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44: May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009

Obama's Goal for the Day: Watching His Daughters Play

By Michael D. Shear President Obama spent this afternoon as a regular dad -- albeit...

By Post Editor  | May 16, 2009; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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From Obama, High Hopes for Reform Legislation

By Michael D. Shear President Obama expressed optimism today that two of his signature efforts...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 16, 2009; 6:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Health Care  
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Source: Obama Taps Utah's Huntsman for China Post

By Michael D. Shear Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. (R) will be introduced Saturday as...

By Post Editor  | May 15, 2009; 11:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Bolden to Meet with Obama Monday about NASA Job

Retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden, a four-time shuttle astronaut, is under consideration to be the next NASA administrator.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 15, 2009; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Cast of Characters  
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Obama 2, Fenty -2

By Nikita Stewart Mayor Adrian M. Fenty announced today that he is losing city administrator...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 15, 2009; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cast of Characters  
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Obama at Notre Dame: Catholics' Take

By Jennifer Agiesta President Obama heads to South Bend, Indiana this Sunday to deliver the...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 15, 2009; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  The Pollster  
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POTUS Events: World Series Champs

Philadelphia Phillies player Jimmy Rollins (2nd from left) presents President Obama with a team jersey...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | May 15, 2009; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pelosi Moves to the Fore

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's extraordinary accusation that the Bush administration lied to Congress about the use of harsh interrogation techniques dramatically raised the stakes on the growing debate over the Bush administration's anti-terror policies even as it brought troubling new questions about the speaker's credibility.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2009; 7:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take  
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Credit Card Practices Topic A at Obama Town Hall

President Obama called on Congress to immediately protect consumers from abusive practices by credit card companies.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2009; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  B_Blog, Economy  
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All in the Family: McCain's Mother Slams Rush

Roberta McCain appeared on NBC's "The Tonight Show" and slammed conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, saying "he does not belong to the Republican Party that I belong to."

By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2009; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Pelosi Accuses CIA of 'Misleading' Her on Interrogations

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By Web Politics Editor  | May 14, 2009; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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POTUS Events: Land of Enchantment

President Obama arrives in Arizona, May 12, 2009, ahead of his trip to New Mexico....

By Washington Post editors  | May 14, 2009; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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In ASU Speech, Obama Calls Upon Students to Seek Lasting Achievement

President Obama urged students to reject the old formulas for success and shape a new future for their generation.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2009; 11:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Education  
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Obama Tells ASU, 'Your Body of Work Is Yet to Come'

President Obama delivered the commencement address to Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., tonight.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2009; 11:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Don't Quit, First Lady Tells District Students

Everyone has a bad day, including the president of the United States, but it is important not to give up, first lady Michelle Obama told a group of students at an after-school program in Southeast Washington today.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2009; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The First Lady  
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White House Sends Its First E-Mail, on Health Care Reform

By Jose Antonio Vargas Obama's WhiteHouse.gov has sent its first e-mail. "You are receiving this...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Clickocracy  
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Ring, Ring: Gibbs Confiscates Reporter's Phone During Briefing

The White House briefing room erupted in laughter today as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs put on his best high school principal face and confiscated a ringing cell phone.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2009; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Making the Rounds, Washington Life  
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A Supreme Court Nomination Next Week?

President Obama told senators at a White House meeting today that he would review names of potential Supreme Court nominees over the weekend, leading participants to believe an announcement could come within days.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2009; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Obama Reverses Position on Release of Detainee Abuse Photos

President Obama will oppose the release of several dozen photos depicting abuse of detainees held in U.S. military custody abroad.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2009; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  B_Blog, National Security  
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What Do Americans Want? Legal Pot, White House Online Survey Reports

An online opinion survey released by the White House this week ranks legalizing pot, playing online poker and cracking down on Scientologists as key issues.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2009; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  B_Blog, New Media  
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With Credit Card Bill Vote Thurs., White House Makes a Push

President Obama has ordered his top economic aides to make an aggressive, 24-hour push for passage of a credit card bill of rights that will culminate with his town hall in New Mexico tomorrow morning.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2009; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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House Pledges July 31 Deadline to Pass Health Care Reform

House leaders pledged today to pass comprehensive health care legislation by July 31, a deadline President Obama said showed the "urgency" needed to fulfill his signature reform measure this year.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 13, 2009; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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POTUS Events: ASU Commencement

President Obama and Vice President Biden walk to the Rose Garden at the White House,...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | May 13, 2009; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Capricia Marshall to Be Named Chief of Protocol

By Al Kamen The long-expected nomination of Capricia Marshall, White House social secretary during the...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 12, 2009; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cast of Characters, Foggy Bottom  
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Liz Cheney Joins Her Father in Critique of Obama

For the Cheneys, attacks on the Obama administration are becoming a family affair.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 12, 2009; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
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White House Poetry Jam Follows Morning Arts Meeting

The White House today brought together a coalition of more than 50 of the nation's grassroots community arts groups for a briefing and discussion about avenues for future collaboration.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 12, 2009; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Health Care Reform Outlook Clear? Don't Count on It

By Dan Balz The gathering of industry leaders standing with President Obama in the White...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 12, 2009; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take  
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Obama Wants Healthier Workers

By Ed O'Keefe You know the saying that if you want to get ahead in...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 12, 2009; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Health Care  
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White House Seeks Additional Funds to Expand Coverage

Even as President Obama was extracting a pledge for health industry lobbyists to voluntarily rein in medical costs, the administration was struggling to come up with cash to pay for an expansion of coverage to millions more Americans.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 12, 2009; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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What Crist Means

By Chris Cillizza Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to announce his Senate candidacy today,...

By Washington Post editors  | May 12, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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POTUS Events: Top Cops and Fit Workers

President Obama delivers remarks on health-care reform, May 11, 2009. (Photo -- Bill O'Leary/The Washington...

By Washington Post editors  | May 12, 2009; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Military Flight Over N.Y. Canceled

By Dan Eggen Whew, that was close. Two weeks after an Air Force jetliner terrified...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 11, 2009; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  National Security  
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Grading WhiteHouse.gov, Round Two

By Jose Antonio Vargas Is WhiteHouse.gov, the online hub of the American presidency, getting better?...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 11, 2009; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama Congratulates the Tar Heels

President Obama hosted the 2009 NCAA champion team from the University of North Carolina on the South Lawn of the White House.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 11, 2009; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, Washington Life  
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The Obama Health Reform Strategy Meeting

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By Web Politics Editor  | May 11, 2009; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Debate Rages On...  
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White House Says Deficit Will Be $90B Higher Than Expected

By Frank Ahrens In his blog this morning, White House budget director Peter Orszag said...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 11, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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The Politics of Humor

By Chris Cillizza In politics, as in life, there is a fine line between stupid...

By Washington Post editors  | May 11, 2009; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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POTUS Events: Health Care Reform

File photo -- President Obama addresses health care for veterans, April 9, 2009. (Photo --...

By Washington Post editors  | May 11, 2009; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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