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44: October 11, 2009 - October 17, 2009

Obama Decries Health-Insurance Industry Effort to "Kill Reform at Any Cost"

By Michael A. Fletcher President Obama hailed the progress Congress is making toward restructuring the...

By Eric Rich  | October 17, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Barack Obama  
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Reform Backers Get Good News

By Ben Pershing Two of the drivers of health-care reform in the House and Senate...

By Ben Pershing  | October 16, 2009; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Obama: New Orleans Will Be Better Than Ever

President Obama promised New Orleans residents that his administration would never forget the city that was devastated by a hurricane and floods four years ago.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Video Report  
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No New 'Czar' For Gulf Coast

From the press gaggle aboard Air Force One en route New Orleans, with Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2009; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  50 States  
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Report: Majority of Nobel Jury 'Objected to Obama Prize'

The controversy over President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize award continues -- and the AFP reports...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 15, 2009; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Obama Abroad  
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Courting Seniors, Cont'd

By Ben Pershing For all the change President Obama said he would bring to Washington,...

By Ben Pershing  | October 15, 2009; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Same Call, Different Accounts

Presidents of different countries talk to each other all the time, but sometimes you get a rare glimpse of how each side characterizes the call differently. That was the case today concerning a call between President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2009; 8:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Foggy Bottom  
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How Passing Health-Care Reform Could Change the Political Landscape

Not surprisingly, Democrats and Republicans have sharply different expectations for what may happen.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2009; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take  
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GOP Web Redesign Greeted With a Mocking Reception

By Garance Franke-Ruta Perhaps instead of everyone in the future being famous for 15 minutes,...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2009; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  The Debate Rages On...  
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After Finance Vote, 'Now Comes the Hard Part'

By Ben Pershing In a health-care debate that has often been as fast-paced and only...

By Ben Pershing  | October 14, 2009; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Obamas Throw A 'Fiesta' Mas Fina

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, "Fiesta Latina" -- the latest concert in the Obamas' continuing White House Music Series -- came to life on the South Lawn in a sprawling tent.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 14, 2009; 6:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Washington Life  
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Obama Hails Snowe's "Seriousness of Purpose"

By Anne E. Kornblut President Obama appeared in the Rose Garden late Tuesday afternoon to...

By Eric Rich  | October 13, 2009; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Barack Obama, Health Care  
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Obama, Spain's Zapatero Discuss Guantanamo Detainee Transfers

By Anne E. Kornblut With the process of closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center running...

By Eric Rich  | October 13, 2009; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Detainee Update  
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Nobel Jury Defends Obama Decision

OSLO (AP) - The Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize is defending its choice amid criticism that the U.S. president has not done enough to deserve the award.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 13, 2009; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Obama Abroad  
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Long Fight Ahead After Finance Vote

By Ben Pershing The Senate Finance Committee's stint in the driver's seat of the health-care...

By Ben Pershing  | October 13, 2009; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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White House Announces Nov. Tribal Nations Conference

With much of the District shut down in honor of Columbus Day, the Obama administration on Monday gave a nod to Native Americans, announcing plans for a White House Tribal Nations Conference to be held on November 5.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 12, 2009; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  50 States  
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Church of the Presidents Gets Presidential Visit

For the fourth time since being elected president, President Obama and family attended church in the District on Sunday.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 12, 2009; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  In Case You Missed It, Religion  
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Hillary Clinton Bids Presidential Hopes Adieu

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first competitive female candidate for the American presidency who famously cracked but did not shatter the ultimate political glass ceiling, said over the weekend she will not run for president again.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 12, 2009; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Hillary Rodham Clinton  
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Insurance Industry Opens Fire on Reform

By Ben Pershing President Obama's efforts to bring various stakeholders on board the health-care reform...

By Ben Pershing  | October 12, 2009; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Democrats Unsure, GOP United on Troop Levels

Afghanistan strategy dominates the Sunday talk shows on October 11, 2009.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 11, 2009; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Sunday Talkies  | Tags:  afghanistan, casey, chambliss, feinstein, graham, harkin, levin, mccain, mcconnell, mcgovern, reed, stabenow  
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McCain Admits Campaign Tensions Between Palin, Aides

Former presidential candidate John McCain (R-Ariz.) acknowledged on CNN's State of the Union Sunday that tensions flared during his campaign between senior strategist Steve Schmidt and those allied with his running mate, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 11, 2009; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  Making the Rounds  
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Obama Renews Pledge at Human Rights Campaign Dinner

President Obama addressed a fundraising banquet for the Human Rights Campaign Saturday night in Washington, pledging once again to end the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy without providing a specific timeline for ending the ban on out gays and lesbians in the armed forces.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 11, 2009; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Culture Wars, In Case You Missed It  
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