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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin

Obama looks to salvage Asia ‘pivot’ as allies fret about China

By Matt Spetalnick and Manuel Mogato WASHINGTON/MANILA (Reuters) – When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month, a U.S. Navy plane swooped in to witness the dramatic encounter. The flyover was a vivid illustration of the expanding significance of one of Asia's most strategic […]

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Hillary Clinton says she’s ‘thinking’ about 2016 White House run

By Peter Cooney WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Asked again the question on the mind of everyone who follows U.S. politics, Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she was "thinking" about running for president in 2016. Appearing at a marketing conference in San Francisco, Clinton, widely considered the Democratic front-runner if she enters the race, was asked by […]

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Hardball: Eric Holder Sparks Debate About Race

Michael Tomasky and James Peterson join Hardball to discuss Attorney General Eric Holder's suggestion that he and President Obama have faced tougher opposition from the Republican right on account of their race. Full News here – RealClearPolitics Video Log

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NSA denies report that agency knew about, exploited ‘Heartbleed’ flaw

Sources told Bloomberg News that by using “Heartbleed,” the NSA had a new weapon in its arsenal to conduct sophisticated hacking operations Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Repeal Obamacare? Forget About It

Julian Zelizer, CNNIn American politics, there is strength in numbers. When enough people feel a vested interest in the survival of a program, it becomes extraordinarily difficult for opponents to dismantle it.Obamacare, officially the Affordable Care Act, looks like it has just reached a critical tipping point. While the program still faces many challenges and […]

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Repeal Obamacare? Forget About It

Julian Zelizer, CNN Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Crossing Chris Christie: What The Bridge Scandal Says About Christie’s Future

On April 1st, Chris Christie, the beleaguered Republican governor of New Jersey, attended a celebrity roast, in Newark, to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of Brendan Byrne, the state’s governor from 1974 to 1982. “He’s an inspiration,” Christie told the audience, referring to Byrne, who won reëlection against long odds, because he has “shown that political […]

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5 Things to Know About the Tipped Minimum Wage Debate

A national debate is brewing over how, and how much, the nation’s 3.3 million waiters, bartenders, blackjack dealers and other tipped workers are paid –and whether they’re due a raise from Congress. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Brooks: Good Thing About Campaign Finance Decision is It Strengthens The Party Establishments

DAVID BROOKS: Well, I'm in a distinct minority in my reaction to the decision because I do see a silver lining. My view is that, for 40 years, we have had these campaign finance reforms, and they have been failures. Money is more coursing through our system than ever before. Incumbents have used the laws […]

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5 Things About States With Problem-Plagued Health Exchanges

A look at the issues five states are facing regarding Obamacare. Full News here – Washington Wire

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