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44: July 5, 2009 - July 11, 2009

Obama Responds to Growing Criticism of Recovery Act

President Obama, still traveling abroad, responded to increasing criticism that the Economic Recovery Act that he pushed through Congress is not working to prevent job losses in a still-struggling economy.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 11, 2009; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
Categories:  Economy  
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Obama Lands in Ghana

President and Michelle Obama landed tonight in Accra, Ghana, a capital city abuzz with anticipation over the first presidential visit to sub-Saharan Africa, according to reports in the local press.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 10, 2009; 7:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Obama Abroad  
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Obama Defenders Emerge in Photo Flap

A Washington Times reporter who was there says "I did not see anything from my perspective that looked like the president checking out anyone."

By Web Politics Editor  | July 10, 2009; 6:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  B_Blog, Obama Abroad  
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Obama Asks Pope to Pray for Kennedy

Associated Press President Obama gave Pope Benedict XVI a personal letter from Sen. Edward M....

By Post Editor  | July 10, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Capitol Briefing  
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Is Health-Care Reform Inevitable?

By Ben Pershing Is health-care reform inevitable? That question has come to the fore in...

By Ben Pershing  | July 10, 2009; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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POTUS Events: Obama to Ghana

President Obama begins his day with a breakfast meeting with G-8 and African leaders at...

By washingtonpost.com  | July 10, 2009; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Daybook  
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Obama Shakes Hands with Gaddafi

Obama is the first U.S. president to shake the hand of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2009; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Obama Abroad  
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The Scoop on Obama's Gift to Pope Tomorrow

By William Wan What do you get for a man whose possessions include leadership over...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 9, 2009; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Obama Abroad  
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As Clouds Gather at Home, Obama Administration Buckles Down

With Republicans showing spark and president's poll numbers ticking down, White House prepares a new push for its policies.

By Post Editor  | July 9, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  B_Blog, Dan Balz's Take  
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Palin Doesn't Have a New Job Lined Up, Her Attorney Says

Departing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has no new job offer and is resigning because of her combative relationship with the state legislature and because of the distractions and costs of fighting off numerous ethics complaints, her private attorney said.

By Eric Rich  | July 9, 2009; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
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Obama's Honeymoon Is Over, Cont'd

By Ben Pershing Since the day President Obama was sworn into office riding a wave...

By Ben Pershing  | July 9, 2009; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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POTUS Events: Obama at G-8

President Obama will spend the day in several meetings and bilateral discussions with the G-8...

By washingtonpost.com  | July 9, 2009; 7:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daybook  
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Obama Tours Earthquake Damage with Berlusconi

Obama toured the damage from April's earthquake.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 8, 2009; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Obama Abroad  
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Letterman on Palin: "Something I Said?"

David Letterman, who famously feuded with and then apologized to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin over a joke he made about one of her daughters and a New York Yankee, didn't let up last night on his show, coyly asking, "Something I said?"

By Web Politics Editor  | July 8, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  In Case You Missed It  
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Suspicious Package Outside Vice President's Residence

The Special Operations Division of the District's Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department is investigating a suspicious briefcase that was left outside the vice president's residence this morning about about 9 a.m.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 8, 2009; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  National Security, Washington Life  
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Obama Helps Aides With Damage Control

By Ben Pershing In the midst of a major international trip, with the economy still...

By Ben Pershing  | July 8, 2009; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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POTUS Events: Obama in Italy

President Obama arrived in Rome, Italy around 4:20 a.m. ET. After arriving, President Obama met...

By washingtonpost.com  | July 8, 2009; 6:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Daybook  
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Michael Jackson and the Presidents

Photos and videos showing the path of Michael Jackson's long music career continue to show how great the temporal and cultural distance from his early years is.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 7, 2009; 6:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Russian Press Takes Cool Tone Toward Obama

On the second day of Barack Obama's first official visit to Russia, much of the Russian press reacted skeptically to the much anticipated "reboot" of U.S.-Russian relations.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 7, 2009; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Obama Abroad  
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Shaky Economy May Dislodge Obama's Footing

Nothing may be more important to public assessments of President Obama's leadership than the state of the economy and at this point there are political warning lights flashing.

By Marcia Davis  | July 7, 2009; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take  
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Obama Continues Cautious Rebuilding of U.S.-Russia Relations

By Ben Pershing If you can tear yourself away from "The Michael Jackson Memorial Orgy...

By Ben Pershing  | July 7, 2009; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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POTUS Events: Speech in Russia

Following Obama's commencement address at the National Economic School earlier today in Moscow, President Obama...

By Washington Post editors  | July 7, 2009; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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White House Twitterati Keep Patter Going in Moscow

By Garance Franke-Ruta A number of the members of the traveling White House press corps...

By Web Politics Editor  | July 6, 2009; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Obama Abroad  
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Kal Penn Lands in D.C., Begins White House Job

After months of faux-sightings, bloggery skepticism and anticipatory Twittering, Kal Penn has finally arrived, reports our colleague Monica Hesse.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 6, 2009; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Washington Life, White House  
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First Lady, Daughters Make Russian Debut

First lady Michelle Obama arrived in the Russian capital Monday wearing a bright coral dress, jacket and flats that splashed color into a teeth-chattering, overcast afternoon.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 6, 2009; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Obama Abroad  
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Palin's Online Army Unbowed by Her Resignation

Updated 11:14 a.m. By Jose Antonio Vargas Wherever Sarah Palin goes, supporters such as Mariann...

By Post Editor  | July 6, 2009; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (123)
Categories:  The Clickocracy  
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Obama Arrives in Moscow for Summit with Medvedev

The Obama family arrived in Moscow this morning for the president's summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 6, 2009; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Obama Abroad, Video Report  
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POTUS Events: Summit in Moscow

President Obama is in Russia for a three-day visit to, in part, discuss a new...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | July 6, 2009; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Palin Takes to Twitter to Decry Critics

After a low-profile Fourth of July, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took to Twitter this morning to decry her critics and urge supporters to weather the media criticism over her decision to resign as governor of Alaska.

By Web Politics Editor  | July 5, 2009; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (247)
Categories:  Sarah Palin  
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Biden Acknowledges Administration 'Misread' The Economy

Vice President Biden acknowledged today that the administration underestimated the depth of the economic recession months ago as it prepared a recovery package that is only now beginning to take effect.

By Patricia E. Gaston  | July 5, 2009; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
Categories:  Economy, Issues  
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