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Hill leaders hoping for a quick September session — and no shutdown drama

September 4, 2014
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
After more than a month back home focused mostly on electoral politics, Congress reconvenes next week with hopes of quickly averting a government shutdown and reauthorizing a few other federal programs before rushing home to get back on the campaign trail.
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Obama Tells Veterans He Will Fix Health System, as New Report Lists Lapses

August 27, 2014
Dave Phillips | The New York Times
President Obama on Tuesday promised several thousand military veterans that he would fulfill his “sacred trust” to those returning from America’s wars by overhauling a dysfunctional health care system, even as a new report documented “unacceptable and troubling lapses” in medical treatment.
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Rick Perry's Indictment and Government Watchdogs

August 15, 2014
Rick Perry Indicted and Inspector Generals Strong-armed
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Snowden and supporters fear Americans will lose interest from ‘NSA fatigue’

August 14, 2014
NSA leaker Edward Snowden discloses in an extensive profile in Wired magazine that the U.S. government ran a top secret cyber-war program, which he claims could accidentally start a war. Gwen Ifill gets an update on Snowden and his latest revelations from the man who interviewed him, James Bamford of Wired.
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Expansion of My Brother’s Keeper initiative aims to end ‘schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline’

July 22, 2014
The White House announced a $100 million expansion to a program aimed at improving life chances for young men of color.
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Reid fears gridlock will upend border, veterans’ measures

July 22, 2014
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) openly doubted Monday that Congress will be able to complete work on measures to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and to address the growing influx of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border before the upcoming congressional summer recess.
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What kind of missile could have downed the Malaysian plane?

July 18, 2014
How safe was it for a Malaysia Airlines plane to be flying in airspace over conflict-torn Eastern Ukraine?
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House Passes Interim Fix for Highway Trust Fund

July 16, 2014
Jonathan Weisman | The New York Times
The House on Tuesday easily approved a short-term fix to the nearly depleted federal highway trust fund, as the prospects of hundreds of thousands of job losses and stalled road construction in August overwhelmed the protests of conservative groups that opposed the bill.
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Obama Laments Lack of Public "Passion" for Gun Control

June 11, 2014
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama said the public’s “passion” and fury are missing when it comes to failed efforts to enact new gun controls and background checks in response to mass shootings. He called it his “biggest frustration” as president, and he asked the public to do some soul-searching about America’s deadly trend. Obama also conceded that his own push for restrictions last year, with Vice President Biden spearheading the effort, fell flat in Congress.
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