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44: December 28, 2008 - January 3, 2009

Michelle Obama, Daughters Head to District

Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, departed for Washington this afternoon, a day before President-elect Barack Obama was scheduled to move to the nation's capital from Chicago.

By Post Editor  | January 3, 2009; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Back at Work, Obama Pitches His Stimulus Plan

By Philip Rucker CHICAGO -- Fresh off his Hawaiian vacation, President-elect Barack Obama is...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 3, 2009; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Reports: Bennet to Senate in Colorado

By Garance Franke-Ruta Colo. Gov. Bill Ritter has scheduled a news conference for Saturday afternoon...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 2, 2009; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Hill Transition  
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Governor's Office: 'No Front-runner' for N.Y. Senate Appointment

N.Y. Gov. David Paterson hasn't made up his mind about the New York Senate seat, says an aide.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 2, 2009; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Obama to Meet with Congressional Leaders Monday

By Michael D. Shear President-elect Barack Obama will meet with the bipartisan leadership of Congress...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 2, 2009; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Senate Adjourns, Ends Standoff With Bush

By Paul Kane In less than 30 seconds this morning, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) gaveled...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 2, 2009; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Capitol Briefing  
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Obama Arrives in Chicago

His batteries recharged after a two-week pre-inaugural vacation in Hawaii, President-elect Barack Obama is enjoying his last 48 hours in his home town here before moving to Washington, where he immediately will press congressional leaders on his economic stimulus plan and grapple with continuing strife in the Middle East.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 2, 2009; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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A (Strange) New Year Begins

By Ben Pershing If you thought 2008 featured some strange and unexpected news stories, how...

By Ben Pershing  | January 2, 2009; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Biden Mourns the Passing of Claiborne Pell

Vice President-Elect Joe Biden issued a statement on the passing of former senator Claiborne Pell...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 1, 2009; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Obama Heads Home to Chicago

By Philip Rucker and Dan Eggen KAILUA, Hawaii -- President-elect Barack Obama bid adieu to...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 1, 2009; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Senate to Open with Succession Dramas Still on Stage

With just six days till the start of the 111th Congress, the Illinois corruption scandal has complicated what was already shaping up to be an oddly dramatic start for the United States Senate.

By Web Politics Editor  | December 31, 2008; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Bush Looking Forward to a Quiet New Year's Eve on the Ranch

President Bush promised to "sprint to the finish" of his term in office, which ends Jan. 20, but when the ball drops at midnight, the commander in chief is probably going to be catching some Z's.

By Web Politics Editor  | December 31, 2008; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Obamas to Stay at the Hay-Adams Hotel

When the Obamas move to Washington over the weekend they will take up residence at the Hay-Adams Hotel, the storied, luxury hotel on Lafayette Park, within walking distance of the White House.

By Web Politics Editor  | December 31, 2008; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Finally, Obama Is a Man About Town

On the 11th day of his Hawaii vacation, President-elect Barack Obama plays pick-up basketball at his alma mater, visits the Honolulu Zoo with his daughters and stops by his late grandmother's apartment.

By Post Editor  | December 30, 2008; 9:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Before the White House, Obamas Moving to Washington

It's official: the Obama family is moving to Washington this weekend.

By Web Politics Editor  | December 30, 2008; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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Pro-Palestinian Activists Picket Obama Compound in Hawaii

Pro-Palestinian activists demonstrated Tuesday morning outside the Kailua compound where President-elect Barack Obama is vacationing with family and friends.

By Web Politics Editor  | December 30, 2008; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Postcard from Hawaii  
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Blagojevich Appoints Burris to Replace Obama

Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich today selected a former state attorney general to take the Senate seat previously held by President-elect Barack Obama over the objections Democratic leaders who vowed to refuse the appointment.

By Web Politics Editor  | December 30, 2008; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (181)
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Stimulus Will Test Remaining GOP Clout

By Ben Pershing How much clout do Republicans have left in this town? The first...

By Ben Pershing  | December 30, 2008; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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As Obama Gets Ready to Golf, Middle East Activists Try to Make a Delivery

The president-elect may be on vacation, but that doesn't mean people have stopped trying to...

By Web Politics Editor  | December 29, 2008; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Emanuel to Resign House Seat Jan. 2

Rahm Emanuel will formally relinquish his House seat at the end of the week.

By Web Politics Editor  | December 29, 2008; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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McConnell Puts the Brakes on Stimulus Plan

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voiced skepticism today about the emerging economic stimulus plan, applying a brake to Democratic plans to quickly pass up to $850 billion in spending and tax cuts soon after President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration.

By Web Politics Editor  | December 29, 2008; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Economy  
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At Home and Abroad, a Tough Road Ahead for Obama

By Ben Pershing While you and yours were enjoying holiday presents, cookies and the end...

By Ben Pershing  | December 29, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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