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McConnell’s Role In Surveillance Bill Bewilders His Friends

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reputation as a master deal-maker seems to have failed him as the Patriot Act lapsed.


President Barack Obama speaks at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., on June 6, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Seeks Fresh Start To Complex Relationship With Chinese President

Seeking a fresh start to a complex relationship, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are retreating to a sprawling desert estate for two days of talks on high-stakes issues, including cybersecurity and North Korea’s nuclear threats.