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Jackie Norris taking a new job in Washington

Jackie Norris taking a new job in Washington

The White House announced on Thursday that Susan Sher will replace Jackie Norris as First Lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff. Sher is a White House attorney and longtime friend of Obama’s from Chicago. Radio Iowa posted a press release containing statements from Michelle Obama, Sher and Norris.
Norris will head the Corporation for National [...]

Obama embarks on Mid-East mission

Obama embarks on Mid-East mission

US President Barack Obama is heading to the Middle East on a visit aimed at increasing US engagement with the Islamic world.
Mr Obama travels first to Saudi Arabia and then to Egypt, where he will make a keynote speech on ties with the region.
He says he wants to open dialogue with Muslims and overcome misapprehensions [...]

Republicans Divided Over How to Oppose Sotomayor

Republicans Divided Over How to Oppose Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee to replace Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court, is posing a conundrum for Republicans who are struggling to unite against a woman they presume will be a reliable vote for liberal causes.
The GOP doesn’t want to give [...]

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