Bob Gates Memoir Slams Joe Biden for Being ‘Wrong’ on Foreign Policy

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_d928230931.jpgScott Olson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- A new memoir by former Defense Secretary Bob Gates is expected to be a juicy — and critical — inside look at the ups and downs of foreign policy in the Obama administration. One of those details, included in a New York Times review of the book, reveals Gates’ flat dismissal of Vice President Joe Biden’s foreign policy credentials.

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Ready for Hillary, Ready for Cash

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_10b9642875.jpgChip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- There’s no candidate yet, but the Ready for Hillary super PAC is fundraising like it’s 2016. The group is announcing Tuesday evening it has raised more than $4 million in 2013 from donations from 33,631 Americans. While $4 million may not sound like that much in the new normal of billion-dollar campaigns, the group has capped donations at $25,000.

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Cocaine Congressman Returns to the Hill to Face Primary Challenger

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_a5023c7194.jpgLinda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Trey Radel, the Florida freshman congressman charged with cocaine possession last November, returned to the Capitol after a stint in rehab, only to learn that he’d picked up a primary challenger. Paige Kreegel, a former member of the Florida State House, formally launched a campaign to unseat Radel Tuesday.

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For Woman Who Lost Jobless Benefits, Relief May Come Too Late

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_1e80569db4.jpgLinda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Standing behind President Obama Tuesday at the White House were a group of unemployed workers whose long-term jobless benefits have been cut off. One of them, Kathy Biscotti, said she was happy to be invited to the event, but is still panicked about losing her home, worried that even if Congress does vote to extend long-term unemployment benefits for three months, it may be too late.

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Michelle Obama Reportedly Vacationing with Oprah Winfrey at Maui Estate

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_bb51b4be3b.jpgCharles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Island horses, guava cocktails, magnificent sunsets – and Oprah Winfrey! Michelle Obama is reportedly enjoying it all at the media mogul’s swanky estate in Hawaii, where the first lady is squeezing out a few more days of vacation. President Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia returned to the White House Sunday after a two-week vacation in Hawaii, but Michelle Obama stayed behind in the Aloha State as a bit of an early birthday gift from the president.

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