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44: April 19, 2009 - April 25, 2009

Obama's Suggestion Box Already in Business

By Michael D. Shear On the very day that President Obama proposed in his radio...

By Post Editor  | April 25, 2009; 7:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Obama's 4 Steps to a Leaner Government

By Michael D. Shear President Obama was widely mocked earlier this week for earnestly announcing...

By Post Editor  | April 25, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Obama Backs Pay-As-You-Go Law

Despite spiraling deficits, pledges to "right fiscal course."

By Post Editor  | April 24, 2009; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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At the White House, Lobbyists Complain of Restrictions

By Dan Eggen A group of lobbyists were invited into the White House Friday, where...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 24, 2009; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Labor Advocate to Join Biden's Middle Class Task Force

The White House announced today that Mary Beth Maxwell, director of the pro-labor advocacy group American Rights at Work, is leaving that organization to become a senior adviser to the middle-class task force being headed up by Vice President Biden.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 24, 2009; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Cast of Characters, House of Labor  
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Obama Spotlights Student Loan Reform

President Obama today touted his plans to cut banks out of the business of administering federally-guaranteed student loans, saying the choice comes down to supporting special interests or supporting financial aid for millions of students.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 24, 2009; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Relocated When Plane Strayed

By Michael A. Fletcher White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama was "briefly...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 24, 2009; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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On Anniversary for Armenians, Obama Avoids the Word Genocide

As president, he has avoided using the word "genocide" to describe the mass killings of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Armenians in Turkey during the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 24, 2009; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Gibbs Gives the Press a Report Card

The press corps "absolutely deserves an A," Gibbs said. "You guys ask good questions every single day."

By Web Politics Editor  | April 24, 2009; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Sebelius Vote Coming As Early as Tuesday

The Senate could vote as early as Tuesday on the nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) to be secretary of health and human services, according to an agreement reached Thursday night.

By Patricia E. Gaston  | April 24, 2009; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Health Care  
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Congressional Democrats Reach Agreement on Obama Budget

Congressional Democrats, meeting late into the evening with senior White House officials, reached a tentative agreement on President Obama's $3.5 trillion budget request, including use of a procedural shortcut to speed Obama's health and education initiatives through the Senate without Republican votes.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 24, 2009; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  The Budget  
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On Interrogation Policies, Republicans Winning the Message Fight

By Ben Pershing It's too early to know how history will judge the Bush administration's...

By Ben Pershing  | April 24, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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POTUS Events: Higher Education

President Obama receives his daily economic briefing at 9:30 this morning, followed by his general...

By washingtonpost.com  | April 24, 2009; 7:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The President and the Guest List

The White House has released a list of the members of Congress attending tonight's reception...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 23, 2009; 6:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A Commission on Enhanced Interrogation? Obama Rebuffs Idea

President Obama rebuffed calls for a commission to investigate alleged abuses under the Bush administration in fighting terrorism, telling congressional leaders at a White House meeting today that he wanted to look forward instead of relitigating the past.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 23, 2009; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Burris Grills Hearing on Funds for Minority Businesses

By Alec MacGillis What's Roland Burris up to these days? He's fallen off the radar...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 23, 2009; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Michelle Obama Visits, John Berry Sworn In at OPM

By Ed O'Keefe Making her ninth visit to a federal agency, first lady Michelle Obama...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 23, 2009; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Congress Prepping Budget Resolution for 100-Day Mark

Congress wants to deliver a big gift to President Obama on his 100th day in office: a fiscal 2010 budget resolution that makes room for his top domestic policy priorities.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 23, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Budget  
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Summers Exhausted by Credit Crisis

White House National Economic Council Director Larry Summers nods off while President Obama talks to...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 23, 2009; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  In the Loop  
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How Does a President Mark 100 Days? With a News Conference

By Michael D. Shear President Obama will convene a prime-time news conference -- his third...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 23, 2009; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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At Capitol, Obama Reflects on Lessons of Holocaust

President Obama, speaking at a memorial to the Holocaust at the Capitol today, said that silence is not an option when courageous people confront mass evil.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 23, 2009; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Breaking: First Dog Is "Crazy," Says First Lady

First lady Michelle Obama fields questions at the White House's Take Your Child to...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 23, 2009; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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GOP Stymies Vote on Sebelius

Senate Republicans refused today to allow a confirmation vote on his health secretary nominee Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.). She is the last Cabinet member awaiting Senate approval.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 23, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
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POTUS Events: Congress, Football and Kids

President Obama walks to the Oval Office of the White House as he returns from...

By Washington Post editors  | April 23, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Return of Hillary Clinton?

