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Ashton Carter, who could be the next defense secretary, testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Ashton Carter, who could be the next defense secretary, testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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GOP senator: Obama picks Ashton Carter to lead Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has tapped former Pentagon No. 2 Ashton Carter to be his next defense secretary and carry out the U.S. military effort against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a senior Republican senator said Tuesday. White House officials, however, insisted no final decision has been reached.

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before a House Homeland Security Committee Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before a House Homeland Security Committee Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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House Republicans plan to undo Obama immigration actions

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-led House will vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama's move without shutting down the government.

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington DC. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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House nearing vote on 1-year package of tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Struggling to reach a long-term agreement, House Republicans are weighing a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals.

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Michael Brown Sr., left, and his wife, Calvina Brown, right, are embraced by Trina Moorehead, of the Flood Christian Church in Florissant, Missouri Sunday. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)
Michael Brown Sr., left, and his wife, Calvina Brown, right, are embraced by Trina Moorehead, of the Flood Christian Church in Florissant, Missouri Sunday. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)
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Obama wants more police wearing body cameras

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurred by the Ferguson, Missouri shooting, President Barack Obama is calling for $75 million in federal spending to get 50,000 more police to wear body cameras that record their interactions with civilians. However, Obama is not seeking to pull back federal programs that provide military-style equipment to local law enforcement.

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President Barack Obama, with daughters Malia, right, and Sasha, center, at the presidential turkey pardon ceremony Nov. 26. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
President Barack Obama, with daughters Malia, right, and Sasha, center, at the presidential turkey pardon ceremony Nov. 26. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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GOP aide resigns over criticism of Obama daughters

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An aide to a Republican congressman has resigned after her critical comments about President Barack Obama's daughters touched off a backlash.

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President Barack Obama, left, shops with his daughters, Sasha, center, and Malia, at Politics and Prose bookstore Saturday, n Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama, left, shops with his daughters, Sasha, center, and Malia, at Politics and Prose bookstore Saturday, n Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Obama boosts small business with DC shopping visit

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama tried to draw attention to independently owned businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, a day that is increasingly being marketed as one for deal-hungry consumers to remember to patronize these mom-and-pop outlets while doing their holiday shopping.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with a parton as he and his family distribute food at "Bread For The City" Wednesday in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama shakes hands with a parton as he and his family distribute food at "Bread For The City" Wednesday in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Full Thanksgiving menu for the Obamas, plus 6 pies

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service.

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President Barack Obama addresses community leaders in Chicago Tuesday about the executive actions he is taking on immigration. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
President Barack Obama addresses community leaders in Chicago Tuesday about the executive actions he is taking on immigration. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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Businesses wanted Obama to go further on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

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A jar of biodiesel fuel sits on display during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association meeting in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
A jar of biodiesel fuel sits on display during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association meeting in Altoona, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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Obama veto threat shelves bill extending business tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens to a question during a briefing at the Pentagon Oct. 30.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens to a question during a briefing at the Pentagon Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Hagel reported as resigning as Defense secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.

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