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Former director of President Obama's Domestic Policy Council

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A surveillance state, the China summit, Susan Rice and Samantha Power.

The Surveillance State and the China Summit

A surveillance state, the China summit, Susan Rice and Samantha Power.

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Two economies, President Obama's charm offensive, the Rand Paul filibuster, and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg leaning in.

A Tale of Two Economies, Obama's Charm Offensive

Two economies, President Obama's charm offensive, the Rand Paul filibuster, and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg leaning in.

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Karzai at the White House, was Afghanistan worth it?  Nominating  Chuck Hagel and Jack Lew, but where are the women? Joe Biden on gun reform.  Should we mint a trillion dollar coin?

Was Afghanistan worth it? Chuck Hagel, Jack Lew and Biden's gun plan

Karzai at the White House, was Afghanistan worth it?  Nominating Chuck Hagel and Jack Lew, but where are the women? Joe Biden on gun reform. Should we mint a trillion dollar coin?

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