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44: October 4, 2009 - October 10, 2009

Obama Cites Support for Health Reform From Republicans

By Anne E. Kornblut After dealing Friday with the surprise distraction of being awarded the...

By Post Editor  | October 10, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Health Care  
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Odds Against Obama Winning the Nobel? As High as 25-to-1

Online betting sites placed the odds against Obama winning the Nobel Prize.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2009; 3:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Obama Abroad  
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A Weighty Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize committee validated President Obama's standing as an international superstar who has transformed America's image around the world. Obama may now spend the rest of his administration trying to turn the lofty ideals that brought him the prize into concrete results on the many intractable problems still before him.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2009; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
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By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2009; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Gets a Sur-Prize

By Ben Pershing A surprise of historic proportions happened overnight, even more unexpected than the...

By Ben Pershing  | October 9, 2009; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Reaction: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

By Garance Franke-Ruta Updated 5:21 p.m. President Obama on Friday afternoon sent his supporters an...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2009; 5:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (166)
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In a Surprise, Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO - President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 9, 2009; 5:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Gay Rights Lawyer Selected for an Ambassadorship

President Obama has named a noted gay activist to be his ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, marking only the second time that an openly gay person has been selected for a top foreign posting.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2009; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Cast of Characters, Foggy Bottom  
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Courting Allies: Who's Got Game?

President Obama has invited four Cabinet secretaries and a slew of members of Congress to come over to shoot some hoops on the White House basketball court Thursday evening.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 8, 2009; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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CBO Score Gives Reform a Boost

By Ben Pershing Wednesday brought a reminder that wonks bearing calculators can be hugely important...

By Ben Pershing  | October 8, 2009; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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On the South Lawn, A White House 'Star Party'

The White House brings an array of telescopes to the South Lawn for an evening "star party" for 150 middle-school kids.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2009; 9:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Antiwar Protesters Take to White House Facebook Page

By Garance Franke-Ruta On Monday, they staged a protest to deliver petitions to the White...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2009; 9:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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President Will Travel Next Month to Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore

President Obama will travel to four Asian countries next month, but will skip over his childhood stomping grounds of Indonesia.

By Post Editor  | October 7, 2009; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama Indonesia Trip Set for 2010

While all eyes domestically are on President Obama's big decision about whether to increase forces in Afghanistan, the president and administration are also making some moves involving other nations.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 7, 2009; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Noted, Obama Abroad  
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Obama Eyes Middle Ground on Afghanistan

By Ben Pershing Fairly or not, President Obama has in the past been dubbed the...

By Ben Pershing  | October 7, 2009; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Obama to Keynote Gay-Rights Dinner With Lady Gaga, "Glee"

Why did Lady Gaga and Kanye West call off their joint tour? Still no solid answers, but maybe she was just trading up: On Saturday, it turns out, Gaga will share a stage with none other than President Obama at the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2009; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Biden to Reassure Allies on Trip to Eastern Europe

Vice President Biden will travel to Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic this month on a mission that appears in part designed to reassure worried allies of U.S. resolve.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2009; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Senate Confirms Obama DoJ Civil Rights Nominee

The Senate voted Tuesday afternoon to confirm President Obama's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2009; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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As Obama Faces Afghanistan Decision, Old Debates - and Dangers - Reemerge

Obama faces a very clamorous -- and necessary -- public debate as he approaches a decision on whether to further escalate U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 6, 2009; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (116)
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On Afghanistan, No Good Options for Obama

By Ben Pershing Does President Obama have a good option in Afghanistan? In a week...

By Ben Pershing  | October 6, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Antiwar Protesters Turn Their Sights on Obama

Anti-war protesters await a rally in front of the White House in Washington October 5,...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 5, 2009; 6:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Obama's Busy AfPak Week

President Obama gave a brief nod to health care reform Monday with a Rose Garden rally for doctors. But he'll spend most of his week on the most potentially far-reaching foreign policy decision of his administration: what to do in Afghanistan.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 5, 2009; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Supreme Court Term Begins Today, Many Cases Refused

The court will hear 55 cases this term. Thousands of cases were refused by the court last week.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 5, 2009; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Obama Rallies Doctors

President Obama gathered doctors at the White House Monday for a pep rally in support of his health care reform plans, which he argued would help them spend more time treating patients and less time filling out forms.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 5, 2009; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (100)
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On Every Major Issue, D.C. Divided

By Ben Pershing Can't we all just agree on something? The first full week of...

By Ben Pershing  | October 5, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Jones Chides McChrystal for Public Pressure

By John Amick and Ibby Caputo CNN: STATE OF THE UNION - Afghanistan Advice Should...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 4, 2009; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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