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FACT CHECK: Obama understates Keystone XL jobs

08/01/2013 12:02am
President Barack Obama has revived debate about the number of jobs that would be created by the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. The 1,700-mile pipeline would carry oil from tar sands in Alberta to refineries in the Houston area, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Obama calls Palestinian and Israeli leaders

08/01/2013 4:35pm
President Barack Obama has called Palestinian and Israeli leaders to commend their "leadership and courage" in resuming peace talks.

White House 'extremely disappointed' with Russia

08/01/2013 4:50pm
A highly anticipated fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin could become a casualty of Moscow's defiant decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the White House signaled Thursday after weeks of pressuring and pleading for his return to face prosecution.

Obama picks restructuring expert to take over IRS

08/01/2013 6:38pm
President Barack Obama has chosen a retired corporate and government official with experience managing numerous organizations in crisis to take over an Internal Revenue Service under fire for targeting political groups.

Obama nominates James as Air Force secretary

08/01/2013 7:14pm
A former assistant defense secretary and House staffer is President Barack Obama's pick to be the next secretary of the Air Force, the White House said Thursday.