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Obama’s potential immigration plan could enter uncharted territory

November 18, 2014
Karen Tumulty, Katie Zezima | The Washington Post
President Obama’s expected action lifting the threat of deportation from millions of undocumented immigrants, which could come as early as this week, will expand the authority of the executive branch into murky, uncharted territory.
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Obama's Asia tour relaunches his efforts on 'legacy' issues

November 17, 2014
Christi Parsons | Tribune Newspapers
After word reached the White House staff who had gathered for a drink in the hotel bar one night last week that President Obama was working out an aggressive climate deal with the Chinese president, the first toast was to the planet.
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Iran Nuclear Pact Faces an Array of Opposing Forces

November 17, 2014
David Sanger, Steven Erlanger and Jodi Rudoren | The New York Times
When President Obama wrote last month to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urging him to overcome a decade of mistrust and negotiate a deal limiting Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, it was perhaps the president’s last effort to reach a reconciliation with Iran that could remake the Middle East.

Congress' Lame Duck Agenda, U.S.-China Climate Deal, Looking to 2016

November 14, 2014
Congress' Lame Duck Agenda, U.S.-China Climate Deal, Looking to 2016
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GOP debates its immigration strategy as Obama prepares executive action

November 14, 2014
Robert Costa, Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Congressional Republicans have split into competing factions over how to respond to President Obama’s expected moves to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, which are likely to include protecting millions from being deported.
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Obama, Down but Not Out, Presses Ahead

November 14, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama emerged from last week’s midterm election rejected by voters, hobbled politically and doomed to a final two years in office suffering from early lame-duck syndrome. That, at least, was the consensus in both parties. No one seems to have told Mr. Obama.
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Internal review details failures in fence-jumping incident at White House

November 14, 2014
Carol Leonnig | The Washington Post
Layer after layer of security measures that were supposed to block an intruder from getting into the White House all failed in stunning succession on the evening of Sept. 19, according to an internal review of a fence jumper’s breach.
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In Climate Deal With China, Obama May Set 2016 Theme

November 13, 2014
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
President Obama’s landmark agreement with China to cut greenhouse gas pollution is a bet by the president and Democrats that on the issue of climate change, American voters are far ahead of Washington’s warring factions and that the environment will be a winning cause in the 2016 presidential campaign.
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Will Obama fade or fight as Republicans gain control of Congress?

November 13, 2014
Karen Tumulty, Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
When his party got walloped last week in the midterm election, an unbowed President Obama declared that he would “squeeze every last little bit of opportunity” to push his agenda in the waning years of his presidency. In the past few days, he has shown that he meant it.
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