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What Mattered This Week?

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist covering U.S. politics. A political scientist, he previously wrote "A Plain Blog About Politics." He is co-editor of "The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2012."
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As I wrote a few times, the Benghazi House select committee doesn't matter.

What does matter? I'm not going to say that the administration's climate report rollout necessarily makes any difference, but climate change, and the questions of what and whether and when public policy is going to deal with it, surely does matter.

What else? What do you think mattered this week?

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