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Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House dinner 7:15am EDT

WASHINGTON - At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," U.S. President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him. | Video

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PM Abe to tell U.S. leaders Japan is ready for bigger security role

TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will send a clear message to the United States when he visits Washington next week: Japan is ready to take more responsibility for security on the world stage.

World, Japan 24 Apr 2015

House speaker tells Obama to 'get serious' about defeating Islamic State

WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday said President Barack Obama must "get serious" about a strategy to defeat Islamic State militants before Congress would consider approving a new military force authorization.

24 Apr 2015

Obama to Democratic trade critics: 'I take that personally'

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama fought back on Thursday against the biggest domestic obstacle to the Pacific trade pact he wants to conclude before he leaves office: the trade skeptics in his own Democratic party.

Elizabeth Warren 23 Apr 2015

Boehner says would welcome deal to ease U.S. spending caps

WASHINGTON - Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he would welcome a bipartisan negotiating effort to ease statutory caps on military and domestic spending similar to a deal reached in 2013 after a government shutdown.

23 Apr 2015