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SEP 29, 2014 - New York Times

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Motherlode Blog: Adopted From Russia, Just Days Before the Ban

From a visa arriving hours before a government shutdown to staying one mile away from the protests in Red Square against American families adopting Russian children, there were plenty of chances for this adoption to fall apart.

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SEP 29, 2014 - New York Times

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Motherlode Blog: From Russia, Just Barely: Adopted at 16, Days Before the Ban

From a visa arriving hours before a government shutdown to staying one mile away from the protests in Red Square against American families adopting Russian children, there were plenty of chances for this adoption to fall apart.

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SEP 25, 2014 - Wall Street Journal

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Shutdown Fades as Campaign Problem For GOP

In Senate races this year, Democrats are putting little emphasis on one of their familiar attack lines—that the government shutdown shows the Republicans can't be trusted to govern.

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SEP 19, 2014 - Washington Post

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Monkey Cage: Power of the purse in peril?

Congress has cleared the Continuing Resolution (aka the “CR”), a stopgap funding bill to keep the federal government running through Dec. 11.  In contrast to last fall’s government shutdown drama, passage was relatively smooth sailing— even with funding attached to train and equip the opposition in the Syrian civil war. Read full article >>

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SEP 19, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote. The bipartisan 78-22 tally Thursday blended support from Obama's close Democratic allies and some of his fiercest GOP critics, including top Senate Republican ...

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