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Obama to look for new gun measures, says 'talk' is main toolOctober 2, 2015
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday that he has asked his team to look for new ways to enforce existing regulations to keep guns away from criminals in the wake of the mass...
After shooting, angry Obama blasts U.S. gun politicsOctober 1, 2015
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday angrily said America had made a "political choice" to allow mass shootings like the one in Oregon to occur and blasted the National Rifle...
White House does not support Senate efforts to lift oil export banSeptember 30, 2015
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House does not support Senate legislation to lift the 40-year-old ban on oil exports despite a provision allowing the president to halt exports if he deemed them not...
Obama to ask Putin for clarity on Russian involvement in SyriaSeptember 24, 2015
Obama will seek to understand how the Russian government plans to counter Islamic State by increasing its military presence in Syria, said Celeste Wallander, the White House National Security Council...
Unclear if U.S.-Russia interests overlap in Syria: Pentagon September 24, 2015
"We will continue to work with Russia on issues where our interests overlap. It is possible but not yet clear that such an overlap might exist in Syria," Carter said, noting the need to also move...
White House prepares for pomp, politics of Pope Francis visitSeptember 17, 2015
WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - When Pope Francis arrives in Washington next week, the White House hopes he will bring attention to the need to curb climate change and fight inequality - areas of...