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politics lead

June 27th, 2014
05:01 PM ET

Obama, the ‘Bear,’ is loose and trying to reconnect with voters

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama first said it two weeks ago during an impromptu walk from the White House to the Interior Department and then again during a quick coffee run to Starbucks just last Monday.

"The bear is loose," he said.

And now he’s modified his new-found catch phrase. At a town hall event in Minnesota on Thursday, he added for emphasis: "I'm feeling super loose today."

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world lead

June 27th, 2014
04:31 PM ET

Pentagon: U.S. is 'very prepared' to take military action against ISIS

(CNN) – Armed American drones, both manned and unmanned, started flying over Baghdad in the previous 24 hours to provide additional protection for 180 U.S. military advisers in the area, U.S. officials confirmed to CNN. Until now, U.S. officials had said all drone reconnaissance flights over Iraq were unarmed.
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