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Kathleen Sebelius Resigns as Secretary of Health

Kathleen Sebelius will resign from her post as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, President Obama will announce today, the White House said. Sebelius, 65, will step down just after enrollment in President’s Obama healthcare program topped first-year goals.  A former Democratic governor of Kansas, Sebelius spent five years as secretary, and presided over one of …

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Fort Hood Shooting Leaves 4 Dead; Gunman Sought Mental Help

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon, leaving four people dead, including the gunman, and 16 people wounded. The soldier, identified as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez, turned the gun on himself and died of a self-inflicted wound after opening fire at the military base where more than a dozen people were slain …

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Michigan Minimum Wage Increase Praised by Obama

President Barack Obama spoke at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Wednesday and praised the state’s ongoing effort to raise minimum wage. Obama addressed a crowd of about 1,400 that included many students. He called for support in raising the state minimum wage to $10.10 from $7.40 by 2017. Democrats in the U.S. Senate are planning a vote …

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Fort Hood Shooting Not Linked to Terrorism

A senior Department of Homeland Security spokesperson has stated that the shooting that occurred Wednesday at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas was a “soldier on soldier” incident, and that no links to terrorism have yet been suspected. The Homeland Security source added that there was “currently no (counter terrorism) nexus” and that the shooter killed himself. The shooter has been …

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Jack Lew Resting at Home After Surgery

United States Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew is resting comfortably after undergoing prostate surgery in New York. The surgery had been planned for Tuesday as an outpatient procedure, though Lew developed a low-grade fever and was kept overnight for observation, according to Treasury spokeswoman Natalie Wyeth Earnest. In a statement today, Earnest added that Lew is now home and …

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Affordable Care Act Deadline Nears, Obama Urges People to Enroll

President Obama marked four years on Sunday since he signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, and urged people to enroll in the program as the March 31 deadline approaches. The president celebrated the law’s anniversary and urged people to sign up for coverage, which has come to be more commonly referred to as Obamacare, as …

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Jimmy Carter Thwarts NSA, Uses Post Office

Jimmy Carter, in an interview for NBC’s Meet the Press, says he uses snail mail when communicating with foreign leaders. He is pretty sure that the NSA is spying on him, a fear that is not unfounded, according to Fox News. “I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored,” the former Democratic president said. “And when I want …

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President Obama Reveals His Picks For The Final Four

It’s March Madness time again, and like no president before him had done, President Obama has taken the time to publicly fill out an NCAA March Madness bracket, letting everyone know what his final four picks will be. He has proven over the years that he is a big fan of college basketball, and has even shown a bit of …

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President Obama Interviewed On ‘Between Two Ferns’

Okay. Between Two Ferns is a deadpan internet comedy series hosted on video website Funny or Die starring comedian Zach Galifianakis as a talk show host who invites various celebrities to sit down (literally, between two ferns) for an interview on a set that resembles something out of 90’s public-access television. *Phew* If you’re familiar with The Hangover star whose last …

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Zach Galifianakis Interviews Barack Obama In Latest Episode Of “Between Two Ferns”

The episodes of Between Two Ferns seem to get better with each installment, and with the latest episode, Zach Galifianakis hosted President Barack Obama. The show is a short internet comedy series that utilizes Galifinakis’ hilarious antics as he interviews celebrity guests. Things certainly got interesting with the questions that he asked, and Obama helped deliver some witty jokes as …

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Obama Misspells “Respect” in Aretha Franklin Tribute

Every president makes his share of flubs, and President Barack Obama is no exception. During the Women of Soul tribute at the White House on Thursday night, Obama delivered a speech and acknowledged Aretha Franklin. During the speech, he tried to tie in part of the chorus from Franklin’s hit song Respect, but goofed up the spelling of the word. …

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Yoweri Museveni, President Of Uganda, Signs Harsh Anti-Gay Bill

As the support for the gay community is continually rising in the United States, things just seem to get worse for the people of Uganda. The president has been criticized for his anti-gay actions in the past, and continues to make it worse for gay people in his country. Despite the fact that there had been protests from multiple human …

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