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44: March 29, 2009 - April 4, 2009

Obama Praises G-20 Agreement in Radio Address

As he continues European swing, president cites progress in message to Americans.

By Post Editor  | April 4, 2009; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Summers Raked in Speaking Fees from Wall Street

Council of Economic Advisers chair collected $2.7 million from speeches in 2008

By Post Editor  | April 3, 2009; 8:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Obama Reaction: The Shooting in New York

In this photo rendered from video and released by News 10 Now TV, in Binghamton,...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 3, 2009; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Senate Confirms a Slew of Nominees

By Al Kamen The Senate early this morning confirmed 14 nominees for top posts in...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 3, 2009; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Cast of Characters  
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The News from France

By Liz Heron On the day Barack Obama meets with world leaders in Strasbourg, the...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 3, 2009; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Sleepless in Strasbourg

By Garance Franke-Ruta Jet lag, a jammed schedule, the eyes of the world upon you...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 3, 2009; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama's Task Tougher at Second Summit

By Ben Pershing Thursday was brought to you by the letter "B," as the budget,...

By Ben Pershing  | April 3, 2009; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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POTUS Events: Bonjour!

President Obama and first lady Michelle wave at a welcome ceremony in France. They're hosted...

By washingtonpost.com  | April 3, 2009; 7:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Transportation and Education Depts. Get Key Nominees

By Philip Rucker President Obama continued to fill top administration jobs today, tapping nominees to...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 2, 2009; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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An Unusual Press Briefing

State Department sends reporters to the wrong 800 number, with amusing results.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 2, 2009; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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A View of the G-20 from Across the Pond

By Liz Heron British media is focusing significant attention on the U.S.-Britain partnership's pursuit of...

By Paul Volpe  | April 2, 2009; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Britons' Interest in Michelle Obama Grows After Royal Meeting

By Mary Jordan LONDON -- Michelle Obama, dubbed "Mighty Michelle" and the "new Jacqueline Kennedy"...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 2, 2009; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Michael D. Shear Previews the G-20 Report

The Washington Post's Michael D. Shear reports on recent developments at the G-20 Summit and previews the official communique that is set to be released Thursday afternoon.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 2, 2009; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Courts G-20 With Star Power, iPod

By Ben Pershing Hours before Washingtonians even woke up this morning, President Obama had already...

By Ben Pershing  | April 2, 2009; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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First Lady Takes in Rowling, Ballet

First lady Michelle Obama applauds dancers after they performed Giselle on stage during a visit...

By Washington Post Editor  | April 2, 2009; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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POTUS Events: The G-20 Opens

President Obama meets with South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak at the G-20 summit at the...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | April 2, 2009; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Judge: Obama's Aunt Can Stay in U.S. Through 2010

By Judy Rakowsky BOSTON -- Barack Obama's Kenyan aunt can legally remain in the United...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 1, 2009; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Twittering the President's Europe Trip

The Washington Post's Michael D. Shear is in London with the president. Follow Shear's Twitter...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 1, 2009; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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POTUS Events: Day Two in London

Prime Minister Gordon Brown walks with President Obama in London, April 1, 2009. (Photo by...

By Washington Post editors  | April 1, 2009; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Looks for 'Consensus' in a Turbulent World

By Ben Pershing President Obama has already begun trying to save the U.S. financial system...

By Ben Pershing  | April 1, 2009; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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White House Announces Names for Agency Posts

The White House tonight announced that President Obama intends to nominate several individuals for top jobs.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 31, 2009; 7:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Oprah Goes There With Michelle Obama

First lady tells Oprah Winfrey she is not pregnant.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 31, 2009; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama Honors the Coiner of a Slogan Heard Round the World

Before it was a song or a political slogan, it was the Spanish-language rallying cry of the United Farm Workers under the leadership of Cesar Chavez. Today, President Obama issued a statement commemorating Chavez's birth.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 31, 2009; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Obama Summitry Comes Amid Deeping Global Economic Woes

President Obama departed the United States Tuesday morning, bound for a series of meetings with European leaders aimed at restoring health to the global economy, confronting terrorism and reparing relations with allies abroad.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 31, 2009; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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POTUS Events: Off to London

Marine One departs the White House carrying President Obama and the first lady. (Larry Downing/Reuters)...

By Washington Post editors  | March 31, 2009; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Who's Next on Obama's Chopping Block?

By Ben Pershing Is President Obama turning into Donald Trump? Who's he going to fire...

By Ben Pershing  | March 31, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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House Democrats Plan to Introduce Greenhouse-Gas Bill

By Juliet Eilperin Key House Democrats will unveil legislation Tuesday that aims to cut the...

By Post Editor  | March 30, 2009; 10:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Climate Change  
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At House Democratic Meeting, Obama Rallies His Allies

By Paul Kane Appearing before an unusually unified House Democratic caucus, President Obama tonight linked...

By Post Editor  | March 30, 2009; 8:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Auto Trade-In Program No Easy Sell

House and Senate Democrats have encountered early obstacles in meeting President Obama's call for a new incentive to encourage people to trade in aging automobiles for new, more fuel-efficient models.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 30, 2009; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Obama Signs Major Land Conservation Law

President Obama signed a massive lands package into law today, protecting more than two million acres as wilderness and creating a new national system to conserve land held by the Bureau of Land Management.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 30, 2009; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Navy Secretary-Desginate Mabus Can Expect Smooth Sailing, Despite Messy Divorce

Former Mississippi governor Ray Mabus's messy divorce a decade ago may have spawned a suit that's still being litigated, but it's not likely to emerge as an obstacle in his bid to become secretary of the navy.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 30, 2009; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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On Europe Trip, Obama Will Test Power of Popularity

By Dan Balz Can President Obama lead the world? That may overstate the ambitions Obama...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 30, 2009; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Obama's Unbelievable Offer!

Has Barack Obama got a deal for you!

By Web Politics Editor  | March 30, 2009; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Says Automakers Not Moving 'Fast Enough'

President Obama makes remarks on the American uutomotive industry in the Grand Foyer of the...

By Web Politics Editor  | March 30, 2009; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Auto Plan a Balancing Act for Obama

By Ben Pershing Give the White House credit for one thing this morning -- at...

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

President Obama, leaving the White House for Camp David, March 27, 2009, where he spent...

By Washington Post editors  | March 30, 2009; 7:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obama: Bush Administration Lost 'Focus' in Afghanistan

Speaking on CBS's "Face the Nation" on the eve of his first overseas trip, Obama said that the increase in troops he has approved is in service to a newly focused mission.

By Web Politics Editor  | March 29, 2009; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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