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Green Energy Access for All

The word “equitable” is not one we often use when discussing our nation’s energy policies, but it needs to be if communities of color plan to have a meaningful role in the energy revolution happening in America. As one of the Co-Chairs of the National Policy Alliance — an organization that counts amongst its membership […]

Empowering Africa’s Next Generation of Leaders

President Obama’s town hall today with 500 of Africa’s most promising young leaders provided an inspiring window into what the future holds for Africa, and the world. The 500 participants in the Washington Fellowship program were selected from nearly 50,000 applicants from across Africa, as part of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). YALI […]

Boosting Our Global Competitiveness: It’s Time to Invest in America’s Roads, Rails, and Bridges

When it comes to investing in our infrastructure, the President’s message has been loud and clear: We must upgrade our roads and rails and bridges to grow our economy and create good American jobs. Over the last five decades, U.S. investments in transportation have fallen by nearly 50 percent as a percentage of GDP. So […]

Deal Reached in Congress on V.A. Funding

House and Senate leaders have agreed to a compromise on a bill to allocate $ 17 billion to reform the V.A.’s health care system. Full News here – NYT > Politics

7/8/14: White House Press Briefing – Politics Informer Video

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing. Video Rating: 3 / 5

Deal Reached to Extend Program for Brain-Damaged Vets

28 July 2014

Congressional negotiators agreed Monday to extend a government program that funds assisted-living homes for veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries, including dozens of troops wounded by roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Lawmakers’ To-Do List: Taking Stock And Assessing the Odds

28 July 2014

The Wall Street Journal’s Congress team takes stock of where things stand on Capitol Hill a week before the August recess. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Congressional Leaders Have Actually Reached A Deal On VA Reform

28 July 2014

WASHINGTON — After a near-death experience, legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs has been revived. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) announced on Monday that they had struck a deal to reform the beleaguered agency. Sanders and Miller, who chair their respective chambers’ committees on veterans’ affairs, had not been […]

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Training a Workforce for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Jobs

28 July 2014

It’s no secret that the American economy is changing, and some of the most in-demand skills today barely existed a generation ago. The average worker graduated high school around twenty years ago, when the personal computer was in its infancy, and only the most technical professions demanded a fluency in information technology (IT). But times […]

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Mark Halperin: Clinton Lacks “Big Strategic Vision” Of Foreign Policy

28 July 2014

MARK HALPERIN: I think in the end, as she has been saying in her book tour, that the economy and a vision for the future on job creation is going to be a bigger deal if she runs. I think she is suffering in these episodic comments the same thing the president is suffering from, […]

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Watch Live: Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

28 July 2014

Today, President Obama kicks off a three-day Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The Washington Fellowship gives 500 of sub-Saharan Africa’s most prominent young leaders the opportunity to engage with U.S. government officials, entrepreneurs and civil society representatives, as well as […]

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A Closer Look at Hillary Clinton’s Approach to China

28 July 2014

Michael O’Hanlon: There is a firmness in Hillary Clinton’s thinking about China that provides a good guide to policy and that is less well articulated by the current Obama team. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Surveillance Programs Hinder Journalists, Lawyers, Report Says

28 July 2014

Large-scale U.S. surveillance programs hinder journalists in communicating confidentially with sources and restrain lawyers from adequately representing clients, according to a report issued by two advocacy groups. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Is Paul Ryan Still Paul Ryan?

28 July 2014

In the wake of the disastrous 2012 election, Paul Ryan recognized that he faced a central problem: He was beginning to be seen not as the bold paragon of fiscal rectitude that media accounts had relentlessly depicted when he first emerged as a Republican leader, but as an “Ayn Rand miser.” Over the last year […]

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Degrees of Education: Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

28 July 2014

Money magazine released a new list of best colleges focused on what is on the minds of many parents and students: money. Babson ranked No. 1. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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