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44: January 11, 2009 - January 17, 2009

President-Elect Obama Calls Capt. Sullenberger

President-elect Barack Obama called Capt. Chesley Sullenberger III, the pilot of US Airways flight 1549, last night, according to incoming White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 17, 2009; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Dopplr Issues 'Annual Report' on Obama

Updated By Garance Franke-Ruta Here's a new company to add to the annals of Obama-based...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 16, 2009; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Making the Rounds  
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Obama Returns to Ohio to Pitch Stimulus Plan

Obama asked a small audience at Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Company to help support his economic stimulus proposal, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 16, 2009; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Primary Source  
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Obama Leaves D.C. for Ohio

By Eli Saslow President-elect Barack Obama arrived in an 11-car motorcade at Reagan National Airport...

By Washington Post Editor  | January 16, 2009; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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It's Never Too Early To Name a Commission

By Ben Pershing Barack Obama has been in Washington as president-elect for only a few...

By Ben Pershing  | January 16, 2009; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Obama Juvenilia Popping Up All Over

By Robin Shulman Few people want to be judged in later life by what they...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 15, 2009; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama To Hold Fiscal Responsibility Summit

By Chris Cillizza President-elect Barack Obama will convene a "fiscal responsibility summit" in February designed...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 15, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Visits Washington Post

Obama shares a laugh at The Washington Post with Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli and White...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 15, 2009; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Clinton Addresses Senate Floor for Final Time

On the same day that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted her to become the next Secretary of State, Sen. Hillary Clinton said goodbye to her colleagues on the Senate floor.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 15, 2009; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Susan Tierney to Become Energy Dept. Number Two

Susan F. Tierney, assistant secretary of energy for policy in the Clinton administration and more recently an energy and economics consultant with Boston-based Analysis Group, is expected to be named deputy secretary of energy.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 15, 2009; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cabinet  
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Biden Bids Farewell to the Senate

After thirty-six years as a senator, Vice President-elect Joe Biden gave his farewell address on the Senate floor Thursday. (Video by the Associated Press.)

By Web Politics Editor  | January 15, 2009; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Live From the Holder Confirmation Hearing

Liveblogging the Senate confirmation hearing for Eric H. Holder Jr., the nominee to serve as attorney general.

By Lexie Verdon  | January 15, 2009; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Senate Cmte. Votes a Strong Yes on Hillary Clinton

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) this morning won overwhelming backing from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be the next Secretary of State.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 15, 2009; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Napolitano Testifies on Protecting Homeland

Full text of her opening statement at her Senate confirmation hearing.

By Washington Post Editor  | January 15, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Obama's Balancing Act

By Ben Pershing Which Barack Obama will predominate for the next four years? The one...

By Ben Pershing  | January 15, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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The Participatory Inaugural

By Garance Franke-Ruta In his latest YouTube release, Barack Obama today issued a low-key...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 14, 2009; 6:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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LaHood Confirmation Hearing Postponed

The confirmation hearing for Ray LaHood to be Barack Obama's secretary of transportation was postponed until at least next week, the committee announced just before the hearing was to begin this afternoon at 3 p.m.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 14, 2009; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Retired Fighter Pilot to Run NASA?

Retired Maj. Gen. Jonathan Scott Gration, a highly decorated fighter pilot almost completely unknown to the space community, has emerged as the top candidate to run NASA, two sources close to the Obama transition team said today.

By Lexie Verdon  | January 14, 2009; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Obama Meets Some Liberals, Too

By Anne E. Kornblut President-elect Barack Obama, fresh off his dinner with conservative journalists on...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 14, 2009; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Rick Warren Reaches Out to Gene Robinson

By Jacqui Salmon The Rev. Rick Warren, the conservative evangelical minister who will deliver the...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 14, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Inauguration Week  
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Geithner Confirmation Hearing Postponed

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus said the confirmation hearing for Timothy F. Geithner would be held by next Wednesday.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 14, 2009; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Rand Beers Tapped as Counselor to Napolitano

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D), President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of homeland security, named her first senior aide this morning, tapping Rand Beers as counselor.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 14, 2009; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  National Security  
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More Bumps on the Cabinet Road

By Ben Pershing Last week, we wondered whether Barack Obama might have been a bit...

