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Bill O'Reilly grills prez in live interview

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President Barack Obama got defensive in his live interview with Bill O'Reilly yesterday as the Fox News anchor asked about some of his administration's failures, including terrorist attacks at the American embassy in Benghazi, which took place more than 16 months ago, and the launch of healthcare.gov.

"I try to focus not on the fumbles but on the next plan," the president said....

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U.S. jobless claims rise more than expected

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend suggested the labor market continued to heal.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 3,000 more applications received than...

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KKB TALK: What beauty means to an industry icon

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Midwest-raised Bobbi Brown is the Founder and CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.  Bobbi first arrived on the beauty scene in 1991 and caught the attention of the cosmetics empire Estée Lauder, which acquired Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in 1995.

Her cosmetics, fragrance and skincare brand has a presence in more than 1,000 doors in 60 countries and 30 free-standing stores, but her impact extends well...

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Obamacare's signup deadline on Monday has some exceptions

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For most Americans who don't have health insurance, Monday is the deadline to sign up for coverage starting on January 1 under President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

For others, it's not a deadline.

There is a "hardship" exception for some that permits them not to sign up any kind of health insurance at all without facing a penalty - the hardship being problems they've encountered...

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U.S. budget deal clears crucial vote in Senate

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A two-year U.S. budget deal on Tuesday cleared a Senate procedural vote that all but assured its passage by a simple majority later this week in the Democratic-controlled chamber.

The Senate voted 67-33 to limit debate on the measure, exceeding the required 60 votes and overcoming the opposition of conservative Republicans who objected to increased near-term government spending.

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President Obama remembers Nelson Mandela during memorial

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President Barack Obama traveled halfway around the world on Tuesday to deliver a message he hoped would be heard by his political opponents back home, and some U.S. rivals abroad.

Obama's speech at a rain-soaked soccer stadium in Johannesburg was perhaps the most electrifying moment of a day of remembrances about the life of Nelson Mandela, who died last Thursday at age 95.

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Obama, Bush and big contingent head for Mandela memorial together

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President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and their wives shared Air Force One on Monday on a flight to South Africa, where they will be joined by two other former presidents at a memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela.

The rare gathering is a sign of the respect Mandela - who died on Thursday at age 95 - held among both political parties in the United States.

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Supreme Court to hear Obamacare contraception cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider religious objections made by corporations to a provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

Oral arguments will likely be scheduled for March, with a ruling due by June, in what will be one of the most high-profile issues before the court this term.

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President Obama makes GQ's 'least influential' list

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President Barack Obama was one of America’s least influential people last year, according to GQ magazine.

The president came in at No. 17 out of 25 on its list, with GQ’s Drew Magary citing Obama’s inability to work with Republicans in Congress and his flair for speechmaking, calling the president a “very eloquent hat stand.”

“I have spent the majority of this man’s presidency watching...

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Obama, Clinton honor JFK 50 years after assassination

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President Barack Obama joined with Bill and Hillary Clinton on Wednesday to recognize the legacy of John F. Kennedy, the president who inspired a generation until he was felled by an assassin's bullets 50 years ago this week.

Obama, former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid a wreath and bowed their heads before Kennedy's grave at Arlington National Cemetery....

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