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Was ‘Cuban Twitter’ program political or not?

The Obama administration is looking into whether a “Cuban Twitter” program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained political messages, despite administration claims that the effort was intended only to increase the flow of information […]

04/10/2014

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AP correspondent discusses shooting at Fort Hood Army base

We’re learning more about the gunman who opened fire at Foot Hood yesterday, killing three people and wounding 16 others, before killing himself. Penny and Phil spoke with Associated Press National Security Correspondent Sagar Meghani […]

04/03/2014

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Poll: Obama health law fails to gain support

Just as the White House announced we’ve reached the 6-million sign-up goal for Obamacare, there’s a new poll that could prove troubling for the health care laws future. Penny and Phil talked about the poll […]

03/28/2014

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Pope Francis welcomes President Obama to the Vatican

Pope Francis welcomed President Obama to the Vatican today. The president considers Francis a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Phil and Penny discussed the details on the visit with AP White House Correspondent Mark […]

03/27/2014

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Obama plays up US-Europe bond in Brussels

President Obama is in Brussels today to solidify the West’s response to Russian intervention in Ukraine, but he has a number of domestic issues that he’s dealing with at the same time. Phil and Penny […]

03/26/2014

FILE - In this March 17. 2014 photo, President Barack Obama speaks about Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington.   Obama travels across the Atlantic next week and will seek a cohesive stance from European leaders unnerved by Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.   (AP Photo/ Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama’s Europe ties get new test in Russia dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s complex relationship with Europe faces new challenges during a weeklong trip as he tries to persuade allied leaders to hold firm in efforts to punish Russia for its incursion […]

03/22/2014

In this March 21, 2014, photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin signs bills making Crimea part of Russia in the Kremlin in Moscow. (AP Photo/Sergei Chirikov, Pool)

Are tougher penalties against Russia to come?

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. penalties against a Russian bank and the Kremlin’s inner circle have pinched Moscow, but their effectiveness is in doubt if the goal is to get President Vladimir Putin to roll back […]

03/22/2014

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, left, and  President Barack Obama, hold up a bowl of Irish shamrocks during a St. Patrick’s Day reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama, Biden kick off St Patrick’s Day early in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Irish eyes were smiling on the White House a few days early this year. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny kicked off the St. Patrick’s Day holiday at events across Washington Friday, including […]

03/14/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the National Organizing Summit in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Senate sends Obama childhood cancer research bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Tuesday passed Republican-backed legislation to repeal taxpayer funding for political conventions and to go on record in support of devoting $126 million over the coming decade for additional research into […]

03/11/2014

President Barack Obama signs a document proclaiming the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama expands protection for California coastline

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is fulfilling a State of the Union pledge to preserve more federal lands by adding more California coastline to a national monument. Obama on Tuesday signed a proclamation permanently protecting […]

03/11/2014

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