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44: August 23, 2009 - August 29, 2009

On Katrina Anniversary, Obama Pledges to End "Turf Wars" that Slow Recovery

By Michael A. Fletcher President Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday...

By Eric Rich  | August 29, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Obama in Boston in Advance of Kennedy Eulogy

By Michael D. Shear OAK BLUFFS, Mass. -- President Obama and his wife flew on...

By Chris Stanford  | August 29, 2009; 12:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Mourning Process and Succession Debate Move Forward

By Ben Pershing The mourning of Edward Kennedy continues today, as official remembrances mix with...

By Ben Pershing  | August 28, 2009; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Sources Say Richardson Probe Wrapping Up, Unlikely to Lead to Charges

Federal authorities are wrapping up a pay-to-play investigation in New Mexico that prompted Gov. Bill Richardson to back away this year from serving as commerce secretary in Obama's Cabinet, with criminal charges against the Democrat and his top aides now appearing unlikely, according to three sources familiar with the case.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2009; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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DNC, Obama to Donate Arrested Fundraiser's Money

President Obama and the Democratic National Committee will donate to charity more than $60,000 that came from a prominent financier arrested this week on bank fraud charges, officials said Thursday.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2009; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  B_Blog, The Green Zone  
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Obama Family Goes for a Bike Ride

The Obama family hopped on bikes for a beach-side ride in Aquinnah, a town on the southwestern tip of Martha's Vineyard, and a tour of the island's famous lighthouse.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2009; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Vacation Time  
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Obama To Deliver Kennedy's Eulogy

President Obama will deliver the eulogy at Kennedy's funeral.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2009; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Democratic Party, Religion, Vacation Time  
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Obama Remembers Kennedy in E-Mail to Supporters

After making his public statement on Sen. Edward Kennedy's death, President Obama offered similar thoughts in writing to his 13 million-strong e-mail list.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 27, 2009; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Democratic Party, Vacation Time  
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After Mourning, Debates on Succession and Health Care

By Ben Pershing Having been awakened by the news of Edward Kennedy's death Tuesday night,...

By Ben Pershing  | August 27, 2009; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Kennedy

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. -- President Obama issued Wednesday a presidential proclamation on death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, calling him "one of the most accomplished Americans ever to serve our democracy."

By Michael D. Shear  | August 26, 2009; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Obama Mourns Passing of 'a Colleague, a Counselor and a Friend'

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. -- Looking grim and sad, President Obama called the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy "a colleague, a counselor and a friend" and hailed a man of public service whose "ideas and ideals are stamped on scores of laws, reflected in millions of lives."

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2009; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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A Legislator Like No Other

By Dan Balz For a generation or more, Edward M. Kennedy held two roles in...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2009; 9:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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In Life and Politics, Kennedy Played Multiple Roles

By Ben Pershing With Afghanistan deteriorating, the deficit growing, the CIA under fire and a...

By Ben Pershing  | August 26, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Colleagues, Friends Mourn 'Patriarch' of the Senate Gallery

Friends and colleagues of the late Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) on Wednesday mourned the loss of the Senate's "patriarch," whose outsized personality and legislative and political skills continued to impact official Washington until his dying days.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 26, 2009; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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For Obamas, a Date Night in Tiny Oak Bluffs

By Michael D. Shear OAK BLUFFS, Mass. -- After two days behind the presidential veil,...

By Michael D. Shear  | August 25, 2009; 7:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Obama Finds Himself Between Bush and a Hard Place

No matter which way he turns, President Obama can't seem to shake the legacy of...

By Dan Balz  | August 25, 2009; 7:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Obama Gets Back on the Links, This Time for a Quick 9

By Michael D. Shear OAK BLUFFS, Mass. -- The presidential golf continued Tuesday, this time...

By Michael D. Shear  | August 25, 2009; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Martha's Vineyard Plays Proud Host to Obamas

The island of Martha's Vineyard has hosted Barack Obama before, but not like this.

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Vacation Time  
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Video: Obama Reappoints Bernanke for Second Term

Obama Reappoints Bernanke for Second Term

By Web Politics Editor  | August 25, 2009; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Economy, Video Report  
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'Newsless' Vacation Yields Controversies

By Ben Pershing As President Obama's "vacation" began Sunday, his spokesman reassured the traveling press...

By Ben Pershing  | August 25, 2009; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Senior UBS Official, Key Donor Shares Some of Obama's Down Time

President Obama tees off his round of golf Monday as, from left, his friend Eric...

By Michael D. Shear  | August 24, 2009; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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GOP Pushes Health 'Bill of Rights'

Republicans launched their latest salvo against President Obama's health-care reform plans today, repackaging their existing criticisms of his proposals as a new "Health Care Bill of Rights for Seniors" that immediately drew return fire from Democrats.

By Ben Pershing  | August 24, 2009; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
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Holder Releases Statement on Detainee Interrogations, Special Prosecutor

Saying that he shares President Obama's "conviction that as a nation, we must, to the...

By Web Politics Editor  | August 24, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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President Kicks Off Vacation With Tennis, Golf

The First Duffer hit the links Monday on the first full day of his vacation, after a morning workout and a game of tennis with his wife at the 28-acre waterfront estate he has rented for the week.

By Michael D. Shear  | August 24, 2009; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Bush-Era Controversies Follow Obama

By Ben Pershing President Obama may be on vacation this week but he'll get no...

By Ben Pershing  | August 24, 2009; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Seven Months in, Obama on the Vineyard for First Vacation

By Michael D. Shear MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Aug. 23 -- Seven months after taking the oath...

By Eric Rich  | August 23, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
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