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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, April 21, 2015

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:40 am || Tapes an interview with Chris Matthews; Fairfax, Virginia 2:40 pm || Welcomes Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team members to the White House to honor his 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship 4:25 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Carter 5:15 pm || Holds a reception for supporters of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization

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Koch Brothers Choose Walker

The fabulously wealthy and politically generous conservative brothers Charles and David Koch appear to have settled on Scott Walker as their candidate of choice, potentially a huge boon to the Wisconsin governor as he competes for funding and votes against fellow Republicans. From the New York Times: On Monday, at a fund-raising event in Manhattan for the New York State Republican Party, David Koch told donors

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Video || WH Won’t Say Clinton Donations Didn’t Affect Policy

Nor, it seems, does the White House care, otherwise they’d be vowing to get to the bottom of it. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today pointedly dodged, using unrelated verbiage, questions about whether those who gave to the Clintons during Hillary’s time as Secretary of State received favorable treatment for their agendas. Have a look. From today’s briefing

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Obama Prepares to Give in to Iran, Again

One thing the Iranians surely figured out a long time ago is that President Obama will never bomb them. And so they negotiate accordingly. What they have also noticed is that, this late in the “process,” there is virtually nothing the president won’t accept or do to get a deal. Within days of hearing Iran’s demand that sanctions be lifted immediately, rather than in a

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Obama Schedule || Week of April 20, 2015

Here’s Obama’s schedule for the rest of the week, as described by the White House. On Monday, the President will host Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates for a working lunch at the White House to consult on a wide range of regional and bilateral issues. They will discuss joint efforts to counter ISIL and address violent extremism; the

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REDLINE || Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015​ Good morning! In the news today: Obama will likely have to take his battle to restart his amnesty all the way to the Supreme Court; why is John Hinckley wandering around free?; book investigating Clinton Foundation donations set to make a big splash; Rubio beginning to look like a rock star; he raises tens of millions already; Israeli reporter incurs frightening anti-Semiticism

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