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White House strategy: Fabricating fear and injustice

White House strategy: Fabricating fear and injustice

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Facing mid-term elections and burdened with persistently high unemployment, President Obama is playing the race, gender, and class cards.
Peter Morici
Obama: Affordable Care Act bringing young adults into ranks of insured

Obama: Affordable Care Act bringing young adults into ranks of insured

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The Affordable Care Act is "working," President Obama said Thursday, citing statistics that more than one-third of those who have signed up are under 35.
Frances Burns
President Obama offers condolences and military assistance to South Korea following ferry sinking

President Obama offers condolences and military assistance to South Korea following ferry sinking

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama extended his condolences to the families of loved ones killed or missing after a South Korean ferry carrying 460 capsized Wednesday.
JC Finley
Obama tells Wounded Warriors they are an inspiration

Obama tells Wounded Warriors they are an inspiration

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- President Obama welcomed the Wounded Warriors Soldier Ride to the White House on Thursday, telling veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan they are an inspiration.
Frances Burns
Only 4 missing in Washington State mudslide as medical examiner identifies more bodies

Only 4 missing in Washington State mudslide as medical examiner identifies more bodies

EVERETT, Wash., April 17 (UPI) -- Only four people remained missing Thursday from the deadly Washington State mudslide as authorities announced three more bodies had been identified.
Frances Burns
Edward Snowden makes surprise appearance at Putin's Q&A

Edward Snowden makes surprise appearance at Putin's Q&A

MOSCOW, April 17 (UPI) -- NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance during Russian President Vladimir Putin's Q&A to ask the leader a question about surveillance.
Aileen Graef
U.S. to fund cutting-edge renewable energy programs

U.S. to fund cutting-edge renewable energy programs

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- As much as $4 billion in loan guarantees may be available for cutting-edge renewable energy technologies, the U.S. Department of Energy said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Joe Biden joins Instagram, snaps selfie with Obama

Joe Biden joins Instagram, snaps selfie with Obama

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Welcome to Instagram, Mr. Vice President.
Kate Stanton
Medical examiner: 39 now confirmed dead in Washington State mudslide

Medical examiner: 39 now confirmed dead in Washington State mudslide

EVERETT, Wash., April 16 (UPI) -- A total of 39 bodies have been recovered from the mudslide that hit Oso, Wash., the Snohomish County Medical Examiner reported Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Joe Biden joins Instagram

Joe Biden joins Instagram

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- United States Vice President Joe Biden joined the image sharing site Instagram on Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions down 10 percent since 2005

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions down 10 percent since 2005

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- A recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency says that the U.S. has seen a 10 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions since 2005.
Aileen Graef

Former city manager of Bell, Calif., gets 12 years on state corruption charges

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Residents of corruption-plagued Bell, Calif., denounced former Robert Rizzo, the former city manager, as he was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Iran reacts to U.S. ban on proposed U.N. ambassador

Iran reacts to U.S. ban on proposed U.N. ambassador

TEHRAN, April 16 (UPI) -- The Iranian justice minister says the U.S. government's refusal to issue a visa to Iran's UN envoy is a violation of international law.
JC Finley
Phyllis Schlafly: Women who are paid same as men won't find husbands

Phyllis Schlafly: Women who are paid same as men won't find husbands

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly wrote an op-ed in the Christian Post saying if women are paid as much as men, they will not be able to find husbands.
Aileen Graef
Nobel winners to White House: Reject Keystone XL

Nobel winners to White House: Reject Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- 10 recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize called on President Obama's administration to reject an application for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
Daniel J. Graeber
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Barack Hussein Obama II (i/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.

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