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44: May 24, 2009 - May 30, 2009

Court Watch: An Analysis of Sotomayor's Decisions on Race-Related Cases

By Garance Franke-Ruta The indispensable SCOTUSBlog, from the Washington-based firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer &...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 30, 2009; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Obama Decries 'Usual Political Games' Over Sotomayor Nomination

By Michael D. Shear President Obama warned today against "attempting to draw old battle lines...

By Post Editor  | May 30, 2009; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Obama Expands Lobbying Ban

The White House announced this afternoon it is bolstering its restriction on lobbying for stimulus funds by expanding the ban on communications with administration officials to include not only federally registered lobbyists but also consultants and other individuals who seek to exert influence over the spending process.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2009; 6:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Green Zone  
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White House: Sotomayor's Latina Comment Was Poor Choice of Words

Updated 6:48 p.m. By Garance Franke-Ruta President Obama sought today to defuse some of the...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
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President Obama, Burger Guy

President Obama today zipped down to the Five Guys burger joint near Nationals Park.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2009; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Court Watch: The Princeton Years, PRLDEF, and Questions About Temperament

By Garance Franke-Ruta Today in court news, we learn about Judge Sonia Sotomayor's time at...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 29, 2009; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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In Supreme Court Fight, Code Words Abound

By Ben Pershing Supreme Court campaigns are unlike most others in politics, in that nominees...

By Ben Pershing  | May 29, 2009; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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POTUS Events: Cyber Security

(Getty Images/Jim Watson) President Obama begins his morning in daily briefing meetings, joined by...

By washingtonpost.com  | May 29, 2009; 6:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama Again Calls for Halt to Israeli Settlement Activity

President Obama continued to press his administration's tough stance on Jewish settlements on the West Bank, telling reporters after a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas this afternoon that Israel must halt all settlement activity in order to build momentum for peace.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 28, 2009; 7:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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G-20 to Meet in Pittsburgh in Sept.

By Philip Rucker The leaders of the world's biggest economies will gather this fall in...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 28, 2009; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gibbs Slams British Press and Denies Telegraph Story

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs this afternoon denied a report in British newspaper the Daily Telegraph that photos showing detainees in Iraq being sexually abused were among those President Obama recently decided not to release.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 28, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Court Watch: As GOP Hangs Back, Conservatives Attack Sotomayor

By Garance Franke-Ruta Only one Republican senator, Pat Roberts of Kansas, has come out so...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 28, 2009; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
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Sotomayor's Views on Abortion, Gun Rights Come Under the Microscope

By Ben Pershing The main storyline of Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination -- whether she'll...

By Ben Pershing  | May 28, 2009; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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POTUS Events: Abbas

President Obama speaks at a Democratic National Committee fundraising event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel...

By Washington Post editors  | May 28, 2009; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Stars Come Out for L.A. Fundraiser

President Obama addresses a star-studded crowd at a Democratic fundraiser in L.A.

By Washington Post Editor  | May 27, 2009; 11:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Obama Names More Ambassadors

The White House today announced a slate of top diplomats in capitals from Tokyo to Paris.

By Washington Post Editor  | May 27, 2009; 9:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Cheney Tempers Comments on Powell

By Dan Eggen Former vice president Richard B. Cheney unleashed another round of attacks on...

By Post Editor  | May 27, 2009; 7:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Obama Launches Review of Secrecy Policy

By Carrie Johnson President Obama this afternoon directed his national security adviser and senior Cabinet...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 27, 2009; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Sotomayor Begins Calling Key Senators

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor placed phone calls to key senators today as the White House began taking steps toward building support for her confirmation.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 27, 2009; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Cabinet Marks Stimulus Plan's First 100 Days

Vice President Biden yesterday kicked off events marking the 100th day of the stimulus...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 27, 2009; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Liberal Groups Release Ad Backing Sotomayor

Liberal groups wasted no time today in trying to build support for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, launching a 30-second television ad extolling her credentials and personal story.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 27, 2009; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Sotomayor's District Court Bid Aided by D'Amato and Moynihan

By Garance Franke-Ruta It was widely noted yesterday that though Judge Sonia Sotomayor was nominated...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 27, 2009; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Is Sotomayor Fight Over Before it Begins?

By Ben Pershing Is Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court a foregone conclusion? Consider:...

By Ben Pershing  | May 27, 2009; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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POTUS Events: Touting the Stimulus

President Obama stays in the west today. He and Senator Harry Reid will tour a...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | May 27, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jetting to Vegas to Help Out the Senate's Leader

President Obama headlined a big-ticket fundraiser Tuesday night at Caesars Palace for Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), an event Reid's aides hoped would bring in $2 million for his reelection campaign fund.

By Post Editor  | May 27, 2009; 12:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Obama Calls for Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Making his first statement on the trial of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, President Obama issued a stern statement late Tuesday calling on the Burmese government to release her "immediately and unconditionally."

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2009; 6:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama National Service Pick Bows Out

The White House pick to head the federal government's national service agency has withdrawn her nomination for unspecified health reasons, becoming the latest in a series of candidates to bail out of consideration for a senior administration post.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2009; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama Adds Saudi Arabia Stop to Mideast Trip

By Michael D. Shear President Obama will travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for a previously...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2009; 4:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Women's Groups Vow to Fight for Swift Confirmation

By Garance Franke-Ruta Women's groups that had been urging President Obama to select the fourth...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2009; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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As Interest Surges, Battle to Define Court Nominee Starts Online

By Jose Antonio Vargas Inevitably, and very quickly, the online battle to define President Obama's...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2009; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Supreme Court, The Clickocracy  
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Sotomayor Made Significant Sports Rulings

By Mark Maske Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has been involved in some significant sports...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2009; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Interviewed Sotomayor Thursday

President Obama interviewed Judge Sonia Sotomayor for an hour in the Oval Office last Thursday, White House officials said. In all, the judge spent seven hours at the White House, talking with advisers who were in charge of helping Obama make the critical decision on his first Supreme Court nominee.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2009; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Latino Legal Activists Hail Sotomayor Choice

By Michael A. Fletcher Latino legal activists applauded Sotomayor's appointment. "This is a historic moment,"...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Sotomayor: The White House Story

The White House has issued talking points and a background information sheet on Judge Sonia...

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2009; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Wants Sotomayor Confirmed Before August Recess

President Obama has set a deadline of a confirmation vote on nominee Sonia Sotamayor by the start of the Senate's five-week recess, slated to begin Aug. 7.

By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2009; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Complete Coverage: The Sotomayor Pick

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By Web Politics Editor  | May 26, 2009; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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POTUS Events: Sotomayor Selected

By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama's first briefing of the day at 9:00 a.m. ET was...

By Washington Post editors  | May 26, 2009; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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N. Korea Gives Obama a Holiday Test

By Ben Pershing We'll never know whether North Korea consulted the American holiday calendar before...

By Ben Pershing  | May 26, 2009; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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State Dept. Plan Would Extend Benefits to Same Sex Partners

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will soon announce that the partners of gay U.S. diplomats are eligible for many benefits currently denied them and allowed to spouses of heterosexual diplomats, according to lawmakers and others advocating the change.

By Lexie Verdon  | May 24, 2009; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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