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Marion S. Barry Jr.: ‘A Complicated Man’ Whose Legacy Recounts Both Greatness and Blunders AG pick Lynch may face grilling over seizing properties, experts say Political Memo: In Partisan Washington, Health Law Faces Grave Legal Technicalities
 

SNL Mocks Obama’s Immigration Action With Satirical Schoolhouse Rock Bill Sketch

NBC: A bill (Kenan Thompson) and an executive order (Bobby Moynihan) explain how government really works with a little help from President Obama (Jay Pharaoh). Full News here – RealClearPolitics Videos

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Rep. Raul Labrador Debate Obama’s Immigration Action on “Face The Nation”

REPRESENTATIVE RAUL LABRADOR (R-Idaho): Well, there's several things that we need to do. Number one, it was illegal for the President to do this. He has been saying it for the last three years that he did not have the authority to do it and now he changed his mind. I think it's also unfortunate […]

Marion S. Barry Jr.: ‘A Complicated Man’ Whose Legacy Recounts Both Greatness and Blunders

Mr. Barry was a man venerated, disgraced and redeemed in a political career that spanned four decades and included four terms as mayor and six months in prison on drug charges. Full News here – NYT > Politics

AG pick Lynch may face grilling over seizing properties, experts say

Civil forfeiture — the seizure of cash or property believed to be connected to crime — is on the rise nationwide and may take center stage soon in Washington, where President Obama’s pick to become the next attorney general will need to defend her liberal use of the controversial policy during confirmation hearings, sources told […]

Political Memo: In Partisan Washington, Health Law Faces Grave Legal Technicalities

The Affordable Care Act faces grave danger because legislative repair work that was once routine has grown impossible. Full News here – NYT > Politics

Lincoln — or Schoolyard Bully?

24 November 2014

John Fund, National Review Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Debbie Dingle Ready for Spotlight as Her Husband, the ‘Dean’ of Congress, Steps Aside

24 November 2014

As the wife of the longest-serving congressman in American history, Debbie Dingell has long been her husband’s fiercest protector. Now, she is Representative-elect Dingell. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Ben Carson: I’m Going To Make A Decision About Running For President By May 1st

23 November 2014

On Sunday's broadcast of ABC's This Week, there was a consensus moment between former President Bush's chief re-election strategist Matthew Dowd and Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of the liberal magazine The Nation: Dr. Ben Carson should run for president. Carson, also a guest on the Sunday show, said he will make his decision to run […]

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First Draft Focus: Still Using the BlackBerry

23 November 2014

“I forgot my BlackBerry,” President Obama yells to reporters as he boards Marine One. Full News here – First Draft

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For the Right, This Is Bigger Than Immigration

23 November 2014

Charles Blow, NY TimesDon’t let yourself get lost in the weeds. Don’t allow yourself to believe that opposition to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration is only about that issue, the president’s tactics, or his lack of obsequiousness to his detractors. This hostility and animosity toward this president is, in fact, larger than this president. […]

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Marion Barry: A wily survivor leaves the stage

23 November 2014

There is no middle ground in judging four-time Washington mayor Marion Barry, who died Sunday at the age of 78. For many whites, Barry was a politician addicted to alcohol, drugs and power. Meanwhile, most African-Americans in D.C. enshrined him as a strong leader who shared their struggles and overcame the odds; regardless of his […]

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Obama: “Absolutely Not” Legitimate For Future Presidents To Use Executive Actions For Taxes

23 November 2014

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, THIS WEEK: How do you respond to the argument, a future president comes in, wants lower taxes. Doesn't happen. Congress won't do it "“ he says I'm not going to prosecute those who don't pay capital gains tax. PRESIDENTOBAMA: Well, the truth of the matter is, George, that the reason that we have […]

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The Making of an Imperial President

23 November 2014

Ross Douthat, New York Times Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Going it Alone Has Its Risks For Obama

23 November 2014

With time ticking down on his second term, President Barack Obama has escalated his efforts to accomplish his policy goals without winning approval from Congress, a strategy that may produce results quickly but with the risk that they may be undone by lawmakers or a future president. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Going it Alone Has Its Risks For Obama

23 November 2014

With time ticking down on his second term, President Barack Obama has escalated his efforts to accomplish his policy goals without winning approval from Congress, a strategy that may produce results quickly but with the risk that they may be undone by lawmakers or a future president. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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