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Education Secretary Steps Down, Obama Addresses Critics of Syria Policy


Original Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced his plans to step down at the end of the year. Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics discusses his legacy. Plus, at a White House press conference, President Obama addressed critics of U.S. policy in Syria — including his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In Congress, a bipartisan group in the Senate have negotiated a deal that will bring about significant criminal justice reform to mandatory prison sentences and end the “three strikes” life provision. Susan Davis of USA Today explains the significance of achieving a strong bipartisan response on drug reform within the federal government. And Nancy Youssef of The Daily Beast discusses the story she wrote on CENTCOM intelligence analysts claiming that their reports were altered by their superiors to lean in favor of U.S. operations against ISIS.