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Obama Has A Plan To Protect The Iran Deal In August, His Least Favorite Month

President Barack Obama pauses before delivering a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations Compound, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON — The White House and allied groups are preparing a robust campaign to protect President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran during August recess. The effort comes as support for the deal has faded in some recent public opinion polls and as criticism has heightened in Congress. Organizers don’t see the deal as facing an existential threat — at ...

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Another Argument From Obamacare Critics Is Starting To Crumble

US President Barack Obama speaks at Temple Emanu-El November 6, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Obama spoke about the Affordable Care Act amid technical problems which have hurt the rollout of the healthcare marketplace. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Millions of additional people now have health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. But does that mean Americans actually have better access to health care? Some intriguing, if tentative, new research suggests the answer is yes. It’s one more reason to think Obamacare is not the fiasco that critics claim it to be. In a new paper for the ...

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Obama Promises To Keep Jon Stewart On ‘The Daily Show’ With An Executive Order

US President Barack Obama speaks with Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, during a taping of the show in New York, July 21, 2015. The appearance marks Obama's third time on the show as President, and seventh overall, with Stewart leaving the program on August 6. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama made his final appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Tuesday, where he joked that he would use an executive order, if necessary, to keep host Jon Stewart from retiring. Obama also discussed the Iran negotiations, his final months in office, and the ongoing scandal within the Department of Veterans Affairs. “I can’t believe ...

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How A 2007 Debate Gaffe Paved The Way For A Deal That Will Define Obama’s Legacy

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 13, 2015. President Barack Obama is cutting the prison sentences of 46 convicts as part of a broader effort to make the criminal justice fairer and ease the punishment of those serving more time than their crimes warranted.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON — On June 3, 2008, Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, secured the necessary delegates to become the Democratic nominee for president. The next day, he spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobby. For the presumptive nominee, the stakes were high. Not only was this the informal launch of the general election, but it ...

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U.S., Iran, world powers reach historic deal over Tehran’s nuclear program

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Western nations reached an agreement Tuesday to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a pact President Obama hailed as a major diplomatic achievement that will “stop the spread of nuclear weapons.” The landmark deal, achieved after 18 consecutive days of round-the-clock talks that capped two years of negotiating, requires Iran to accept intrusive inspections in exchange for ...

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Hillary Clinton Hands Jeb Bush A Present On Immigration

IOWA CITY, IOWA - JULY 7: Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at an organizational rally on July 7, 2015 at the Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City, Iowa. The campaign stop provided a few hundred supporters and campaing workers with an oppurtunity to hear from the former Sectratary of State about her platform for her run the office of President of the United States.  (Photo by David Greedy/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton denounced Donald Trump’s controversial comments about immigrants in her first national interview as a 2016 presidential candidate. But in the process, she inadvertently handed Republican rival Jeb Bush a present on a silver platter. The Democratic front-runner told CNN’s Brianna Keilar Tuesday that she was “very disappointed” with the celebrity hotelier for calling some Mexican migrants ...

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Congress Stays On Course For Another Shutdown Showdown

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 12:  House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) joins veterans, servicemembers and aspiring recruits to call on Congress and President Barack Obama  to move forward with immigration reform at the U.S. Capitol November 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. The news conference participants called on Obama to 'go bold and go big' and to use his executive authority to reform immigratoin if Congress could not get the job done.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Coming back from its Independence Day vacation, Congress appeared no closer Tuesday to finding a way to avoid yet another government shutdown showdown in the fall. Democrats who are angry that Republicans have proposed spending bills that hike defense while continuing to cut other domestic programs have begun to filibusterall of those appropriations measures in the Senate, saying ...

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Family of Former Black Panther Says Prison Officials Are Trying to Kill Him

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By Victor O. New photographs of Mumia Abu-Jamal have been released by his loved ones and supporters who claim that prison officials are trying to use medical neglect as an indirect means of executing him. The photographs, which appear to have been taken on Monday, were circulated by Abu-Jamal’s family, friends and supporters on Tuesday. They showed the former Black ...

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Cornel West drops some very intense knowledge on David Letterman

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By Lyonel Laverde-Hansen Dr. Cornel West, a professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York, was a guest on Monday’s Late Night talk show on CBS. The host, David Letterman had a thoughtful question for Dr. West. “I assumed, I think like many people of my generation, that we were on the right path to race relations in this country ...

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