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  1. Boehner: Benghazi Panel on Despite Report Clearing WHRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | News Max

    House Speaker John Boehner has vowed to go ahead with a special panel to probe the Benghazi attacks even though a new Republican-led report claims there was no attempt at a cover-up by the White House. Boehner said a select committee headed by Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina will still investigate the terror attacks in Libya on Sept.

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  2. Flournoy tipped to replace HagelRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Daily Star

    Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the US military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation. Hagel, a former Republican senator, who has been in the job for less than two years, was chosen to oversee a shift to a peacetime military with smaller defense budgets, but found the United States at war again.

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  3. Schumer: Democrats erred by pursuing health reform too soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Los Angeles Times

    In a speech diagnosing his party's political missteps in 2014, a top Senate Democrat reached back to the decision to pursue an overhaul of the health system in late 2009 as an example of how the party took its focus off middle-class priorities, saying healthcare was "the wrong problem" to address at the time. New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, who leads Senate Democrats' policy and messaging efforts, argued in a speech Tuesday that when Americans were "crying out" for additional steps to combat the economic crisis at the time, "not for changes in healthcare."

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  4. The Democrats may have a lock on the White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | MarketWatch

    President Barack Obama has probably long since abandoned the hope he expressed in the stirring 2004 convention speech that catapulted him to national prominence: This country is not divided into red states and blue states. But he might be comforted by the controversial analysis from a Republican analyst that there is now a "Blue Wall" block of states that virtually guarantees a Democrat will win the presidential contest in 2016 and for the foreseeable future.

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  5. Gay-rights activist charged with sex abuse was Obama bundler, frequent White House visitorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Washington Times

    A prominent gay-rights activist charged last week with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy is a strong supporter of President Obama who has visited the White House more than a half-dozen times in the past two years, visitor logs show. Terrence P. Bean , 66, who raised more than half a million dollars for Mr. Obama's re-election campaign in 2012, last visited the White House on May 30, when he met with the president, first lady Michelle Obama and political adviser David Simas. 16 comments

  6. White House Vetting Donald Beatty For Federal BenchRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | FITSNews

    S.C. Supreme Court justice Donald W. Beatty is being vetted by the administration of U.S. president Barack Obama for a seat on the federal bench, sources familiar with the process tell FITS. If appointed by Obama, Beatty would take the place of circuit court judge Alison Lee - whose nomination for the seat being vacated by Cameron McGowan Currie was unceremoniously withdrawn back in September.

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  7. Chuck Schumer's Cure for DemocratsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Atlantic

    Harry Reid is still the Senate Democratic leader, but Chuck Schumer is unquestionably the party's chief message man on Capitol Hill. So it was a significant moment on Tuesday morning when Schumer, New York's senior senator and a likely heir to Reid, called for Democrats to "embrace government" as they try to hold the White House and recapture control of Congress in 2016.

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  8. Hagel resignation comes at bad momentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The China Post

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning at a particularly tough time for U.S. foreign and defense policy, with one war ending, another just beginning and the Pentagon struggling with the prospect of deeper budget cuts ahead. It also raises the prospect of policy shifts as U.S. President Barack Obama seeks to sign up his fourth Pentagon chief in six years.

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  9. Ferguson Isn't About Black Rage Against Cops. It's White Rage Against Progress.Read the original story

    Tuesday | Common Dreams

    On Aug. 17, police in Ferguson, Mo., wait to advance after using tear gas to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown. When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo.

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  10. GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson: Ted Cruz 'Too Right Wing'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | News Max

    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is in New York City paying visits to some of the nation's most powerful Jewish leaders, but his private two-hour session with billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson, the largest donor to Republican causes during the 2012 presidential election, may not have gone as well as he'd hoped. Cruz, a likely candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, sat by Adelson during Sunday night's Zionist Organization of America dinner, which featured Cruz in a prominent speaking role, reports The New York Observer .

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  11. Sticks in SpokesRead the original story

    Tuesday | Sunshine State News

    During the 2012 campaign, President Obama often resorted to his favorite substitute for thinking: ridicule. Before enthusiastic audiences , the president would mock Republicans by suggesting that "they have the same prescription they've had for the past 30 years.

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  12. Hagel resignation comes at messy moment for USRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning at a particularly tough time for U.S. foreign and defense policy, with one war ending, another just beginning and the Pentagon struggling with the prospect of deeper budget cuts ahead. It also raises the prospect of policy shifts as President Barack Obama seeks to sign up his fourth Pentagon chief in six years.

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  13. The Brutal Truth: As Obama Goes, So Go the DemocratsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | National Review Online

    Each Democratic candidate who hopes to have a chance will run supporting Obama's positions on health care, immigration, and climate change. Given those positions on the big things, any move to distance themselves from Obama will seem puny by comparison.

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  14. John Dickerson: Obama expects dings from his successor...but will he really be able to take it?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | CBS News

    President Obama expects to get a few dings from his successor and he doesn't mind it. He told ABC's George Stephanopoulos he understands that the next Democratic presidential nominee will need to distance herself from him.

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  15. Elections Live Digest: 11/25Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Daily Kos

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  16. Wicker: Good government will keep Republicans in majorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Newms360.com

    Sen. Roger Wicker has a big job on his hands as newly elected head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, but he sees a simple solution to the challenge of retaining the GOP majority in the Senate in two years. "If the American people see us operating a Senate the way the founders intended, I think they will reward us at the polls," Wicker said Monday in a meeting with the Daily Journal editorial board.

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  17. Dana Milbank: Booker talks but with little actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Newms360.com

    It appeared that Cory Booker, just elected to a new, six-year Senate term, was finally ready to bust loose. The celebrity former mayor of Newark shared top billing at an event Wednesday with a band called Pussy Riot.

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  18. Will the Violence in Ferguson Have Any Lasting Impact?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | National Review Online

    President Obama weighed in on the grand jury's decision last night. Will other key political figures feel the need to do the same - or to say anything beyond platitudes - or will they prefer to let the events fade into history? Hillary Clinton didn't address Michael Brown's shooting until 19 days after the event.

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  19. GOP wisdom shifts on immigrationRead the original story

    Tuesday | WDUN-AM Gainesville

    ... party to embrace immigration reform after Hispanic voters swung sharply against the GOP in the 2012 presidential election. Republicans routed Democrats in this month's midterm elections, although most of the competitive contests played out in states ...

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  20. With Hagel 'Not Up to the Job,' a Look Back at His Many Misguided SupportersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | National Review Online

    By claiming that "retiring" defense secretary Chuck Hagel "wasn't up to the the job," White House officials are finally echoing criticisms from Republican lawmakers during Hagel's 2013 confirmation hearing. Talking heads from across the political spectrum are now nodding in agreement, noting that Hagel's inexperience and policy differences with the administration make his departure unsurprising.

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