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Obama Pushes Prison Reform, Commutes Sentences for 46

July 14, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama on Monday commuted the prison sentences of 46 men and women as part of a political push to show solidarity with the African-American base of his party and to encourage congressional support for legislative reforms before he leaves office.
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Grieving Joe Biden Focuses on the Job He Has Now, Not the Next One

July 13, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Hosting a rockfish and crab lunch for a visiting Vietnamese leader, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. seemed subdued as he talked of a painful history and a promising future between the United States and Vietnam. He ad-libbed some remarks, made a few mild jokes and stared straight ahead when his guest spoke.
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President Obama Reiterates ISIS Strategy

July 7, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
President Obama delivers a strategy update on the fight against ISIS from The Pentagon and explains there has been progress as well as setbacks.

Victories for Obama Help Fight "Lame Duck" Status and Christie & Webb Enter 2016 Race

July 3, 2015
President Obama announced plans to open a U.S. embassy in Cuba and the state of the 2016 race.
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Republican Governors Signal Their Intent to Thwart Obama’s Climate Rules

July 3, 2015
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
As President Obama prepares to complete sweeping regulations aimed at tackling climate change, at least five Republican governors, including two presidential hopefuls, say they may refuse to carry out the rules in their states.
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U.S. Flag Back in Cuba; "Change" Back in Obama's Grasp

July 2, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
America’s stars and stripes will fly over an American embassy in Havana this month for the first time since 1961. Flying nearly as high after more than six years in office are President Obama’s job approval numbers.
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The Iran watchers

July 2, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
The success of a nuclear deal will depend on the ability of a U.N. agency to keep tabs on Tehran.
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Obama Transformed

July 1, 2015
John Dickerson | Slate
The remarkable week that roused the president from dejection and inspired a stirring call to action.
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