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44: February 1, 2009 - February 7, 2009

Biden Addresses Munich Conference

Vice President has strong words for Iran

By Post Editor  | February 7, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Tuesday Likely for Senate Passage Vote

The Senate is set to vote Monday afternoon on a procedural vote that will clear a path to passing the economic stimulus bill, Senate Democratic leaders said. Assuming 60 senators vote yes in that vote, a final Senate vote on the package will be held at noon Tuesday, the lawmakers said.

By Post Editor  | February 7, 2009; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Capitol Briefing  
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Stem Cell Advocates Encouraged by Obama Statement

Obama said he will sign an executive order withdrawing limitations on the funding.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 6, 2009; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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A 'Raccoon Update' from the White House

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said today that there have been no masked critters caught on the White House lawn today.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 6, 2009; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Washington Life  
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Biden Thanks House Democrats for Tough Votes on Stimulus Bill

Vice President Biden told House Democrats at their annual retreat today that the president's stimulus bill might not be an easy political vote, promising that in 2010, therefore, "I'll campaign for you or against you, whichever will you help you the most."

By Web Politics Editor  | February 6, 2009; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Gibbs: Obama a 'Restless Soul'

By Anne E. Kornblut Is President Obama already feeling cooped up in the White House?...

By Web Politics Editor  | February 6, 2009; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Obama's First Stop on Economic Message Tour: Indiana

By Anne E. Kornblut President Obama will travel next Monday to Elkhart, Ind., before heading...

By Web Politics Editor  | February 6, 2009; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  50 States, Barack Obama, Economy  
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Facebookers Back Howard Dean for HHS Secretary

Thousands of Facebook members who want physician and former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean to serve as the next HHS secretary.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 6, 2009; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cabinet  
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Alpha Kappa Alpha's White House Entree

When President Obama signed an executive order to create the Economic Recovery Advisory Board today, the president of the country's first sorority founded by black women was in the room.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 6, 2009; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Alvin Ailey Draws Obamas to Kennedy Center

Tonight, for the first time, President Obama is taking Michelle to sit in the president's box at the Kennedy Center, a White House aide said.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 6, 2009; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Obama Sharpens Tone on Stimulus

By Ben Pershing Since he was sworn in, President Obama has tried to walk a...

By Ben Pershing  | February 6, 2009; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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POTUS Events

By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama's day officially kicks off with his routine presidential briefing at...

By Washington Post editors  | February 6, 2009; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Attacks Stimulus Critics

Nancy Pelosi and President Obama share a dinner table at the House Democratic Issues Conference...

By Patricia E. Gaston  | February 5, 2009; 10:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Census Director to Work Directly with White House

By Philip Rucker President Obama has decided to have the director of the U.S. Census...

By Web Politics Editor  | February 5, 2009; 6:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Obama to Meet with Terrorism Victims and Families

By Michael D. Shear, Peter Finn and Dan Eggen President Obama will gather tomorrow with...

By Web Politics Editor  | February 5, 2009; 5:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Solis Senate Session Postponed in Wake of Husband's Tax Lien Revelations

A Senate committee canceled a session on Rep. Hilda Solis's nomination to be labor secretary in the wake of a report saying that her husband yesterday paid off about $6,400 in tax liens.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 5, 2009; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (395)
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Ogden Coasts Through Confirmation Hearing

David W. Ogden, the nominee to serve as the Justice Department's second in command, this morning easily brushed aside questions from GOP lawmakers about his positions on abortion, sexually explicit images and other social issues.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 5, 2009; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Labor Department Union Objects to Obama Choice of Acting Director

The union for federal employees at the Department of Labor complained this morning about Obama's choice of Edward Hugler to be acting secretary of labor while the president's nominee for the job, Hilda Solis, struggles through her confirmation process.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 5, 2009; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cabinet, Economy  | Tags:  acting secretary, director, discrimination, gao, hugler, labor, obama, objections, privatization, unions  
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At Prayer Breakfast, Obama Says Faith Shouldn't Be Used to Divide

President Obama addressed the National Prayer Breakfast this morning. His remarks, as prepared for delivery,...

By Web Politics Editor  | February 5, 2009; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Primary Source  
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Obama, in The Post, Calls for Action on Stimulus

President Obama today lays out his case for the stimulus bill in The Washington Post,...

By Web Politics Editor  | February 5, 2009; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Fights for Stimulus on Multiple Fronts

By Ben Pershing Another day, another round of calls from President Obama for bipartisan support...

By Ben Pershing  | February 5, 2009; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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POTUS Events

President Obama starts his day at 8 a.m. at the National Prayer Breakfast, held at...

