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Obama to America: Seize Control of Your Destiny

In his first Oval Office address, President Barack Obama urged the nation to wean off the oil dependency and embrace a clean-energy future. He expressed the importance of this in light of the recent disastrous oil spill off the Gulf Coast and called it the “moment for this generation to …

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Dennis C. Blair Resigns as Intel Chief

After 16 months on the job, Dennis C. Blair announced yesterday he is resigning from his post as director of national intelligence. In a statement yesterday, Blair announced he will be stepping down from his position effective May 28. He praised the work of those men and women who have …

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Obama Signs Legislation Expanding Veterans’ Health Services

President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed legislation that will expand health services, including mental health and counseling services, to veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Called the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act, the new legislation also eliminates co-payments for veterans who are catastrophically disabled, increases housing …

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Obama Creates Task Force, New Website to Help Small Businesses

President Barack Obama yesterday signed an executive order requiring federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra to create a website that tracks agency progress in meeting all small-business goals, as well as calling for the creation of a task force that will ensure small …

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US, Russia Seal Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty

President Barack Obama and President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia today sealed a new nuclear arms reduction treaty, which entails a considerable new reduction of the strategic missiles each side has deployed, The Washington Post reports. The agreement, which still has to be ratified in the U.S. Senate and in Russia, …

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