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Gregory Korte
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President Obama seems to be trying to give President-elect Trump room to move to the middle on issues like trade and defense.
Obama said he doesn't expect major changes in Latin American policy under Trump.
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President Obama suggested he doesn't have a choice in offering classified information to the Trump and Clinton campaigns. But he does.
President Obama says he's obligated by law to allow both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to receive classified intelligence briefings. That law is his own executive order.
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A lot of reporting this story was just compiling everything Obama has said about what he might do after his presidency. And it's a lot.
He's young, relatively popular, and he's about to have a lot more time on his hands.
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The vetoed bill would have capped office expenses of former presidents at $200,000.
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President Clinton tells this story about someone who asked Mother Teresa about prayer:

"'When you pray, what do you say to God?' And she said, 'I don't say anything. I listen.' And then she was asked, 'Well when you listen, what does God say to you?' And she said, 'He doesn't say anything, either. He listens.'"
The annual breakfast offers a rare glimpse into the private prayer life of presidents.
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Here's my take in USA TODAY on the declining importance of the State of the Union address. Will you be watching tomorrow?
My fellow Americans: The state of the State of the Union address is not as strong as it used to be.
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"What he now has access to is the most precise and detailed analysis of the most perplexing national security issues we face in the world It should be eye-opening for the president-elect," said David Priess, a former CIA intelligence officer and the author of The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from Kennedy to Obama.
The PDB contains the nation's most sensitive secrets. And President-elect Trump is now getting a copy.
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I thought the most interesting take on Trump at today's press conference actually came from Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
"After the elections, in a calmer, cooler atmosphere, positions are rethought, strategies are nuanced, and a certain balance is kept in the direction of the ship of state. It does not turn completely upside down. The Americans take pride in having a system with checks and balances. So, it is not so easy to do things, but it is not so easy to completely mess things up. And we admire that, and sometimes we depend upon that."
Obama says Trump "keeps on proving" that he's unfit for office.
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From issues of gender and race to Trump's tweets and temperament, Michelle Obama went there.
First lady Michelle Obama tells delegates at the Democratic National Convention Monday that Hillary Clinton is the candidate best able to inspire and protect children.
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I went out to talk to Clevelanders about the convention, and not one of the people I approach declined to talk to me. Midwesterners really are great people. Anyway, here's the result:
Cleveland may have been the center of the political universe, but it's not at the center of most Clevelanders' lives.
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Better pay equity through better data? The White House hopes so.
Better pay data could allow the EEOC to better enforce pay fairness, the White House hopes.
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The increase came the day after President Obama signed a law suspending the debt limit
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Congress and politics reporter for USA TODAY.
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White House reporter for USA TODAY. Cincinnatian in exile. Lover of data, on-the-record interviews and the Freedom of Information Act.
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    1994
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    White House reporter, 2010 - present
  • The Cincinnati Enquirer
    2001 - 2010
  • Akron Beacon Journal
    1997 - 2001
  • Lorain Morning Journal
    1994 - 1997
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer
    1993 - 1993
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McLean, Virginia - Cincinnati, Ohio 45211 - Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 - Akron, Ohio - Elyria, Ohio - Norwalk, Ohio - Athens, Ohio - Washington, D.C. - Oberlin, Ohio - Cincinnati, Ohio 45224
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