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'Fast track' trade bill fails early Senate test

May 13, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
Senate Democrats blocked a motion Tuesday to begin debate on a "fast track" trade bill, delivering an early blow to President Obama and underscoring the deep divisions within the Democratic ranks on trade policy.
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Scenes from the Democratic meltdown

May 13, 2015
Manu Raju | POLITICO
Obama schmoozed Durbin, blasted Warren -- and came away empty-handed on the trade deal.
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King’s Absence at Meeting Signals a Saudi-U.S. Marriage Adrift

May 12, 2015
Peter Baker, Michael Shear | The New York Times
The decision by King Salman of Saudi Arabia to skip a summit meeting called by President Obama reflects a new reality for two nations that for generations shared goals in the Middle East but that are now at odds in fundamental ways.
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'Fast track' trade bill faces first Senate test

May 12, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
President Obama's trade agenda faces its first test in the GOP-controlled Senate on Tuesday, with a vote on whether to move forward on legislation giving the president "fast track" trade authority.
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The kings and O

May 11, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
When Barack Obama hosts leaders from six Arab monarchies at Camp David later this week, he will try to reassure them that America has their back against Iran and Islamic radicals. Privately, he may also be thinking something less friendly: Your days are numbered.
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Obama Finds a Bolder Voice on Race Issues

May 5, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
As he reflected on the festering wounds deepened by race and grievance that have been on painful display in America’s cities lately, President Obama on Monday found himself thinking about a young man he had just met named Malachi.
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Obama unveils program to help young men and boys of color to succeed

May 5, 2015
Christi Parsons, Michael Memoli | Los Angeles Times
President Obama on Monday launched a private-sector program to promote opportunities for men and boys of color, decrying the “sense of unfairness and of powerlessness” that fuels such violent eruptions as the Baltimore riots and pledging to make equality a cause of his lifetime.
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Obama to Unveil Nonprofit for Young Minorities After Baltimore Unrest

May 4, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama will have another opportunity on Monday to address the racially charged turmoil in Baltimore and what he has called the “slow-rolling crisis” of police relations with minorities when he meets with a group of young black and Hispanic men in New York.

Justice in Baltimore for Freddie Gray, Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court & Bernie Sanders Challenges Hillary Clinton

May 1, 2015
Charges have been filed against six officers in Baltimore and SCOTUS justices weigh same-sex marriage case.
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