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Campaign Clock Ticks on a Decision by Biden

October 13, 2015
Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
Even Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. seems to be getting a little tired of the Joe Biden Watch.
Vice President Biden speaks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention
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Joe Biden's team meets with DNC officials

October 10, 2015
Jeff Zeleny, Tal Kopan | CNN
Joe Biden's team has taken another step as the vice president explores a possible run for president -- a meeting between his allies and the Democratic National Committee.
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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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Obama avoids a showdown in Syria

October 7, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
As Vladimir Putin takes increasingly provocative actions against U.S. interests in Syria, President Barack Obama is tuning out calls from Republicans and foreign policy heavyweights to punish the Russian president through military or economic measures.
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The insider Pacific trade deal is a tough sell in an outsider year

October 6, 2015
Christi Parsons, Michael Memoli | Los Angeles Times
In a political year distinguished by voter hunger for “outsiders,” the new Pacific trade agreement — the ultimate in insider deals — is shaping up to be a tough sell.
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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.

Oregon Shooting Renews Push For Gun Laws, Republican House Leadership Shakeup and Russian Airstrikes in Syria

October 2, 2015
Another school in shooting in Oregon, Republicans prepare to elect a new House Speaker, and Russia begins airstrikes in Syria,
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Obama on mass shooting: ‘Somehow, this has become routine’

October 2, 2015
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President Obama said Thursday evening that the "routine" nature of mass shootings in America will continue unless the country's politics changes.
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Obama to Putin: Good luck with that

October 2, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
As Russia pounded Syria with air strikes for a second day Thursday, the Obama administration showed little appetite for directly challenging Moscow’s bold foray into the Middle Eastern conflict.
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