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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Helene Cooper
The New York Times
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned under pressure on Monday after President Obama determined that he had to shake up his national security team in the face of escalating conflicts overseas and hawkish Republicans reasserting themselves on Capitol Hill.
Peter Baker, Michael R. Gordon, David Sanger
The New York Times
By the time Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart checked into a luxury hotel near the famous beaches of Oman earlier this month, a long-sought deal that has eluded the last two American presidents to roll back Tehran’s nuclear program seemed to be slipping out of reach.
John Dickerson
Slate Magazine
President Obama expects to get a few dings from his successor and he doesn’t mind it. He told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos he understands that the next Democratic presidential nominee will need to distance herself from him. The next candidate will want an opportunity to describe what he or she believes in and the public wants to inhale what Obama called “that new car smell.”