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44: June 14, 2009 - June 20, 2009

Obama Takes the Girls For Frozen Custard

By Michael A. Fletcher On the eve of Father's Day, the First Father showed how...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 20, 2009; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
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Obama to Iran: 'Stop All Violent and Unjust Actions'

Updated 2:51 p.m. By Glenn Kessler President Obama reacted to the unfolding events in Iran...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 20, 2009; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (89)
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Obama Defends New Consumer Financial Agency

By Michael A. Fletcher President Obama defended his proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency today, saying...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 20, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obama to Rib Reporters at Gala Dinner

Advance jokes.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 19, 2009; 7:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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White House Dog Photographed, Remains Cute

First dog gets an official portrait.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 19, 2009; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Clinton Undergoes Surgery on Her Elbow

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton underwent surgery this morning on her right elbow.

By Lexie Verdon  | June 19, 2009; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Foggy Bottom, Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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Obama Reiterates Commitment to Immigration Reform

By Scott Wilson President Obama told a Hispanic prayer breakfast today that he is committed...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 19, 2009; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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As Obstacles Abound, Obama Dismisses 'Cynicism'

By Ben Pershing President Obama's collision with reality continues apace today, as his signature initiatives...

By Ben Pershing  | June 19, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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POTUS Events: Father's Day

President Obama will hold events today encouraging young fathers on the eve of Father's Day....

By washingtonpost.com editors  | June 19, 2009; 8:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate Approves $106 Billion Supplemental War Spending Bill

The Senate today overwhelmingly passed a bill that would fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through Sept. 30, giving congressional backing to President Obama's plan to increase troops and resources for the war in Afghanistan. The 91-5 vote sends the bill to President Obama for signing.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2009; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
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Obama Opponents Finding Their Voice

President Obama may still hold the high ground politically in Washington, but the outlines of an opposition message have suddenly begun to come together. On domestic and foreign policy, Obama's opponents have found cracks in his armor.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 18, 2009; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (180)
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Is 'Smooth Sailing' Over for Obama?

By Ben Pershing President Obama's No. 1 priority for his first term, health care reform,...

By Ben Pershing  | June 18, 2009; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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POTUS Events: Fundraising Dinner

President Obama, with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, yesterday at...

By Washington Post editors  | June 18, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clinton Falls and Breaks Her Elbow

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton fractured her right elbow during a fall while headed to the White House.

By Lexie Verdon  | June 18, 2009; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Senators Warn Court Against 'Activism' on Voting Rights Law

The Supreme Court hasn't even ruled in its examination of the constitutionality of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, but key senators are already warning that a decision striking down the law will be seen as "conservative activism pure and simple."

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2009; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Issues New Call to Service

President Obama has asked Americans to dedicate themselves this summer to local community service projects in an extension of his earlier calls sustain the nation's increased interest in public service.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2009; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Video: Obama Would - and Does - Hurt a Fly

President kills a bug. News at 11.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 17, 2009; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Making the Rounds  
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WH: Financial Overhaul Plan Is Cautious

By Ben Pershing President Obama this afternoon will lay out a proposal for an ambitious,...

By Ben Pershing  | June 17, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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POTUS Events: Regulatory Reform

President Obama gestures during a joint news conference with the South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak...

By Washington Post editors  | June 17, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Intends to Extend Federal Benefits to Unmarried Partners

Updated. By Scott Butterworth President Obama will announce tomorrow that he is extending federal benefits...

By Post Editor  | June 16, 2009; 8:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (204)
 
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What Republicans Can Learn from the DLC

Al From reflects on a changed Democratic Party -- and what the GOP can learn from the DLC's efforts.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 16, 2009; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Group Files Suit Against Obama Administration for Access to Visitor Logs

President Obama has embraced Bush Administration justifications for denying public access to White House visitors logs even as advisers say they are reviewing the policy of keeping secret the official record of comings and goings.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 16, 2009; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
Categories:  Ethics  
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Asked by Fox, Americans Find Supreme Court Justices Hard to Recall

By Robert Barnes If history is a guide, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will grab...

By Web Politics Editor  | June 16, 2009; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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POTUS Events: Morning With Lee Myung-bak

By Sarah Lovenheim President Obama receives his daily presidential briefing at 9:15 a.m., followed by...

By Washington Post editors  | June 16, 2009; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Health Care Consensus Elusive So Far

By Ben Pershing There are only 47 days left until Congress' August recess is scheduled...

By Ben Pershing  | June 16, 2009; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Dennis Ross Is Moved From State Department Post to White House

By Glenn Kessler Dennis Ross, the State Department's point man on Iran policy, will be...

By Post Editor  | June 15, 2009; 8:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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White House's Online Silence on Iranian Elections Is Gaining Notice

A powerful meme is making its way online, where people in their own time, on their own social networks, are engaging with news regarding Iran's contested presidential election: "Tiananmen + Twitter = Tehran." Or, to be more specific, it's "Tiananmen + social Web = Tehran."

By Post Editor  | June 15, 2009; 8:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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Valerie Jarrett Cites 'Double Standard' Between Sotomayor, Alito

By DeNeen L. Brown and Richard Leiby White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett today defended...

By Post Editor  | June 15, 2009; 8:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Obama Meets at White House With Italy's Berlusconi

By Scott Wilson President Obama hosted Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi today at the White...

By Post Editor  | June 15, 2009; 8:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Obama Seeks to Woo War Votes with Flu Funds

To relieve pressure on antiwar Democrats, the Obama administration hopes to win at least a few House Republican converts on an emergency war spending bill this week, by emphasizing the flu prevention funds that the package includes.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 15, 2009; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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On Health Care, the Messenger Changes, But Questions Remain the Same

By Dan Balz The repeated applause President Obama received from members of the American Medical...

By Post Editor  | June 15, 2009; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take, Health Care  
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Court Watch: Sotomayor's Dissents -- and Temperament

Court news highlights.

By Web Politics Editor  | June 15, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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POTUS Events: Focus on Health Care

President Obama descends Air Force One, June 12, 2009 . (The Associated Press) By Sarah...

By Washington Post editors  | June 15, 2009; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Will the Deficit Matter in 2010?

By Ben Pershing Politicians have lost elections for raising taxes. They've lost for slashing spending....

By Ben Pershing  | June 15, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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