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44: February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

Sunday talk-show guests

The guests scheduled to be interviewed Sunday on major television talk shows.

By Post Editor  | February 19, 2010; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obama: Vegas remark 'wasn't meant to be a shot'

LAS VEGAS -- Now THAT'S an apology. Speaking before the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, President Obama said he didn't mean to take a "shot" at the city when he urged people not to blow their savings in Vegas.

By Michael D. Shear  | February 19, 2010; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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'Family Guy' actress says Palin has no sense of humor

Sunday's "Family Guy" episode -- in particular, one character, a girl with Down syndrome -- outraged former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol. But the actress behind that character, who herself has Down syndrome, thinks the Palins need to lighten up.

By Rachel Weiner  | February 19, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (197)
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Obama offers a sort-of apology to Las Vegas

HENDERSON, Nev. -- It may not have been an actual apology, but President Obama nevertheless brought the crowd here to its feet in this Las Vegas suburb Friday with an impromptu exchange with a tourist at his town hall meeting.

By Michael D. Shear  | February 19, 2010; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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Michele Bachmann brings 'miss me yet' billboard to CPAC

Bush is back -- at CPAC, at least. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann got a big cheer for putting up a picture of the former president with the caption "Miss me yet?" "I like it too," she proclaimed. The image first appeared mysteriously on a billboard in her state earlier this month. It turned out to be the work of a group of small business owners.

By Rachel Weiner  | February 19, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Sen. Frank Lautenberg diagnosed with cancer

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D) has stomach cancer and will begin receiving chemotherapy to treat it, his office announced Friday.

By Ben Pershing  | February 19, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Virginia politicians well represented at CPAC

At the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington this weekend, Virginia will be well represented -- Rep. Eric Cantor, the House minority whip, will be there. So will former governor Jim Gilmore. And Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

By Post Editor  | February 19, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sestak alleges WH offered him a job to drop Senate bid

The lawmaker challenging Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary claims the Obama administration pushed him to get out of the contest, even dangling the possibility of a plum job in return.

By Ben Pershing  | February 19, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Obama heads west to help Reid

If you want to gauge a president's popularity, you can always look at the polls. Or you can simply look at lawmakers from his own party. Do they want the president's help, or not? For Harry Reid and Michael Bennet this week, the answer is yes.

By Ben Pershing  | February 19, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Obama rallies for Sen. Bennet at Colo. fundraiser

President Obama fired up a crowd of Democrats at a fundraiser for Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, speaking to a crowd of several hundred who cheered "Yes he can!" as he entered the hall.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 18, 2010; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Socialist books in the White House library? Yep -- since 1963

First lady Michelle Obama did not stock the White House library with socialist books. They have been in the library since 1963.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 18, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Poll limns provisions of a more limited health-care reform bill

A Focus First poll shows what a more limited health-care bill might provide if Democrats can't find the votes to advance a massive health-care overhaul.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 18, 2010; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Obama and Reid to meet with fates linked

Walk along the Las Vegas strip on Friday and you might just run into the entourages of President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) -- two Democrats who may need each other to revive their sagging political fortunes.

By Ben Pershing  | February 18, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Dalai Lama throws snow at White House press

The Dalai Lama playfully threw snow at the press gathered in front of the White House on Thursday. The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet then admonished the media not to "ask silly questions" at a press conference later in the day.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 18, 2010; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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CPAC 2010: Live video, highlights from day one

Watch the entire 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference -- an annual gathering of right-wing notables and activists that dates back to 1973 -- live and see excerpts.

By Rachel Weiner  | February 18, 2010; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Lurita Doan looking for a comeback

Former General Services Administration chief Lurita Doan, bounced in 2008 by the White House amid allegations of trying to award work to a friend and misusing her authority for political ends, is now available as a "good government" expert.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 18, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Marco Rubio's CPAC speech: The transcript

The transcript of Marco Rubio's keynote speech Thursday morning at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference, held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington.

By Post Editor  | February 18, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bernard Kerik sentenced to four years in prison

Former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik, who was hailed as a hero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and nearly became chief of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was sentenced to four years behind bars Thursday for eight felonies.

By Post Editor  | February 18, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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Obama establishes bipartisan commission on national debt

President Obama today signed an executive order creating the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, a bipartisan commission designed to confront the nation's growing debt in the face of congressional inaction.

