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Obama Stretching the Law — ‘He’d Make a Great Judge’: Harvard’s Tribe

President Barack Obama would make “a great judge.” So says a professor who tutored him at Harvard Law School. Harvard’s Laurence Tribe says he remembers Obama well — the student who became the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law...

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Delegates cheer during the keynote address by U.S Senate candidate Barack Obama of Illinois at the Democratic National Convention on July 27, 2004 in Boston.

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Delegates cheer during the keynote address by U.S Senate candidate Barack Obama of Illinois at the Democratic National Convention on July 27, 2004 in Boston.

Obama’s Dream, 50 Years Hence

Updated at 1:41 and 1:46 pm EDT with the president’s remarks today “My identity might begin with the fact of my race, but it didn’t, couldn’t end there. At least that’s what I would choose to believe.” – Barack Obama,...

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Eric Holder, U.S. attorney general, during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2014

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Eric Holder, U.S. attorney general, during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2014

Holder’s Acting Legal Counsel: Thompson

Attorney General Eric Holder has tapped a top aide to temporarily lead the Justice Department’s influential office that offers legal advice on everything from detention practices to drone strikes, the department says. Karl Thompson, who has served as a counselor...

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Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 16, 2014.

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Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 16, 2014.

Bernanke at Brookings: ‘Rescuer-in-Chief’ in Residence

Ben Bernanke reigned for two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve and is widely credited for steering the American economy through its worst crisis since the Great Depression, of which he is a student. Bernanke has a new forum...

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President Barack Obama speaks about health care at the Prince Georges Community College on Sept. 26, 2013 in Largo, MD.

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President Barack Obama speaks about health care at the Prince Georges Community College on Sept. 26, 2013 in Largo, MD.

Youth Break with Obama: Harvard Poll

The nation’s youth, a group that twice rallied behind President Barack Obama at the ballot box, is failing to support his signature domestic achievement. More than half of those 18 to 29 years old say they disapprove of Obamacare and...

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Officer Jim Lopez, left, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), wrangles with Omar Headen, age 13, during a day of action, organized by the CCPD, which included neighborhood interaction and the cleaning of Farnham Park, on August 22, 2013 in the Parkside neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey.

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Officer Jim Lopez, left, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), wrangles with Omar Headen, age 13, during a day of action, organized by the CCPD, which included neighborhood interaction and the cleaning of Farnham Park, on August 22, 2013 in the Parkside neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey.

Government and the Quality of Life: Sunstein

We have environmental impact statements. We attempt to measure the ramifications of any major development — a pipeline, a subdivision, (“a leaf, a stone, an unfound door”) –affecting the well-being of the world we live in. We have a Congressional...

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The U.S.-Mexico border on February 26, 2013 near Sonoita, Arizona.

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The U.S.-Mexico border on February 26, 2013 near Sonoita, Arizona.

Low-IQ Immigrants: Not Heritage Policy

The Heritage Foundation has taken some hits for projecting 50 years out with its projection that the cost of government services for undocumented immigrants becoming citizens will far exceed the tax revenue they contribute to the economy — by about...

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A sign that mocks the Obama 'Hope' campaign sign from 2008 in front of a house in Ohio on Oct. 28, 2012.

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A sign that mocks the Obama 'Hope' campaign sign from 2008 in front of a house in Ohio on Oct. 28, 2012.

Millennials: More Divided Than Ever

Young people are polarized — more so than ever in their views of President Barack Obama. This is the biggest take-away from a new Harvard Institute of Politics survey of Americans ages 18-29, the so-called millennials. “The biggest and potentially...

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The Connecticut Huskies react after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

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The Connecticut Huskies react after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

NCAA Seeds: Full-Court DC Press

March Madness is in full swing. And Congress is in session, even if the government is in sequestration. Regardless of whether you’re rooting for the Harvard Crimson, the Great Danes of Albany or The Hoyas of Georgetown, everyone wants one...

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