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Apr 3, 2014

Obama says ‘heartbroken’ over Fort Hood shooting

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he was “heartbroken” that another shooting had occurred at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

A soldier shot dead three people and injured at least 16 before taking his own life at the base, the site of another deadly rampage in 2009, U.S. officials said.

Apr 3, 2014

Worried about Senate, Obama calls 2014 his last campaign

CHICAGO, April 2 (Reuters) – On a politically focused trip
aimed at revving up his base and raising cash, President Barack
Obama on Wednesday urged supporters to help Democrats keep
control of the U.S. Senate and declared this year to be his last

Buoyed by good news over his signature healthcare program,
Obama touted proposals to raise the minimum wage and spur job
creation that have little chance of passage in Congress during a
rally with students in Michigan.

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In campaign mode, Obama touts wages and Obamacare success

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, needing a spark to nudge Democratic voters to the polls in November, pressed his case on Wednesday for job-creation measures that have little chance of passing Congress.

With his shirt sleeves rolled up and his suit jacket off, Obama delivered a campaign-style speech to a gymnasium of young people in Michigan in an effort to rev up his base for critical congressional elections, in which his party risks losing control of the U.S. Senate and seats in the House of Representatives.

Apr 2, 2014
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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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