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US President Barack Obama speaks before signing H.R. 1295 Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which includes assistance for Americans who lost their jobs to foreign outsourcing, and H.R. 2146 Defending Public Safety Employees' Retirement Act, which includes fast track trade promotion authority (TPA) that allows Obama to negotiate trade treaties, including the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), after Obama signed the bills during a bill signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 29, 2015.

Can Obama's massive trade deal pass Congress?

By Eric Bradner, CNN
President Barack Obama got much closer Monday to locking in a major part of his legacy: the biggest regional free trade deal in history.
But first he has to win the political battle in Congress and on the 2016 presidential campaign trail.
The US Capitol Building is pictured at dusk in Washington, DC, on July 29, 2011. Spurred on by President Barack Obama, US lawmakers set the stage late Friday for a frantic beat-the-clock weekend effort to avert a catastrophic debt default sure to rattle the world economy.

Chaffetz, Webster promise to delegate power

By Tom LoBianco, CNN
House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Monday that he is running for House speaker, in part, because he and other rank-and-file Republicans feel they have been shut out from major House Republican decisions.

House speaker's race just got nasty

By Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
The race for Speaker could turn the House floor into complete chaos later this month, prompting an ugly public fight and further roiling a Republican Party struggling to present a governing vision for the country.
President Barack Obama speaks during a surprise visit with U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, in Afghanistan, on Sunday May 25, 2014, ahead of the Memorial Day holiday.

Obama can't stay in Afghanistan, but he can't leave

By Stephen Collinson, CNN
It took a horrific tragedy to remind the nation that its longest war, though often forgotten, is by no means gone.
Outrage over the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, by an American gunship Saturday focused increasingly rare media scrutiny on a conflict in which U.S. combat officially ended last year -- but where fighting still rages.
The US Supreme Court is seen August 1, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Is the Supreme Court poised for a shift to the right?

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter
Judicial conservatives and some Republican presidential candidates feel abandoned by Chief Justice John Roberts for his vote -- once again -- in favor of the Affordable Care Act, despite the fact that he dissented in other cases they care about concerning issues like gay marriage and housing discrimination.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29: House Speaker John Boehner holds his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2015 in Washington, DC. During the press conference the Speaker listed the accomplishments of the Republican party that saved US tax payers trillions of dollars, but admitted much more needs to be done. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Why John Boehner quit

By Manu Raju and Deirdre Walsh, CNN
The House speaker seized control of an ending that was beginning to feel inevitable.

The House conservatives who want to rule the world

By Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN
Life for the next speaker won't be any easier.
The conservative lawmakers have the potential to make or break the candidacy of California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy or any other would-be speaker. And they know it.
Children hold banners and placards while listening to speakers at a rally outside the 9th Circuit federal court in Pasadena, California on July 16, 2015, where Immigrant rights organizations, labor, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients from Arizona and Los Angeles gathered. After a multiple-year legal battle, the state of Arizona's embattled efforts to deny driver's licenses to immigrants who have been granted DACA under a federal program will face what could be yet another blow to Arizona when the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit hears oral arguments this Thursday in a lawsuit brought by civil rights groups challenging the discriminatory policy. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Legal fight over Obama immigration's orders may outlast his presidency

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter
Mario Sidonio is an aspiring astrophysicist with big American dreams. But lately the 17-year-old has been waking up every day hoping a federal appeals court will come down with a ruling that could help his family secure a better future.