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|Marking Equal Pay Day, President Obama prodded Republicans to support paycheck fairness legislation in the Senate, following his own executive orders that he says will help reduce the pay gap between men and women.

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Obama: Pay inequality's an embarrassment
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:00

President Obama comments on the issue of gender pay inequality at a White House event recognizing Equal Pay Day.

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WASHINGTON – The Obama administration says the number of launch-ready Air Force land-based nuclear missiles will shrink to 400 — the lowest total since the early 1960s — as part of a plan for complying with a U.S.-Russia arms treaty.

The number of those deployed missiles will drop by 50 by February 2018. The Pentagon said Tuesday that the 50 missiles to be removed from their underground silos will be kept on standby rather than eliminated.

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|During a visit to Beijing, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promoted President Obama’s model to "seize opportunities for cooperation between the U.S. and China."

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|White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says "if Russia moves into eastern Ukraine, either overtly or covertly, this would be a very serious escalation."

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|At a high school in Bladensburg, Md., the president announced 24 winners of a grant program giving $107 million to local programs to update local high school curricula.

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FILE 2012: "Every bit of evidence points to stronger GOP turnout in a low turnout elections this fall. Major hurdle for Ds."Reuters

Former top Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod acknowledged Saturday that Democrats face tough challenges in November, following a new Associated Press-GfK poll that shows voters increasingly appear to want Republicans over Democrats to control Congress.

"Every bit of evidence points to stronger GOP turnout in a low turnout elections this fall.

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FILE 2012: "Every bit of evidence points to stronger GOP turnout in a low turnout elections this fall. Major hurdle for Ds."Reuters

Former top Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod acknowledged Saturday that Democrats face tough challenges in November, following a new Associated Press-GfK poll that shows voters increasingly appear to want Republicans over Democrats to control Congress.

"Every bit of evidence points to stronger GOP turnout in a low turnout elections this fall.

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FILE: March 15, 2013: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md.REUTERS

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has sworn off running again for elected office, but Americans have certainly heard that one before.

Speculation that Romney might run again has largely been stoked by the reunion he planned to host last month in Park City, Utah, for members of his 2012 campaign and debate team and a string of recent public appearances.

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FILE: March 15, 2013: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md.REUTERS

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has sworn off running again for elected office, but Americans have certainly heard that one before.

Speculation that Romney might run again has largely been stoked by the reunion he planned to host last month in Park City, Utah, for members of his 2012 campaign and debate team and a string of recent public appearances.

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