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Obama Urges Congress to Support Small Business

President Barack Obama spoke in a New Jersey Sandwich Shop on Wednesday, calling on Congress to put forth legislation that would provide financial incentives, and said he anticipates legislation to be passed by mid-August.

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Tuning in for Obama’s Middle East Speech

President Barack Obama plans a major speech on the Middle East Thursday. Marco Werman speaks with Tariq Ramadan about what Muslims communities around the world will be listening for Obama’s speech.

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Obama: Leaked Documents Expose Nothing New

In his first public comment regarding the leak of over 90,000 secret documents about the Afghanistan war, President Barack Obama says the information released is nothing new and "don't reveal any issues that haven't already informed our public debate on Afghanistan."

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Rahm Emanuel to Host Fundraiser for Kendrick Meek

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to host a fundraiser for Senate candidate Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) on

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Clinton Provokes Chinese-U.S. Tensions

Last Friday, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton spoke at an Asian security forum in Hanoi, Vietnam, criticizing Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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Access to HIV/AIDS Prevention Should be Universal

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the 18th annual International AIDS Conference today in Vienna, Austria, saying that the United States is the largest financial supporter of global AIDS programs.

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Obama Asks Senate to Pass Campaign Funding Discloure Act

President Barack Obama advised the U.S. senate to pass a law that mandates groups to reveal the funding sources for their political ads, in a speech given at the White House today.

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Obama and Clinton Pledge to Support Global AIDs and HIV Relief Efforts

This Friday at the culmination of the 2010 International AIDs Conference, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised US assistance in the international fight against HIV and AIDs.

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Iran Makes an Offer to the President: We Will Help Clean Up the Gulf

Iran has offered to assist President Barack Obama in dealing with the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the response to which many Americans say has not been swift and adequate enough on part of the Obama Administration.

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Emanuel Takes on Big Business Critics

Emanuel spoke on behalf of the Obama administration last Friday in response to a number of complaints from the business community.