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John Kerry Rushes In Where Obama Will Not Tread

September 30, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
For four years, President Obama has watched the civil war in Syria with deep frustration. It is, he tells advisers, an intractable situation, though he uses a grittier word. The best the United States can do in the short term, he says, is manage it as much as possible.
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Obama tries to define his legacy abroad -- while the rest of the world tests it

September 29, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
With his time dwindling on the global stage, President Obama is seizing every moment of this week’s gathering of world leaders here to define his misunderstood worldview -- before it defines him.
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Obama and Putin: That was awkward

September 29, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Frosty exchanges mark their first formal sitdown in more than two years.
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Clues to U.S. Relationships Can Be Seen in U.N. Body Language

September 28, 2015
Peter Baker, Gardiner Harris | The New York Times
As President Obama makes his way through the halls and chamber of the United Nations with all the other world leaders attending the General Assembly this week, it will be a little like a high school reunion with motorcades.
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A smackdown before a sitdown

September 28, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Barack Obama’s high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is already off to a tense start. And the two men haven’t even sat down together yet.
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White House Says President Obama and Vladimir Putin Will Meet Next Week

September 25, 2015
Peter Baker, Michael Gordon | The New York Times
In case anyone had doubt, the White House wanted it known on Thursday that it was President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia who asked to meet with President Obama, not the other way around.
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Pope Flies Into Swirling U.S., Global Politics

September 23, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
By the end of this week, anyone close to U.S. politics will have lots (more) to talk about. Pope Francis will be watched around the world during his Wednesday appearance at the White House, followed by speeches to Congress Thursday and to the United Nations in New York on Friday.

Biden Weighs 2016 Run, Clinton’s Email Contrition, Trump’s Surge, Overcoming Iran Deal opposition & Accepting Syrian Refugees

September 11, 2015
Clinton calls private email server “a mistake”, GOP candidates try to take on Trump & the role of the US in the Syrian refugee crisis
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Democratic Support for Iran Nuclear Deal Reaches Critical Threshold

September 9, 2015
Carol Lee, Siobhan Hughes | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama on Tuesday crossed a key threshold in building support for the Iran nuclear deal, winning the backing of enough Senate Democrats that he could avoid having to use a veto to advance the accord.
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