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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff. Two weeks ago, the group threatened to kill Sotloff in a video depicting the beheading of James Foley, another American journalist.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Aug 8, 2014 — The toddler had no comment because he can't talk yet. But the Secret Service handed the little guy a time out and then sent him on his way.
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Aug 8, 2014 — Guests at the U.S.-Africa Summit were served beef with a Moroccan spice blend. We asked food mavens Marcus Samuelsson and Paula Wolfert to share their recipes. So now you can dine like a diplomat!
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Aug 6, 2014 — At a news conference Wednesday, the president said he would act when he can without Congress but said there are limits to his authority. He also spoke about a range of foreign policy issues.
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Aug 5, 2014 — After Tuesday's African summit sessions, the White House is preparing to host the 50 heads of state and the chairman of the African Union for dinner. What goes into preparing a formal dinner for 400?
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Jul 29, 2014 — The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
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Jun 28, 2014 — Lately, President Obama has increasingly shown signs he's feeling claustrophobic in the presidential bubble.
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Jun 24, 2014 — There's a bear roaming the streets of the nation's capital. Not an actual bear, just a president who describes his recent efforts to escape the White House bubble in ursine terms.
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May 30, 2014 — President Obama, in a surprise appearance at a White House briefing, announced that Carney is resigning.
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May 26, 2014 — A list of U.S. officials who briefed President Obama on his surprise trip to Bagram air base in Afghanistan this weekend inadvertently included the name of the agency's station chief in Kabul.
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Apr 18, 2014 — I had been NPR's White House correspondent for four months. On Thursday, I asked my first question at a presidential press conference. This is how it happened.
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