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Attorney General Nominee Faces Senate Judiciary Committee

January 29, 2015
Carrie Johnson | NPR
In a crowded hearing room in Washington Wednesday, Loretta Lynch faced hours of questioning in her bid to become attorney general. If confirmed, she would be the first African-American woman to serve in that post.
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Obama's 180 on 529 Plans Explained Here

January 29, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama’s most recent job approval ratings may help explain why he decided so swiftly that reducing the tax benefits of a popular college savings plan – a proposal he’d made earlier this month – had become an unwanted “distraction” and should be reeled back.
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ISIS and Boko Haram’s Unholy Online Alliance

January 29, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
U.S. intelligence sees the bloodthirsty African group ‘take a page from the Islamic State’s social-media playbook.’ But Internet cooperation may be just the start.
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House Democrats retake the House? It’s a long shot, but they’re getting ready to try.

January 29, 2015
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
President Obama’s popularity is on the rebound, and the Democrats’ race to replace him seems orderly and sane compared with the chaotic contest already dividing the GOP. Even in the minority, Senate Democrats still have enough leverage to slow, stall or kill Republican bills, and they are hopeful about retaking control in 2016.
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Sarah Palin and her onetime fans on the right: It’s so over

January 29, 2015
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
They’re over her. Sarah Palin’s odd, rambling speech last weekend before an audience of committed conservative activists in Des Moines has many influential voices on the right saying that the time has come to acknowledge that the romance has gone cold and the marriage is dead.
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As Visit Ends, Obama Presses India on Human Rights and Climate Change

January 28, 2015
Peter Baker, Ellen Barry | The New York Times
President Obama concluded his three-day trip here Tuesday with a tough-love message to his hosts, as he vowed to be “India’s best partner” in taking its place in the ranks of the world’s great powers but urged it to do more to protect human rights and fight climate change.
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Why Spending Is Back in Season in Washington

January 28, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
America’s partisan divisions are so familiar it sometimes seems the fight never changes. But on the federal budget, the battlefield has been transformed.
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Benghazi Committee Chair Rep. Trey Gowdy Says Hillary Clinton 'Needs To Be Talked To'

January 28, 2015
Jeff Zeleny | ABC News
Gowdy tells ABC News' Jeff Zeleny why he wants to question the former secretary of state.
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Obamacare Enrollment Nears Goal With 19 Days to Go, U.S. Says

January 28, 2015
Alex Wayne | Bloomberg News
About 9.5 million people have signed up or renewed their Obamacare insurance coverage for 2015, the U.S. government said today, surpassing last year’s enrollment total with 19 days to go.
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