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44: March 15, 2009 - March 21, 2009

Obama Makes Pitch for Budget Priorities

By Michael A. Fletcher President Obama, working to reframe his $3.6 trillion budget proposal that...

By Patricia E. Gaston  | March 21, 2009; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
 
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First Lady Ponders First Women Before Her

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By Web Politics Editor  | March 20, 2009; 8:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Video Report  
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New Lobbying Restrictions from Obama

By Dan Eggen President Obama announced guidelines Friday aimed at preventing waste and limiting the...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 20, 2009; 7:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Green Zone  
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Obama's NCAA Picks Ruffled Some Feathers

By Garance Franke-Ruta Before today's dustup over bowling, President Obama got into one over his...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 20, 2009; 7:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Georgia Lawmakers Walk Out Over Stalled Resolution on Obama

Passions are still running high in some of the old campaign battlegrounds. The Associated Press...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 20, 2009; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama's Gutter Ball Threatens to Haunt Him

By Scott Wilson The subject has vexed him before, though the offense then was more...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 20, 2009; 6:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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At the White House, It's Back to the Garden

By Garance Franke-Ruta The first lady, looking like one of the more chic farmers...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 20, 2009; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Washington Life  
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Obama to Deliver Three Commencement Addresses

By Garance Franke-Ruta White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced that President Obama will serve...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 20, 2009; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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From Leno to Lettuce, Distractions Abound for Obama

By Ben Pershing Is the White House doing its level best to distract people from...

By Ben Pershing  | March 20, 2009; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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On 'Tonight Show,' Obama Unscripted

Updated 9:30 a.m. By Scott Wilson LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 19 -- Most of...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 20, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Barack Obama, In Case You Missed It  
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Obama Reaches Out to Iran With Holiday Video Message

Debbi Wilgoren, in Washington, and Thomas Erdbrink, in Tehran, report: President Barack Obama sent...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 20, 2009; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Foggy Bottom  
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POTUS Events: Back in Washington

By Emily Kotecki President Obama receives his daily briefing in the oval office at 10:45...

By washingtonpost.com  | March 20, 2009; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Explores Jobs of Tomorrow

Updated 3:50 p.m. By Scott Wilson LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- President Obama, in campaign mode,...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 19, 2009; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Economy, On the Road  
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AIG Bonuses Light a Fire Under Congress

By Ben Pershing The AIG bonus controversy showed no signs of abating Wednesday, providing a...

By Paul Volpe  | March 19, 2009; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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POTUS Events: California Dreaming

President Obama with Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the League of United Latin American Citizens...

By Washington Post editors  | March 19, 2009; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obama Earned Nearly $2.5 Million in Book Royalties in 2008

By Garance Franke-Ruta Disclosure forms filed with the Secretary of the Senate for Barack Obama's...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 19, 2009; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Obama Drops Controversial Third-Party Billing Proposal for Veterans

President Obama today abandoned a proposal to bill veterans' private insurance companies for treatment of combat-related injuries after the measure prompted an outcry from veterans service organizations and members of Congress.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 18, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Health Care, National Security  
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Pitching His Budget, Obama Makes a California Swing

President Obama begins a visit to southern California today where he plans to use a backdrop of job losses and home foreclosures to argue for a budget proposal he says will begin building a new economy.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 18, 2009; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy  
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Michelle Obama and Famous Friends to Visit DC Schools

First lady Michelle Obama and a line-up of A-list stars plan to fan out to Washington-area schools on Thursday, where they will speak with students about setting career goals and reaching their dreams.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 18, 2009; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  The First Lady  
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Live Blogging the AIG Hearing

AIG CEO Edward Liddy testifies before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance,...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 18, 2009; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Administration to Support U.N. Declaration Decriminalizing Homosexuality

The Obama administration said it will endorse the U.N. General Assembly declaration calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality, which the Bush administration had declined to sign.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 18, 2009; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  B_Blog, Turtle Bay  
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March Madness at the WH: Obama's Bracket

The First Picks are in, and the president is playing it safe with his NCAA Tournament predictions.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 18, 2009; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
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With Obama's Plate Already Full, Is There Room for Immigration Reform?

By Ben Pershing Amid a withering attack on his administration's handling of the AIG bonus...

By Ben Pershing  | March 18, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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POTUS Events: Off to the Golden State

President Obama will depart Andrews Air Force base this afternoon for Long Beach, Calf. (Reuters)...

By Washington Post editors  | March 18, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obama Knew About AIG Bonuses Day Before They Were Paid

President Obama was informed about the $165 million in bonuses due to employees of the American Insurance Group the day before they were paid out last week, the White House disclosed late Tuesday.

By Washington Post Editor  | March 17, 2009; 9:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
 
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Tauscher to State

By Al Kamen Word is that Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.), chair of the House Armed...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 17, 2009; 6:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Foggy Bottom, In the Loop  
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Obama to Appear Sunday on '60 Minutes'

President Obama has agreed to sit down with "60 Minutes" for an interview that will air Sunday.

By Post Editor  | March 17, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Eye on the Irish at the White House

President Obama meets with Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen in the Oval Office of the...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 17, 2009; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Obama Announces Rooney as Ambassador to Ireland

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By Web Politics Editor  | March 17, 2009; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Foggy Bottom  
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Obama Announces Nominee for Appeals Court

President Obama today said he plans to nominate U.S. District Judge David F. Hamilton to the federal appeals court, turning to a jurist widely viewed as a moderate for his first judicial appointment.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 17, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Cast of Characters, DEPT. OF JURISPRUDENCE  
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POTUS Events: Celebrating St. Patty's Day

(March 16, 2009 -- Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama meets...

By Washington Post editors  | March 17, 2009; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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AIG Ruins Obama's St. Patrick's Day

By Ben Pershing If President Obama doesn't appear to be enjoying his green beer at...

By Ben Pershing  | March 17, 2009; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Orzag Rejects S.C. Gov's Stimulus Waiver Request

By Michael D. Shear South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had few kind words for the...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 16, 2009; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Economy  
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Playing the Leno Card

On Thursday evening in Burbank, Calif., President Obama will be taking his comedy stylings to Jay Leno's show.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 16, 2009; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
Categories:  Media Notes  
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Poll: Cheney Not the Leader of the GOP

By Jon Cohen Dick Cheney wrapped up his tenure as vice president with an approval...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 16, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  The Pollster  
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Cheney on CNN

Former vice president Dick Cheney spoke with CNN's John King yesterday; The Post's Scott Wilson has the story

By Web Politics Editor  | March 16, 2009; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  In Case You Missed It  
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As Obama Launches New Budget Campaign, Who's the Opponent?

By Ben Pershing Like an aging rocker who misses the road, President Obama is getting...

By Ben Pershing  | March 16, 2009; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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POTUS Events

President Barack Obama walks to the Oval Office, March 14, 2009. (Richard A. Lipski/The Washington...

By Washington Post editors  | March 16, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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