By Washington Post editors  | February 5, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gen. Zinni Says He Was Offered Iraq Post, Then Dropped

Gen. Anthony Zinni, formerly a Middle East envoy, said he was offered and accepted the job of ambassador to Iraq, only to be told on the eve of the announcement Monday that the job was going to Christopher Hill.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 4, 2009; 6:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Foggy Bottom  
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Obama Signs S-CHIP Legislation

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By Web Politics Editor  | February 4, 2009; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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Obama to Address Congress

By Michael D. Shear President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on Feb....

By Web Politics Editor  | February 4, 2009; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Michelle Obama Visits HUD

By Ed O'Keefe First lady Michelle Obama continued her tour of federal agencies and departments...

By Web Politics Editor  | February 4, 2009; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obama to Lawmakers: Remember Which Ideas Won the Election

By Anne E. Kornblut Stepping up his pressure on Congress to pass his economic stimulus...

By Web Politics Editor  | February 4, 2009; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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White House Plans New Faith-Based Council

The White House is expected to announce tomorrow the creation of a Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and those involved in the new group say it may advise the president on substantive policy issues here and abroad.

By Post Editor  | February 4, 2009; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Obama and the 'Hypocrisy' Charge

By Ben Pershing After a convincing election win, a much-praised transition and an inauguration that...

By Ben Pershing  | February 4, 2009; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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POTUS Events

Sarah Lovenheim President Obama has his daily economic briefing at 9:15 a.m., followed by his...

By Washington Post editors  | February 4, 2009; 6:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Obama Grants Five Network Interviews

By Anne E. Kornblut President Obama might have wished he had picked a different...

By Web Politics Editor  | February 3, 2009; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Obama Makes Surprise Trip to Read to Children

Updated 3:44 p.m. By Michael D. Shear and Hamil Harris As a sense of crisis...

By Web Politics Editor  | February 3, 2009; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
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Stepping Down, Daschle Sends Shockwaves Through Health Policy Arena

Updated 3:18 p.m. By Ceci Connolly Proponents of overhauling America's health care system expressed shock...

By Web Politics Editor  | February 3, 2009; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Cabinet, Health Care  
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Daschle Withdraws

In a stunning reversal, Tom Daschle withdrew from the process to become secretary of Health and Human Services on Tuesday, citing the distractions that followed his failure to pay $146,000 in back taxes.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 3, 2009; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
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Activist Group Calls for Deportation of Obama's Aunt

An anti-immigration group yesterday called on President Obama to arrest and deport his aunt, an immigrant who is living legally in the United States pending an April hearing.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 3, 2009; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Cast of Characters  
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Gregg Nominated for Commerce Job

President Obama nominates Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) as commerce secretary.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 3, 2009; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (157)
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Plouffe's List and Selling the Stimulus

By Ben Pershing We're now two weeks into the Obama administration, and two major storylines...

By Ben Pershing  | February 3, 2009; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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POTUS Events

By Sarah Lovenheim Updated, 11:25 a.m. President Obama starts his day with his routine briefing...

By Washington Post editors  | February 3, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Baucus, Committee Democrats Line Up in Support of Daschle

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (Mont.) leads a united front of Democrats from his committee in pledging unstinting support for Thomas A. Daschle's Cabinet nomination.

By Post Editor  | February 2, 2009; 9:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Ron Sims Named Deputy Secretary of HUD

President Obama has nominated Ron Sims, county executive of King County, Wash., to become the deputy secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, responsible for HUD's day-to-day activities.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 2, 2009; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Sworn in as Secretary of State

Hillary Rodham Clinton was sworn in Monday as the 67th Secretary of State.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 2, 2009; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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First Lady Visits Department of Education

In the first stop of a planned series of visits to federal agencies, first lady Michelle Obama went to the Department of Education today to energize workers by announcing: "I am a product of your work."

By Web Politics Editor  | February 2, 2009; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Gibbs Continues Obama Defense of Daschle

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs defended embattled HHS secretary-designate Tom Daschle Monday, casting the controversy as nothing more than another innocent mistake by a Cabinet nominee.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 2, 2009; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Obama Plans Visit to Illinois for Lincoln's 200th

By Michael D. Shear President Obama plans to make his first official trip next week,...

By Web Politics Editor  | February 2, 2009; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Obama Stands By Daschle, 'Absolutely'

President Obama repeated his support on Monday for Thomas A. Daschle.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 2, 2009; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Cabinet Game Gets Interesting at the End

By Ben Pershing The results are in and history has been made: President Obama's Pittsburgh...

By Ben Pershing  | February 2, 2009; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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POTUS Events

By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama starts the day with his presidential and economic briefings, held...

By Washington Post editors  | February 2, 2009; 6:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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