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President Obama takes in India’s grand Republic Day parade

NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks with House Speaker  John Boehner of Ohio to make a statement on Capitol Hill in 2011.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio to make a statement on Capitol Hill in 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran.

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Republican Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is the Senate Majority leader.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Republican Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is the Senate Majority leader. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Obama’s speech draws unsparing reviews from Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew unsparing morning-after reviews Wednesday from majority Republicans in Congress, including a rebuke on nuclear talks with Iran and a lament from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell that a high-profile speech can be about "more than veto threats of strident partisanship."

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President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans.

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President Barack Obama speaking at Pellissippi State Community College, in Knoxville, Tenn. Jan. 9. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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Obama’s tax proposals get cool reception from GOP lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama's pitch for tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.

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Highlights of President Barack Obama’s plan to tax wealthy

The White House says President Barack Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a plan to impose higher taxes on the wealthy and use the revenue to help middle-class families. Congress would have to agree, and lawmakers have rebuffed Obama's earlier proposals to eliminate certain tax provisions and spend the money on road and bridge repair, for example.

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President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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Obama to call for tax increases on wealthy during State of the Union

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will call for increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans by raising the capital gains rate and eliminating a tax break on inheritances, then using the revenue to fund new tax credits and other cost-saving measures for the middle class.

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President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron arrive for a joint news conference in Washington, Friday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron arrive for a joint news conference in Washington, Friday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Obama, Cameron warn against new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama came out swinging Friday against congressional attempts to slap fresh sanctions on Iran, warning such a move would likely destroy nuclear talks and increase prospects for a military showdown. Vowing to veto any sanctions that reach his desk, Obama pleaded, "Just hold your fire."

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Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, shown here testifying on Capitol Hill in last September, has stepped down. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, shown here testifying on Capitol Hill in last September, has stepped down. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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Medicare chief steps down, ran health care rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare's top administrator unexpectedly resigned Friday, becoming the latest casualty in the turmoil over the president's health care law, which is still struggling for acceptance even as millions benefit from expanded coverage.

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House Speaker John Boehner walks from the House chamber as lawmakers vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security but curb President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Speaker John Boehner walks from the House chamber as lawmakers vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security but curb President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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House votes to undo Obama immigration policies

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an assault on one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities, House Republicans approved measures Wednesday that would overturn his immigration actions and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as children.

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