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Jan 16, 2015
Jan 16, 2015

Obama warns Congress more sanctions against Iran could lead to war

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama
and British Prime Minister David Cameron warned U.S. lawmakers
on Friday not to trigger new sanctions against Iran over its
nuclear program, saying such a move would upset diplomatic talks
and potentially lead to war.

In a joint news conference at the White House, Obama and
Cameron urged members of Congress to be patient and hold off on
any legislation calling for further sanctions now.

Jan 15, 2015
Jan 15, 2015

U.S. Secret Service dumping senior officials after security lapses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Secret Service will remove four senior officials while another has opted to retire, the latest shake-up after a series of security lapses at the agency charged with protecting the president, an agency official said on Wednesday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmedActing Director Joseph Clancy had told the four assistant directors who oversee the agency’s missions of protection, investigations, technology and public affairs that they must leave their jobs.

Jan 14, 2015
Jan 14, 2015

White House to curb methane emissions from oil, gas production

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s administration will unveil new rules Wednesday that aim to slash methane emissions from oil and gas production by up to 45 percent by 2025 in its latest move to solidify the Democratic president’s credentials on climate change.

Under the proposal, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior will issue measures to contain leaking methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from new drilling equipment and from old and new production facilities located on public lands.

Jan 12, 2015

U.S. says should have sent high level official to Paris march

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday
conceded that the United States should have sent a higher-level
representative to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic
militant attacks there and said President Barack Obama would
liked to have come.

Some Republican lawmakers and U.S. media outlets have
criticized Obama’s administration for not sending a top leader
to the march, which featured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas flanking the
leaders of France, Germany and Mali.

Jan 12, 2015
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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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