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| Jun 5, 2013

Tea party rallies to thwart bipartisan education plan

Tea party groups over the past few weeks have suddenly and successfully pressured Republican governors to reassess their support for a rare bipartisan initiative backed by President Barack Obama to overhaul the nation’s public schools. Activists have donned matching T-shirts and packed buses bound ...

Obama keeps fluid grip on levels of power

May 20, 2013

Obama keeps fluid grip on levels of power

President Barack Obama’s professed ignorance of the targeting of conservatives by one government agency and his support of tracking journalists’ sources by another highlight one of the great paradoxes of his presidency: Sometimes he uses his office as aggressively as anyone who’s held it; ...