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Finalists for Democratic National Convention Are Announced

The Democratic National Convention finalists for 2016 are Philadelphia, New York and Columbus, Ohio. Full News here – First Draft

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With Talks Extended, Risks in Additional U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

Karim Sadjadpour: Additional U.S. sanctions are less likely to produce greater concessions than they are to encourage Tehran to recommence its nuclear activities and curtail its already limited cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Association. Full News here – Washington Wire

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The Anxieties of the Republican Majority

Isenstadt & Cheney, PoliticoIt was a quiet meeting on the eve of a political explosion.At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 or so members of the 2012 GOP freshman class of the House of Representatives gathered in a conference room in the Capitol Visitor Center for what’s become a monthly conclave. For the junior representatives, this […]

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Hagel Submits Resignation as Defense Chief Under Pressure

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was asked to resign his post, officials said, as President Obama’s national security team has struggled to stay ahead of an onslaught of global crises. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Can Any 2016 Dem Have That New Car Smell?

Byron York, DC ExaminerPresident Obama set off ripples in the political world Sunday morning when he said voters in the 2016 presidential race will want “that new car smell.” Speaking with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Obama said in picking a new leader, Americans will “want to drive something off the lot that doesn’t have as much […]

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My Once In a Lifetime Experience as a White House Intern

Ed. note: Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2015 White House Internship Program. This blog post introduces readers to Huma Shah, a former intern who worked in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the summer of 2014. When asked about her internship experience, Huma writes: My internship at the White House Office of […]

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel participates in the Washington Ideas Forum, in Washington

Hagel resigns as defense secretary

By Phil Stewart and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, the first major change to President Barack Obama's Cabinet since his Democrats were routed in midterm elections three weeks ago. Obama announced the resignation at a White House event with Hagel at his side. Hagel will remain in […]

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A Look at Three Possible Contenders for Defense Secretary

A look at three leading candidates to succeed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Full News here – First Draft

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Want To Make A Difference? Don’t Be A Hedge Fund Manager

Long before the 2008 financial collapse, the American economic landscape had shifted, plunging the country into something of an identity crisis. Manufacturing was down, far less tangible industries were up. Income inequality and nostalgia for a time when America “made things” became fixtures of the national conversation. As Roger Martin put it in the Harvard […]

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Dividing the Spoils

Previously published on BillMoyers.com. We’ve been watching Congress since the mid-term elections and reading Zephyr Teachout’s terrific history book, Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United. That snuff box was a gift from King Louis XVI of France. His Majesty was a good friend of the American Revolution but when he […]

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