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Pipeline delay gives boost to Obama's political base 20 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to energize President Barack Obama's liberal-leaning base before fall elections in which Democrats risk losing control of the U.S. Senate.

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Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S. Congress in November. | Video

U.S., Health 17 Apr 2014
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House Republican leaders holding up immigration reform: Obama

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday called on the U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which he said was being blocked by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives.

U.S. 17 Apr 2014
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Two justices say high court will likely rule on NSA programs

WASHINGTON - Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities.

17 Apr 2014

U.S. appeals court rejects latest challenge to Wisconsin union law

WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected the latest challenge to a Wisconsin law that restricts the power of public-sector unions.

18 Apr 2014