Rachel Smolkin

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Deputy Managing Editor, and former White House editor, for Politico

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On the hundredth day of his second term, President Obama held a  news conference  today ranging from criticism of Congress to praising NBA player Jason Collins for  coming out of the…

After First 100 Days Obama Talks Syria, Sequester and Stalemate

On the hundredth day of his second term, President Obama held a news conference today ranging from criticism of Congress to praising NBA player Jason Collins for coming out of the…

from To the Point

CNN and other news agencies report that two suspects have been identified in the Boston Marathon bombing. Authorities plan to brief the media later this afternoon.

Letter Sent to White House Tests Positive for Ricin

CNN and other news agencies report that two suspects have been identified in the Boston Marathon bombing. Authorities plan to brief the media later this afternoon.

from To the Point

President Obama has spent the week  warning Americans  about the consequences of "sequester."

Budget Talks Will Resume after Deep Cuts Take Effect

President Obama has spent the week warning Americans about the consequences of "sequester."

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