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White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation on Monday. He will stay on until his replacement is found. Why did Hagel resign, and what does it mean for the Obama administration's policies?

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Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Instead, it offers undocumented immigrants a deferral from the threat of deportation. David Greene talks to Dan Tichenor, author of Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America.

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After Obama's Action, Immigration Agency Awaits 'A Real Challenge'

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:39pm

As President Obama's executive actions on immigration start taking effect, it will be up to the little-known United State Citizenship and Immigration Services offices to handle the actual changes.

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Hagel Struggled To Stay On The Same Page As The White House

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 3:37pm

Chuck Hagel resigned as Defense Secretary on Monday after a tenure in which he wasn't always on the same page as the White House.

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House Committees Find No Wrongdoing In 2012 Benghazi Attack

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 3:37pm

Two House committees of jurisdiction have found no wrongdoing in the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya. The House Select Committee created by a House vote this year will nevertheless press on with its own investigation.

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Hagel's Successor May Face A Tough Nomination Process

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 3:36pm

There are reasons why Chuck Hagel may have wanted out as Defense Secretary, but even more reasons why the White House may have wanted him out. Who might succeed him? And how will a GOP-controlled Senate handle a nominee?

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Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:01pm

President Obama announced the defense secretary's resignation Monday morning. Chuck Hagel clashed with White House adviser Susan Rice on Syria policy, and he never made it into Obama's inner circle.

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Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:29am

Chuck Hagel's resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.

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Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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D.C.'s 'Mayor For Life' Ends His Reign, Marion Barry Dies At 78

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

Barry was a controversial politician whose political career took a turn when he was convicted of drug possession. Renee Montagne talks Kevin Merida of The Washington Post about Barry's comebacks.

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:01am

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

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Marion Barry, D.C. Former Mayor, Dies At 78

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 6:14am

Washington, D.C.'s most infamous politician, Marion Barry, has died. The four-term mayor was re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession and was still serving as a D.C. councilman.

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Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama"s Plan

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 6:14am

After President Obama announced his immigration plan, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.

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As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 4:49am

Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 1:59am

The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.

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Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:20pm

President Obama made his sales pitch for why five million people should be protected from deportation, Friday. But many in Las Vegas, where Obama defended the executive action, aren't happy about the changes.

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Obama Grandmother Continues Life's Work Of Educating Young Kenyans

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 6:51am

Sarah Obama, 94 received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.

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House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:52pm

The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA "ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and... bravely assisted the State Department" on Sept. 11, 2012.

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Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:05pm

The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.

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These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:27pm

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.

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