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Obama to launch executive actions on equal pay for women

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will launch two new executive actions this week aimed at increasing transparency about women’s pay in a continuing effort to ensure women are paid equally to their male counterparts for similar work, the White House said on Sunday.

Obama and his advisers often cite the fact that the first law the president signed after taking office in 2009 was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extended time periods for employees to file claims for wages lost as a result of discrimination.

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
campaign.

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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      "Jeff Mason has covered the White House since 2009 and was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. He joined Reuters in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and German business news. He then spent 3 1/2 years in Brussels, Belgium covering the European Union with a focus on climate change and energy policy. He moved to Washington in 2008 to cover the historic primaries and presidential race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and Canada's CBC. He is a graduate of ..."
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