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Obama: US cannot accept second best in education
Web-posted 2/22/2010
President Barack Obama says America's "primacy in the world" is at stake in the quest to substantially improve educational quality and global competitiveness.

Obama puts forward $1 trillion health care plan
Web-posted 2/22/2010
President Barack Obama is putting forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year health care plan that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases that infuriated consumers.

Obama lauds governors for helping 'right the ship'
Web-posted 2/22/2010
President Barack Obama is thanking governors for "helping to right the ship" during the economic crisis that hammered the United States over the last couple of years.

Shinseki: US will fix broken VA disability system
Web-posted 2/22/2010
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said he's making it a top priority this year to tackle the backlog of disability claims that has veterans waiting months — even years — to get financial compensation for their injuries.

Democrats worried about Obama track record
Web-posted 2/22/2010
Democratic governors said Sunday they worry about President Barack Obama's track record on fighting Republican political attacks and urged him to better connect with anxious voters. Some allies pleaded for a new election-year strategy focused on the economy.

Documents: Toyota boasted saving $100M on recall
Web-posted 2/22/2010
Toyota officials claimed they saved the company $100 million by successfully negotiating with the government on a limited recall of floor mats in some Toyota and Lexus vehicles, according to new documents shared with congressional investigators.

Homeland chief: Domestic extremism is top concern
Web-posted 2/22/2010
Americans who turn to terrorism and plot against the U.S. are now as big a concern as international terrorists, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday.

Pa. governor wants White House to revamp strategy
Web-posted 2/22/2010
A governor who once led national Democrats say President Barack Obama's White House needs to change its political strategy.

Powell backs Obama on national security record
Web-posted 2/22/2010
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is rejecting charges that the country is less safe because of the way President Barack Obama has handled national security matters.

Lawmakers to press military on fate of gay ban
Web-posted 2/22/2010
Lawmakers this week will press the military's top uniformed officers for the first time on whether they think repealing "don't ask, don't tell" makes sense or would be too disruptive.



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 •  Obama: US cannot accept second best in education
 •  Obama puts forward $1 trillion health care plan
 •  Obama lauds governors for helping 'right the ship'
 •  Shinseki: US will fix broken VA disability system



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