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Jeff Mason

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Obama Sends Nowruz Message To Iran: This Is The 'Best Opportunity In Decades' To Seek Peaceful Relations

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 8:43 AM

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama, in a message to Iran's people and leaders on Thursday, said this year represented the "best opportunity in decades" to pursue a different relationship between their two countries.

Obama said nuclear talks between Iran and Western powers had made progress but...

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Obama, Dalai Lama Share Greetings At Prayer Event

(13) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 8:00 AM

(Recasts with Obama comments, color from event, background)

By Jeff Mason

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama warmly acknowledged the Dalai Lama but did not meet directly with him at a religious event in Washington closely watched by Beijing, which has warned against any exchange with Tibet's...

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President Obama's 2016 Budget Urges States To Make Deeper Cuts To Power Plant Emissions

(57) Comments | Posted February 1, 2015 | 11:00 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposes $7.4 billion to fund clean energy technologies and a $4 billion fund to encourage U.S. states to make faster and deeper cuts to emissions from power plants, officials told Reuters.

Obama's budget, which will be published later on...

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Obama: Small Window To Get Immigration Reform Done This Year

(27) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 2:27 PM

WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday there was a small window of opportunity now to pass immigration reform in the House of Representatives, before Washington's attention turned completely to the November midterm congressional elections.

The comments signaled White House hope that immigration reform, a top...

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What States Can Learn from Michigan's Recovery

(22) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 1:22 PM

This week, as GE's national leaders visited Michigan to highlight additional investments in our economy and competitive future, it seems appropriate to reflect on how far we have come in the reinvention of our state.

As the global financial crisis grew in 2009, in the midst of the...

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