By Web Politics Editor  | February 18, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Focus shifts from first stimulus to second

With the economic stimulus measure now 366 days old, the two parties continue sparring over the first bill's effectiveness even as they plot strategy for a second package coming through the legislative pipeline.

By Ben Pershing  | February 18, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Olympic security breach allowed intruder near Biden at Opening Ceremony

A mentally ill man breached security and got within 12 rows of Vice President Biden as the U.S. leader watched Friday's Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canadian security officials said Wednesday.

By Spencer S. Hsu  | February 17, 2010; 8:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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National Naval Medical Center looking into Rep. Murtha's surgery and death

The National Naval Medical Center has opened an inquiry into Rep. John Murtha's surgery at their Bethesda medical facility and his subsequent death, a Navy spokesman told The Post Wednesday.

By Carol D. Leonnig  | February 17, 2010; 6:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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McConnell video raises eyebrows in Kentucky

Sen. Mitch McConnell's emotional 18-minute farewell to departing Chief of Staff Kyle Simmons last week from the Senate floor has not become much of a viral video sensation. But C-SPAN video of the voice-cracking, nose-blowing, lip-quivering good-bye did lead to some chuckles in McConnell's home state of Kentucky for the intensity of the emotion the Senate Republican leader expresses in it, observers there say.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | February 17, 2010; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gibbs clarifies White House Twitter archiving policy

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says that only his tweets and direct messages to him will be preserved under the Presidential Records Act.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | February 17, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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House GOP asks for jobs summit

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) have written Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) to ask for an open meeting "focused on job creation and economic growth."

By Ben Pershing  | February 17, 2010; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Obama briefed on Afghanistan offensive

Senior U.S. military leaders told President Obama that the offensive in southern Afghanistan is proceeding well, and that a significant number of Taliban forces have left the city in the face of the U.S.-Afghan forces.

By Michael D. Shear  | February 17, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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The largest earmarkers in Congress

Congress spent more on earmarks in 2009 than it did a year earlier, although the number of earmarks dropped, according to a study by the independent watchdog Taxpayers for Common Sense. Following is the group's list of the top five earmarkers in each chamber

By Paul Kane  | February 17, 2010; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Congressional earmarks worth nearly $16 billion

Congress devoted nearly $16 billion to line-item spending this year, decreasing the overall number of so-called earmarks that lawmakers issued but spending slightly more on those controversial items in President Obama's first year in office.

By Paul Kane  | February 17, 2010; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Biden defends stimulus, calls Washington "broken" (Video)

Vice President Joe Biden gave a mini media tour to defend the stimulus plan on its first anniversary -- while agreeing that the country is in "deep trouble."

By Rachel Weiner  | February 17, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Antonin Scalia: No right to secede

Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia tells a New York screenwriter "there is no right to secede."

By Web Politics Editor  | February 17, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
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At the White House, a not-so-happy anniversary

Did you remember to buy President Obama a card? It's a not-so-happy stimulus anniversary day at the White House, where the honeymoon ended a long time ago.

By Ben Pershing  | February 17, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Government extends review of catfish inspection rules

The Office of Management and Budget extended on Tuesday its review of catfish food safety inspection rules proposed by the Agriculture Department. The action comes amid concerns that such inspections could trigger a trade war with Vietnam.

By Kimberly Kindy  | February 16, 2010; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tweets of @PressSec Robert Gibbs prompt Twitter questions from WH press

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday pronounced himself fascinated by Twitter.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | February 16, 2010; 5:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Simpson, Bowles in line to join Obama's deficit commission

President Obama plans to name former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles and former Republican senator Alan Simpson to chair a special bipartisan commission to solve the nation's budget problems, according to an administration official.

By Lori Montgomery  | February 16, 2010; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Frank Lautenberg recovering from ulcer, fall

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is recuperating after undergoing surgery Tuesday morning to treat a bleeding ulcer, according to his office.

By Ben Pershing  | February 16, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Evan Bayh's reasons why

Washington and Indiana politics were shaken Monday by the surprising announcement from Evan Bayh that he won't run for reelection. So why did Bayh do it? Let's examine the three most prominent theories.

By Ben Pershing  | February 16, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Cheney, Biden go back and forth on terror policy

By John Amick Today on the Sunday talk shows: ABC: THIS WEEK - Cheney still...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | February 14, 2010; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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