President Obama on Saturday culminated a week of lobbying for new Wall Street rules by sharply criticizing the financial sector for damaging the economy and Republican lawmakers for opposing legislation to more closely regulate the financial system.
High-profile Obama administration judicial nominee Goodwin Liu faces a grilling from Senate Republicans Friday in a session that both parties see as a warm-up for the coming fight to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court.
| April 16, 2010; 10:06 AM ET |
Categories: Capitol Briefing | Tags: Goodwin Liu, John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court, United States, United States - Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, University of California Berkeley
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With all the issues on President Obama's plate recently -- implementing the health-care bill, passing financial regulatory reform, filling a Supreme Court seat and changing the nation's nuclear policy -- gay rights seemed an unlikely subject to lead the news coming from the White House Thursday. But that's what happened.
By Shailagh Murray The Senate voted to restore jobless benefits through early June on Thursday,...
The White House says President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle made $5.5 million last year and paid nearly $1.8 million in federal income tax.
Some somber news about mine safety, a bit of personal revelation and a (theoretical) trip to outer space will fill up the president's day today. Check back on our site throughout the day for complete White House coverage, but here's an early morning look at the news -- that we know of -- that's likely to emerge from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
By Michael D. Shear
| April 15, 2010; 5:24 AM ET |
Categories: 44 Native, 44 The Obama Presidency, Barack Obama | Tags: Gloria Estefan, Kennedy Space Center, NASA, Neil Armstrong, Obama, West Virginia, White House
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Sarah Palin's says she's planning an aggressive fundraising push for her political action committee -- but this quarter they spent more on staff and expenses than actual candidates.
Illinois businessman and Democratic fundraiser Antoin Rezko was so anxious to help his friend, then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), that he funneled tens of thousands of dollars in payments to Blagojevich's wife, federal prosecutors contend in a document unsealed Wednesday.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin says tax day should be a reminder that the government works for the people, not the other way around. At a "tea party" rally in Boston, Palin said Obama administration initiatives can only be paid with higher taxes and more debt.
First Lady Michelle Obama visited Mexico's presidential compound and the national anthropological museum Wednesday morning as part of a two-day trip to the United States's southern neighbor.
by Robin Givhan and Debbi Wilgoren
| April 14, 2010; 11:56 AM ET |
Categories: 44 Native, 44 The Obama Presidency, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, The First Lady | Tags: High school, MEXICO CITY, Margarita Zavala, Mexico, Michelle Obama, President, United States, White House
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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is surveying his supporters about how to replace retiring Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens. The questions are, well, a bit skewed. Will McCain publish the results?
By Michael D. Shear
| April 14, 2010; 8:56 AM ET |
Categories: 44 Native, 44 The Obama Presidency, Supreme Court, The Courts, The GOP | Tags: Barack Obama, John McCain, President, Republican, Supreme Court, Supreme Court of the United States, United States, United States Senate
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Since President Obama was elected, only a fraction of the ink expended writing about his tenure has focused on foreign policy, with a much larger share going to health-care reform and Obama's efforts to pull the economy out of recession.
President Obama said progress toward Middle East peace will be "halting" and measured "not in days, not in weeks." But he promised that the United States will be "constantly present, and constantly engaged" in the peace effort.
President Obama will travel to Krakow, Poland, to attend the state funeral of Polish president Lech Kaczynski and first lady Maria Kaczynska this Sunday, departing from Washington Saturday night.
President Obama will invite Democratic and Republican Senate leaders to the White House next week to discuss the Supreme Court opening created by Justice John Paul Stevens' retirement.
MEXICO CITY -- First lady Michelle Obama has arrived in Haiti on an unannounced humanitarian mission.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) issued a plea for civility Tuesday, calling on his colleagues not to "incite the public" and criticizing Republicans who doubt whether much-discussed racially charged incidents during last month's health-care debate ever took place.
Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) will miss the showdown Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday in which Republicans plan to challenge Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s handling of terrorism policies, committee aides said Tuesday morning.
As the president wheels and deals on nuclear policy with dozens of world leaders at the Washington convention center, administration aides are back at the White House leaking a "short list" of Supreme Court candidates that may or may not accurately reflect the real universe of potential candidates.
Andrew Stern, the most politically influential and controversial union official in the country, is on the verge of resigning his position as head of the powerful Service Employees International Union, according to an e-mail from a Pacific Northwest union official.
The Senate moved closer Monday to extending jobless benefits that expired a week ago, clearing a procedural hurdle over the objections of deficit-conscious Republicans.
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee drew attention Monday for comparing the push for same sex marriage to an effort to accommodate drug abuse, polygamy and incest, and for dismissing adoption by gay couples saying, "Children are not puppies."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not under consideration as a Supreme Court nominee, the White House said Monday.
Vice President Biden said Monday that he'd never have anything bad to say about Dan Quayle, his often-mocked predecessor, because Quayle was responsible for the pool at the vice presidential residence.
Obama schedule at the Nuclear Security Summit.
It's been close to 72 hours since John Paul Stevens announced his plans to retire from the Supreme Court. What have we learned? That a partisan fight is likely, but a filibuster isn't, and that President Obama's shortlist doesn't so far contain any surprises.
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