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raids on Afghan homes in certain circumstances, which had been an area of disagreement. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, at Tuesday's daily press briefing in Washington, would not confirm or deny the letter when asked by Fox News. "We don't comment on presidential correspondence," he said. He added: "We take every precaution to prevent civilian casualties and we always express regret when civilians are killed." Carney also would not confirm that any overall draft deal was in place. "There are ongoing conversations," he said, noting that Kerry and Karzai had talked. The meeting of the Loya Jirga, a traditional council of 3,000 prominent Afghans, can revise or reject any clause of the draft agreement. The negotiations have been marked by a series of disagreements. One contentious provision says U.S. forces staying in Afghanistan beyond 2014 cannot be tried in local courts for any crimes they commit. But that could be a deal-breaker for tribal leaders, clerics and other influential figures who gather Thursday to Kim Kardashian debate the draft agreement. The Loya Jirga's members may seek amendments, but if they reject the security pact, it is almost certain the Afghan government won't sign it. Even if it is approved, the final decision will be made by Parliament. Divisions run deep in Afghanistan over conceding the right to prosecute U.S. soldiers for crimes committed in the country. In eastern Afghanistan, scores of university resource students wearing headbands bearing an inscription from the Quran burned an effigy Tuesday of Obama to protest the pact and its provision relinquishing prosecution of American soldiers in an Afghan court. A protest meeting also was held Monday in the Afghan capital of Kabul. Afghans are still angry over several incidents involving international troops, including the 2012 accidental burning of hundreds of copies of the Quran; a shooting spree that year by a U.S. <br>More:

We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. <br>More:

While reading the address in its entirety, Obama read the Kim Kardashian line that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom without the words under God. The video was uploaded as part of a promotional site for Ken Burns new PBS documentary . Dozens of celebrities, politicians, and all living presidents recited the address in full and posted the video to the site. Burns also created a montage mashing together all of the recitations. Obamas, however, was the only one to leave out the phrase under God. Its unclear whether that was a gaffe or a purposeful omission. As a result, anger ensued. <br>More:

People who live in the other 16 states and the District of Columbia can buy insurance on exchanges created and maintained by the states. McKinsey's role was to conduct so-called "red team" exercises in which they reviewed possible pitfalls with the exchanges and how the agency could fix them. The hearing was another front on which President Obama and aides played defense today on health care. A woman spotlighted in an Oct. 21 health care speech at the White House said she has had to drop her new insurance policy because the costs shot up suddenly after her enrollment. Jessica Sanford, a single mother from Washington state whose enrollment in the health care plan was highlighted by Obama on Oct. 21, told CNN that her initial cost of $169 per month rose to as much as $390 per month because the government miscalculated her benefits. <br>More:

Renown documentarian Ken Burns recently filmed all living presidents as well as a number of personalities from pop culture to include Hollywood stars reciting the famed speech for an upcoming project. For a yet to be explained reason, Obama's recitation as noted by "in a line that every other celebrity delivered" correctly, when it came time for the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to repeat "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom," Obama failed to correctly state the words "under God." This sin't the first time that Obama has somehow forgotten God. During a speech delivered at a gala dinner hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in 2010 ( video here ), Obama recited a section of the Declaration of Independence. Specifically, when he came to the line "endowed with certain inalienable rights" Obama somehow missed the line was correctly written "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights" No longer a Fan of Abraham... Many political wonk are scratching their heads as to why Obama has decided not to attend today's celebration in Gettysburg, especially in light that throughout his political career Obama has evoked the site name of Abraham Lincoln whenever politically expedient. Examples include: Obama was the keynote speaker at the dedication of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL. <br>More:

Obama asks senators to give Iran negotiations a chance

The meeting comes as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, as well as Israel and France, have shown increasing skepticism over the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. Obama was joined by Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice to brief the lawmakers. The White House has declined to publicly detail sanctions relief its considering giving Iran as part of a potential interim agreement but has said that reports suggesting the relief could amount to as much $50 billion in relief are greatly exaggerated "The President noted that the relief we are considering as a first step would be limited, temporary and reversible, and emphasized we will continue to enforce sanctions during the six-month period," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said. "He indicated that new sanctions should not be enacted during the current negotiation but that they would be most effective as a robust response if Iran should not accept the P5+1 proposal or should Iran fail to follow through on its commitments." Corker said that some lawmakers who participated in the meeting were "satisfied" and some were "very unsatisfied" with what the president and his aides had to say at the meeting. "People are concernedthat we're giving up some leverage," Corker said. <br>More:

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