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US President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 19, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama's very legal order

11/20/14 11:58AM

As President Obama moves forward to reform immigration policy through executive order, critics are focusing more on the order's legality than its wisdom.  It's a strategy that has swiftly turned the immigration debate into another Washington battle over precedents and presidential power – even as experts say President Obama has the law on his side. read more

A man is silhouetted as he walks down a hallway in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill on Nov. 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty)

Lack of gender diversity on Capitol Hill speaks volumes

11/19/14 11:23AM

Remember that jarring image of newly-re-elected President Obama, talking to a sea of male aides in the Oval Office?  You could see the president talking with 10 men—and, we were told, Valerie Jarrett was there, too. You could see the outline of her leg if you looked close enough. read more