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Congressional Leaders Have Actually Reached A Deal On VA Reform

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

A Closer Look at Hillary Clinton’s Approach to China

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

From rumor to truthiness: Echo chamber says David Gregory is a goner

28 July 2014

Flash! “Huge David Gregory Rumors Pick Up Steam.” Full News here – FOXNews.com

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India's PM Modi reacts during a meeting with Brazil's President Rousseff on the sidelines of the 6th BRICS summit at the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia

Kerry to woo Modi’s India, but quick progress unlikely

28 July 2014

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader. The visit by Kerry, and a trip by Defense Secretary Chuck […]

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Obama could curb corporate ‘inversions’ on his own: ex-U.S. official

28 July 2014

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama could act without congressional approval to limit a key incentive for U.S. corporations to move their tax domiciles abroad in so-called "inversion" deals, a former senior U.S. Treasury Department official said on Monday. By invoking a 1969 tax law, Obama could bypass congressional gridlock and restrict […]

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Secrecy Over Executions Faces Challenges

28 July 2014

Details on lethal injections have gone behind the curtain, a trend that states call necessary but death-penalty opponents contend allows execution methods that may violate the U.S. Constitution. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Sarah Palin Gives The People What They Want: The Sarah Palin Channel

28 July 2014

Move aside, Oprah. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is giving the American people exactly what they’ve always wanted: the Sarah Palin Channel. Palin announced her new project via Facebook on Sunday: Post by Sarah Palin. The site will feature political commentary, interviews, user-contributed content and updates from the Palin household. “Together, we’ll go beyond […]

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Democrats’ Big Bad Obamacare Bet

28 July 2014

Michael Barone, Washington ExaminerWords mean what they say. That’s the basis for the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell invalidating the Internal Revenue Service regulation approving subsidies for Obamacare consumers in states with federal health insurance exchanges.The law passed by Congress, Judge Thomas Griffith explained, provided […]

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Hillary Clinton: I Was The “Designated Yeller” At Israel As Secretary of State

28 July 2014

FAREED ZAKARIA: Bibi Netanyahu. You said you had a complicated and it sounded like a difficult relationship with him. HILLARY CLINTON: Well, I have to say, I've known be a long time and I have a very good relationship with him, in part because we can yell at each other, and we do. And I […]

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U.S. Says Images Show Direct Russian Role in Ukraine

28 July 2014

The Obama administration released photographic evidence it says shows Russian forces fired rockets across the border into eastern Ukraine. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Israel and Hamas Trade Blame for Deaths in Latest Conflict

28 July 2014

Leaders of Israel and Hamas used a series of U.S. Sunday television talk shows to blame each other for the deaths resulting from nearly three weeks of fighting between the two sides. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Congress Reaches Deal to Help Fix VA

28 July 2014

Leaders from the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs announced Sunday they have reached a deal on legislation to help fix the VA that has been bogged down in conference committee for more than a week over questions of costs and partisan bickering. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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