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SCOTUS to Tackle Same-Sex Marriage, Petraeus Pleads Guilty, Obama's Immigration Hurdle, and Iran’s Role Fighting ISIS

March 6, 2015
Former CIA Chief David Petraeus pleads guilty, US waits for an immigration ruling, Iran’s role in taking the fight to ISIS, and what’s next for the Supreme Court?
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Petraeus Mistress Got Black Books Full of Code Words, Spy Names, and Obama Briefings

March 4, 2015
Nancy Youssef, Justin Miller | The Daily Beast
The one-time CIA director didn’t just disclose secrets to his mistress. He shared with her some of the most sensitive information the Pentagon has.
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VA Secretary Robert McDonald Made False Claims About Military Service

February 24, 2015
Martha Raddatz | ABC News
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division.
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President Obama’s war push faces rift with the left

February 23, 2015
Manu Raju, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Democrats say they won’t support a war authorization against ISIL if Obama agrees to Republican demands to expand his power.
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U.S. Won’t Back Egypt’s Attacks on ISIS

February 19, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
Two longtime allies are attacking ISIS—and growing frustrated with one another. That’s good news for the so-called Islamic State.

Obama Requests War Powers, Ceasefire Begins in Ukraine, Homeland Security Funding Fight, and Ups & Downs in 2016 Race

February 13, 2015
Obama wants Congress to approve fight against ISIS and a European-backed ceasefire in Ukraine.
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Congress Shows a Lack of Enthusiasm for Giving Obama War Powers to Fight ISIS

February 13, 2015
Peter Baker, Ashley Parker | The New York Times
Ever since President Obama ordered American warplanes to begin bombing terrorist targets in Iraq and Syria last year, members of Congress have insisted on having a say in the matter. The president, they declared, could not, or at least should not, take the country back to war without the input of the nation’s elected representatives.
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Cybersecurity Focus of Obama Summit in Tech Capital

February 13, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Americans are increasingly alarmed by the international criminals, malicious hackers, cyberwarriors and spies who make off with electronic data moving through cyberspace and stored where break-ins happen in silent code.
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Obama’s Dual View of War Power Seeks Limits and Leeway

February 12, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
In seeking authorization for his six-month-old military campaign against the Islamic State terrorist group, President Obama on Wednesday did something that few if any of his predecessors have done: He asked Congress to restrict the ability of the commander in chief to wage war against an overseas enemy.
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