Gun-Control Setback: Senate Blocks Background-Check Plan – Businessweek


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Gun-Control Setback: Senate Blocks Background-Check Plan
Businessweek
President Obama got his vote on gun control, but not the vote—or the results—he wanted. On April 17, the White House campaign to tighten federal restrictions on firearms ran into a wall of Republican opposition and Democratic ambivalence. While liberal
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Obama loses battle in gun control warNew York Daily News
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Obama and GOP senators discuss issues over dinner – CBS News


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Obama and GOP senators discuss issues over dinner
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Updated 11:22 PM ET. WASHINGTON Over a steak dinner, President Barack Obama dined with a dozen Republican senators at the White House on Wednesday evening in search of common ground on a range of issues, most notably the budget,
President wants to boost vehicle research budget by 75%, create $2B trustThe Detroit News
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Obama’s 2014 budget plan to be delivered Wednesday — into a yawning … – Washington Post


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Obama's 2014 budget plan to be delivered Wednesday — into a yawning
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President Obama will unveil his 2014 spending plan Wednesday, 65 days late and several trillion dollars short, by Republican standards, of effectively reining in the national debt. But the more relevant fact about the White House budget may be the yawning
Obama Aims to Spur New Talks on BudgetWall Street Journal
Minnesotans in Congress battle Obama over budgetMinneapolis Star Tribune
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Movie Review: Olympus Has Fallen

mrohfThe movie was released in Kuwait on the 21st of March, a day before it was released in the USA and as soon as I saw the actors and the trailers I knew I was in for a good movie so I couldn’t wait to see it. I saw it Thursday night and I have to say I enjoyed it very very much.

Aaron Eckhart plays the president of the United States who one day finds himself a hostage in the White House and its up to the White House speaker Morgan Freeman to handle the terrorists demands and lead the country through the crisis while an ex-president guard, Gerard Butler, tries to save the day and rescue the president.

The movie is pure action with lots of bullets and is quite bloody. For some reason many scenes in Kuwait, dialogue scenes that explains the characters behavior and the story itself were cut off. I didn’t care for that at all. Overall, its very good and I can’t wait for it to be released on DVD so I can watch it again and add it to my DVD shelf. A must watch for sure.

Justice official to be nominated to top Labor slot – Huffington Post


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Justice official to be nominated to top Labor slot
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WASHINGTON — Seeking to fill yet another second-term Cabinet vacancy, President Barack Obama is set to nominate Thomas Perez, an assistant attorney general, to be the next secretary of labor, the White House says. If confirmed by the Senate, Perez,
Obama to announce Perez as labor secretary nomineeCNN
Obama to Nominate Justice Aide for Labor PostNew York Times
Meet Obama's Latest Controversial Cabinet NomineeNew York Magazine
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Obama meets with new advocacy group – Los Angeles Times


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Obama meets with new advocacy group
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday cemented his relationship with a new advocacy group set up to back his second-term agenda, underscoring the unprecedented role the nonprofit is playing as an outside arm of the White House. In his first
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Obama Rallies Supporters and Donors to Keep His Campaign Agenda AliveNew York Times
President Obama, allies defend new advocacy groupUSA TODAY
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Obama opens door to resuming White House tours in face of outcry – Fox News


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Obama opens door to resuming White House tours in face of outcry
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In the face of a public outcry, President Obama opened the door in an interview broadcast Wednesday to resuming White House tours — after they were suspended in a decision purportedly meant to save the Secret Service money while it deals with sequester
Obama Opens Door to Resuming White House Tours for School GroupsABC News (blog)
Obama: I Didn't Cancel WH Tours, Secret Service and Congress to BlameThe Weekly Standard (blog)
Blunt Questions Obama's Suspension of Self-Guided White House ToursKSMU Radio
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