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44: November 8, 2009 - November 14, 2009

Obama calls anew for thorough investigation of Fort Hood shootings

By Michael A. Fletcher President Obama reiterated Saturday his call for a thorough investigation of...

By Post Editor  | November 14, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  National Security  
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Obama tells Tokyo crowd of administration's outreach to N. Korea, Burma

By Anne E. Kornblut TOKYO -- In his speech Saturday to an audience of invited...

By Post Editor  | November 13, 2009; 10:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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A new frontier in the abortion wars: health insurance

By Garance Franke-Ruta Abortion insurance: Until the debate over reforming health-care, who'd ever heard of...

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | November 13, 2009; 8:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Health Care, The Debate Rages On...  
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Transcript of Obama's Asian-policy speech in Tokyo

Updated 11:00 p.m. The transcript of President Obama's 28-minute speech Saturday (Friday night in Washington)...

By Post Editor  | November 13, 2009; 8:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Primary Source  
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Vice President Biden serves lunch at homeless shelter

In a foray to the side of Washington that tourists and television cameras rarely see, Vice President Biden helped serve lunch Friday to dozens of homeless men at a shelter on the outskirts of downtown Washington.

By Web Politics Editor  | November 13, 2009; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Washington Life  
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Napolitano forecasts immigration overhaul in 2010

The Obama administration expects Congress to begin moving to overhaul the nation's immigration laws early next year, while improved border security and a drop in migration caused by the economic downturn make passage "far more attainable" than in 2007, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday.

By Web Politics Editor  | November 13, 2009; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, National Security  
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Quiz Time: Obama's Family

Our political trivia question of the day (visit www.washingtonpost.com/politicaltrivia for more): When five protesters against...

By Washington Post editors  | November 13, 2009; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Trial of the century heads to N.Y.

By Ben Pershing We're only 10 years into the 21st century, so it's safe to...

By Ben Pershing  | November 13, 2009; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Palin on Oprah: a preview

In these clips released by CBS today, Sarah Palin tells Oprah Winfrey that she knew...

By Web Politics Editor  | November 12, 2009; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Making the Rounds  
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Midday Quiz: Bill Wades In

Take a moment to test yourself with some political trivia. Here's a sample question from...

By Washington Post editors  | November 12, 2009; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Q&A: Obama's half brother

President Obama's half brother Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo took questions from Post readers online today.

By Web Politics Editor  | November 12, 2009; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Barack Obama  
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Rice and Hadley enter world of consulting

Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and former National Security Council chief Stephen Hadley are teaming up as the latest big-time entrants in the endless battle of the groups -- as in the Kissinger Group, the Scowcroft Group, the Chertoff Group (with former CIA director Michael Hayden) and so many others.

By Paul Volpe  | November 12, 2009; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  In the Loop  
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Troop decision remains stuck in neutral

By Ben Pershing Just as it appeared President Obama might be on the verge of...

By Ben Pershing  | November 12, 2009; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Pawlenty moves raise questions

Pawlenty has said and done things that have other Republicans wondering about his instincts and his sure-footedness as a prospective 2012 presidential candidate.

By Web Politics Editor  | November 11, 2009; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
Categories:  Dan Balz's Take  
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Is America 'in a funk'?

By Ben Pershing The unemployment rate remains over 10 percent, the way forward in Afghanistan...

By Ben Pershing  | November 11, 2009; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Obama's speech at Fort Hood: The transcript

Following is the prepared text of President Obama's speech Tuesday at a Fort Hood...

By Post Editor  | November 10, 2009; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Primary Source  
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Midday Quiz: State of the GOP

Take a moment to test yourself with some political trivia. Here's a sample question from...

By Washington Post editors  | November 10, 2009; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Obama weighs in on abortion -- carefully

By Ben Pershing Liberals spent a good portion of the health-care debate complaining that President...

By Ben Pershing  | November 10, 2009; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Somber trip to Fort Hood for president

On the eve of a White House trip to Asia, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will make a somber visit to Texas Tuesday to attend the memorial service for victims of the Fort Hood rampage of Army Major Nidal M. Hasan.

By By Philip Rucker and Michael Shear  | November 10, 2009; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Barack Obama, National Security  
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With timing uncertain, focus shifts to Senate

By Ben Pershing Believe it or not, that was the easy part. Proponents of health-care...

By Ben Pershing  | November 9, 2009; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  The Rundown  
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Restraint urged in Fort Hood speculation

General George William Casey Jr., chief of staff of the United States Army, said Sunday the Army is conducting a thorough investigation into the mass shooting at Fort Hood Army base in Texas that left 13 dead and 38 wounded, but he stressed that no assumptions should be made surrounding the motives or religious beliefs of alleged shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | November 8, 2009; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Sunday Talkies  
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