Posts Tagged Government and politics

Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

President Barack Obama applauds as he presents the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team, Friday, April 18, 2014, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Navy finished the 2013 season with a 9-4 record, winning the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.

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World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In this Dec. 2, 2006 file photo, Cuba's acting President Raul Castro, brother of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, left, chats with Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez during a military parade in Havana, Cuba. Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP Photo/ Javier Galeano, File)

Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

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In ’1971,’ an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

This April 16, 2014 photo shows Laura Poitras, left, and Johanna Hamilton in New York to promote their documentary film "1971," premiering Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.

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Advice to Democrats: Don’t say ‘recovery’

Democratic strategist James Carville and then co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" speaks to the media in this Wednesday, July 28, 2004 file photo taken at the FleetCenter in Boston during the Democratic National Convention. An election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don’t talk about the economic recovery. It’s a political loser. Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word `recovery’ is trumped by a Republican assertion that the Obama administration has had six years to get the economy moving and its policies haven’t worked.(AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don’t talk about the economic recovery. It’s a political loser.

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Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The president spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama’s health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.

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