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Both nationally and at home, she's become a symbol of the Obama's administration's most polarizing policy.

Democrats are citing a striking stat -- one that the Senate historian can't confirm.

A list of the top contenders to replace Janet Napolitano.

  • Juliet Eilperin and Aaron Blake
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  • Jul 12, 2013
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While President Obama’s decision Tuesday to appoint Julia Pierson as the first female head of the Secret Service, we have to break it to the White House: Angela Bassett beat her to it.

A quick look at the men and women who will shape the president’s second-term agenda, as well as his legacy.

Republicans didn't succeed in thwarting Hagel's nomination, but that doesn't mean the whole exercise was a bust.

Whatever chance Chuck Hagel's detractors had of bringing him down, it appears to have gone by the wayside.

A new Pew poll shows the political toll the past month has taken on defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel. Still, it probably doesn't matter all that much in the long term.

Chuck Hagel should be confirmed next week unless one of these three things happens.

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