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44: January 25, 2009 - January 31, 2009

Gregg's Appointment to Commerce on Track

Administration confirms Granite State Republican is Obama's top choice

By Post Editor  | January 31, 2009; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
 
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Daschle Pays $100k in Back Taxes Over Car Travel

Former senator Thomas A. Daschle, nominated to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, paid more than $100,000 in back taxes and interest this month for the use of a car and driver over the past three years.

By Post Editor  | January 30, 2009; 7:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (156)
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President Plans a Superbowl Party

Continuing his sociable new administration, President Obama invited members of the Pennsylvania and Arizona delegations over to the White House to watch the 43rd Superbowl featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Arizona Cardinals.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 30, 2009; 7:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Washington Life  
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Michael Steele Reacts to His Election as RNC Chair

Just moments after his election as the first African American Republican National Committee chairman, Former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele and members of the local GOP react. (Video by Hamil Harris / The Washington Post)

By Web Politics Editor  | January 30, 2009; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Republican Party, Video Report  
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Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Named

W. Scott Gould, a former naval reservist who served in the Iraq war as an intelligence officer, is President Obama's nominee to become deputy secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 30, 2009; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cast of Characters  
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Obama's Call to the Chinese President, Decoded

By Glenn Kessler President Obama called Chinese President Hu Jintao today, and both the White...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 30, 2009; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Foggy Bottom  
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In London, Speculation About the Next Ambassador

By Kevin Sullivan LONDON -- It has not been easy to be a "Friend of...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 30, 2009; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Foggy Bottom  
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Steele Elected RNC Chair

By Chris Cillizza The Republican National Committee elected Michael Steele as its first African American...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 30, 2009; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Gregg Under Consideration for Commerce

Republican New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg is among several leading contenders, including Symantec Corporation chief executive John Thompson, for the job that became open earlier this month after New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson withdrew as Obama's nominee.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 30, 2009; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Twittering the RNC Chair's Race

Chris Cillizza is Twittering live from the scene of the winter meeting of the Republican...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 30, 2009; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Biden to Helm Task Force on Middle Class

The vice president will run the new White House task force on the middle class and his chief economic adviser, Jared Bernstein, will be its executive director.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 30, 2009; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (130)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Economy, Joe Biden  
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Obama, the Stimulus and the Permanent Campaign

By Ben Pershing President Obama has surrounded himself with veterans of the trail and is...

By Ben Pershing  | January 30, 2009; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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POTUS Events

By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama starts his Friday with a 9:15 a.m. briefing, followed by...

By Washington Post editors  | January 30, 2009; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Hey, Isn't That Resident Obama ...

By Hamil R. Harris So much for presidential motorcades blocking D.C. streets and racing through...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 29, 2009; 6:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Rough Waters for the GOP

As the RNC meets to pick its next chairman and assess the implications of universal...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 29, 2009; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  The Pollster  
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Obama Selects Pastor, 26, to Head Faith Office

President Obama has named Josh DuBois, who ran religious outreach for his presidential campaign, to head the White House's new office of faith-based programs.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 29, 2009; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  B_Blog, Cast of Characters, White House  
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Hearing Set for Deputy Attorney General

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing Feb. 5 on the nomination of David W. Odgen to serve as the Justice Department's second in command.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 29, 2009; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Cabinet, Cast of Characters  
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Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Act

Former Goodyear employee Lilly Ledbetter of Alabama cut an ad for President Obama during...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 29, 2009; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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POTUS Events

By Sarah Lovenheim Updated, 1:30 p.m. President Obama delivers remarks and signs the Lilly Ledbetter...

By Washington Post editors  | January 29, 2009; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama, Hill Democrats Diverge on Stimulus

By Ben Pershing For all the talk of how one party controls all the levers...

By Ben Pershing  | January 29, 2009; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Obama Hails Stimulus Bill's Passage by House

President Obama hailed the passage of the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" by the House.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 28, 2009; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  B_Blog, Economy, Primary Source  
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Salazar Attacks the Bush Administration

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar vowed on Wednesday to clean house at his department, ridding it of the "ethical transgressions, the blatant conflicts of interests, wastes, and abuses that we have seen over the last eight years."

