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Obama wants subpoena of top aide quashed

The White House asked the Republican chairman of a congressional committee on Monday to lift a subpoena against President Barack Obama’s political adviser, who has been called to testify on Wednesday about his office’s operations. Representative Darrell Issa, chairman of the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee, last week subpoenaed Obama political adviser David Simas to testify about how his office complies with the Hatch Act, a law that forbids most federal government employees from engaging in partisan political activity. Simas is director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach. Recent presidents, both Democratic and
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Obama: Rights, equality ensured America’s success

President Barack Obama says the U.S. has only succeeded because generations of Americans have fought to expand rights and opportunity to more people. Obama is reflecting on the meaning of the Fourth of July in his weekly radio and Internet address. He says there’s no nation on earth that wouldn’t trade places with the United States. Obama says the Founding Fathers were united by a belief that all are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. He says America’s success has been made possible because Americans never took those truths for granted. In
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