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    1. January 25, 2015

      Obama challenges Congress on Arctic oil

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    4. January 21, 2015

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    5. January 21, 2015

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    6. January 21, 2015

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    9. January 21, 2015

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    10. January 21, 2015

      Republicans call Obama’s ideas stale

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    11. January 20, 2015

      Obama makes appeal to the middle class

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    13. January 19, 2015

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    14. January 18, 2015

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    15. January 18, 2015

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    16. January 18, 2015

      Obama steps up battle to win fast-track trade deal authority

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    17. January 18, 2015

      Obama targets top 1% with $300bn tax plan

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    18. January 17, 2015

      Romney shifts stance from failed 2012 bid

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    19. January 16, 2015

      Obama’s ‘striptease’ State of the Union

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    20. January 14, 2015

      Republican assault on Dodd-Frank act intensifies

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    21. January 14, 2015

      Obama plans methane emissions crackdown

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    22. January 12, 2015

      US ponders inequality amid economic rebound

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    23. January 10, 2015

      Romney eyes a third White House run

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    24. January 9, 2015

      Obama calls for free community college

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    25. January 6, 2015

      Boehner tested as Republican party takes over US Congress

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    26. January 6, 2015

      White House says Obama to veto Keystone

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    27. January 6, 2015

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    29. January 4, 2015

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    30. December 30, 2014

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    31. December 26, 2014

      Obama hopes for change in Cuban Florida

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    32. December 21, 2014

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    33. December 19, 2014

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    35. December 18, 2014

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    36. December 18, 2014

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    38. December 17, 2014

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