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Belly-stuffing holiday menu for Obamas - 6 pies for dessert, if there's room after main course
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service....

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg released from hospital after having heart stent implanted
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said....

Dems try to recover lost ground in South by reclaiming identity as a champion of middle class
ATLANTA (AP) -- To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites....

Whether a holiday dinner or a breakfast burrito, presidents pick up the check for their meals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's no free lunch - or breakfast or dinner - for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter....

Obama defends his legal authority _ to take executive action to pardon Thanksgiving turkeys
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with - sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table....

Clinton taking a selective approach to policy issues as she considers 2016 campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest....

Obama's immigration move leaves out tech priorities, gets cold shoulder from business leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks....

US tightens limits on smog-causing ozone as GOP warns of dire economic costs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more....

NIH study: Ebola vaccine safe in first 20 people studied, triggers promising immune response
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday....

Immigrants in US illegally but granted work permits could qualify for some retirement benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House....

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Belly-stuffing holiday menu for Obamas - 6 pies for dessert, if there's room after main course

Whether a holiday dinner or a breakfast burrito, presidents pick up the check for their meals

Obama defends his legal authority _ to take executive action to pardon Thanksgiving turkeys

General strike shuts down services across Greece; flights grounded, ferries tied up in ports

Immigrants in US illegally but granted work permits could qualify for some retirement benefits

Arizona law against 'revenge porn' put on hold to let lawmakers address 1st Amendment issues

Dems try to recover lost ground in South by reclaiming identity as a champion of middle class

Sen. Schumer tells Dems to make government work for middle class

Colorado Republicans show how party can combat Obama immigration gambit: Say 'no' nicely


 
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