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Medford Man Who Threatened To Kill Obama Gets 5 Years

Medford Mail Tribune | May 14, 2017 8:50 a.m. | Medford, Oregon

A Medford man who threatened on social media to kill former President Barack Obama and FBI agents is going to federal prison for more than five years.

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Chelsea Manning To Be Released From Military Prison In 1 Week

NPR | May 10, 2017 6:36 a.m.

"For the first time, I can see a future for myself as Chelsea," says the former Army private who was arrested in May of 2010 for leaking a massive trove of classified records.

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Obama Said To Have Warned Trump About Hiring Michael Flynn

AP | May 8, 2017 8:37 a.m. | Washington

President Barack Obama warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser in the days after the 2016 election. That's according to three former Obama administration officials.

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Obama Calls On Congress To Have 'Courage' On Health Care

NPR | May 8, 2017 6:02 a.m.

Receiving the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his own work on health care, the former president said: "It actually doesn't take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful."

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Russia, The Place Where US Presidents Get Their Hopes Dashed

NPR | April 11, 2017 9:26 a.m.

U.S. presidents have a tradition of entering office and expressing hope for improved relations with Russia. This is matched by a tradition of presidents leaving office amid friction with Moscow.

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Trump's Agenda May Be Doomed Unless He Learns That 'Little' Stuff Matters

NPR | March 27, 2017 3:35 a.m.

The president showed little interest in policy details. If he continues to focus superficially on getting a win instead of learning, Republicans warn that his priorities will continue to be derailed.

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House Intelligence Chair: No Evidence Of Alleged Trump Tower Wiretap

NPR | March 15, 2017 9:27 a.m.

Lawmakers are increasingly skeptical of President Trump's claims, but want the Justice Department to answer whether it has been investigating the Trump campaign.

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Slate Correspondent Dahlia Lithwick: The Supreme Court Is Going To Change

OPB | March 7, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Portland

Dahlia Lithwick, the Supreme Court correspondent for Slate, recently sat down with OPB to talk about the future of the nation’s highest court. 

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Obama Grants Clemency To 2 Oregonians

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Portland

President Barack Obama’s latest act of clemency included two Oregonians in prison on drug charges.

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Obama Announces Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 2:46 p.m.

President Obama has announced an anticipated expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon.

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Trump Attacks Obama As 'The Founder of ISIS'

NPR | Aug. 11, 2016 7:26 a.m.

The GOP presidential nominee has made similar incendiary remarks in the past that link rival Hillary Clinton to the Islamic State.

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OPB Politics Now: President Obama Passes The Torch

OPB | July 27, 2016 10:47 p.m. | Philadelphia

President Obama was the story of the night on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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Obama: 'Reject Cynicism And Reject Fear' And Elect Hillary Clinton

NPR | July 27, 2016 4:11 p.m.

Democrats called on Americans to reject the politics of fear and division and elect Hillary Clinton during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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DNC Day 3: Barack Obama, Joe Biden And Tim Kaine Speak

OPB | July 27, 2016 5:30 a.m.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden take the stage and Sen. Tim Kaine formerly accepts his nomination as Hillary Clinton's running mate. Here are three things to watch on Day 3.

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House Budget Bill Would Block Owyhee Monument

OPB | July 19, 2016 10:18 a.m.

The House bill includes language to block funding for new national monuments created by the president.

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Obama: Attacks On Law Enforcement Have To Stop

AP | July 17, 2016 12:17 p.m. | Wahsington

Obama says the attacks on police officers, the second in two weeks, are "attacks on public servants, on the rule of law, and on civilized society, and they have to stop. "

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President Obama Calls For Support Of Turkish Government

AP | July 15, 2016 4:26 p.m. | Washington

President Obama is urging all parties in Turkey to support the democratically-elected government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Obama Walks Fine Line On Race And Policing

NPR | July 13, 2016 1:43 p.m.

President Obama is talking about race and policing in the wake of last week's deadly police shootings and the attack on Dallas police. His message has been fairly consistent, but is anyone listening?

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'Change Has Been Too Slow': Obama Responds To Police Shootings

NPR | July 7, 2016 4:50 p.m.

"This is not just a black issue," the president said. "It's not just a Hispanic issue. This is an American issue."

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Audit Finds Portland Spent At Least $180K On Presidential Campaign Visits

OPB | May 31, 2016 5:09 p.m.

The city of Portland's auditor has found that the city spent $180,000 on presidential visits and campaign stops during the last year and a half.