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President Obama meets with Attorney General Eric Holder in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday. Holder is traveling to Ferguson, Mo., where a federal investigation is under way in the police shooting of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was unarmed. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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President Obama pauses while speaking Thursday about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., during his family vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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President Obama announced new economic sanctions against Russia at the White House on Tuesday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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In Obama's Foreign Policy, Some See Patience; Some See Passivity

Foreign policy was once a strong suit for President Obama, but polls now show widespread disapproval of his handling of foreign affairs.

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House Speaker John Boehner at a Capitol Hill news conference last month. He said Wednesday that the Republican-controlled House will file a lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to carry out laws passed by Congress. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House GOP Plows Forward With Plans To Sue Obama

While House Republicans move ahead with their lawsuit alleging executive branch overreach, Obama is using the challenge to score political points of his own.

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