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44: September 20, 2009 - September 26, 2009

Obama Hails Renewal of 'American Leadership'

President Obama declared Saturday that his administration has "renewed American leadership" in the world...

By washingtonpost.com  | September 26, 2009; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
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Justice Ginsburg Released From Hospital

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is at Washington Hospital Center this evening after falling ill at the Supreme Court this afternoon.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 25, 2009; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  B_Blog, Supreme Court  
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At Summit, Iran Overshadows Economic Plans

By Ben Pershing Friday's storyline in Pittsburgh was supposed to be all about the economy,...

By Ben Pershing  | September 25, 2009; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Objecting to 'Gag Order' on Insurers, Republicans Threaten to Delay HHS Confirmations

Senate Republicans said they will delay confirmation of Obama administration nominees to the Department of Health and Human Services unless HHS lifts what Republicans are calling a "gag order" on insurers.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 24, 2009; 8:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  B_Blog, Health Care  
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Yosi Sergant Resigns from NEA

Yosi Sergant, who became well known during President Obama's presidential campaign for his work with artist Shepard Fairey around the iconic HOPE poster, resigned Thursday from his job at the National Endowment for the Arts.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 24, 2009; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  B_Blog, Culture Wars  
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Obama Hails Kirk Appointment

President Obama today hailed the appointment of Paul Kirk as senator from Massachusetts.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 24, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Primary Source  
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Goolsbee Chides AIG CEO to Mind His Tongue

In an interview for the Post's Voices of Power series, White House economist Austan Goolsbee cautions the insurance giant AIG to count to ten before again swiping at its major stakeholder.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 24, 2009; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Cast of Characters  
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Obama Gets Mixed Reviews on World Stage

By Ben Pershing President Obama has now crossed the midpoint of a week dominated by...

By Ben Pershing  | September 24, 2009; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Post Interview With Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

n an exclusive wide-ranging hour and a half interview with Newsweek's Lally Weymouth and editors from the Washington Post, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussed his upcoming talks with the United States, his opinion of President Obama, his continued denial of the Holocaust as well as the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan, which he views as doomed.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 23, 2009; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Turtle Bay  
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From the White House, a Fresh Push on Lobbyists

The White House announced Wednesday that it will push to keep registered lobbyists from sitting on federal advisory boards and commissions, although it stopped short of proclaiming an all-out ban.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 23, 2009; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  B_Blog, Ethics  
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ACORN Sues O'Keefe, Giles and Breitbart.com

By Garance Franke-Ruta The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) announced Thursday it...

By Web Politics Editor  | September 23, 2009; 6:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
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ACORN Shutting Down Tax Clinics, Vows to Continue Voter-Registration Efforts

ACORN, the community organizing group embarrassed recently in a video sting, announced Wednesday it will shut down it free tax preparation clinics.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 23, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cast of Characters  
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Palin Takes Her 'Main Street' View to Hong Kong

Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, criticized for her lack of foreign policy experience, emerged in Asia on Wednesday to share her views from "Main Street U.S.A." with a group of high-flying global investors.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 23, 2009; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Sarah Palin, Video Report  
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The Challenge of Moving Beyond America Alone

President Obama delivered a global call to action at the United Nations Wednesday morning, but it was an expression of apparent frustration that may have best captured the moment in which he finds himself.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 23, 2009; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take  
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Obama to U.N.: Nation Won't Solve World Problems

President Obama is pleading for "a new era of engagement" on world problems, telling the United Nations the United States shouldn't pursue a go-it-alone stance. It is his first speech to world leaders at the U.N.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 23, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Video Report  
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A Rebound for Obama?

By Ben Pershing Is President Obama on the rebound? Events from the last 24 hours...

By Ben Pershing  | September 23, 2009; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Glenn Beck: McCain Would Have Been Worse Than Obama

"John McCain would have been worse for the country than Barack Obama," Beck told Couric. He also said that he might have cast his vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton rather than McCain if he had been faced with a choice between those two.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 22, 2009; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  New Media  
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A New Chief for Customs and Border Protection

President Obama plans to nominate Alan Bersin, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's adviser for U.S.-Mexico border issues, to be commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, officials said.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 22, 2009; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Prognosis for Reform Improves

By Ben Pershing The Senate Finance Committee begins its slog through the chairman's health-care bill...

By Ben Pershing  | September 22, 2009; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Obama: We Can Reverse Climate Change

President Obama says the United States was slow to recognize the magnitude of climate change, but that Washington is moving swiftly to catch up.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 22, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Video Report  
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The Obama Top Ten List on Letterman

From the "Late Show" with David Letterman, Sept. 21, 2009.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 22, 2009; 1:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  In Case You Missed It  
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On Letterman, Obama Gets a Potato to Remember

President Obama extended his media blitzkrieg into late-night television Monday, becoming the first sitting commander in chief to appear on the "Late Show" with host David Letterman.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 21, 2009; 7:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
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Obama's Most-Viewed Video as President? It's a Table-Slapper

By Garance Franke-Ruta The Internet loves a spectacle. The latest proof of that comes in...

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | September 21, 2009; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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New White House Health-Care Video -- 'The Obama Plan in 4 Minutes'

Senior White House adviser David Axelrod, in one of his e-mail missives to the Democratic faithful, writes Monday that Team Obama has put together a handy video summing up the president's health-care proposal.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 21, 2009; 12:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Health Care  
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Paterson Greets Obama in New York

In the wake of weekend reports that the White House expressed concern over New York Gov. David Paterson's political standing in advance of the 2010 election contest for the gubernatorial seat, interest was running high Monday morning in how the president and the governor would interact -- if at all -- at Obama's speech on the economy in Troy, New York.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 21, 2009; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  50 States  
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Wilder: Obama Made a Pitch for Deeds

Former governor L. Douglas Wilder says he received a call directly from President Obama about three weeks ago to discuss a variety of issues, but, top among them, was the Virginia governor's race.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 21, 2009; 11:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obamas Will Get Flu Vaccine

By Ceci Connolly The first family plans to queue up for the swine flu vaccine...

By Ceci Connolly  | September 21, 2009; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Barack Obama, Health Care, Health Care, Morning Cheat Sheet, White House  
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For Obama, Five Appearances and Two Pressing Challenges

By Ben Pershing President Obama spent the bulk of his five television appearances Sunday parrying...

By Ben Pershing  | September 21, 2009; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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President Headlines on Five TV Networks

President Obama was the headliner on five major Sunday talk shows, giving pre-taped interviews to...

By washingtonpost.com  | September 20, 2009; 4:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Sunday Talkies  
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Obama's Sunday TV Blitz

President Obama said Sunday he will remain skeptical about the need for more U.S. troops...

By washingtonpost.com  | September 20, 2009; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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