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How a presidential candidate’s personal life changed political journalism

October 3, 2014
When did the more intimate -- and sometimes sordid -- aspects of the personal lives of politicians become fair game for reporters? Matt Bai of Yahoo News says it was back in 1987, when presidential candidate Gary Hart’s extramarital dalliance was made public. Bai joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his new book, "All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid."
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Some Blacks See Secret Service as Flawed Shield for the President

October 3, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents?
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Showing Concern for the President, Even While Criticizing Him

October 1, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama must be touched by all the concern Republicans are showing him these days. As Congress examines security breaches at the White House, even opposition lawmakers who have spent the last six years fighting his every initiative have expressed deep worry for his security.
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Intruder ran farther into White House than previously disclosed

September 30, 2014
Christi Parsons, Brian Bennett | Tribune Newspapers
The intruder who broke into the White House this month made it beyond the front door and past an armed guard, then ran about 100 feet inside, much farther than previously disclosed, a federal law enforcement official said Monday.
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2011 White House Security Breach Left Obamas Angry at Secret Service

September 29, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama and his wife, Michelle, were angry at the Secret Service for the way it handled a 2011 incident in which a gunman fired shots that hit the White House while one of their daughters was at home, The Washington Post reported on Saturday night.
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President Obama will go out with a war cry

September 29, 2014
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Anyone who wondered how Barack Obama was going to spend the last two years of his presidency got an answer last week: He'll be fighting a war.
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Obama announces ‘broad coalition’ to fight Islamic State extremist group

September 11, 2014
Ed O'Keefe, Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President Obama on Wednesday night outlined an open-ended campaign to combat the threat posed by the Islamic State, significantly expanding the counter­terrorism strategy that has been a hallmark of his presidency.
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Obama's ISIL Strategy to Emphasize Coalition Effort

September 10, 2014
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
On the eve of another 9/11 anniversary, Barack Obama will tell Americans in a prime time address Wednesday that the United States is back in the business of battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.
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