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U.S. Says Shipping Uranium Out of Iran Is Still Part of Possible Nuclear Deal

March 30, 2015
David Sanger, Michael Gordon | The New York Times
American officials said on Monday that they were still negotiating with their Iranian counterparts on one of the main issues remaining in their efforts to reach a deal on Iran’s nuclear program — how to dispose of Iran’s big nuclear stockpile — and that shipping the atomic fuel out of the country was still a possibility.
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What to look for in an Iran nuclear deal

March 30, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
As President Barack Obama pushes to reach a nuclear deal with Iran by a Tuesday deadline, a small army of critics — from congressional Republicans to Israeli leaders to the Saudi royal family — is ready to pounce on any weaknesses to persuade Congress and the global community to turn against the pact.
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For G.O.P., Support for Israel Becomes New Litmus Test

March 30, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
When former Secretary of State James A. Baker III accused Israel’s leader this week of undermining the chances of peace in the region, he said nothing more than the kinds of things he had said at times when he was in office a quarter-century ago.
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A GOP governor not running for president has ideas for politicians who are

March 30, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
The Republicans are awash in governors and former governors (and senators) eyeing the White House. One governor who seems to be bucking that trend is Michigan’s Rick Snyder. But he offers a perspective on what ails the national political culture that the others could benefit from hearing.
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Harry Reid Goes Down Fighting

March 30, 2015
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
Nobody ever thought Harry Reid would retire, and that includes Harry Reid. Not long ago, when a reporter for CQ Roll Call asked him what might happen when he left office, Reid retorted, “If I drop dead?” He added, “I mean, I will someday. It’s just a question of if I do it while I’m here.” To everyone who knew him, Reid seemed like one of those creatures of the Capitol who would only ever leave the Senate feet first.
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Reid Retiring

March 27, 2015
Manu Raju | POLITICO
After a brutal eye injury, the 75-year-old Senate Democratic leader decides to forego another grueling campaign for reelection.
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Republican-controlled Senate approves budget plan

March 27, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 52-46 along party lines early Friday morning to advance the first Republican budget in nearly a decade.
Reps. Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner
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Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner

March 27, 2015
Charles Babington, Laurie Kellman | Associated Press
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid being sidelined by majority Republicans over the next two years.
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A Policy Puzzle of U.S. Goals and Alliances in the Middle East

March 27, 2015
Mark Mazzetti, David Kirkpatrick | The New York Times
Already struggling to navigate the chaos engulfing much of the Middle East, the United States is now dipping its toe into another conflict.
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