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U.S. President Barack Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the White House August 23, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The first family was returning from vacationing on Martha's Vineyard. (Olivier Douliery/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the White House August 23, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The first family was returning from vacationing on Martha's Vineyard. (Olivier Douliery/Getty Images)
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September looks to be a busy month for the president. A visit from the Pope and the president of China are on the agenda, with the Senate staring down a second government shutdown in as many years.

NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about the president's priorities, as well as Vice President Joe Biden's presidential ambitions and the status of the Iran nuclear deal.

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This segment aired on August 24, 2015.

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