Melody Barnes

White House Domestic Policy Council

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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.

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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

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