A second-quarter economic rebound did nothing to change the Fed, which stayed the course Wednesday with ultra-easy monetary policy.
Obama also used the speech to lampoon Congress, saying it should "stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time."
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author.
The former secretary of state's record ties her political standing to the condition of U.S. foreign policy.
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