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WATCH LIVE: President Obama lays out his economic vision at the University of Central Missouri

Watch as President Barack Obama addresses an audience in Warrensburg, Missouri about his economic reform plans, including the budget negotiations, immigration, education and strengthening the middle class, courtesy of NBC News, below:…

Sen. Lindsay Graham suggests Olympics boycott over possible Snowden asylum in Russia

According to a report in a political blog, Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Obama should consider a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia if Edward Snowden is given asylum there. In a report from The Hill…  …

President Obama to visit Nelson Mandela’s jail cell

President Barack Obama will Sunday stare into the stark cell where Nelson Mandela spent years as prisoner of a racist regime, in a visit paying homage to his hero after he left Johannesburg without seeing the ailing icon. The US leader will fly to Cape Town and then visit the…

Watch live: Obama announces major climate change initiative

President Obama unveils plan for reducing carbon pollution in a speech at Georgetown University. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 25. [US President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline in March 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma. A Canadian firm has reapplied for a…

Obama appoints Washington attorney as special envoy to close Guantanamo prison

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday chose high-profile Washington, D.C. attorney Clifford Sloan as the state department’s special envoy for closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. In a May address, Obama pledged a renewed dedication to closing the prison, and filling the post, which has been vacant for six months, is…

Obama wants faster Internet in schools

Obama wants faster Internet in US schools. Would you pay $5 a year for it? (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View Eighth graders Sam Montgomery (l.) and Alexia Martin (r.) show President Obama their math projects as he hugs math teacher Felicia Dangerfield-Persky during a tour of…

Texas ricin letter suspect says actress wife is trying to frame him

A Texas man suspected of mailing letters tainted with the neurotoxin ricin to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told federal officials his wife sent the letters and is trying to frame him. According to the New York Post, 33-year-old Nathaniel Richardson was released from custody…

WATCH LIVE: Obama reveals drone, counter-terrorism policy for his second term

Watch lives as President Obama discusses everything from drone policy to Guantanamo Bay in a speech at the National Defense University, courtesy of NBC News:…

The top five myths about Guantánamo Bay

As pressure mounts to close the US’s detention camp in Cuba, what would be the implications for its policy on terrorism? Renewing his push to close the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, President Obama said what many of his critics have been saying for years – that it is…

Reports of forced feeding puts pressure on Obama to close Guantanamo

Controversy over the Guantánamo Bay detention camp has intensified as United Nations experts condemned the force-feeding of hunger-striking inmates by the US, and a former White House lawyer claimed that drone strikes are being used an alternative to detaining al-Qaida suspects. With more than 100 inmates refusing food, four senior…

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