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44: November 1, 2009 - November 7, 2009

Did Obama Just Convict the Suspected Fort Hood Shooter?

By Scott Butterworth President Obama began his weekly Internet and radio address on Saturday with...

By Post Editor  | November 7, 2009; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Obama mourns the shootings at Fort Hood

President Obama extended his condolences to families of the Fort Hood victims in his weekly address Saturday -- deploring, on a third day of grieving, that a tragedy of that kind occurred in a place "where our soldiers ought to feel most safe."

By Post Editor  | November 7, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  B_Blog, Barack Obama, National Security  
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Duckworth recalls Obama at Walter Reed

President Obama made his first visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center as commander in chief on Friday, but one administration official recalls seeing him there several times as a senator.

By Paul Volpe  | November 6, 2009; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Cabinet, National Security  
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Midday Quiz: Military Matters

Take a moment to chew on some political trivia. Here's a sample question from today's...

By Washington Post editors  | November 6, 2009; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Texas attack reverberates in D.C.

By Ben Pershing The major political debates of the moment suddenly appeared small Thursday, after...

By Ben Pershing  | November 6, 2009; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Obama Delays Trip to Hill, Will Pay Visit Friday to Walter Reed

Associated Press President Obama is pushing back a trip to Capitol Hill to discuss the...

By Post Editor  | November 5, 2009; 10:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Barack Obama, National Security  
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Obama touts endorsements by seniors, doctors groups

Ina surprise briefing room appearance, President Obama said Thursday he is "extraordinarily pleased and grateful" for the AARP and American Medical Association endorsements of the health care reform legislation moving through the House of Representatives.

By Web Politics Editor  | November 5, 2009; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  B_Blog, Health Care  
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Obama addresses Native American leaders

President Obama told what he called the largest gathering of Native American tribal leaders Thursday that "you will not be forgotten by this White House," pledging to work with them to address the community's chronic problems with health care, economic development, land management and education.

By Web Politics Editor  | November 5, 2009; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
Categories:  White House  
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Tuesday's message to incumbents

By Ben Pershing It's the morning after the morning after, and already the conventional wisdom...

By Ben Pershing  | November 5, 2009; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama nominates two to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

By Michael A. Fletcher President Obama Wednesday named two new nominees to serve on the...

By Web Politics Editor  | November 4, 2009; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Lunchtime quiz: Name that number

Take a moment to grab a bite and chew on some political trivia.

By Washington Post editors  | November 4, 2009; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Steele assumes 'the Heisman position'

"Assume the Heisman position. Yeah baby. That's my moment," said the chair of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | November 4, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  In Case You Missed It  
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Does two make a trend?

By Ben Pershing When reporters look for patterns worthy of coverage, they usually follow a...

By Ben Pershing  | November 4, 2009; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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West Wing sees little national meaning in election results

West Wing aides proclaimed themselves largely unconcerned about what last night's Democratic losses might portend for their boss or his agenda.

By Web Politics Editor  | November 4, 2009; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
Categories:  B_Blog, Election Day  
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Quiz Time: Eye on Elections

As you await tonight's election results, take a stab at some political trivia. Here's a...

By Washington Post editors  | November 3, 2009; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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White House: No flu vaccine for Gitmo detainees

The White House says detainees at Guantanamo Bay are not receiving vaccinations against the swine flu vaccine.

By Web Politics Editor  | November 3, 2009; 3:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Health Care  
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Obama budget chief warns of lingering economic ills

As the economy struggles toward recovery, the nation is still likely to endure a sustained period of high unemployment that will have a long-term impact on laid off workers and their children who will, on average, earn smaller salaries and have lower educational levels, according to President Obama's budget chief.

By Web Politics Editor  | November 3, 2009; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  B_Blog, Economy  
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Obama and the Europeans face Afghanistan

Regardless of how President Obama decides to proceed in Afghanistan, he will be seeking additional help from his European allies with the fighting, training and building that his top general says is necessary to stabilize the country.

By Kendra Nichols  | November 3, 2009; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency  
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Election predictions rolling in

By Ben Pershing The polls are open this morning in upstate New York, New Jersey,...

By Ben Pershing  | November 3, 2009; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Bill Clinton: I would've stayed in White House 'until I was carried away in coffin'

Reuters Former president Bill Clinton said Monday that, without term limits, he would have stayed...

By Post Editor  | November 2, 2009; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Six more released from Guantanamo Bay, but 215 remain as Obama deadline approaches

Updated 6:18 p.m. By Garance Franke-Ruta President Obama promised to shutter the detention facility at...

By Web Politics Editor  | November 2, 2009; 6:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Detainee Update  
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'Emotional' Michelle Obama announces White House mentoring program for girls

First lady Michelle Obama, who has often talked about the influence of role models in her life, announced a year-long mentoring program at the White House for area high school girls.

By Web Politics Editor  | November 2, 2009; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  B_Blog, Michelle Obama, Washington Life, White House  
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Palin, Biden spar over N.Y. congressional race

By Garance Franke-Ruta Quoting Ann Coulter, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin took to Facebook on...

By Web Politics Editor  | November 2, 2009; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
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Bush economist: Jobs 'created or saved' figure touted by Obama is meaningless

By Frank Ahrens Ed Lazear was the top economic adviser to President George W. Bush...

By Web Politics Editor  | November 2, 2009; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Anniversary week brings key tests for Obama

By Ben Pershing A week that will include the one-year anniversary of President Obama's election...

By Ben Pershing  | November 2, 2009; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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The Take: The grass roots prevail in N.Y.

In case you missed Sunday's Take -- By Dan Balz Significant battles sometimes take place...

By Washington Post editors  | November 2, 2009; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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No reform is better than a public option, Lieberman says

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Sunday that no health-care reform bill at all is better than legislation that includes some form of a government-run public option.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | November 1, 2009; 12:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Sunday Talkies  | Tags:  abdullah, axelrod, boehner, geithner, jarrett, lieberman, limbaugh, obama  
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