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World War O

April 24, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Obama took office vowing to end America’s wars. Now we’re in at least five, and U.S. officials are unsure what to do about it.
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2 Qaeda Hostages Were Accidentally Killed in U.S. Strike, White House Says

April 23, 2015
Peter Baker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Obama on Thursday offered an emotional apology for the accidental killing of two hostages held by Al Qaeda, one of them American, in a United States government counterterrorism operation in January, saying he takes "full responsibility" for their deaths.
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Republican Jewish Coalition says it sees fundraising boom

April 23, 2015
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
Tension between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has fueled a fundraising bonanza for a conservative advocacy group that serves as an influential hub of wealthy Jewish donors on the right.
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Abraham Lincoln's Enduring Legacy

April 22, 2015
Abraham Lincoln is the one president all future presidents want to emulate, but while his legacy is an inspiration, it can also be a burden.
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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Trade Rift Pits Obama vs. Progressives, Puts Hillary on Fence

April 22, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Harry Reid and Elizabeth Warren say they’re in the “hell, no!” camp of Democrats eager to defy President Obama over his support for a trade deal with Pacific Rim nations.
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Trade Authority Deal & GOP Cattle Call in New Hampshire

April 17, 2015
President Obama’s trade deal and Republican campaigns are displayed in New Hampshire.

Congressional Review of Iran Deal, Restoring Relations with Cuba, The Loretta Lynch Holdup & 2016 Campaign Heats Up

April 17, 2015
A bipartisan deal for Congress to review the Iran nuclear agreement and removing Cuba from the list of terrorist states.
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Lawmakers reach deal on 'fast track' trade authority

April 17, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
Top lawmakers reached a deal Thursday on legislation to grant President Obama "fast track" trade authority to advance one of the largest trade pacts in history, a step that could set off one of the sharpest legislative battles of the year and put Democratic unity to the test.
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Congress’s Role in Iran Nuclear Deal Shows Limits of Obama’s Power

April 16, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
In his assertions of executive power to advance his agenda in an era of gridlock, President Obama has been largely on offense. But his latest battle with Congress not only left him on defense, it actually broke the gridlock. Against him.
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