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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Anwar al-Awlaki

Jun 23, 2014 — The memo explains the administration's legal reasoning for launching a drone attack on an American citizen overseas.
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Apr 4, 2014 — Nasser Al-Awlaki sued U.S. officials over the killing of three Americans including his son in Yemen. The judge said the suit raises fundamental constitutional questions but there's no easy answer.
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Jul 19, 2013 — The case challenges the constitutionality of drone strikes that killed three U.S. citizens in Yemen in 2011. Government lawyers seeking to dismiss the case said the courts essentially have no role in drone-strike decisions.
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Feb 6, 2013 — The decision to grant lawmakers access to the classified information comes a day before the president's pick to head the CIA has his confirmation hearing. The classified information details the rationale for targeted strikes against U.S. citizens believed to have links to al-Qaida.
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Oct 5, 2011 — After the killing of al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the Republican presidential contender says the nation may be "slipping and sliding" toward other targeted assassinations.
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Sep 30, 2011 — With the killing of terrorist spiritual leader Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, President Obama could and did claim yet another significant win Friday in the war against al Qaida. But if the past is any indicator, Obama is unlikely to get much in the way of sustained political credit for his role in bringing the al-Awlaki chapter of the al-Qaida story to an end.
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Sep 30, 2011 — In the first few months after the Sept. 11 attacks, Anwar al-Awlaki was also downplaying reports of "hate speech" at American mosques. His words back then may offer clues to his later actions.
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Sep 30, 2011 — Among the morning's leading stories: Al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki reportedly killed; Obama administration widens challenges to state immigration laws.
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Sep 30, 2011 — LIVE BLOG: U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed after a missile strike on his convoy in northern Yemen. He played a "significant operational role" in plotting attacks on the U.S., according to officials. Another American militant, Samir Khan, who produced an English-language al-Qaida Web magazine, died in the airstrike.
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May 2, 2011 — Will Osama bin Laden's deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri take command of al-Qaida? Presidential adviser John Brennan said in a briefing today that he thinks Zawahiri is not a sure thing to lead a unified al-Qaida
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