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Obama wraps up 3-nation Africa trip

Obama wraps up 3-nation Africa trip

WASHINGTON - President Obama wrapped up a weeklong visit to Africa on Tuesday, a tour overshadowed at times by the legacy of his predecessor and a political hero with a bid for his own mark on the continent.

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Obama assures Boston: 'We will finish the race'

Obama assures Boston: 'We will finish the race'

BOSTON - President Obama on Thursday celebrated this city's resilience in the face of a bomb attack that upended the legendary Boston Marathon, pledging that runners will return to the streets of an unbowed city next year.

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State of Union likely to be Obama's call to action

WASHINGTON - A confident President Obama is expected Tuesday to unveil an aggressive agenda in the first State of the Union address of his second term, calling for a rewrite of the nation's immigration laws, steps to prevent gun violence and ways to bolster a still-fragile economy.

February 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Political shoals threaten smooth sailing in Obama's 2nd term

WASHINGTON - Four years ago, President Obama used his inaugural address to declare "an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics."

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News analysis: Economic uptick, ability to define Romney were keys to Obama victory

CHICAGO - Barack Obama wasn't supposed to win re-election. The hope was gone, critics said, evaporated by endless partisan gridlock in Washington and a jobless rate that hovered above 8 percent for much of his first term.

November 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Obama asks more time to get US on track

Obama asks more time to get US on track

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - With his presidency on the line, President Obama on Thursday asked for more time from voters, acknowledging that despite his lofty goals of hope and change, the economy is going to take years to recover.

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