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With DREAM Order, Obama Did What Presidents Do: Act Without Congress

President Obama's immigration order Friday angered some lawmakers — not unlike earlier members of Congress when presidents used executive authority to complete the Louisiana Purchase, sign the Emancipation Proclamation, integrate the U.S. military and order warrantless surveillance after Sept. 11.
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The Sway And Swagger Of The Lone Star State

In 2009, New York Times columnist Gail Collins attended a Texas Tea Party rally where raucous attendees waved signs reading "Secede!" The anger Collins felt from the crowd laid the groundwork for her new book, "As Texas Goes..." In it...

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Cheh Approves Council's Decision To Select Mendelson

Councilmember Mary Cheh says Phil Mendelson will be able to move the council forward during his time as interim council chairman.

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In Washington, Leaking As A Way Of Life

The debate over news leaks bubbled up again this week after reports that The New York Times relied on information from top-tier and unnamed U.S. officials to reveal details about the U.S. cyberbattle against Iran. On the 40th anniversary of Watergate, here's a look at the "pressure valves of democracy."
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It's All Politics, June 14, 2012

June already has brought a strong dose of bad news for President Obama, from the monthly jobs report to questions about his Cabinet. So, how much can an incumbent blame on his predecessor? NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin discuss.
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Analysis: Congress Debates D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives an analysis on how the D.C. vouchers program is being played on Capitol Hill this time around.

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It's #FollowFriday: Some Political Tweeters You May Not Already Follow

For this week's roundup of best political folks to follow on Twitter, we chose some lesser-known and local names you might want to see in your feed.
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Three Frightening Phrases You Should Understand

When economists talk about their fears, they constantly use three phrases: "fiscal cliff," "muddle through" and "hard landing." Each is related to a different problem in a different region of the world: the U.S., Europe and China. And there are worries that all of these crises will explode soon.
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Q&A With D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh talks about the council's transition after Kwame Brown, explains the contentious meeting that let to Phil Mendelson's election as interim chair, and looks ahead to the future.

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