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White House Regrets Lockerbie Bomber Release

Posted: 08/20/2009 - The White House says the United States "deeply regrets" Scotland's decision to release the Libyan man convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 that killed 270 people.

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Deficit To Be Less Than Expected This Year, $1.58 Trillion

Posted: 08/20/2009 - The White House plans to announce the federal deficit is about $262 billion less than officials predicted earlier this year, in part because the administration has provided less aid than expected to bail out banks.

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Romney: Liberals Given Too Much Say In Health Care

Posted: 08/20/2009 - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama is struggling to get a health care bill because he has been too deferential to the liberal wing of his party.

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Buffett Urges Congress To Halt Debt Rise

Posted: 08/19/2009 - Now that the worst of the economic crisis is past and recovery is slowly under way, Congress must halt the mounting increase in U.S. debt to avoid damage to long-term growth and destruction of the dollar, Warren Buffett is urging.

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White House Condemns Wave Of Iraqi Violence

Posted: 08/19/2009 - Spokesman Robert Gibbs says the attacks on Wednesday, which left nearly 100 people dead, show "how far extremists will always go to wreak havoc."

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White House: President Obama Would Go To Moon For His Goal

Posted: 08/19/2009 - White House spokesman Robert Gibbs joked Wednesday that the president would orbit the moon if he thought it would help get a deal on a bill Congress can vote on after it returns from summer break.

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President Obama To Talk Health Care On Conservative Radio

Posted: 08/19/2009 - President Barack Obama plans to discuss his push for health care overhaul Thursday when Philadelphia-based conservative radio talk show host Michael Smerconish broadcasts his program from the White House.

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President Obama Encouraged On Israel, Palestinians

Posted: 08/18/2009 - President Barack Obama says he is encouraged by progress in U.S. efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table and thanked his Egyptian counterpart for his help in working for a breakthrough.

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Republican Huckabee In Israel Slams 2-State Option

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is pressing on with a provocative tour of Israel and backing Israel's policies at the heart of increasingly tense U.S.-Israeli relations.

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Health Care Concession Riles Democrats

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Liberal members of Congress are making clear their unhappiness at the administration's seeming abandonment of the public option portion of health care reform.

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