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President Barack Obama, right, is greeted by US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham, center, and Marine General Joseph Dunford, commander of the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), as he arrives at Bagram Air Field
President Barack Obama is greeted by US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham, center, and Marine General Joseph Dunford as he arrives at Bagram Air Field (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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White House Error Reveals CIA Official’s Name

In an embarrassing flub, the Obama administration accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top official in Afghanistan in an email to thousands of journalists during the president's surprise Memorial Day weekend trip to Bagram Air Field.

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is being considered by President Barack Obama to be housing secretary, according to people familiar with the selection process. Castro would succeed Shaun Donovan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is being considered by President Barack Obama to be housing secretary, according to people familiar with the selection process. Castro would succeed Shaun Donovan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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Obama Mulls New HUD and Budget Heads

Shuffling his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama plans to nominate Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan to be budget director and is considering San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to succeed Donovan, according to people familiar with the selection process.

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President Barack Obama flanked by Abdullahi Mohamed, left, and Meredith Upchurch speaks to reporters at a restaurant in Washington, Friday, May 16, 2014.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama flanked by Abdullahi Mohamed, left, and Meredith Upchurch speaks to reporters at a restaurant in Washington, Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Obama Touts Jobs Projects, Lunches With Workers

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden promoted government financed work projects as they lunched outside the White House Friday, saying the projects could be endangered if Congress does not act by the end of the summer.

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Construction crews use barges and cranes as work continues on a replacement for the 58-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge spanning the Hudson River. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Construction crews use barges and cranes as work continues on a replacement for the 58-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge spanning the Hudson River. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Obama to Congress: OK Cash for Roads, Bridges

The government is running out of money to repair deteriorating roads, bridges and ports, and President Barack Obama says more federal spending will help avert a looming crisis that could stifle economic growth and torment commuters.

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President Barack Obama smiles as he goes to walk off of the stage after speaking at a Democratic National Committee reception in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Barack Obama smiles as he goes to walk off of the stage after speaking at a Democratic National Committee reception in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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At Wal-Mart, Obama Touts Solar Power

Calling it the right thing to do for America's bottom line, President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday by companies, local governments and his own administration to deploy solar technology, showcasing steps to combat climate change that don't require consent from a disinclined Congress.

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Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
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Senate, House Back Bills to Aid Ukraine

Congress spoke with one voice on Thursday against Russia's annexation of Crimea, passing legislation in the House and Senate giving help to cash-strapped Ukraine and imposing sanctions against Russia.

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President Barack Obama hosts a meeting of G7 leaders in The Hague, Netherlands (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama hosts a meeting of G7 leaders in The Hague, Netherlands (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Obama to Propose Ending NSA’s Phone Sweep

 The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls.

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Obama Delivers Remarks At the Democratic Governors Association
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Obama Urges Russian Restraint in Ukraine

President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate the tense atmosphere in Ukraine by pulling his forces back to bases in the country's Crimean region and to refrain from interfering elsewhere in the former Soviet republic.

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U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Republicans Blame Immigration Woes on Obama

Republicans are starting to lay the blame on President Barack Obama if an overhaul of the nation's broken immigration system fails to become law.

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U.S. Consulate compound in Libya (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Consulate compound in Libya (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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US Senate Report: Benghazi Was Preventable

The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the deadly assault on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, laying blame on the State Department, the intelligence community — even the late Ambassador Chris Stevens — for failing to communicate and heed warnings of terrorist activity in the area.

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