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PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hi, everybody. Five years ago, after the worst financial crisis in decades, we passed historic Wall Street reform to end the era of bailouts and too big to fail. As part that reform, we created an independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with one mission: to protect American consumers from some of the worst…

By Jeff Mason and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday, as promised, swiftly vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period. The U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, after receiving Obama's veto message, immediately countered by announcing the Republican-led…

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama's top two communications advisers plan to step down in the coming months, leaving a hole in his senior staff as the White House tries to keep attention on an ambitious agenda before the 2016 presidential campaign. Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser and longtime member of Obama's…

In Washington, power never dies. Luckily for those who won’t be returning to Congress – the tally is 75 – their power and influence is more sought after than ever, and many “fail up.” For them, the days of being lobbied are over. Now some will make the classic switch, joining the ranks of the…

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