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Why is the protective press pool so important? Look to unexpected events like 9/11

History proves that sometimes the most routine events, like a visit to an elementary school, can end up as moments of unmatched significance.

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Why is the protective press pool so important? Look to unexpected events like 9/11

History proves that sometimes the most routine events, like a visit to an elementary school, can end up as moments of unmatched significance.

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FBI director James Comey looks into new Clinton emails; revelations come amidst Weiner sexting investigation

“Why this? Why now? Is it? It’s just a lot of questions here about what this is all about.”

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FBI director James Comey looks into new Clinton emails; revelations come amidst Weiner sexting investigation

“Why this? Why now? Is it? It’s just a lot of questions here about what this is all about.”

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Mon Dieu: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Happy New Year! Congress is back. And so is terrorism, partisanship, gridlock, sorrow, crying — and for at least one formerly prominent politician, a likely trip to the hoosegow. In the Press Pool with Julie Mason this week on SiriusXM’s … Continued

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Mon Dieu: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Happy New Year! Congress is back. And so is terrorism, partisanship, gridlock, sorrow, crying — and for at least one formerly prominent politician, a likely trip to the hoosegow. In the Press Pool with Julie Mason this week on SiriusXM’s … Continued

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Ciao, 2014: Julie Mason’s top political stories

What, you say — still hungover from those 2014 midterms? Well you better start rehydrating: The 2016 Iowa caucuses are just a little over a year away. But before we get a snootful of presidential campaign politics, let’s pause and … Continued

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Ciao, 2014: Julie Mason’s top political stories

What, you say — still hungover from those 2014 midterms? Well you better start rehydrating: The 2016 Iowa caucuses are just a little over a year away. But before we get a snootful of presidential campaign politics, let’s pause and … Continued

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Convictions: Julie Mason’s top political stories

In a bitter twist to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s historic corruption conviction, it appeared McDonnell may lose his pension under a 2011 law McDonnell signed stripping felons of certain state benefits. It was one more indignity at the end … Continued

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Convictions: Julie Mason’s top political stories

In a bitter twist to former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s historic corruption conviction, it appeared McDonnell may lose his pension under a 2011 law McDonnell signed stripping felons of certain state benefits. It was one more indignity at the end … Continued

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Game on: Julie Mason’s top political stories

A Republican in a chicken suit was arrested in New Hampshire. With the news elsewhere so relentlessly bad — Islamic State, Russian incursion into Ukraine, Syria imploding — it’s a relief sometimes to take a break from worrying about stepped-up … Continued

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Game on: Julie Mason’s top political stories

A Republican in a chicken suit was arrested in New Hampshire. With the news elsewhere so relentlessly bad — Islamic State, Russian incursion into Ukraine, Syria imploding — it’s a relief sometimes to take a break from worrying about stepped-up … Continued

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En fuego: Julie Mason’s top political stories

A common refrain on the Press Pool with Julie Mason this week: Remember when August was a slow news month? It used to be safe for journalists and presidents to be like lawmakers and take long, desultory vacations in August. … Continued

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En fuego: Julie Mason’s top political stories

A common refrain on the Press Pool with Julie Mason this week: Remember when August was a slow news month? It used to be safe for journalists and presidents to be like lawmakers and take long, desultory vacations in August. … Continued

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Impeachy: Julie Mason’s top political stories

It was no one’s finest hour in Washington this week, as Secretary of State John Kerry failed at everything and the Obama administration whipped up partisan froth over an illusory impeachment threat. The Republican-led House prepared to leave on a … Continued

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Impeachy: Julie Mason’s top political stories

It was no one’s finest hour in Washington this week, as Secretary of State John Kerry failed at everything and the Obama administration whipped up partisan froth over an illusory impeachment threat. The Republican-led House prepared to leave on a … Continued

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World on fire: Julie Mason’s top political stories

So much roiling: Iraq, the border, Ukraine, Gaza, Iran, Syria. So far North Korea is staying pretty quiet — but that never lasts. Foreign policy dominated the talk this week on the Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS … Continued

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World on fire: Julie Mason’s top political stories

So much roiling: Iraq, the border, Ukraine, Gaza, Iran, Syria. So far North Korea is staying pretty quiet — but that never lasts. Foreign policy dominated the talk this week on the Press Pool with Julie Mason on SiriusXM’s POTUS … Continued

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The vapors: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Less than five months out from the midterm elections, things are not looking great for the Obama administration. It’s fairly standard second-term drams, but the vexation at the White House is palpable. President Obama is trying to battle back — … Continued

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The vapors: Julie Mason’s top political stories

Less than five months out from the midterm elections, things are not looking great for the Obama administration. It’s fairly standard second-term drams, but the vexation at the White House is palpable. President Obama is trying to battle back — … Continued

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