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Obama Applauds Reid Following Retirement Announcement

President Barack Obama talks alone with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the Oval Office following Bipartisan meeting, Jan. 23, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“The Senate will not be the same without him,” Obama said.

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White House Blasts Senate’s Budget Proposal

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Earnest said the Senate plan relies on “top-down economics and gimmicks.”

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Obama Boosts Consumer Protection Bureau, Goes After Payday Loan Lenders

The new rules will require payday lenders to ensure consumers can afford to repay the loans in a timely fashion, keeping consumer from “getting stuck into cycles of debt.”

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Romney Claims He Wouldn’t Have Made Bergdahl Trade

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The Army announced this week that Bergdahl will be charged with desertion and misbehavior.

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Pope Francis To Visit White House Sep. 23

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“The President and the First Lady will welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the White House on Wednesday, September 23,” the White House announced Thursday.

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WH: Yemen Still A Counterterrorism Success Story

This comes as reports of the president of Yemen is fleeing the country by boat and has been in hiding since January when rebel forces overtook the presidential palace

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Obama Ready To Sign Medicare Doc Fix

“I’ve got my pen ready to sign a good, bipartisan bill,” Obama said.

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No Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan After 2015

President Obama announced that U.S. troop levels will not decrease from the current 9,800 that are stationed in the country.

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WH: No Evidence Of Terrorism In France Plane Crash

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“U.S. officials have been in touch with French, German, and Spanish authorities and have offered assistance,” a NSC spokesperson said Tuesday.

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Senate GOP: Repeal Obamacare Bit By Bit

On the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, GOP Senators said, “Of course we would like to [strike down Obamacare] in one fell swoop.” Adding, “But it’s not possible.”

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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – March 28-30, 2015

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Delayed Nigerian elections are scheduled to take place Saturday and Tunisia hosts a major anti-terrorism rally on Sunday.

Pentagon: Operations Resume Without Iran In Tikrit

And the U.S. is supporting Gulf allies in their fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen… And a nuclear deal with Iran is still on the table for now…

Students Protests Republican 2016 Federal Budget

Students took to the Capitol grounds in protest over the freezing cap Republicans issued on the Pell Grant, an educational grant normally calculated on current economic conditions and income-based needs.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – March 27, 2015

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Saudi Arabia widens its campaign against Yemeni rebels and France will begin work on a Security Council resolution demanding Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Report: Reid Endorses Chuck Schumer As Successor

Schumer is the upper chamber’s third ranking Democrat.

SF Mayor Bans Taxpayer-Funded Trips To Indiana

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“San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally-sanctioned discrimination,” Mayor Ed Lee said.