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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said Sunday that Congress will not shut down the government or default on the United States' debt obligations, but that Republicans might seek to attach unrelated legislation to an increase in the debt ceiling next week.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote to congressional leaders last week informing them that the U.S. would reach the limit on borrowing on Monday, March 16. Starting Friday, the Treasury Department will begin taking extraordinary measures to continue financing the government.

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President Obama reassured critics of nuclear talks with Iran that he will not support an agreement that threatens U.S. security, saying, "If there's no deal, then we walk away."

The president spoke in an exclusive interview with CBS News Senior White House correspondent Bill Plante in Selma, Alabama, where he was commemorating the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march.

"If we cannot verify that they are not going to obtain a nuclear weapon, that there's a breakout period so that even if they cheated we would be able to have enough time to take action.

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Obama: Let our girls learn
Saturday, 07 March 2015 19:51

|The president is pushing a global initiative for better educational opportunities for women.

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President Obama only learned of Hillary Clinton's private email address use for official State Department business after a New York Times report, he told CBS News in an interview.

CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante asked Mr. Obama when he learned about her private email system after his Saturday appearance in Selma, Alabama.

"The same time everybody else learned it through news reports," the president told Plante.

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    The sun sets over the Edmund Pettus Bridge where preparations for the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march with a visit Saturday with President Barack Obama and the first family, Friday, March. 6, 2015, in Selma, Ala. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," a civil rights march in which protesters were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

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As the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that could determine whether gay couples in all 50 states can wed, President Obama's administration is urging the court to rule that states cannot ban gay marriage.

The recommendation was made in a "friend of the court" brief filed by the Justice Department on Friday.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced earlier this year that the Justice Department would urge the high court to uphold the right of same-sex couples to marry.

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Kid asks Obama how to become president
Saturday, 07 March 2015 00:51

|A 10-year-old child asked President Obama how he could become president, and Mr. Obama had some pretty sound advice.

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Jihadi-JohnIn a recent interview, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that to fight terrorism, “we need to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups, whether it’s a lack of opportunity for jobs….”

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jindal-obamaThe relative fitness of Pres. Barack Obama and Bobby Jindal have now become a national issue, as well as a statewide controversy.  The question has been raised this week due to the Louisiana’s governor’s own self-promotional theatrics.  

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obamaWhether Barack Obama is a Christian or not has been a raging debate for years. He claims he is a Christian, but continues to offer praise for Islam. Few people ever see him visiting a church today, but we do know that he spent two decades attending the church of the most radical pastor in American, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who blamed America for the 9/11 attacks and regularly spewed anti-Semitic, anti-white and anti-American rhetoric. Needless to say, the President’s foundations as a Christian are troubling.

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