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44: October 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009

Improper computer use by park official not germane to probe, Interior IG says

By Kimberly Kindy A public report from a year-long investigation of the superintendent of Gettyburg...

By Eric Rich  | October 24, 2009; 11:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Ethics, The Agencies  
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Public Option Annie, the musical health-care protest

By Garance Franke-Ruta Washington has long attracted demonstrations, but the contentious debates over health-care...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 24, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Health Care, Making the Rounds  
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Obama calls on lenders to support small businesses

By Michael D. Shear President Obama capped a week of focusing on small businesses with...

By Eric Rich  | October 24, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Barack Obama  
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Biden calls Cheney "absolutely wrong"

By Scott Wilson Vice President Biden said Friday that his predecessor, Richard B. Cheney, is...

By Eric Rich  | October 23, 2009; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Joe Biden  
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New Obama family portrait, by Annie Leibovitz

Here's the new family portrait of the Obamas, released Friday by the White House.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 23, 2009; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
Categories:  Washington Life, White House  
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Michelle Obama presses health reform message

First lady Michelle Obama waded into the health-care reform debate Friday with a video message aimed at women.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 23, 2009; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Health Care  
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Public option: Back from the dead?

By Ben Pershing Everyone loves a good comeback story. The public insurance option, the inclusion...

By Ben Pershing  | October 23, 2009; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Obama signs law ending budget delays for veterans care

President Obama signed legislation to speed up money for veterans health care, making good on a promise me made as a candidate to break through the delays common in Washington.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 22, 2009; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  B_Blog, Health Care  
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Obama vs. the powerful forces

By Ben Pershing In his 2000 campaign, Al Gore famously railed against "powerful forces and...

By Ben Pershing  | October 22, 2009; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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What President Obama told the crowd in Hackensack

President Obama traveled Wednesday night to Hackensack, N.J., to stump on behalf of Gov. Jon...

By Post Editor  | October 21, 2009; 9:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Primary Source  
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Michelle Obama hoops it up for health

Michelle Obama instinctively knows that there is only so often that parents and kids want to hear about a healthful lifestyle. So the first lady found a new way to get their attention. She hula-hooped. Really, really well.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2009; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Washington Life  
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Sen. Alexander accuses Obama of building an 'enemies list'

Sen. Lamar Alexander, the No. 3 leader of the Republicans in the Senate, on Wednesday accused the Obama administration of creating "an enemies list," comparing the recent criticism by the White House of the Chamber of Commerce, the Fox News Channel and other political opponents to the behavior of the Nixon administration.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 21, 2009; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
Categories:  Republican Party  
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In DC and Kabul, uncertainty reigns

By Ben Pershing The Afghanistan war has become plagued by uncertainty both on the ground...

By Ben Pershing  | October 21, 2009; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Obama gets a flu shot, but not for swine flu

President Obama received a seasonal flu shot Tuesday afternoon, a White House official said. A White House physician administered the shot while accompanying the president on a trip to New York, where he is attending fund-raisers for the Democratic Party and a House candidate.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 20, 2009; 7:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Health Care  
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Is the Worst Over for Obama?

By Ben Pershing It's increasingly possible that we will look back and see that August...

By Ben Pershing  | October 20, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Obama may have more to say about N.Y. mayoral race

A senior White House official teased that "folks should keep their antennae up to see whether the president weighs in a little further ... on the New York mayor's race."

By Washington Post Editor  | October 20, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Obama makes surprise visit to Silver Spring school

President Obama paid a surprise lunchtime visit to Viers Mill Elementary School in Silver Spring Monday.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 19, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Education, Washington Life  
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Ahead by a rose? Va. florist pulls out front

The hush-hush search for a new White House florist is almost over: The Reliable Source has learned that Laura Dowling, a floral designer from Alexandria, is the front-runner for the prestigious position.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 19, 2009; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Washington Life  
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Biden: Fix that drafty roof

Just in time for the first New England snow, Vice President Biden today announced a new federal initiative to encourage Americans to weatherize their homes, thereby reducing heating bills and carbon emissions and helping to produce jobs.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 19, 2009; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Climate Change, Energy  
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Obama administration issues new policy on medical marijuana

The Obama administration delivered new guidance on medical marijuana to federal prosecutors Monday, signaling a broad policy shift that will mean fewer crackdowns against dispensaries and the people who use them.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 19, 2009; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Health Care  
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Bonuses Return as Political Issue

By Ben Pershing Remember those innocent days of spring -- before the health-care reform debate...

By Ben Pershing  | October 19, 2009; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Emanuel: Need a Strong Afghan Govt.; Axelrod: Public Option Would Meet Goals

By John Amick and T. Rees Shapiro CNN: State of the Union - Emanuel, Kerry...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 18, 2009; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Sunday Talkies  
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Emanuel: Must Have an Afghan Partner Before Sending Troops

Before President Obama makes a decision about sending any additional troops to Afghanistan, there must be a careful assessment of the strength and viability of the Afghan government, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said Sunday.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 18, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  National Security  | Tags:  afghanistan, rahm emanuel  
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