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Obama’s Gulf gambit: More military aid to allies could ease regional rifts with Iran

April 21, 2016
Juliet Eilperin, Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post
President Obama promised Gulf Arab allies weapons and support Thursday to counter Iranian influence in the region even as he pushed them to be open to dialogue and diplomacy with their longtime rival.
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Obama's big damage-control tour

April 19, 2016
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
President Barack Obama will drop in on three of America's most important allies this week, possibly for the last time. But he isn't expecting an adoring reception in any of them. The U.S. relationship with all three nations is distressed, and Obama will be doing more than a little damage control.
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Trump plans a series of policy speeches

April 6, 2016
Karen Tumulty, Robert Costa | The Washington Post
GOP front-runner Donald Trump, facing a likely setback in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, plans to shift gears in the coming weeks, and give a series of policy speeches in settings more formal than the freewheeling rallies that have become his political signature.

Trump's Republican bona fides, Sanders & Clinton trade jabs and Supreme Court's second tie after Scalia's death

April 1, 2016
Donald Trump faced criticism for comments on abortion, foreign policy and nuclear weapons.
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Obama's record on foreign policy is incomplete

March 28, 2016
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
President Obama wanted last week's headlines to focus on a U.S. diplomatic triumph, his opening of a new relationship with Cuba. But his upbeat moment in Havana was eclipsed by terrorist bombs in Brussels and fears of more attacks to come. That turn of events captured, in an instant, Obama's foreign policy record: success in diplomacy, frustration at war.

Terror Attack in Brussels, Obama's historic trip to Cuba and Republicans coalesce around Cruz

March 25, 2016
After attacks in Brussels, the United States renewed its fight against the Islamic State.
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Obama Praises And Challenges Cubans In Speech In Havana

March 23, 2016
Tom Gjelten | NPR
President Obama's speech to the Cuban people, delivered live from the Gran Teatro in Havana, presented both a risk and an opportunity. He did not want to suggest any endorsement of a system that for more than 50 years has been associated with the suppression of democratic freedoms and human rights. On the other hand, with Raul Castro listening intently from his front row seat in the balcony and Cubans across the island watching on their televisions, Obama was in a position to deliver a message no previous U.S. president could have managed, one that could help heal the long break between the countries.
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