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44: September 6, 2009 - September 12, 2009

President Says Uninsured Americans Are More Common Than You'd Think

By Anne E. Kornblut President Obama, continuing to mount a fresh surge on health care,...

By Anne E. Kornblut  | September 12, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
Categories:  Health Care  
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Obama Marks 9/11

President Obama marked his first Sept. 11 anniversary as commander in chief on a rain-soaked Friday morning with a moment of silence and a call for national unity.

By By Scott Wilson  | September 11, 2009; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  B_Blog, National Security  
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Reform Effort Still Bedeviled by Details

By Ben Pershing For one night, speaking Wednesday before a rapt and (mostly) captive audience,...

By Ben Pershing  | September 11, 2009; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Beck Strikes Again; Yosi Sergant Reassigned at NEA

The National Endowment for the Arts has reassigned former communications director Yosi Sergant, who had become the latest target of FOX News talk show host Glenn Beck.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 10, 2009; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
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Senate Confirms Harvard Professor to Oversee Regulatory Affairs

Bloomberg News Cass Sunstein won Senate confirmation Thursday as President Obama's director of regulatory affairs,...

By Post Editor  | September 10, 2009; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Cast of Characters  
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Obama on Wilson: 'We All Make Mistakes'

Following a cabinet meeting Thursday, President Obama responds to a question about the outburst from Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) during his health care address Wednesday night.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 10, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Specter Calls for Censure of Wilson

By Garance Franke-Ruta Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) called Thursday for the censure of Rep. Joe...

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | September 10, 2009; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Health Care  
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Web Wits Target Joe Wilson With New Site

Updated 4:11 p.m. By Garance Franke-Ruta Remember BarackObamaisyournewbicycle.com, the single-serving blog by Mathew Honan that...

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | September 10, 2009; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Obama Earns Praise, but Debate Unchanged

By Ben Pershing The biggest day so far of President Obama's tenure is over, giving...

By Ben Pershing  | September 10, 2009; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Obama Heckled by GOP During Speech to Congress

The nastiness of August reached from the town halls into the Capitol as President Obama spoke about his health care plan Wednesday.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 9, 2009; 10:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (187)
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Edith Childs Tips Her Hat to the President

Edith Childs, the Greenwood, S.C., councilwoman famed for her church-lady hat and "Fired Up? Ready to Go!" chant that roused first candidate Barack Obama and then his campaign rallies during campaign 2008, said she still prays for the president and his family and staff "in the morning when I get out of bed and at night before I close my eyes, because one thing I do know is that prayer changes things. And the president is going to be OK."

By Web Politics Editor  | September 9, 2009; 9:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Cast of Characters, Health Care  
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Live Blogging Obama's Health Care Address

President Obama took to the podium on Capitol Hill Wednesday night for a much-anticipated address on health care reform to a joint session of Congress. Washington Post reporters who have been covering the debate will be your guides to the action, offered live analysis and fact-checking.

By Paul Volpe  | September 9, 2009; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Health Care  
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Victoria Kennedy a Guest of First Lady

Victoria Reggie Kennedy is a guest of first lady Michelle Obama.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 9, 2009; 8:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama Speaks at Memorial for Cronkite, the 'Most Trusted Man in America'

President Obama delivered remarks at the memorial service for Walter Cronkite at Lincoln Center in...

By Web Politics Editor  | September 9, 2009; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Media Notes, Primary Source  
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Video: Bill Clinton's 1993 Health-Care Speech to Congress

Courtesy of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 9, 2009; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Health Care, In Case You Missed It  
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Obama Promises Clarity on Health Care

Obama said he intends to offer "a lot of clarity about what I think is the best way to move forward" and "a much more detailed plan" than the "core principles that I've already laid out previously."

By Web Politics Editor  | September 9, 2009; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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On Obama's Big Day, Advice Abounds

By Ben Pershing Is the 233rd day of Barack Obama's presidency the most important one...

By Ben Pershing  | September 9, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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The Word on Barack Obama

By Jennifer Agiesta and Jon Cohen Nearly eight months into Barack Obama's presidency, Americans' perceptions...

By Web Politics Editor  | September 8, 2009; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  The Pollster  
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Full Coverage: Obama Education Speech

The Washington Post's education page has full coverage of President Obama's noon speech on education to students at Wakefield High School in Arlington.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 8, 2009; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Can Health Address Cure What Ails Obama?

By Ben Pershing The president who essentially made his political career with a few well-delivered...

By Ben Pershing  | September 8, 2009; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Names Manufacturing Adviser

By Scott Wilson President Obama has named Ron Bloom, an influential figure in the national...

By Post Editor  | September 6, 2009; 8:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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Today on the Sunday Talk Shows

By Juliet Eilperin and John Amick State of the Union: Nelson Backs 'Trigger' Option Sen....

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 6, 2009; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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White House Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy Over Past Activism

White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned late Saturday after a simmering controversy over his past statements and activism erupted into calls for his ouster from Republican leaders on Friday.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 6, 2009; 12:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1009)
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