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"We must try as best we can to balance isolation and engagement, pressure and incentives, so that human rights and dignity are advanced over time," Obama said five years ago, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East

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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

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U.S. Strategy In Yemen Represents Standard Counterterrorism Plan

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Congress tries every year to plug a loophole that would otherwise result in a 21 percent cut in Medicare doctors' pay. But it doesn't exactly always tighten its belt in the process. Key Wilde/Getty Images hide caption

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Maranda Brooks stands in January outside a payday loans business that she used to frequent. Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are proposing expansive, first-ever rules on payday lenders, aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers from falling into a cycle of debt. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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Payday Loans — And Endless Cycles Of Debt — Targeted By Federal Watchdog

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President Obama Holds First Meeting With Afghan President

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President Obama views solar panels on the roof of the Department of Energy with Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall, second from right, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Kate Brandt, right, and Energy Manager Eric Haukdal, left. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How President Obama Wants To Shrink The Government's Carbon Footprint

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President Obama takes questions from the audience Wednesday after speaking about the economy and the middle class to the City Club of Cleveland. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Obama Says Critics Making 'The Same Argument' Despite Better Economy

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Republican Rep. Tom Price, House Budget Committee chairman, said Tuesday that his budget "saves $5.5 trillion, gets to balance within 10 years, without raising taxes." Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

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President Obama is shown in the Oval Office in the White House March 3, where he spoke about yet another topic: Iran and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Senate's Letter To Iran Complicates Nuclear Negotiations

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Obama In Selma: 'The Race Is Not Yet Won'

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her mobile phone in March 2012 after her address to the Security Council at United Nations headquarters. While she's asked the State Department to quickly release her emails from her tenure as secretary, the process likely will take months — dragging out media coverage and critical questions. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Clinton, White House Play Delicate Dance As Emails Await Release

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In Using Personal Email, Aide Says Clinton Didn't Break Law

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