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U.S., Saudi reassure on growth as Libya turmoil drives oil

The world can weather a spike in oil prices, U.S. President Barack Obama said, as Saudi Arabia offered some respite to fears over Middle East oil supplies by indicating it can cover export cuts resulting from Libya's civil war. Full story

Obama tells business economy must work for all

Grappling for ways to bring down the nation's unemployment rate, President Barack Obama urged business leaders Thursday to find ways for middle-class families to share in the economic recovery some in the private sector have already experienced. Full story

Sources: Senate Dems consider spending cuts

Officials say Senate Democrats are considering including spending cuts in legislation to keep the government in operation after existing funding expires on March 4, the first time they have signaled they are willing to embrace immediate reductions. Full story

Republican Cantor defends cuts at raucous Harvard event

Republican proposals on how to reform costly federal programs like Social Security and Medicare could be ready in about a month, a top Republican lawmaker said on Thursday. Full story

Huckabee toys with White House run

Mike Huckabee isn't tamping down speculation of another presidential run. But he isn't doing much to prepare for one. Full story

Factbox: Options U.S. is considering on Libya

President Barack Obama spoke on Thursday with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to discuss their "range of options" as they considered how to respond to the crisis in Libya. Full story

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  Obama condemns violence in Libya

New York Magazine’s John Heilemann talks about President Barack Obama’s strategy in dealing with the situation in Libya.

  Obama ‘grappling’ with issue of gay marriage

Politico’s Jeanne Cummings shares her thoughts on President Barack Obama’s reversal on the Defense of Marriage Act, an unexpected victory for gay rights advocates.

  Obama an apologist? Paper checks the claim

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  President Obama Statement on Libya

President Barack Obama says the U.S. is doing everything possible to protect Americans in Libya.

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