By Ben Pershing For the first time in recent memory, Hillary Clinton was a prominent...

By Ben Pershing  | April 23, 2009; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Andy Stern at the Center of Union Tensions

By Alec MacGillis Another week, another sign that the labor movement is badly riven by...

By Eric Pianin  | April 22, 2009; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Clinton: Cheney Not a Reliable Source

"It won't surprise you that I don't consider him a particularly reliable source of information," Clinton said a morning hearing.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 22, 2009; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  Foggy Bottom  
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Gibbs: Moran Leaving White House "to Spend More Time" With Her Family

By Garance Franke-Ruta Leaving a job to spend more time with one's family is among...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 22, 2009; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Obama Marks Earth Day at Iowa Wind Tower Plant

President Obama marked Earth Day by traveling to a wind turbine tower plant here to promote his renewable energy policy, which he said will simultaneously create jobs, increase national security and help the environment.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 22, 2009; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Confronting the Bush Legacy, Reluctantly

Try as he might, the president is finding it difficult to close the books on Bush's presidency.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 22, 2009; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (184)
Categories:  B_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Q & A on Harsh Interrogation Techniques

Stephen I. Vladeck, professor of constitutional law at American University, will come online at The...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 22, 2009; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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On Interrogation Policies, Obama Stuck Looking 'Backwards'

By Ben Pershing In an interview last week before his trip to Latin America, President...

By Ben Pershing  | April 22, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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POTUS Events: Off to Iowa

President Obama waves as he walks off Air Force One, April 17, 2009. Obama will...

By Washington Post editors  | April 22, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Service Bill Signing a Tribute to Kennedy

But the signing ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act this afternoon was really meant as a living tribute to the senior senator from Massachusetts, Edward M. Kennedy (D).

By Web Politics Editor  | April 21, 2009; 8:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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White House Communications Director to Hop to Commerce

White House Communications Director Ellen Moran is leaving her post to become the chief of staff at the Commerce Department, becoming the first of President Obama's top advisers to depart his inner circle.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 21, 2009; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Obamas and Clinton Plant Some Trees

President Obama pauses while planting trees with volunteers as they participate in a national...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 21, 2009; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Presidential Beefcake -- Haven't We Seen This Before?

Compare and contrast: Washingtonian magazine covers from May 2009, at left, and May 1980.Enlarge Image...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 21, 2009; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama Opens the Door to Prosecution of Interrogation Memo Authors

President Obama said today that it would be a matter for the Attorney General to decide.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 21, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Sharing the Stage with Obama: Kennedy and Bill Clinton

Updated 4:19 p.m. By Michael A. Fletcher President Obama traveled to the SEED School of...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 21, 2009; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Panel Approves HHS Nominee

A divided Senate Finance Committee today voted in favor of the nomination of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Ks.) to be secretary of health and human services.

By Washington Post Editor  | April 21, 2009; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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As 100-Day Mark Nears, Comparisons Begin

By Ben Pershing This afternoon, President Obama will meet with one former president and the...

By Ben Pershing  | April 21, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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POTUS Events: A Call to Service

By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama walks with CIA director Leon Panetta, right, and deputy director...

By Washington Post editors  | April 21, 2009; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Stern Considers Alternatives to EFCA

Andy Stern, head of the influential Service Employees International Union, raised the prospect of reforms that would overhaul union elections without giving workers the option of organizing sans secret ballot elections.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 20, 2009; 7:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Budget Cuts Trim a Little from the Sides

The White House Monday provided examples of a bunch of in-process bureaucratic cost-saving measures.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 20, 2009; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Managing the Obama Family Message

By Ben Pershing Does President Obama use news and images of his family for political...

By Ben Pershing  | April 20, 2009; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obama Thanks CIA for Work Against America's Foes

President Obama tells CIA employees that they must do their work scrupulously because they are standing as a security barrier for Americans who face attack from people who have no scruples. (Associated Press.)

By Web Politics Editor  | April 20, 2009; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Obama, Chávez and a New Approach to the World

The images of a smiling Obama's handshake with Chávez spoke vividly to the changes the president is bringing to U.S. relations abroad.

By Web Politics Editor  | April 20, 2009; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
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POTUS Events: Addressing the CIA

By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama starts his day with his routine briefing at 10:15 a.m.,...

By Washington Post editors  | April 20, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama, Congress Return to Funding Fights

By Ben Pershing President Obama is back in town from globetrotting, and Congress returns today...

By Ben Pershing  | April 20, 2009; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Obama Plans First Full (Almost) Cabinet Meeting

By Ceci Connolly Three months into his tenure, President Obama seems eager to sit around...

By Web Politics Editor  | April 19, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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