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President Barack Obama, second from left, Sasha Obama, and first lady Michelle Obama, are greeted as they exit Air Force One on arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Sunday Aug. 18, 2013, after a family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
President Barack Obama, second from left, Sasha Obama, and first lady Michelle Obama, are greeted as they exit Air Force One on arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Sunday Aug. 18, 2013, after a family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

The Republican National Committee convened its annual summer meeting last week, where they voted to boycott any CNN or NBC-hosted presidential debate.

And Senator McCain took to the airwaves to criticize the Obama administration's strategy in Egypt.

NPR's senior Washington editor Ron Elving joins us for a preview of this week in politics.

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This segment aired on August 19, 2013.

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