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Obama defends Summers as he mulls Fed pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended Lawrence Summers on Wednesday in the face of concerns by fellow Democrats that the president may name his former economic adviser as chairman of the Federal Reserve, lawmakers said. Full story

Obama stays silent on Dems mired in scandals

When President Barack Obama ran for re-election last year, he and his advisers were quick to condemn comments from Republicans that were deemed offensive or demeaning to women. Full story

Obama honors NCAA champions UConn women

President Barack Obama honored the University of Connecticut women's basketball team Wednesday, calling its players incredible athletes, outstanding women, and role models on and off the court. Full story

Senate in prolonged vote over Obama ATF pick

It has taken a dramatic switched vote by one senator, a lengthy flight back from North Dakota by another and a long, drawn-out roll call, but Democrats moved Wednesday toward clearing the way for one of President Barack Obama's nominees to win Senate confirmation. Full story

White House taps Raskin for No. 2 Treasury job

President Barack Obama is nominating Sarah Bloom Raskin, a member of the Federal Reserve board, to the second-highest position at the Treasury Department. Full story

Obama to discuss homeownership Tuesday in Phoenix

President Barack Obama has chosen Arizona for the next stop on his middle-class speech tour. Full story

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US ups duration of non-immigrant visas for Cubans

Israeli-Palestinian talks won't fix the Middle East's problems

First Word: Obama rallies Democrats on Capitol Hill

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Bunge adds former Obama environmental adviser to board

Gov't: Medicare drug premiums inching up for 2014


  White House offers ‘grand bargain’

Former Obama advisor David Axelrod talks about the deal and whether enough Republicans in the House will accept the proposal and move forward. Politico’s Maggie Haberman joins the conversation and turns the conversation to Anthony Weiner and the NYC mayoral race.

  Obama refutes claims about keystone

Republicans and other supporters of the proposed 5.3 billion dollar project argue it would create tens of thousands of jobs. President Barack Obama says the jobs created would not be permanent. Politico’s Andrew Restuccia joins to discuss.

  Obama administration declassifies NSA documents

On Wednesday the administration released NSA documents revealing the government’s ability to analyze millions of phone records in the hunt for terror suspects. This comes as top NSA officials are expected to testify before the Senate in a FISA oversight hearing. Former U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel A

  Obama admin. releases newly declassified NSA documents

The Obama administration released newly declassified documents today that shed additional light on the NSA’s surveillance programs, including new details on their extent and capabilities. New York Times reporter Charlie Savage joins MSNBC’s Tamron Hall to discuss.

  Some GOP senators willing to work with Obama

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., joins The Daily Rundown to talk about the fiscal fight and president’s time on Capitol Hill.

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President Barack Obama responds to a reporter's question as he leaves a meeting with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Obama’s trip to Capitol Hill, just days before Congress breaks Friday for a five-week summer recess, comes amid growing concerns among Democr

Larry Summers, left, sits while President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office in 2010.
Larry Summers, left, sits while President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office in 2010.

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