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  • President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Villa Madama in Rome. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Putin calls Obama; U.S. president makes plea to pull troops from border

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama Friday agreed in a phone call Friday that their envoys will meet to discuss a U.S. proposal for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine, the White House said.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama talks about national security on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington. Declaring America at a "crossroads" in the fight against terrorism, the president revealed clearer guidelines for the use of deadly drone strikes, including more control by the U.S. military, while leaving key details of the controversial program secret. (Associated Press)

    Obama: Massive seizures 'modest encroachments'

    President Obama Friday defended his administration's massive seizure of private citizens' phone records, email and Internet activities as "modest encroachments on privacy" that are necessary to fight the war on terrorism.

  • President Obama leaves Air Force One upon his arrival at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Thursday, May 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama against U.S. troops in Syria

    In his third attempt in four days to explain his position on chemical weapon attacks in Syria, President Obama Friday night all but ruled out sending U.S. troops to fight in the civil war.

  • President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, during a meeting to discuss the deficit and economy.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Hill leaders buoyed by White House talks on fiscal cliff

    Congressional leaders emerged from a meeting with President Obama Friday expressing optimism about a new "framework" for an agreement that would stave off the looming "fiscal cliff" of steeper tax hikes and spending cuts for the federal government by the end of the year.

  • House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican (Associated Press)

    Obama Va. visits sparks GOP attacks over defense

    Republicans blasted President Obama Friday for campaigning in Virginia near the largest U.S. naval base while ignoring their proposed solution to avoid looming defense cuts.

  • President Obama talks Feb. 3, 2012, about the economy during an event at Fire Station #5 in Arlington, Va. (Associated Press)

    Obama presses Congress not to 'muck up' growing economy

    Seizing on news of another drop in the unemployment rate, President Obama Friday urged Congress to extend a payroll tax holiday for workers and spur the economic recovery even as he called for more than $5 billion in new spending.

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