By Ben Pershing  | January 14, 2009; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obama, Biden to Pay Call on Supreme Court

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has invited President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joseph Biden to meet with him and the Supreme Court associate justices on Wednesday afternoon.

By Post Editor  | January 13, 2009; 10:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Obama Pulls Up a Chair at George Will's House

President-elect Barack Obama spent his evening at a dinner party at the home of conservative columnist George Will.

By Post Editor  | January 13, 2009; 9:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Live from the Clinton Confirmation Hearing

Live-blogging Clinton's confirmation hearing to be Secretary of State.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 13, 2009; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Cabinet, Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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White House and Transition Officials Conduct Joint Disaster Exercise

Senior aides to President Bush and President-elect Barack Obama met at the White House this morning to conduct an unprecedented joint disaster exercise for transition leaders.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 13, 2009; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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GOP Sees Opportunity in Bailout Bill

By Ben Pershing Ten weeks after suffering the loss of the White House and their...

By Ben Pershing  | January 13, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Daschle Taps Former Aide for HHS Deputy Secretary

By Ceci Connolly Thomas A. Daschle has tapped yet another former aide to join him...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 13, 2009; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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N. Korea Reportedly Wants to Be at Inauguration

North Korea reportedly wants to send its chief nuclear envoy to Barack Obama's inauguration, but the idea was shot down in Washington.

By Post Editor  | January 12, 2009; 10:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Gay Bishop to Deliver Prayer at Inaugural Concert

Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson, an openly gay man whose ordination helped touch off a worldwide struggle within the Anglican church over homosexuality and Scripture, will deliver the invocation Sunday at a concert to kick off the inaugural celebrations, officials say.

By Post Editor  | January 12, 2009; 7:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Obama Expected to Drop Business Tax Credit

President-elect Barack Obama also will address Senate Democrats at their weekly luncheon tomorrow.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 12, 2009; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama Meets with Mexican President Calderon

President-elect Barack Obama met today with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, telling reporters after their luncheon session that "my administration is going to be ready on day one to work to build a stronger relationship with Mexico."

By Web Politics Editor  | January 12, 2009; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Asked to Stay on Past Inauguration

By Ceci Connolly President Bush's Gobal AIDS czar is keeping his post in the Obama...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 12, 2009; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Bush to Give Farewell Address

President Bush will deliver a farewell address to the nation Thursday evening from the East Room of the White House, marking his last public appearance before Inauguration Day, officials announced today.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 12, 2009; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Congress Gets Down with YouTube

YouTube launches two new pages for members of Congress.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 12, 2009; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Clickocracy  
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First Lady Dresses Through the Years

Florence Harding's dress features pearlized sequins on tulle and rhinestone-trimmed blue velvet ribbon. It was...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 12, 2009; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michelle Obama, The First Lady, Washington Life  
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Obama to Address House Republican Conference

House Republicans have invited President-elect Barack Obama to speak before the entire GOP conference, hoping to set a different tone to the partisan wars of the last two years in which congressional Democrats battled President Bush.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 12, 2009; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Rocky Week Ahead for Holder

By Ben Pershing For all the talk last week of Congress standing up to Barack...

By Ben Pershing  | January 12, 2009; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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The Obamas, Back at the Very Beginning

Paris' Le Monde newspaper publishes an interview with Barack and Michelle Obama in which the two discuss their marriage, the attraction of politics and the value of personal loyalty. Oh, and did we mention, the interview was conducted in 1996.

By Post Editor  | January 11, 2009; 7:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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