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44: May 3, 2009 - May 9, 2009

Obama Urges Credit Card Reform

President Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address to reiterate his call for credit card reform, saying the nation can no longer tolerate an "anything goes" mentality by the credit card companies.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 9, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Economy  
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Air Force One Flyover Prompts a White House Resignation

The White House official who approved the Air Force One flight over New York City last month that frightened many resigned after an internal White House investigation.

By Marcia Davis  | May 8, 2009; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
Categories:  B_Blog, National Security  
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Obama to Address Muslim World From Egypt

President Obama will make his promised speech to the Muslim world from Egypt, a White House official said on Friday.

By Patricia E. Gaston  | May 8, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
Categories:  B_Blog, Foggy Bottom  
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Michelle Obama and Staff Go for Burgers

Michelle Obama dropped by Spike Mendelsohn's burger place Good Stuff Eatery on Pennsylvania Avenue over lunch, the White House confirmed, along with her staff.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 8, 2009; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Obama to Speak About Job Training

By Scott Wilson The nation's economy lost 539,000 jobs last month, and the nation's leader...

By Lexie Verdon  | May 8, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Do Republicans Really Need a Leader?

By Ben Pershing Six months after Republicans lost control of the White House and slipped...

By Ben Pershing  | May 8, 2009; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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POTUS Events: Job Creation

Beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET., President Obama will receive his daily briefing, followed by his...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | May 8, 2009; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Work-Life Balance a Challenge, Says Michelle Obama, But Having White House Staff Helps

First lady Michelle Obama called her "current life" in the White House "a very blessed situation."

By Web Politics Editor  | May 7, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (373)
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Dobson 'Disappointed' Obama Skipped Day of Prayer Ceremony

Evangelical author and radio host James Dobson said that he is "disappointed" that for the first time in nearly two decades there was no representative from the White House during the National Day of Prayer event.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 7, 2009; 2:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
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Small Cuts Will Do Little to Tame Deficit

Proposals are too small to impress critics but possibly too large for Congress to swallow.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 7, 2009; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Gingrich, Bloomberg and Sharpton Pay Obama a Visit

The trio, which likely hasn't agreed on much of anything over the years, belongs to the nonprofit Education Equality Project.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 7, 2009; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Obama Outlines Budget Cuts

Obama announces his budget plan.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 7, 2009; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sotomayor Rose High, with Few Assets

In recent years, Judge Sonia Sotomayor reported having virtually no assets.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 7, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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New Deal: Specter Gets a Subcommittee Chairmanship

By Shailagh Murray Senate Democratic leaders have reached agreement with Sen. Arlen Specter to partially...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 7, 2009; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Capitol Briefing  
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Bank Stress Tests: Good News for Obama?

By Ben Pershing Raise your hand if you understand the meaning of the bank stress...

By Ben Pershing  | May 7, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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POTUS Events: Budget Day

President Obama will deliver remarks today about the budget -- which the White House will...

By washingtonpost.com  | May 7, 2009; 7:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Grassley Opens Up on Obama Lunch

By Shailagh Murray Usually White House meetings yield only a trickle of details. But today...

By Paul Volpe  | May 6, 2009; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Obama Offers D.C. Voucher Program Extension for Existing Students

President Obama's budget seeks to extend the controversial D.C. school voucher program until all 1,716 participants have graduated from high school, although no new students will be accepted into it.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 6, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  B_Blog, Education  
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Specter Isn't Sitting Too Pretty These Days

Having ducked a Republican primary, Specter may yet have to weather a Democratic primary challenge and then a tough general election.

By Marcia Davis  | May 6, 2009; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  B_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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First Lady Dines Out in New York

By Robin Givhan On her first trip to New York City as first lady, Michelle...

By Lexie Verdon  | May 6, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Michelle Obama  
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Lots of Court Speculation, but No Pick Yet

By Ben Pershing Attention, Supreme Court junkies: President Obama is not expected to name a...

By Ben Pershing  | May 6, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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POTUS Events: Focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan

File photo -- President Obama meets with President Karazai at the Afghan Presidential Palace in...

By Washington Post editors  | May 6, 2009; 7:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Mrs. Obama, Sweeping the Clouds Away in N.Y.

By DeNeen L. Brown On her first visit to New York since she became first...

By Post Editor  | May 5, 2009; 8:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Michelle Obama Announces $50 Million Fund for Nonprofits

By Philip Rucker President Obama's budget for next year will include $50 million to help...

By Post Editor  | May 5, 2009; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Souter Bids a Fond Farewell

Justice David H. Souter bade a sentimental goodbye today to the assembled judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 5, 2009; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Obama and Biden Press House Democrats for Quick Action on Climate Bill

President Obama and Vice President Biden urged a group of House Democrats at a White House meeting this morning to move forward with climate-change legislation that has run into controversy among some Democrats and threatened to stall health-care reform.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 5, 2009; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Climate Change  
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The Promise and Peril of a Congressional Majority

As Obama seeks to work with Congressional majorities, he will need to avoid the twin risks of overreach and intraparty warfare.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 5, 2009; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obama, Biden Go Out for Burgers

President Obama and Vice President Biden pay a lunchtime visit to the small, independent burger joint called Ray's Hell Burger in Virginia.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 5, 2009; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
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Obama Fills CPSC Posts

By Ed O'Keefe President Obama named new leadership to the Consumer Product Safety Commission today...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 5, 2009; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama's Meeting with Peres May Test New Relationship

By Scott Wilson President Obama's meeting with Shimon Peres this afternoon will mark a first...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 5, 2009; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Foggy Bottom  
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At White House and on the Hill, a Growing Focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Ben Pershing Two weeks ago, David Obey warned that the war in Afghanistan might...

By Ben Pershing  | May 5, 2009; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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POTUS Events: Middle East Focus

By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama starts his day with his daily presidential briefing at 9:30...

By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2009; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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John Edwards Faces Federal Investigation

As John Edwards, the former senator, prepared for his second presidential run, he paid for advisers and burnished his image through a bevy of political action committees and nonprofit groups.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 4, 2009; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Obama FEC Choice Draws Mixed Reviews

President Obama's first nomination to the Federal Elections Commission has prompted a divided reaction from campaign finance reformers, many of whom are disappointed that the new Democratic president has not pushed for more dramatic reforms from the troubled panel.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 4, 2009; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Green Zone  
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Michelle Obama's Favorite Food? Mexican

Michelle Obama loves Mexican food of all kinds, she told some D.C. school children today.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 4, 2009; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  The First Lady  
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At Cinco de Mayo Event, Prayers from First Lady for Swine Flu Sufferers

First lady Michelle Obama told students at a school in Northwest Washington, D.C., to send "thoughts and prayers" to people who were suffering from the swine flu.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 4, 2009; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Gibbs: No Newspaper Bailout from the Government

"I don't know what, in all honesty, government can do about it," said the White House spokesman of the collapse of newspapers.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 4, 2009; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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After Swine Flu, Specter and Souter, What's Next?

By Ben Pershing President Obama's ability to multitask will again be on display this week,...

By Ben Pershing  | May 4, 2009; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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POTUS Events: Tax Reform

President Obama receives his daily and economic briefing in the Oval Office starting at 9:45...

By washingtonpost.com  | May 4, 2009; 7:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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