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Republicans Debate the Economy, Paul Ryan Elected House Speaker & Obama Authorizes Boots on Ground in Syria

October 30, 2015
CNBC hosts the third Republican debate, Rep. Paul Ryan replaces John Boehner, and Obama authorizes boots on the ground in Syria.
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Lincoln Chafee's Brief & Unspectacular Campaign, FBI Probes Benghazi, Obama Vetoes Defense Bill and Debt Ceiling Deadline Approaches

October 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s email’s investigated by FBI, Lincoln Chafee’s presidential run comes to an end, Obama vetoes defense bill, and debt ceiling deadline approaches.
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The little-known causes and physical side effects of PTSD

October 22, 2015
Yochi Dreazen, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a regular Washington Week panelist, provides a glimpse into the history of PTSD and elaborates on both the surprising sources and the physical side effects that have only recently been recognized as associated with the condition. Learn more about Yochi's research and his in-depth story of one family determined to make a difference in his book, The Invisible Front.

Democrats Spar in First Debate, Obama Slows Afghan Troop Withdrawal and 2016 Fundraising Reports

October 16, 2015
The first Democratic debate of the election season lands in Las Vegas, the FEC releases campaign filings, Obama delays withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
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Obama: Successor to Inherit Afghanistan Conflict

October 16, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama announced Thursday that U.S. forces fighting in Afghanistan will remain there beyond his term and become the responsibility of the next commander-in-chief in 2017, scuttling his ambitions to end on his watch an unpopular 14-year-old war.
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Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels

October 9, 2015
Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt | The New York Times
The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State in Syria.
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Obama Apologizes for Afghan Airstrike on Hospital

October 8, 2015
Carol Lee, Felicia Schwartz | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama personally apologized for the deadly U.S. airstrike on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in northern Afghanistan, even though investigations into the incident are incomplete and U.S. officials have said Afghan forces played a key role in calling for the strike.
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Education Secretary Steps Down, Obama Addresses Critics of Syria Policy

October 2, 2015
Education Secretary Arne Duncan is stepping down, bipartisan criminal justice reform, and an internal investigation opens at CENTCOM.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
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U.S. perplexed by Putin's Syria ploy

September 24, 2015
Michael Crowley | Politico
The Russian leader's deployment of forces to Syria could derail U.S. efforts to broker a peace plan.
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