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44: March 22, 2009 - March 28, 2009

One-Time Cabinet Nominee Assails Obama Budget Plan

By Philip Rucker While President Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address today to...

By Post Editor  | March 28, 2009; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Economy  
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Obama Settles on 3 More Senior Officials for Treasury

By Philip Rucker President Obama today announced his intent to nominate three senior officials to...

By Post Editor  | March 28, 2009; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Obama Sets International Climate Forum

Calls April meeting of sixteen world leaders on energy and climate.

By Post Editor  | March 28, 2009; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Obama Says U.S. 'Must Respond' to Flood Potential in Midwest

By Michael D. Shear President Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address today to...

By Post Editor  | March 28, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
 
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Obama Town Hall Questioners Were Campaign Backers

President Obama has promised to change the way the government does business, but in at least one respect he is taking a page from the Bush playbook, stocking his town hall Thursday with supporters whose soft -- though far from planted -- questions provided openings to discuss his preferred message of the day.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 27, 2009; 6:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (152)
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Holbrooke on Afghanistan and Pakistan

During today's briefing on President Obama's new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, a reporter asked a question that elicited an unusual nonanswer from Richard Holbrooke, the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 27, 2009; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Between the Lines, Foggy Bottom  
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Obama Taps Mabus for Navy Secretary

By Philip Rucker President Obama will nominate former Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus to be secretary...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 27, 2009; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Cast of Characters  
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Local High School to Get a Commencement Visit from the First Lady

First lady Michelle Obama will be the 2009 commencement speaker at a local District public charter school, the White House announced today.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 27, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The First Lady  
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For Holder, a Second - and Symbolic - Swearing In

Rolling out the pomp and circumstance before a crowd stocked with members of the city's legal elite, President Obama this morning welcomed "my friend, Eric Holder," as the 82nd attorney general of the United States.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 27, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  DEPT. OF JURISPRUDENCE  
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Biden Travels South

Vice President Biden, taking Air Force Two for another workout, left Washington yesterday with his wife, Jill, for a short trip to Costa Rica and Chile.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 27, 2009; 10:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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POTUS Events: Afghanistan

Updated, 12:35 p.m. By Emily Kotecki President Obama will announce today at 9:30 a.m. ET...

By washingtonpost.com  | March 27, 2009; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daybook  
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Obama Shifts Focus to Afghanistan

By Ben Pershing After a week focused almost entirely on domestic matters -- including a...

By Ben Pershing  | March 27, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Gibbs Trashes GOP Alternative Budget

House Republican proposed a budget alternative, which was met with instant ridicule from the White House.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 26, 2009; 6:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  B_Blog, The Budget  
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Lawmakers Hear Obama Afghanistan-Pakistan Strategy

Updated 5:35 p.m. By Karen DeYoung and Michael D. Shear President Obama briefed congressional leaders...

By Washington Post Editor  | March 26, 2009; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Barack Obama  
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Normalizing the Internet

By Jose Antonio Vargas When it comes to holding online events, especially via live streaming...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 26, 2009; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  The Clickocracy  
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Frustration Over Ticket Process for Easter Egg Roll

By Timothy Wilson The White House began distributing tickets online today to this year's Easter...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 26, 2009; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Washington Life  
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Obama Commemorates Camp David Accords 30th Anniversary

At a time when peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors appears in some ways more remote than ever, President Obama commemorated the 30th anniversary of the U.S.-brokered Camp David accords today with a nod to his theme of persistence.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 26, 2009; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Foggy Bottom  
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Live from the White House, a Familiar Town Hall Format

President Obama holds a town hall-style meeting to discuss the economy with about 100 invited...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 26, 2009; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
Categories:  Barack Obama, New Media  
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Battle Lines Blurred in Budget Fight

By Ben Pershing When the budget fight comes to an end in the next few...

By Ben Pershing  | March 26, 2009; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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POTUS Events: More Questions

President Obama, speaking at last night's press conference in the East Room of the White...

By Washington Post editors  | March 26, 2009; 7:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daybook  
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Questions Pour in for Obama's Online Chat

By Jose Antonio Vargas Tens of thousands of people have submitted questions they hope to...

