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President Obama sells optimism in State of the Union address

WASHINGTON — Putting aside a sudden crisis with Iran, President Barack Obama Tuesday urged Americans in his final State of the Union address to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked the campaign to find his successor and to build a “clear-eyed, big-hearted” and “optimistic” nation. Delivering his annual report to the Read More…

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Eric Holder’s legacy stretches from Guantanamo to Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder strode in to a raucously triumphant welcome at Justice Department headquarters on cold, sunny February morning in 2009, less than a month after the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Hundreds of staffers packed the stairwells and hallways, cheering loudly as he made his way, as he called it, back home. This Read More…