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White House Pushes Forward With Trade Deals

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Obama Hopes Certificate Will End 'Birther' Questions

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Obama Releases Birth Certificate

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Gas Prices Pinch, And Obama Feels The Pain

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Lawmakers Wrestle With Plans To Cut Medicare Costs

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Looking At Who Pays What In Taxes

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Obama, Ryan Agree: Business Tax Codes Need Reform

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Obama Stresses Need For Bipartisan Work On Budget

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Obama Outlines Deficit Blueprint

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How Does The 2012 House GOP Budget Measure Up?

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Obama To Reveal Deficit-Cutting Plan

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The Lawyer Who Raised The Shutdown Stakes

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Obama On Budget Negotiations: No Time For Games

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In Budget Debate, Will Lawmakers Cross Party Lines?

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