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NYT First Draft Political News Now - January 13, 2015: Can’t We All Get Along? Obama and Republicans Give It Another Try.

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January 13, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Can’t We All Get Along? Obama and Republicans Give It Another Try The meeting between President Obama and members of Congress will set the tone for a fraught dynamic, already in the throes of legislative clashes. Doug Mills/The New York Times JANUARY 13, 2015 By Julie Hirschfeld Davis Good  Tuesday  morning from Washington, where  President Obama  and congressional Republicans will sit down for what could be an uncomfortable conversation, a bearded  Representative Paul D. Ryan  of Wisconsin   makes it official – he’s not running for president, and we preview behind-the-scenes details from  Reggie Love ’s   new book about his life as the president’s “body man.” Up in New Jersey, Democrats take a poke at  Gov. Chris Christie  of New Jersey as he gets ready to give his State of the State speech. President Obama  and congressional leaders will sit down  on Tuesday  for their first meeting since the Republicans took

NYT First Draft Political News Now - December 29, 2014: Playing the Numbers Game With the Obamas’ Christmas Vacation.

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December 29, 2014 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Playing the Numbers Game With the Obamas’ Christmas Vacation President Obama playing golf with Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia in Kaneohe, Hawaii,  on Wednesday . Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press DECEMBER 29, 2014 By Michael S. Schmidt Good morning on the  last Monday  of the year from Washington, where federal officials are awaiting calls for assistance involving  AirAsia Flight 8501 , and former Gov. Jeb Bush  of Florida, fresh off his announcement that he is exploring a presidential campaign,  has a big lead  in a new poll over other potential Republican contenders. We also start wrapping up the year by tallying statistics from President Obama’s Hawaiian vacation and looking at the Twitter champions in Congress. Mr. Obama is halfway through his year-end trip to Hawaii. While he has kept a low profile, he’s been fairly busy. Here’s a breakdown: 9  – Number of days the president has been in Hawaii. 6  –