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The 21st-Century Fireside Chat: Did Obama Connect?

Posted: 02/25/2009 - At a harrowing national moment, Franklin D. Roosevelt commandeered the young airwaves for a "fireside chat" with the American people — a candid talk about big troubles and how to fix them.

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President Barack Obama To Camp Lejeune?

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A source tells WITN News preparations are evident President Barack Obama will visit Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville Friday. Camp Lejeune says they cannot confirm nor deny the president is coming.

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McCain Questions Obama About Helicopter At Summit

Posted: 02/24/2009 - President Barack Obama never had a helicopter, which he says might explain why he's perfectly happy with the current White House fleet and doesn't need a more costly one.

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Obama To Convene Fiscal Summit At White House

Posted: 02/23/2009 - President Barack Obama is bringing together dozens of advisers and adversaries to discuss how to curb a burgeoning federal deficit laden with Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid obligations.

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Is It Time To Re-Evaluate Cuban Embargo?

Posted: 02/22/2009 - The U.S. policy of shunning Cuba by imposing a strict trade embargo has failed to work and should be re-evaluated, according to the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Europe Economy Summit

Updated: 04/27/2009 - German officials say European leaders gathered in Berlin have backed sweeping regulations for financial markets and hedge funds.

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JUDGE: No Plot To Jam Democratic Phone Lines

Posted: 02/22/2009 - A federal judge in Maine has dismissed the latest charges against a former Republican official cleared of taking part in a plot to jam Democratic phone lines in New Hampshire on Election Day 2002.

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Source: Feds Interviewed Burris About Blagojevich

Posted: 02/22/2009 - Federal authorities interviewed U.S. Sen. Roland Burris on Saturday as they continued their corruption investigation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Clinton Urges China To Keep Buying Treasury Bonds

Posted: 02/22/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wants China to continue investing in the United States because the two countries' financial futures are closely tied together.

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Official: Obama Wants To Halve Budget Deficit

Posted: 02/22/2009 - Barack Obama wants to cut the federal deficit in half by the end of his first term, mostly by scaling back Iraq war spending, raising taxes on the wealthiest and streamlining government, an administration official said Saturday as the president worked to finalize his first budget request.

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EEEK! Mice Take Over Courthouse

Posted: 02/21/2009 - There are so many mice in a Florida courthouse some staffers say they check their handbags for rodent stowaways before leaving the building each day.

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Official: Pentagon Report Says Gitmo Is Humane

Posted: 02/21/2009 - The Pentagon says the Guantanamo Bay prison meets the standard for humane treatment laid out in the Geneva Conventions, according to a report for President Barack Obama, who has ordered the terrorist detention center closed within a year.

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Obama Nixes Plan To Tax Motorists On Mileage

Posted: 02/21/2009 - President Barack Obama on Friday rejected his transportation secretary's suggestion that the administration consider taxing motorists based on how many miles they drive instead of how much gasoline they buy.

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Former President Bush, Laura Bush Move To Dallas Home

Updated: 02/21/2009 - Their 1959 ranch-style brick home sits at the top of a quiet cul-de-sac in a wealthy Dallas neighborhood. It has about 8,500 square feet, four bedrooms, four and a-half bathrooms and a wet bar. Local property records indicate the home is worth about $2.1 million.

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Socks The Cat Dies

Updated: 02/20/2009 - Socks, the White House cat during the Clinton administration, has died. He was about 18.

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Russia The Silent Presence At NATO Talks

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Russia is conspicuously absent from a gathering of NATO defense chiefs, but Moscow's agenda and its relations with neighbors and the United States were at the center of much of the discussion here.

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Burris' Support In Black Community Begins To Waver

Posted: 02/20/2009 - A group of black ministers who supported U.S. Sen. Roland Burris as he fought to get his job now plan to ask for his resignation following revelations that he tried to raise money for the disgraced governor who appointed him, one of the ministers told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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Frenetic Clinton Hits Asia Running

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Dashing through a kaleidoscopic tour of the far East in her first outing as U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton is back in full campaign mode.

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