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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely....

Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance....

Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too....

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law
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....

DNC raises $10.3M in March, has $14M in debt
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic National Committee raised $10.3 million last month but still has more than $14 million in debt....

Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered Democratic prospects of retaining the seat they've held for a century, thanks to the value of incumbency....

White House makes economics focus of Asia trip
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine....

White House on deport Bieber petition: No comment
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment....

Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager....

Advice to Democrats: Don't say `recovery'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser....

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President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 18, 2014, where he presented the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team. The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

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