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Obama Signs Order Creating Sanctions Program To Penalize Overseas Cyberattacks

President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals and entities overseas who engage in malicious cyberattacks and cyber spying.

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Emission Cuts Ordered By Obama May Not Survive Beyond End Of His Presidency

The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.

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An inmate talks to the press about the bad treatment they suffer inside the maximum security jail, Fraijanes II, located 36 km west of Guatemala City on April 23, 2010. Two guards of the prison system held hostage by prisoners demanding better care. In the detention center are held Mexican cartel members "Los Zetas" gang and the Mara 18.  AFP PHOTO Johan ORDONEZ. (Photo credit should read JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Commutes Sentences of 22 People in Federal Prison

President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama’s push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.

03/31/2015

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U.S. Files Appeal of Judge’s Hold on Immigration Action

The Justice Department has urged a federal appeals court to lift a temporary hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action.

03/30/2015

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Obama Urges Expansion of ‘Take Child to Work’ Day

President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don’t work in the building.

03/27/2015

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Obama: Dim Hope For End To Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. is weighing whether to back Palestinian efforts to seek U.N. recognition for an independent state and that recent remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dim hope for a negotiated two-state solution.

03/24/2015

President Barack Obama speaks to Afghan President Ghani during a restricted bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on March 24, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Refers To Afghan President Ghani As ‘Karzai’ During Joint Press Conference

President Barack Obama had another name flub during a press conference.

03/24/2015

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Obama Taps Top Biden Aide to be Senior White House Adviser

President Barack Obama has chosen one of Vice President Joe Biden’s top aides to be his new senior adviser.

03/24/2015

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White House Mystery After Head Florist Abruptly Leaves Post

An odd story, or lack of a story, is spreading after the head florist for the White House left her post more than a month ago without any announcement from the Obamas.

03/24/2015

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Obama Mentor: ‘Burning The Constitution Should Not Become Part Of Our National Energy Policy’

House Republicans on Monday targeted a key element of President Barack Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants.

03/24/2015

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