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US President Barack Obama speaks during the NAACP's 106th National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 14, 2015. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Shorter Sentences For Nonviolent Convicts

Calling it an issue America can’t afford to ignore, President Barack Obama on Thursday laid out an expansive vision for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year’s end.

07/14/2015

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Obama To Heckler: ‘You’re In My House’

The president scolded a heckler for being disrespectful at a gay pride month reception at the White House.

06/25/2015

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Trade Bill Clears Senate Hurdle, At Brink Of Final Passage

The Senate pushed bipartisan trade legislation to the brink of final approval Tuesday in a combined effort by President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders to rescue a measure that appeared all but dead less than two weeks ago.

06/23/2015

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Union-Backed Dems Make Final Push To Kill Obama’s Trade Bill

Union-backed Democrats launched a last-ditch effort Thursday to scuttle President Barack Obama’s trade agenda by sacrificing a favored program of their own that retrains workers displaced by international trade.

06/11/2015

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VA Nomination On Hold In Senate Over Agent Orange Dispute

Two Democratic senators are holding up a vote on Dr. David Shulkin’s nomination for the Veterans Affairs’ top health post.

06/11/2015

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Obama: U.S. Lacks ‘Complete Strategy’ For Training Iraqis

Obama said the Pentagon is reviewing plans to ramp up training and assistance to the Iraqi forces, but he added there must be full commitment by the Iraqis themselves.

06/08/2015

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Obama: ‘Handful Of Senators’ Standing In The Way Of The Patriot Act

President Obama says he expects the Senate to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions before it expires Sunday at midnight.

05/29/2015

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Top 7 Silly Questions #AskPOTUS Didn’t Answer

President Obama fielded questions about climate change on Twitter, but not everyone wanted to be serious during his Twitter chat.

05/28/2015

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Court Won’t Lift Hold On Obama Immigration Action

A federal appeals court refused to lift a temporary hold on President Obama’s executive action that could shield as many as 5 million immigrants illegally living in the U.S. from deportation.

05/26/2015

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Obama’s Trade Agenda Clears Key Senate Hurdle

President Barack Obama’s trade agenda cleared a key Senate hurdle and advanced toward likely passage on Thursday despite opposition from most Democrats.

05/21/2015

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