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Marion Barry, Former Mayor of Washington, Dies at 78
 

Missing School Days Matters–Even in Pre-K

Richard V. Reeves: Skill development was much slower among chronically absent pre-schoolers, and the after-effects were still visible in second grade. Full News here – Washington Wire

The Emancipation Proclamation’s Precedent

Bruce Ackerman, LA Times Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

Obama Plays Dirty Politics With the Constitution

Matt Lewis, Telegraph Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

Marion Barry, Former Mayor of Washington, Dies at 78

Mr. Barry was a flamboyant and polarizing mayor of the nation’s capital who went to prison on cocaine charges and then made one of the most improbable comebacks in the history of American politics. Full News here – NYT > Politics

Norquist Wants CBO’s Elmendorf to Exit

Several conservative economists have argued congressional Republicans should reappoint CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf next year. Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist disagrees. Full News here – Washington Wire

Sunday Talk Preview: Immigration, Ferguson

23 November 2014

President Barack Obama will appear on ABC’s “This Week” to discuss his executive action on immigration, which is expected to be a topic on all the Sunday news shows. Plus, the latest on Ferguson, Mo., which awaits a grand jury’s decision whether to indict the police officer involved in the shooting death of Michael Brown. […]

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Standards, Fallen

23 November 2014

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street JournalThere is so much that is deeply strange in a New York Times story reported Friday by Jason Horowitz.Assuming the article is factually correct, and it certainly appears to be well reported, the president of the United States phoned the majority leader of the U.S. Senate during a legislative crisis to […]

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Anti-Government Protest Forces Biden to Skip a Kiev Stop

23 November 2014

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. had to beat a hasty retreat on Friday at the sight of an unruly crowd of Ukrainians in Kiev protesting the new government amid continuing unrest in that former Soviet republic. Full News here – First Draft

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What They’re Saying About the President’s New Action on Immigration

23 November 2014

Last night, President Obama addressed the nation and laid out the steps he'll be taking — within his executive authority as President — to start fixing America's broken immigration system: Building on our progress at the border with additional resources for our law enforcement personnel. Making it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates, and […]

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Obama Finds a Golf Partner in Derek Jeter

23 November 2014

President Barack Obama hit the links on Saturday with former New York Yankee All-Star Derek Jeter. Mr. Obama, a White Sox Fan, joined Mr. Jeter at the Shadow Creek club in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The golf course is considered one of the most exclusive in the world. Full News here – Washington Wire

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SIMPLE TRUTHS: WE WILL ONLY WIN THIS – AND OTHER CONFLICTS – WITH ALLIES ON THE GROUND

23 November 2014

President Obama has signaled a “new phase” in the fight against the Islamic State as we send 1,500 additional Americans into Iraq to train and advise the Iraqi army to “start going on some offense.” Doing so will be no small task for the ill-equipped Iraqi troops as witnessed by many divisions falling apart over […]

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The Making of a Washington Power Couple

23 November 2014

Early in the Obama administration, before David Krone became persona non grata at the White House, he seemed poised to connect the Houses of Harry Reid and Barack Obama by marriage. Full News here – First Draft

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President Obama Returns to Las Vegas to Talk Action on Immigration

23 November 2014

Watch on YouTube Following his address to the nation last night, President Obama traveled to Las Vegas today to detail the new steps he's taking to start fixing America's broken immigration system. read more Full News here – White House.gov Blog Feed

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On Keystone and NSA, Clinton Remains Quiet

23 November 2014

Ryan Lizza, New YorkerOn Friday, Ready for Hillary, a super PAC that has been described as “a make-work program for former Clinton hands,” and that is busy building a database of donors and volunteers that the group will eventually sell or rent to an official Clinton campaign, held an all-day meeting at the Sheraton on […]

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Mike Brown’s Mom Urges Ferguson Protesters To Remain Peaceful

23 November 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. — The mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer in this St. Louis suburb on Aug. 9, urged protesters to stay peaceful Saturday night as they waited to find out if a grand jury will indict the officer for killing her son. “I just want y’all to […]

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