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Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin are blocking a new Democratic consensus, leaving the fate of President Biden's agenda in doubt

It's hard to see amid the stormy conflict with Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, but the elongated Democratic standoff over President Joe Biden's economic agenda shows how far the party consensus has moved toward a more aggressive role for government than during the presidencies of Bill Clinton or even Barack Obama.

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Obama shares warning for America

CNN's Don Lemon reacts after former President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of divisiveness and hatred in US politics.

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Obama breaks ground on presidential library in Chicago

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama broke ground on the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago on Tuesday, beginning one of the final steps in the long delayed project.

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Opinion: Controversial Obama presidential library is a cause for celebration

On Tuesday, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will attend the groundbreaking of the 44th president's center in Chicago. Some of the veterans from his administration will be joining him for a livestream event. "This is not your parents' or your grandparents' presidential library," said Valerie Jarrett, president of the Obama Foundation.

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Opinion: Muhammad Ali: the glory and the struggle

When Muhammad Ali died in 2016, he was accorded the equivalent of a state funeral, complete with a eulogy that featured President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. During the last three decades of his life, from lighting the Olympic torch in Atlanta in 1996 until his death, Ali became a virtually sanctified figure, embodying the movements for civil and human rights that he came to symbolize in America and around the world.

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Opinion: Biden's imperfect but powerful message

Aaron Sorkin, the creator of the hit TV series The West Wing, once described the White House as the world's greatest home court advantage. And President Joe Biden sought to use that home court Tuesday afternoon not to lay out the pros and cons of his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan as Barack Obama might have done, but to declare with vehement certitude and conviction as Ronald Reagan might that withdrawal was not just the best option but the only one consistent with the interests of the American people.

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Opinion: The meeting with a foreign leader the Biden presidency desperately needs

President George H.W. Bush was convinced Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir had lied to him about settlements during their first meeting. President Bill Clinton was so exasperated with Benjamin Netanyahu that he shouted to aides: "Who's the f**king superpower here?" when their first meeting concluded. And President Barack Obama felt the same way after being treated to the famous Netanyahu lectures on politics of the Middle East.

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How top WH adviser broke the professional mold created by men

Senior White House advisor Anita Dunn is one of the few people in history to be in the inner circle of two presidential campaigns, and two administrations: President Barack Obama, and now President Joe Biden. Dunn reminisces with CNN's Dana Bash about what it was like going into work more than 40 years ago as an intern during Jimmy Carter's administration.

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Obama scales back big birthday bash amid Covid worries

Former President Barack Obama has dramatically scaled back his planned 60th birthday party on Martha's Vineyard this weekend due to concerns about the highly transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19, according to a spokeswoman.

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Barack Obama at 60: Why he matters

Barack Obama's 60th birthday offers America a chance to reflect on its past, contemplate its present and look toward a future indelibly shaped by the nation's first Black President.

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