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44: May 17, 2009 - May 23, 2009

Obama Names New NASA Leadership

By Scott Wilson President Obama yesterday nominated a former Marine aviator and space shuttle astronaut...

By Post Editor  | May 23, 2009; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Obama Honors the Military in Radio Address

By Scott Wilson President Obama used his weekly radio address today to urge Americans to...

By Post Editor  | May 23, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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POTUS Events: Annapolis Bound

President Obama is presented with an honorary law degree at Notre Dame University, May 17,...

By washingtonpost.com  | May 22, 2009; 7:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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National Security Showdown

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By Web Politics Editor  | May 21, 2009; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Video Report  
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Biden to Visit Beirut

By Glenn Kessler The White House announced this afternoon that Vice President Biden will visit...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 21, 2009; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Between the Lines, Joe Biden  
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In 'Dallas Principles,' Gay Group Calls Obama to Action

A diverse group of gay activists, bloggers, Democratic Party organizers and fundraisers from across the country came has issued a manifesto calling on President Obama to move more rapidly on gay rights issues.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 21, 2009; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  The Clickocracy  
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Who's Really Keeping America Safe?

By Garance Franke-Ruta Reactions to the dueling speeches by President Obama and former vice president...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 21, 2009; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  The Debate Rages On...  
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Cheney Defends Use of Harsh Interrogation Methods in Speech to AEI

Former vice president Dick Cheney today addressed the American Enterprise Institute, of which he is...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 21, 2009; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  National Security, Primary Source  
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Obama vs Cheney: A (Polling) Mismatch from the Start

By Chris Cillizza The dueling speeches by President Obama and former vice president Dick Cheney...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 21, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  National Security  
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Audience Awaiting Cheney Listens to Obama

By Michael D. Shear More than 250 people packed into the 12-floor conference center at...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 21, 2009; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  National Security  
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Obama on National Security and American Values: 'We Are Cleaning Up Something That Is - Quite Simply - a Mess'

President Obama today spoke on "Protecting Our Security and Our Values" at the National Archives Museum.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 21, 2009; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  National Security, Primary Source  
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POTUS Events: Addressing National Security

President Obama talks on the phone with astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis from the...

By Washington Post editors  | May 21, 2009; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Daybook  
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Powell Rebuffs Limbaugh, Who 'Resigns' as GOP Party Head

Colin Powell came out swinging this week in the ongoing scuffle with former vice president Dick Cheney and radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 20, 2009; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (119)
Categories:  B_Blog, Republican Party  
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Obama Approves Nuclear Energy Program for UAE

The White House said today that President Obama has approved an agreement to help build a nuclear-energy program in the United Arab Emirates, setting up a congressional review of the controversial accord.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 20, 2009; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  National Security  
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Obama Signs Measures to Help with Troubled Mortgages

President Obama today enacted two measures that provide incentives for lenders and loan servicers to make troubled mortgages more affordable. The legislation also streamlines Hope for Homeowners, a government program to refinance "underwater" loans that so far has helped few distressed borrowers.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 20, 2009; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  B_Blog, Economy  
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Official: Iranian Missile Test Could 'Strengthen' U.S. Coalition

The top White House non-proliferation official says Iran's latest missile test is worrying -- but that there could be a silver lining.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 20, 2009; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  National Security  
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Life in Pictures: The Playful President

President Barack Obama "meets" with speechwriter Cody Keenan, who dressed as a pirate for an...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 20, 2009; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Washington Life  
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DSCC Cashing In On Obama

The DSCC plans a June 18 fundraising dinner with guest star Barack Obama.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 20, 2009; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Green Zone  
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Obama Attends First Recovery Advisory Board Meeting

President Obama declared today that there is "some return to normalcy" in parts of the financial markets, as he attended the first meeting of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 20, 2009; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Economy  
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Obama Starts to Meet with Court Contenders

President Obama has started to meet with Supreme Court candidates and has already sat down with Judge Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 20, 2009; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  B_Blog, Supreme Court  
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DNC Puts Cheney Front and Center in New Web Video

By Garance Franke-Ruta As far as a attack ads go, saying that a political...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 20, 2009; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Democratic Party  
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POTUS Events: Evaluating the Economy

President Obama gestures in the Oval Office, May 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Sarah...

By Washington Post editors  | May 20, 2009; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Daybook  
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GOP Compares Pelosi to Bond Villain

By Garance Franke-Ruta In a little-noticed Web video posted on YouTube yesterday, the Republican...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 19, 2009; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  National Security  
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Senior Foreign Policy Figures Endorse Obama Vision for Nuclear-Free World

President Obama held an Oval Office meeting today with four of the nation's foreign policy wise men, who endorsed his administration's vision for a world free of nuclear weapons.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 19, 2009; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  National Security  
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Steele Predicts a GOP Comeback

Declaring "the honeymoon is over," Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele called for Republicans to start attacking President Obama directly and stop focusing on lesser known figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 19, 2009; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
Categories:  Republican Party  
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Crossed Wires About VP Hide-Out

By Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger Pssstt! Did you hear about Dick Cheney's fortress hideaway...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 19, 2009; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Joe Biden  
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POTUS Events: Auto Industry Checkup

President Obama, as he walked to the oval office yesterday for a meeting with Israeli...

By Washington Post editors  | May 19, 2009; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daybook  
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Granholm to Visit the White House

By Michael A. Fletcher Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) will visit the White House tomorrow,...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 18, 2009; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Supreme Court  
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Obama Administration to Announce New Vehicle Emissions Standards

By Steven Mufson Monday, May 18, 2009; 4:02 PM The Obama administration is set to...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 18, 2009; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Climate Change  
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Court Watch: Granholm, Roberts and Some History

By Garance Franke-Ruta As the battle for influence over the selection of a nominee to...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 18, 2009; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Supreme Court  
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Conservatives Take Fight Against Potential Court Nominees to the Web

Conservative groups launched a pre-emptive assault today on their three perceived front-runners for President Obama's Supreme Court nomination, attacking them as activists who are pushing a liberal agenda for the court.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 18, 2009; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Supreme Court  
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SNL Does Cheney: 'On TV More Than That Sham-Wow Guy'

Will Ferrell returned as George W. Bush as Darrell Hammond played Dick Cheney in...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 18, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  In Case You Missed It  
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POTUS Events: Meeting with Netanyahu

Then-candidate Barack Obama stands with an Israeli citizen, center, and Defense Minister Ehud Barack in...

By washingtonpost.com  | May 18, 2009; 7:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Amid Protests, Obama Calls for 'Open Hearts, Open Minds' at Notre Dame

President Obama called for "open hearts, open minds, fair-minded words" as he accepted an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame amid angry protests over his support for abortion rights.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 17, 2009; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama  
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