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Seib Video: Is Extending Iran Talks a Political Risk?

The U.S. and allies have extended negotiations aimed preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon by seven months. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains the political opportunities and the political risks for the Obama administration with this move. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Schumer: Focus on Health Law Was a Political Mistake

Democrats smarting from this year’s midterm losses need to embrace their pro-government roots and refocus on coherent policies to help the middle class, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said, citing the 2010 federal health-care law as a political miscalculation. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Political Memo: In Partisan Washington, Health Law Faces Grave Legal Technicalities

The Affordable Care Act faces grave danger because legislative repair work that was once routine has grown impossible. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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GOP, Obama Tread a Delicate Political Path

Analysis: This much is clear: President Obama sets off an explosion with his plan to act on his own to change the nation’s immigration practices. What’s less clear is what happens next in Washington, Gerald F. Seib says. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Political Calculus: Hispanic Voters Are Important for Republicans, but Not Indispensable

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the G.O.P can regain the White House in 2016 without improving its appeal among Hispanics. It just will be harder. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Sharpton’s debt issues resurface amid his political rise

The Rev. Al Sharpton has made a remarkable rise to national prominence, from community organizer to President Obama’s consultant, amid a long and lesser-known history of debt and tax obligations totaling millions of dollars. Full News here – FOX News

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Changes Announced in House Democrats’ Political Team

Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico will lead the party’s campaign efforts in the House, and Steve Israel of New York will work to communicate its agenda. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Rush Limbaugh Is Emblematic of Our Political Rot

It is stunning that leading conservative thinkers are arguing that the Republican majority in Congress is a mandate for even more gridlock. Rush Limbaugh says Republicans weren’t elected “to make Congress work. They weren’t sent there to get along.” Instead, Limbaugh argues, their mandate is “to stop Barack Obama. Republicans were not elected to govern.” […]

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Judge Napolitano: Public Needs To Know If Loretta Lynch Is A Political Hack Like Holder Or Not

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: You and I are both lawyers in New York City and we know that she has a superb reputation as an independent thinker. I don't think that she will be an enabler for Barack Obama that Eric Holder was, but I want to hear her say that. I think that Senator Lee […]

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Listening Post: To China, Shift in Obama’s Political Fortunes Eclipses U.S. Economic Gains

When President Obama visits China on Monday, authorities there are likely to dwell more on his electoral reversals than on the robust American economy, analysts say. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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