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Newt Gingrich praises Obama (AP via Yahoo! News)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is praising President Barack Obama for showing political courage on Afghanistan.

Newt Gingrich praises Obama on Afghanistan (AP via Yahoo! News)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is praising President Barack Obama for political courage on Afghanistan.

Obama and GOP differ over recipe for jobs, economy (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama and a top House Republican acknowledged in holiday messages Thursday the economic struggles facing Americans this Thanksgiving but offered starkly different recipes for relief.

Obama, House Dems press for health care votes (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama and House Democrats scrambled on Thursday to secure the votes to pass a historic health care overhaul initiative, working to ease disagreements with rank-and-file lawmakers over abortion and illegal immigrants.

Obama, House Dems confident on health care vote (AP via Yahoo! News)

Buoyed by two major endorsements, House Democratic leaders on Thursday predicted swift passage of President Barack Obama’s historic health overhaul initiative. The president himself declared, “We are closer to passing this reform than ever before.”

Liberal lawmakers defy Obama on Patriot Act (AP via Yahoo! News)

Defying the Obama administration, the House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to remove from the USA Patriot Act a tool for tracking non-U.S. citizens in anti-terrorism investigations.

Obama welcomes AARP backing of health care bill (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama trumpeted two major endorsements for his health overhaul push Thursday as House Democratic leaders pushed toward a vote Saturday on the far-reaching legislation remaking the U.S. health care system.

AP sources: Obama plans trip to Capitol on Friday (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama intends to visit the Capitol on Friday to meet with House Democrats and make a final pitch for health care legislation scheduled for a weekend vote, according to congressional officials.

Obama: Stimulus saved 1 million jobs (Politico via Yahoo! News)

White House officials, under pressure from the economy’s continuing job losses, plan to announce Friday that President Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus plan “has created and saved at least 1 million jobs” since he signed it in February. 

House Dems unveil health bill, cheered on by Obama (AP via Yahoo! News)

Cheered by President Barack Obama, House Democrats rolled out landmark legislation Thursday to extend health care to tens of millions who lack coverage, impose sweeping new restrictions on the insurance industry and create a government-run option to compete with private insurers.