By Washington Post Editor  | March 26, 2009; 7:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  The Clickocracy  
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Obama No. 2 EPA Pick Withdraws Name

President Obama's pick for the No. 2 spot at the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew his name from consideration today.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 25, 2009; 7:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Obama Headlining Two Fundraisers Tonight

President Obama is scheduled to headline his first political fundraisers since becoming president tonight.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 25, 2009; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Green Zone  
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Obama on the Hill -- and on the Budget

After President Obama came to a Senate Democratic Caucus meeting to sell his 2010 budget...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 25, 2009; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  The Budget  
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Will Slow and Steady Win the Race?

There is a distinct clash between the culture of cable, which demands instant action and renders instant judgments, and the style of the new president, which is to try mightily to resist succumbing to those pressures.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 25, 2009; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take  
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Obama, Seeking a Stronger NATO, Meets With Its Secretary General

"We are confident that we can create a process whereby NATO, which is already strong, becomes stronger; where we become even more effective in coordinating our efforts in Afghanistan," Obama told reporters after today's meeting.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 25, 2009; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Security  
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Analysts: Giving by Wealthy Would Decline Slightly Under Obama Budget Proposal

Two independent analysis centers concluded that the administration's proposal could decrease giving by as much as $3.87 billion to the nonprofit sector.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 25, 2009; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  B_Blog, The Budget  
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For Obama and Senate Dems, a Negotiation on the Budget

President Obama is scheduled to troop to Capitol Hill early this afternoon in an effort to rally support among Senate Democrats for his proposed $3.6 trillion budget for next year.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 25, 2009; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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POTUS Events: Fundraiser in Chief

Then President-elect Obama pats Gov. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on the back at a press conference,...

By Washington Post editors  | March 25, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Presser Yields Little News, Mixed Reviews

By Ben Pershing With so much going on at home and abroad, with the public...

By Ben Pershing  | March 25, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Live Blogging Obama's Press Conference

President Obama takes questions tonight in the East Room, in his second prime-time televised news...

By Paul Volpe  | March 24, 2009; 9:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
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Obama: 'Signs of Progress' on the Horizon

President Obama has released excerpts of his opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, at tonight's...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 24, 2009; 8:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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White House Announces It's 'Open for Questions'

Obama will answer questions online on Thursday.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 24, 2009; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Notre Dame Obama Commencement Speech Stirs Catholic Opposition

By Michael A. Fletcher More than 87,000 names have been added to an online petition...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 24, 2009; 7:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Obama Talks to the Space Station

President Obama placed a congratulatory phone call to the astronauts who just installed new solar wings at the International Space Station.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 24, 2009; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Obama Reaches Out to the World With Op-Ed on Global Economy

President Obama arranged for an op-ed "on the urgent need for global economic cooperation" to run in more than 30 papers around the world, under distribution from Tribune Media Services.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 24, 2009; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
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POTUS Events: Question Time

President Obama, receiving his daily economic briefing with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, left, and Federal...

By Washington Post editors  | March 24, 2009; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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On Economy, Obama is Salesman in Chief

By Ben Pershing Twelve hours from now, President Obama will walk to the podium in...

By Ben Pershing  | March 24, 2009; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Grading WhiteHouse.gov

By Jose Antonio Vargas So is WhiteHouse.gov making the grade? A few weeks ago we...

By Washington Post Editor  | March 24, 2009; 6:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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The End of the Global War on Terror

The end of the Global War on Terror -- or at least the use of that phrase -- has been codified at the Pentagon.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 23, 2009; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
Categories:  In the Loop  
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Obama Sits Down with '60 Minutes'

President Obama sat down with sat down with Steve Kroft of CBS for an interview that aired last night on "60 Minutes."

By Web Politics Editor  | March 23, 2009; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Should AIG Be Allowed to Go Bankrupt?

Post columnist David Ignatius argues the case at Post Global.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 23, 2009; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Economy  
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A New Week, A New Economic Plan to Sell

By Ben Pershing It's the start of a new week, and that means it's time...

By Ben Pershing  | March 23, 2009; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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POTUS Events: Assessing the Health of the Nation

File Photo -- President Obama introduces Nancy-Ann DeParle, as director of the White House Office...

By Washington Post editors  | March 23, 2009; 6:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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