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Obama Bans U.S. Imports of Slave-Produced Goods

CORPORATE | By Martha Mendoza | Feb 28
Federal officials are preparing to enforce an 86-year-old ban on importing goods made by children or slaves under new provisions of a law signed by President Barack Obama.

Obama Faces Political Puzzle in Naming Scalia Successor

NATIONAL | By Kathleen Hennessey and Mark Sherman | Feb 16
For most presidents, choosing a Supreme Court nominee is a puzzle. For President Barack Obama, the chance to pick a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia is more like a Gordian Knot.

Obama Seeks Cybersecurity Boost to Replace 'Ancient' Tech

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Feb 12
President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is asking Congress for $3.1 billion to update the government's archaic computer systems to protect them from cyberattacks as part of a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity.

Log Cabin Republicans: Obama Administration Ignoring Iran's Human Rights Abuses

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Mar 29
Log Cabin Republicans accused the Obama administration of ignoring Iran's human rights abuses against gay people and other minorities in an ad unveiled March 20.

President's Budget Funds Domestic HIV & Hepatitis Programs

AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 19
AIDS Service Organizations are pleased by President Barack Obama's new budget, which continues funding for HIV and Hepatitis prevention and funds the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program at its current level.

White House Swings Behind Huge $1.1T Spending Bill

FINANCE | By David Espo and Andrew Taylor | Dec 12
House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending.

Massive $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Unveiled

FINANCE | By David Espo and Andrew Taylor | Dec 11
A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government opened to mixed reviews Wednesday, with both conservatives and Democrats unhappy at different parts of the legislation.

Obama on GOP Shutdown Threat: Nonsense!

POLITICS | Nov 16
President Barack Obama says the threat of a government shutdown by Republicans doesn't affect the timing of his executive action on immigration.

Republicans Mull Response to Obama on Immigration

NATIONAL | By Erica Werner | Nov 15
House Republicans debated Friday how to respond to President Barack Obama's expected executive action on immigration, with GOP leaders anxious to craft a solution that satisfies the demands of their most conservative members.

White House LGBT Liaison to Depart Obama Administration

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Sep 7
Gautam Raghavan, the White House's LGBT liaison, will leave the Obama administration after more than five years to join the Gill Foundation as vice president of policy.

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