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Obama, Qatari Emir To Discuss Mideast Stability - Abc News

coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will be at the White House on Tuesday. The White House says they'll discuss shared concerns over stability and prosperity in the Middle East and seek to further a longstanding partnership between Qatar and the U.S. Qatar plays a supporting role in the U.S.-led military coalition conducting airstrikes against IS by allowing forces to use its vast al-Udeid air base. The country has provided substantial arms and aid to Syrian rebels. Al Thani became the crown prince a decade ago at age 23 when his older brother gave up his position as emir-in-waiting.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-qatari-emir-discuss-mideast-stability-29107269

Obama Goads Republicans as He Talks up His Economic Policies - ABC News

Liberia is among the West African countries hard hit by the Ebola outbreak. In a statement, the White House says Obama and Sirleaf will discuss the ongoing Ebola response and the region's economic recovery plans during their Feb. 27 meeting. Ebola has killed more than 3,800 people in Liberia, as well as thousands more in Guinea and Sierra Leone . However, significant gains have been made against Ebola, and now only a small number of cases remain in Liberia. The U.S.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-discuss-ebola-response-liberias-president-29100359

Obama to Discuss Ebola Response With Liberia's President - ABC News

Cory Fritz, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner , dismissed Obama's policies as a "liberal agenda" that has left "America's working-class families behind." "There's a reason why the Democratic Party has lost the House, the Senate, governorships and more than 900 state legislative seats in recent years," Fritz said. While Obama said he was willing to hear Republican ideas for helping the middle class, he decried their past ideas and argued that the best way for Republicans to prove their commitment was by supporting his call for a higher minimum wage. "If you are serious, if you are really troubled with income inequality," Obama said, "then you can't put forward proposals that give more tax breaks to folks who are doing the best." Following his remarks, Obama attended a Democratic fundraiser with 25 supporters paying $33,400 each to attend. Obama also addressed Democratic governors at the White House http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net/ , distinguishing them from members of Congress. "Governors can't afford to just peddle an ideology," he said.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-accident-economy-improving-watch-29104400

Obama administration: 800,000 using HealthCare.gov got erroneous tax info; should delay filing - Yahoo News

Politics & Government What killed Kayla Mueller? Katie Couric News Video Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. Yahoo - ABC News Network
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-administration-800-000-using-150019440.html

Obama to Ask for Stay on Immigration Ruling - NASDAQ.com

Obama has said he wants to work with Congressional Republicans to finalize the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact, an agreement that would stretch from Japan to Chile, covering 40 percent of the world economy. "I'm the first to admit that past trade deals haven't always lived up to the hype," Obama said in his weekly address. "But that doesn't mean we should close ourselves off from new opportunities." The first step in working with other nations to finalize the TPP deal is to pass "fast track" legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress. Polling data from the Pew Research Center shows Americans from both parties are skeptical about trade. Only one in five Americans think trade creates jobs, and only 17 percent believe trade leads to higher wages. Congressional Republicans have been supportive of trade deals.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-begins-sales-pitch-trade-110000881.html

Obama begins sales pitch on trade to wary U.S. public - Yahoo Finance

The Department of Justice will file the request by Monday at the latest, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Friday. "When they have filed those documents, they and we will be in the position to talk a little bit more about our legal strategy," Mr. Earnest said. The filing comes in the aftermath of a federal district court judge's ruling earlier in the week temporarily blocking Mr. Obama's executive actions last year that would have shielded millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. The injunction came in response to a lawsuit filed by 26 states that alleged that Mr.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/obama-to-ask-for-stay-on-immigration-ruling-20150220-00586

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