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  • News Analysis: A Strained Alliance: Obama-Netanyahu Rift Grew Over Years

    30 January 2015, 10:03 pm by: By PETER BAKER and JODI RUDOREN

    The diplomatic break touched off by Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to negotiate an address to Congress without first telling President Obama reflects their fundamentally different world views.
  • Criticism of Holder Dominates Hearing on Loretta Lynch, Attorney General’s Possible Successor

    30 January 2015, 9:25 pm by: By CARL HULSE and MATT APUZZO

    Loretta E. Lynch’s dealings with the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee were mostly cordial as she faced questions on immigration and other hot-button issues.
  • Support Waning, Romney Decides Against 2016 Bid

    30 January 2015, 9:03 pm by: By ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN

    By not pursuing a third presidential bid, Mitt Romney frees up scores of donors and operatives who had been awaiting his decision.
  • U.S. to Collect Genetic Data to Hone Care

    30 January 2015, 7:39 pm by: By ROBERT PEAR

    President Obama announced a biomedical research initiative, including plans to collect data on one million Americans in order to tailor treatments to individual patients.
  • Political Calculus: The Surprising Power of Blue-State Republicans

    30 January 2015, 3:21 pm by: By NATE COHN

    Why it’s very hard for a far-right conservative to win the G.O.P. nomination.
  • The Invisible Primary: Romney’s Withdrawal Is a Reflection of Bush’s Strength

    30 January 2015, 2:08 pm

    It is now clear that Mr. Bush, despite some drawbacks as a candidate, has attracted much of the support that Mr. Romney wanted.
  • Harry Reid Won’t Take Some Things Lying Down. Like Rest.

    30 January 2015, 2:01 pm by: By JEREMY W. PETERS and CARL HULSE

    While recovering from an exercise accident, Senator Harry Reid is conducting policy from his well-appointed condominium.
  • Campaign Advertising: Online Political Ads Have Been Slow to Catch On as TV Reigns

    30 January 2015, 1:03 pm by: By DEREK WILLIS

    Digital advertising is a work in progress, because targeting voters with online ads is complicated.
  • Netanyahu Is Talking to Leading Democrats to Little Effect So Far

    30 January 2015, 12:54 pm by: By CARL HULSE and JEREMY W. PETERS

    The Israeli prime minister has been reaching out to leading Capitol Hill Democrats, including Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, to try to ease criticism over his coming address to Congress, but has made little progress.
  • Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Testing Obama

    30 January 2015, 12:15 pm by: By CORAL DAVENPORT

    As expected, the Senate passed the bill forcing approval of the oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast — a measure President Obama has promised to veto.
  • HistorySource: Churchill’s Funeral, and the Perils of Staying Home

    30 January 2015, 12:13 pm by: By MICHAEL BESCHLOSS

    Lyndon Johnson’s decision to skip the ceremony, and also to not send his vice president, raised questions on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Most Republicans Say They Back Climate Action, Poll Finds

    30 January 2015, 9:00 am by: By CORAL DAVENPORT and MARJORIE CONNELLY

    A poll found that about half of Republicans would favor a presidential candidate who supports fighting climate change.
  • Martha A. Derthick, Public Policy Decoder, Dies at 81

    29 January 2015, 11:48 pm by: By SAM ROBERTS

    Dr. Derthick’s work on Social Security, federalism, deregulation and welfare was said to vividly bring life to impenetrable subjects.
  • National Briefing | Northwest: Idaho: House Committee Halts Bill Banning Discrimination Against Gays

    29 January 2015, 11:03 pm by: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Idaho lawmakers voted Thursday to halt a bill that would create protections for gay and lesbian people, siding with the concerns of religious freedom supporters.
  • White House Memo: What to Wear? First Ladies Are Steeped in Protocol

    29 January 2015, 10:05 pm by: By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

    Photographs of Michelle Obama without a head scarf led to headlines and Internet chatter about whether she had broken with tradition.
  • White House Drone Crash Described as a U.S. Worker’s Drunken Lark

    29 January 2015, 9:45 pm by: By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT

    The man, who was at an apartment near the White House when he lost control of the drone, went to bed before reporting the episode, according to law enforcement officials.
  • Obama Relents on Proposal to End ‘529’ College Savings Plans

    29 January 2015, 9:43 pm by: By JONATHAN WEISMAN

    The president, facing pressure from both parties, dropped from his budget a proposal to effectively end college savings accounts known as 529s.
  • House Democrats, Facing Long Odds, Take Inspiration From the Top

    29 January 2015, 9:20 pm by: By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN and MICHAEL D. SHEAR

    Democrats have been encouraged in recent weeks by the administration’s aggressive use of executive authority and President Obama’s decision to push a robust progressive agenda in his State of the Union address.
  • Los Angeles to Build Housing for Veterans

    29 January 2015, 9:01 pm by: By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to settle a three-year-old lawsuit brought on behalf of homeless veterans by pledging to build permanent and transitional “bridge” housing.
  • Group of Senators Seeks to Lift Cuba Travel Limits

    29 January 2015, 7:55 pm by: By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers has taken the first step in a looming congressional battle over how far to expand trade and tourism with the Castro government.

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