Cliff Sloan Picked to Spearhead Guantanamo Closing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_166ce96002.jpgJohn Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Cliff Sloan, a top Washington lawyer, has been chosen as the State Department’s special envoy to close Guantanamo Bay, marking a step forward in what has been an arduous effort to fulfill President Obama’s campaign promise to close the prison.

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Ex-‘Obamacare’ Official to Run for Mass. Governor

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_3051197041.jpg Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(BOSTON) -- Donald Berwick, a former controversial figure in the Obama administration who served as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said he will run for governor of Massachusetts next year.

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Obama Tells Northern Ireland's Youth 'Fate of Peace Is Up to You'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_d93d681dfc.jpgPeter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(SLIGO, Ireland) -- After decades of violence, President Obama on Monday said peace in Northern Ireland serves as a “blueprint” for ending conflicts around the world, but cautioned “there’s still much work to do.

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Cheney: NSA Monitoring Could Have Prevented 9/11

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_b84ef228af.jpgJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs on Sunday, saying that had they been in effect over a decade ago, the terrorist attacks on Sept.

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White House Chief of Staff Says Syrian Aid Could Be Expanded

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_0ee6d6ee95.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy(WASHINGTON) -- The size of the U.S. arms shipment to Syrian rebels will depend on conditions on the ground, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday.

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