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Pope Flies Into Swirling U.S., Global Politics

September 23, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
By the end of this week, anyone close to U.S. politics will have lots (more) to talk about. Pope Francis will be watched around the world during his Wednesday appearance at the White House, followed by speeches to Congress Thursday and to the United Nations in New York on Friday.
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Obama has vastly changed the face of the federal bureaucracy

September 21, 2015
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
Friday afternoon announcements in Washington are usually aimed at attracting as little attention as possible, but last Friday was different. President Obama’s decision to nominate Eric Fanning — an openly gay man — to head a branch of the military which only four years ago did not allow gays and lesbians to serve openly, was both historic and attention-grabbing.
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In Pope Francis’s visit, White House sees a chance to transcend politics

September 18, 2015
Juliet Eilperin, Greg Jaffe | The Washington Post
Vice President Biden offered a glimpse earlier this week into how the White House, deeply frustrated by the gridlocked and bitter state of American politics, has come to view Pope Francis’s visit to the United States.
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President Obama turns to business leaders to avoid shutdown

September 17, 2015
Eamon Javers | CNBC
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on President Obama's appeal to business leaders with his talk at the Business Roundtable.
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Republicans Vow to Erase Obama’s Record, but Such Promises Are Rarely Kept

September 16, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
For all the talk of Republican fractiousness, the party’s 2016 presidential field has united around one principle: erasing President Obama’s record.
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Critiquing Republican Field, Obama Dodges Names

September 15, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
He may not be a candidate anymore, but President Obama could not help wading a bit into the high-octane campaign to succeed him on Monday, urging the state that holds the nation’s first caucuses to vote against candidates who rail against teachers or fail to support adequate federal financing for public education.
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Obama Heads to a Crowded Iowa, but Will Stay Off the Trail

September 14, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
As if there were not enough visitors to Iowa these days, the first caucus state will host on Monday the one person who knows for a fact he won’t be living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue come the end of January 2017.
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Secure in Iran deal victory, White House is gently mocking its opponents

September 10, 2015
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
From the moment negotiators signed off on a sweeping accord designed to limit Iran’s nuclear program, the White House went to work to ensure that Congress could not derail it.
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Democratic Support for Iran Nuclear Deal Reaches Critical Threshold

September 9, 2015
Carol Lee, Siobhan Hughes | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama on Tuesday crossed a key threshold in building support for the Iran nuclear deal, winning the backing of enough Senate Democrats that he could avoid having to use a veto to advance the accord.
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