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U.S. bungled $70 billion mission to train Afghan forces: report

September 22, 2017
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. has invested 16 years and more than $70 billion to train Afghan security forces, but the effort has been undermined by poor planning, training and oversight, a government watchdog said in a report Thursday.
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Obama defends health care law amid last-ditch effort to repeal and replace

September 21, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
The Graham-Cassidy health care bill would keep Obamacare's taxes in place, but turn most of the revenues over to the states to come up with their own health care systems. Former President Obama argued Wednesday that some states might allow insurers to once again charge more for pre-existing conditions.
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How Immigration Hardliners Are Forcing Trump's Hand on DACA

September 1, 2017
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Five years ago, President Obama ordered that young illegal immigrants be protected from deportation, a program known as DACA. As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to rescind that protection. He could have done it on his first day in office—but he didn’t, and still hasn’t, for reasons no one quite understands.
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Obama Weighs In on Kenyan Election, Urging Calm

August 8, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Former President Barack Obama, emerging from partial seclusion more than six months after leaving office, weighed in on Monday about the tense political situation — not in the United States, but in his father’s home country, Kenya.
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The Senate bill does nothing to fix America's biggest health care problem

June 30, 2017
Sarah Kliff | Vox
The biggest problem in American health care is one that the Republican health care plans won’t really try to solve. To be fair, it’s one that Obamacare didn’t touch, either.

From candidate to president: Obama's call of history

June 26, 2017
Peter Baker, author of "Obama: The Call of History," shares some of the pivotal moments during Obama’s presidency.
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Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy?

June 24, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The president seems determined to define his time in office by demolishing what his predecessor did.
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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

June 23, 2017
Adam Entous, Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima | The Washington Post
Over that five-month interval, the Obama administration secretly debated dozens of options for deterring or punishing Russia.
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Republicans who decried Obamacare secrecy now writing legislation in secret

June 22, 2017
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Rarely has the political double standard been so flagrant as now, when Republicans are scrambling to keep their promise to “repeal and replace Obamacare.”
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