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Mike Huckabee: Winner or loser?

Were Mike Huckabee‘s recent gaffes enough to doom any presidential ambitions he still harbors? A calculated play for the Republican Party‘s base? Somewhere in between? The former Arkansas governor, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 and is considering another White House run, had to walk back two widely reported comments he made in radio interviews last week during a national tour to promote his latest book. First he referred to President Barack Obama‘s boyhood in Kenya. It was a mistake; a spokesman said Huckabee should have said Indonesia. Then Huckabee took on Hollywood and out-of-wedlock pregnancy. “One of the
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Obama to weigh changes to U.S. trade agencies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will consider reorganizing the many agencies that focus on trade and exports as part of a broad effort to restructure the federal government that he will launch on Friday. Read the full story.
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Next stopgap bill would cut $6 billion over 3 weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House Republicans are preparing another stopgap-spending bill that would cut $6 billion from current levels and keep the government running for three more weeks, Representative Steven LaTourette said on Thursday. Read the full story.
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House panel delves into Muslims radicalization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Muslim Americans must do more to combat Islamic radicalization as al Qaeda targets them to help carry out terrorism plots, a lawmaker said on Thursday as he convened hearings critics said unfairly singled out Muslims. Read the full story.
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