy meeting at the Capitol on March 20, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Reid: Soft-Spoken, Combative Obama Partner vs GOP

White House aides say Obama talks more frequently with Reid than with any other senator, and they call one another several times a week.

10/14/2013

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend a memorial for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting September 22, 2013 at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. President Obama and the first lady visited with families of the victims. (credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: Gun Control Laws ‘Ought to Obsess Us’

President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by calling for a transformation in the nation’s gun laws to address an epidemic of gun violence, saying, “There’s nothing inevitable about it.”

09/22/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service at the Marine Barracks September 22, 2013 honoring victims of the September 16, 2013 shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that took 12 lives. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Full Text: President Obama’s Remarks at Navy Yard Memorial Service

President Barack Obama called for a change in the nation’s gun laws as he led a memorial service Sunday for victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting.

09/22/2013

President Barack Obama. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Urges People To Push Stalled Gun Legislation

Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday “to get back up and go back at it” and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people won’t get their hands on guns.

09/22/2013

President Barack Obama answers a question on Syria during a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister after their bilateral meeting at the Rosenbad Building in Stockholm on Sept. 4, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

US And Iran Eye Diplomatic Defrosting At UN

The presidents of America and Iran may meet briefly next week for the first time, marking a symbolic but significant step toward easing their countries’ tense relationship.

09/20/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Away From DC, Obama Regroups For Fiscal Showdowns

President Barack Obama is pressing his case in America’s heartland that Congress mustn’t jeopardize fragile economic progress with threats of a government shutdown.

09/20/2013

The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (Photo credit  JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Gates, Panetta Question Obama’s Syria Strategy

President Barack Obama’s first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress’ approval for a strike on President Bashar Assad’s forces.

09/17/2013

White House Syria Protest

Obama Ally In Congress Grapples With Syria Plan

U.S. Rep. Adam Smith is a leader on military issues in a comfortably Democratic district — a perfect ally to build support for President Barack Obama’s proposal for a military strike in Syria.

09/12/2013

The Obama administration estimates that 100 to 150 people have died from chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (Photo credit  JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Face Divide Over A Strike On Syria

President Barack Obama’s pursuit of a military strike in Syria has put congressional Democrats and party leaders around the country in a tough spot.

09/07/2013

President Barack Obama (R) meets with members of Congress in the cabinet room of the White House on September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama is urging Congress to authorize military action against Syria, and says he is willing to work with lawmakers on the wording of a specific resolution. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Faces A Tough Sell With House GOP Freshmen

Persuading first-term Republicans in the House is President Barack Obama’s toughest sell on military strikes against Syria.

09/06/2013

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