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Israel's Netanyahu to Obama: Don't allow Iran deal that leaves it at nuclear threshold

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WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he must make sure that any final nuclear deal with Iran does not leave it at the “threshold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons.

Republicans craft 2015 plan to force Obama's hand on Keystone

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WASHINGTON - Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Barack Obama to make a tough call on the controversial plan.

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Amid differences, Israel's Netanyahu to seek reassurances from Obama on Iran

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet for a new round in their often-tense relationship on Wednesday, facing differences over Iran diplomacy and Middle East peace efforts as well as complications from the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants.

Tue, Sep 30 2014

Armed private contractor was allowed on elevator with Obama

WASHINGTON - An armed private security agent was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama earlier this month in Atlanta, a Secret Service official said on Tuesday, in another case involving a security failure for the embattled agency.

Politics, U.S. 30 Sep 2014

Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world.

Politics, World 30 Sep 2014

Mon, Sep 29 2014

Congress vote on campaign against Islamic State could lag to 2015

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress might not vote until next year on an authorization for President Barack Obama's air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, congressional aides said on Monday, despite some lawmakers' insistence that approval is already overdue.

Politics, Iraq 29 Sep 2014

Sun, Sep 28 2014

Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria - CBS

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WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.

Politics, Syria 28 Sep 2014

Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria- CBS

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WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide, President Barack Obama said in a CBS television interview broadcast on Sunday.

Politics, Syria 28 Sep 2014

Obama voices confidence Democrats can keep control of U.S. Senate

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, citing an economic rebound, said in a CBS interview he feels Democrats can keep control of the U.S. Senate in November elections, although he acknowledged many Americans did not feel the economy was recovering.

28 Sep 2014

U.S. lawmakers urge congressional action to back Obama's Syria war

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WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers on Sunday stepped up calls for congressional authorization of President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, amid signs the United States and its allies face a long and difficult fight.

Politics, Iraq 28 Sep 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.