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No safe bets for Obama despite toned-down agenda

10/18/2013 9:46am
Regrouping after a feud with Congress stalled his agenda, President Barack Obama is laying down a three-item to-do list for Congress that seems meager when compared with the bold, progressive agenda he envisioned at the start of his second term.

Missed chances to seal budget deal early

10/18/2013 1:31pm
It always seemed likely that the partial government shutdown would end with a deal largely on President Barack Obama's terms. But that outcome wasn't preordained.

Obama, Dems are unified now but face tough tests

10/18/2013 3:28pm
For President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, this month's budget battles brought about a remarkable period of party unity, a welcome change for the White House after a summer of disputes over possible military action in Syria, government spying programs and the president's pick to lead the Federal Reserve.

Obama to New York to fundraise for House Democrats

10/18/2013 5:13pm
President Barack Obama will travel to New York next week to raise money for Democrats.

Obama talks Syria, climate with new Norway leader

10/18/2013 5:24pm
The White House says President Barack Obama has discussed Syria, human rights and other issues with Norway's new prime minister.

Homeland Security choice suggests priority shift

10/18/2013 5:57pm
President Barack Obama on Friday nominated the Pentagon's former top lawyer to help craft the nation's counterterrorism policy as secretary of homeland security, suggesting a shift from the department's emphasis on immigration and border issues to a greater focus on security against possible attacks.