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Obama to outline jobs ideas

Posted: 12/08/2009 - President Barack Obama today will outline plans to get help for highways and small businesses, bridges and energy-efficient homes.

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Coordinated attacks in Baghdad kill 103

Posted: 12/08/2009 - An official at Iraq's Interior Ministry says at least 103 people have been killed and 197 wounded in a series of coordinated blasts around Baghdad.

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NATO officials to pledge forces for Afghan war

Posted: 12/07/2009 - NATO says military representatives of its 28 member nations are meeting to pledge additional troops to serve alongside the 30,000 reinforcements committed to Afghanistan by President Barack Obama.

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Administration to slash bailout cost estimate

Posted: 12/07/2009 - A Treasury official says the Obama administration plans to cut its estimate of the projected costs of the government bailout program by more than $200 billion.

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UN says climate finale may have happy ending

Posted: 12/07/2009 - The largest and most important U.N. climate change conference in history has opened with a warning that this could be the best, last chance for a deal to control global warming.

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Fort Hood unit to deploy on schedule

Posted: 12/04/2009 - A unit that lost several soldiers during the shooting rampage at Fort Hood last month is set to deploy to Afghanistan.

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Lawmakers demand testimony by WH social secretary

Posted: 12/04/2009 - A House Democrat says someone from the White House social secretary's office should have helped the Secret Service clear people into last week's state dinner, saying "even Walmart has a greeter."

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Obama, lawmakers target bailout fund for jobs bill

Posted: 12/04/2009 - President Barack Obama takes his defense of the economy on the road today and despite limited options due to big budget deficits, he's warming to the possibility of a job-boosting bill.

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US envoy: Allies strongly support Afghan plan

Posted: 12/03/2009 - President Barack Obama's special envoy for Afghanistan says America's NATO allies are strongly supportive of the administration's plans for the war despite its unpopularity in Europe.

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Mullen: 18-month target for Afghanistan flexible

Posted: 12/03/2009 - The chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff is reiterating that the U.S. target date for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan is flexible and will take "conditions on the ground" into account.

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UN official calls for funds for climate change

Updated: 12/02/2009 - The chief of the U.N.'s global development network says proposals to put up billions of dollars to help poor nations deal with the effects of climate change are only a start.

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Biden, McCain spar over Obama's new Afghan buildup

Posted: 12/02/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration's new surge-and-exit troop strategy in Afghanistan serves notice on the Karzai government that "you now have to step up to the ball."

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Salahi's may have 'crashed' another event

Posted: 12/01/2009 - They insist they're not party crashers. But a spokeswoman for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation confirms that Tareq (TAH'-rehk) and Michaele Salahi were escorted out of a foundation dinner in September -- weeks before they allegedly crashed a White House state dinner.

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Obama to talk about Afghan endgame

Posted: 12/01/2009 - President Barack Obama is sending 30,000 extra U.S. troops to Afghanistan on an accelerated timetable that will have the first Marines there as early as Christmas and all forces in place by summer. But he'll also declare Tuesday night that troops will start leaving in 19 months.

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