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White House enlists Bill Clinton on health care

08/28/2013 8:08am
The White House is enlisting former President Bill Clinton's help in explaining President Barack Obama's health care law as a key phase of the reform nears.

Bush remembers King and legacy of a 'great man'

08/28/2013 9:25am
President George W. Bush is remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and his powerful words 50 years ago _ words that Bush says changed the hearts of millions.

When to strike: Syria timing is complex for Obama

08/28/2013 10:54am
Preparations for a highly anticipated strike on Syria could lead to an awkward decision on timing.

Daughters of Johnson, Kennedy: March on

08/28/2013 12:15pm
Their fathers led the nation in the early years amid the struggle by black America for civil rights _ and both Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and Caroline Kennedy see much work still to be done.

Carter remembers King on 50th 'Dream' anniversary

08/28/2013 1:32pm
Former President Jimmy Carter is paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on this historic anniversary, even as he extols the nation to continue to work for a better America.

Obama taps Ethiopia ambassador for Sudan post

08/28/2013 1:38pm
President Barack Obama says he's selected his outgoing ambassador to Ethiopia to be the U.S. special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan.

Obama: King's dream partly met, still unfulfilled

08/28/2013 1:43pm
President Barack Obama is claiming his place in Martin Luther King's 50-year-old dream, holding himself up as a symbol of the change King envisioned. But he also pointed to the nation's lingering economic disparities as evidence that King's hopes remain unfulfilled.

More than 300 sites ring bells for MLK speech

08/28/2013 4:28pm
Church bells rang out Wednesday at the National Cathedral and at sites nationwide to answer a call from one of the most important civil rights speeches in history to "let freedom ring."

Obama defends suit challenging Texas voter ID law

08/28/2013 5:06pm
President Barack Obama is defending the Justice Department's lawsuit over Texas' voter ID law and says his administration will use tools available through the Voting Rights Act to keep jurisdictions from enacting laws that have the effect of preventing people from voting.