By Web Politics Editor  | January 28, 2009; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Salazar Snags Helen Thomas Seat at White House

The Interior Secretary took possession of her high-profile front-row seat in the White House Briefing Room this afternoon, becoming the first Obama administration Cabinet secretary to appear at a press briefing.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 28, 2009; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bruno Taking Fire in FEMA Commissioner Competition

Backers of Los Angeles emergency manager Ellis M. Stanley Sr. are fiercely lobbying advisers to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano not to name rival New York City emergency commissioner Joseph F. Bruno to the post.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 28, 2009; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Cast of Characters, National Security  
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Obama Invites Congressional Leaders for Cocktails at the White House

Obama invited the bipartisan leadership of Congress to the White House for a 7:30 p.m. gathering in the Red, Blue and Green rooms on Wednesday.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 28, 2009; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Washington Life, White House  
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Layoffs Hit NARAL, ACLU

The combination of a nationwide recession and the election of a president who supports abortion rights and used to work as a civil rights lawyer has delivered a one-two punch to two of the nation's best-known liberal nonprofit groups: NARAL Pro-Choice America and the American Civil Liberties Union.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 28, 2009; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The Green Zone  
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Obama Plans Canadian Visit for February

By Michael D. Shear President Obama will travel to Canada on Feb. 19, officials announced...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 28, 2009; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Makes Stimulus Pitch with CEOs

Hours before the House of Representatives is expected to vote on an $825 billion stimulus package, President Obama gathered titans of American industry for an East Room ceremony aimed at pressuring lawmakers for its passage.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 28, 2009; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Holder Approved by Judiciary Panel

By Carrie Johnson The Senate Judiciary Committee this morning approved the nomination of Eric H....

By Web Politics Editor  | January 28, 2009; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Gore to Senate: Pass Stimulus Bill

Former vice president Al Gore testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on global...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 28, 2009; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Climate Change  
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Why Obama Didn't Win Over the GOP

By Ben Pershing Let the betting begin -- how many votes will the stimulus package...

By Ben Pershing  | January 28, 2009; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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POTUS Events

By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama receives his daily presidential briefing at 9:00 a.m. and his...

By Washington Post editors  | January 28, 2009; 6:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Biden to Attend Munich Security Conference

Vice President Biden is scheduled to make his first foreign trip as vice president when he travels to Germany at the end of next week to represent the United States at an annual security conference, Biden's office announced today.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 27, 2009; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Obama to Visit Pentagon on Wednesday

President Obama is scheduled to visit the Pentagon tomorrow afternoon, where he is to meet with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and other military leaders about his plans to withdraw combat troops from Iraq while beefing up the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 27, 2009; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Jill Biden Returns to the Classroom

Jill Biden began teaching today at Northern Virginia Community College.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 27, 2009; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Palin's PAC First Step to 2012

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took a major step toward a 2012 bid today. Photo...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 27, 2009; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Obama Meets with Republicans on the Hill

President Obama declared himself optimistic after meeting with Republican House leaders Tuesday afternoon and called for a suspension of partisan politics as he and lawmakers try to craft a rescue of the nation's economy.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 27, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (140)
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Specter Announces a Vote for Holder

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, announced this afternoon that he would vote for Attorney General nominee Eric Holder Jr. after weeks in which the lawmaker advocated for intense vetting of Holder's credentials.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 27, 2009; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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E-Mail System Running Again at the White House

After leaving frustrated White House staffers without e-mail for nearly 24 hours, the West Wing servers came back to life early this morning.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 27, 2009; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Biden's Role Still Unclear

By Ben Pershing President Obama heads to the Hill today to talk about the economy....

By Ben Pershing  | January 27, 2009; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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POTUS Events

Updated 8:15 a.m. By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama starts his day with his presidential and...

By Washington Post editors  | January 27, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Obama's 1st TV Interview Is With Arab Network

President Obama conducted his first extended TV interview since moving into the Oval Office with the Al-Arabiya network, based in the Middle East.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2009; 7:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Foggy Bottom  
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New EPA Administrator Meets Staff

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By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2009; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Limbaugh Bristles at Obama Remark

Among the many accomplishments of President Obama's first week in office, add this: starting a war of words with the king of conservative talk.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2009; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (142)
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Riding Obama's Coattails, Overseas

With President Obama winning sky-high approval ratings around the world, foreign leaders can only hope to catch a little of his pixie dust and boost sagging approval ratings by demonstrating how close they are to one of the world's most popular politicians.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2009; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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White House E-Mail System Goes Down

The server outages have left the president and first lady's offices without e-mail for five hours and counting.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Stern Appointed Climate Change Envoy

Hillary Rodham Clinton made the announcement at the State Department this morning.

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2009; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  B_Blog, Cast of Characters, Climate Change  
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Obama Pushes Stronger Fuel-Efficiency Standard

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By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2009; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Climate Change, Video Report  
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The Song of Obama, and Other Inaugural Outtakes

By Garance Franke-Ruta One of the more extraordinary aspects of a mass spectacle in...

By Web Politics Editor  | January 26, 2009; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Making the Rounds, New Media  
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An End to Senate Appointments?

By Ben Pershing It's a bit strange to wake up on a Monday morning and...

By Ben Pershing  | January 26, 2009; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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POTUS Events

By Sarah Lovenheim Updated, 1:44 p.m. President Obama starts the day by meeting with his...

By Washington Post editors  | January 26, 2009; 6:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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