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Obama agenda: Pep talk

Obama met with Senate Democrats in the East Room yesterday in sounds like a presidential town-hall format with Obama on a stool with a microphone fielding questions. Reuters says it was an “upbeat” tone, but that the president asked them to hold off on approving further Iran sanctions to give the nuclear deal a chance.

“The White House will host college presidents, nonprofit and business leaders at a summit Thursday that ties

 President Barack Obama’s economic mobility agenda to his goal of increasing college completion rates in America,” Time writes.“Western nations and their Gulf Arab allies led the promises of support at a fundraising conference in Kuwait on Wednesday that generated pledges of at least $2.4 billion to alleviate the suffering of Syrians affected by the country's relentless civil war,” AP writes.

Reuters: “A group of cyber security professionals is warning that the U.S. government has failed to implement fixes to protect the HealthCare.gov website from hackers, some three months after experts first pointed out the problem.”