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Army to Announce Forwarding of Bergdahl Investigation Results

The U.S. Army is expected to announce Monday that it has forwarded the results of its investigation into the 2009 disappearance of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from an Afghan outpost to a military commander who will determine what punishment the soldier will face, defense officials said. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

Obama To Nominate Sally Yates To Be Deputy Attorney General

HONOLULU, Dec 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to announce U.S. Attorney Sally Yates as his nominee for deputy attorney general on Monday, a U.S. official said. Yates currently serves as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia where she has made a name for herself by prosecuting several high-profile cases. […]

Obama to Nominate Yates to No. 2 Justice Job

President Obama has selected Atlanta U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates to serve in the No. 2 job at the Justice Department, according to people familiar with the matter. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

Letter From Washington: Assessing the G.O.P. Election Field

The precise mix of Republican candidates who enter the 2016 presidential race or decide to stay out of it will greatly affect the party’s choice of nominee. Full News here – NYT > Politics

Chris Christie Wants Obama To Demand That Cuba Return Cop Killer To U.S.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country “before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government.” In a letter sent to the […]

North Korea Threatens To Attack U.S. If Obama Retaliates Over Sony Hacking

21 December 2014

A top North Korean defense committee threatened attacks on “the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.S. mainland” if President Barack Obama retaliates over last month’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures, according to a statement posted Sunday to the country’s official Korean Central News Agency. “The army and people of the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic […]

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Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies

21 December 2014

By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) – For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. For months, they quietly advised the White House in hopes of shaping a new policy towards the communist-run nation. "A lot of what the president announced is what we, and others in Miami, […]

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Obama Says He’ll Weigh Returning North Korea to Terror List

21 December 2014

President Obama said he would “review” whether to return North Korea to the list, part of a broader government response to a damaging cyberattack on Sony’s Hollywood studio. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Obama: Suggesting “America Is Inherently, Irreducibly Racist,” Stalls Progress

21 December 2014

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: There's no reason for folks to be patient, I'm impatient, that's why in the wake of what happened in Ferguson and what happened in New York, we've initiated task forces that in 90 days will be providing very specific recommendations. On the other hand, I think an unwillingness to acknowledge that progress […]

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In 2016, Republicans will be fighting to hold Senate majority

21 December 2014

Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP right back into the minority. Full News here – FOX News

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Marco Rubio Criticizes ‘Obama-Paul’ Policy on Cuba

21 December 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) stepped up his foreign-policy debate with Sen. Rand Paul’s over Cuba by tying the Kentucky Republican to President Barack Obama. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Obama says Sony hack not an act of war

21 December 2014

By Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. Washington's longstanding dispute with North Korea, which for years […]

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Congress.gov: Overview of the Legislative Process

Congress.gov: Overview of the Legislative Process – Politics Informer Video

21 December 2014

Congress.gov Legislative Process videos were produced by the Library of Congress (LOC). In service to Congress, analysts in the LOC Congressional Research Se… Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Congress.gov: Overview of the Legislative Process – Politics Informer Video

21 December 2014

Congress.gov Legislative Process videos were produced by the Library of Congress (LOC). In service to Congress, analysts in the LOC Congressional Research Se… Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Rift Grows Between Mayor & Police Force

21 December 2014

Matt Flegenheimer, NY Times Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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