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Biden Weighs White House Run, Trump Spars With Media and Obama’s Post-Vacation Agenda

August 28, 2015
Talk grows stronger of Biden’s potential run for the presidency, Democratic candidates meet in Minneapolis, Trump continues to squabble with the media, and Obama focus on the Iran deal.
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The Politics of Mockery & Hair and Biden's Role Selling the Iran Deal

August 28, 2015
Donald Trump tries to prove his hair is real, Joe Biden embraces his role as Obama’s Iran deal advocate, and anticipated U.S. visits from Pope Francis and Chinese president Xi Jinping.
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Spies: Obama’s Brass Pressured Us to Downplay ISIS Threat

August 27, 2015
Nancy Youssef, Shane Harris | The Daily Beast
U.S. intelligence analysts keep saying that the American-led campaign against ISIS isn’t going so well. Their bosses keep telling them to think again about those conclusions.
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Inquiry Weighs Whether ISIS Analysis Was Distorted

August 26, 2015
Mark Mazzetti, Matt Apuzzo | The New York Times
The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating allegations that military officials have skewed intelligence assessments about the United States-led campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State to provide a more optimistic account of progress, according to several officials familiar with the inquiry.
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Family issues weigh heaviest on Biden as he considers a 2016 campaign

August 25, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
As Vice President Biden weighs a possible run for president, personal issues stand as the biggest unresolved obstacle, with Biden trying to gauge whether his family is emotionally prepared for a grueling campaign while still grieving the recent death of his son Beau, according to people familiar with his deliberations.
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White House: Treasury closely monitoring markets

August 25, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
White House spokesman Josh Earnest commented on the interconnected global economy.
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The ultimate argument in favor of the Iran deal

August 24, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Want to bomb Iran? Then support the nuclear deal. That’s the provocative argument coming from Obama administration officials and other backers of the deal as they promote it before a crucial vote in Congress next month.
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Divisions and Inertia in Congress May Hand Obama a Victory on Iran Deal

August 18, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
Partisanship has become the pre-eminent scapegoat for American political failure, an all-purpose explanation for Washington’s inability to act. Yet in rare circumstances, it can actually guarantee action. So, notwithstanding an acrimonious debate, polarization makes the United States’ acceptance of the Iran nuclear deal very likely.
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Summer White House no big deal on Martha's Vineyard

August 13, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama’s motorcade snaked through the woods here the other night, past open fields of Queen Anne’s lace and a lone doe, but none of the crowds that usually gather for presidential visits to small towns.
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