President Obama on Saturday touted the success of his bailouts of the auto industry in his weekly radio and Internet address, saying the public's investment in the once-shaky companies is returning positive dividends.
Vice President Biden predicted Friday at a Pennsylvania fundraiser that the U.S. economy would be adding up to 500,000 jobs each month "some time in the next couple of months."
Some information about the panel assigned to balance the federal budget is finally beginning to trickle out as its first meeting draws close.
Wearing sunglasses, slacks and a polo shirt, President Obama set out Friday afternoon for a hike through the Blue Ridge Mountains, moments after arriving at a local hotel for his weekend vacation.
They waited in line, like everyone else. But President Obama and the first lady were hardly everyone else Friday at the 12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville, N.C.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are heading out of town Friday for the mother of all date nights -- a weekend getaway in picturesque Asheville, N.C. (pop. 73,000). The first daughters, 8-year-old Sasha and 11-year-old Malia, are staying home, according to the East Wing.
Michael D. Shear
| April 23, 2010; 5:25 AM ET |
Categories: 44 The Obama Presidency | Tags: Blue Ridge Mountains, Grove Park Inn, Jimmy Carter, Michelle Obama, North Carolina, President of the United States, West Virginia, White House
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New legislation to be introduced next week would sharply limit the ability of foreign-connected companies to participate in U.S. politics and would require sweeping disclosures by corporations, unions and nonprofit groups who pay for political advertising, according to an official summary of the bill.
On the same day that Vice President Joe Biden was telling the women of "The View" that he was a little embarrassed about cursing over health-care reform, former VP Dick Cheney was gloating about his own infamous f-word moment.
Scott Bloch, the former director of a federal office in charge of helping shield government whistleblowers from unfair treatment, plans to plead guilty to withholding information from congressional investigators after he had his office computer files professionally deleted in 2006.
One of the big differences between the current financial regulatory reform debate on Capitol Hill and the months long fight over health-care reform is what's missing: angry conservatives holding rallies outside of the Capitol and flooding lawmakers with phone calls.
The Capitol Police send a warning about a mailing of Atomic Fireball candy to Senate staffers.
| April 22, 2010; 12:37 PM ET |
Categories: 44 The Obama Presidency, In the Loop | Tags: Hard Candy, Nuclear weapon, U.S. Capitol Police, United States Capitol Police, United States Senate, Warfare and Conflict, Weapons
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Those attending President Obama's financial regulation speech Thursday included a number of corporate executives, nonprofit leaders and lawmakers.
President Obama was "laughing like the devil" when Vice President Biden was caught calling health-care reform a "big f--ing deal" last month. "I was just thankful my mother couldn't hear it. It was a little embarrassing," Biden said. "I realized there was a microphone, I just had no idea it was that sensitive."
The SEC "categorically" did not discuss its pending fraud charges against Wall Street megabank Goldman Sachs and one of its executives with the White House before they were announced, President Obama said in a CNBC interview moments ago.
The Committee on Standards of Official Conduct is establishing an investigative subcommittee to look into the alleged misconduct by former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.).
By Matt DeLong Hot on the heels of the Republican National Committee's embarrassing expense scandal,...
Justice John Paul Stevens wore a bright red bowtie Tuesday and celebrated his 90th birthday in a way only one other American ever has: as a member of the Supreme Court. President Obama took note of the occasion, as Stevens joined Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. as the only men who started their 10th decades on the court.
A Democratic Wall Street overhaul bill may be gaining an unlikely champion: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
| April 20, 2010; 12:48 PM ET |
Categories: 44 The Obama Presidency, Economy | Tags: Democratic, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Party leaders of the United States Senate, Republican, Senate, United States Senate, Wall Street
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The Pew Research Center has produced a report about the mood in America that states the obvious in such a powerful and unambiguous way that no one should ignore its implications. That the mood is bleak has been clear for months. That it will fall heaviest on the Democrats in November is almost a certainty. That all politicians, no matter their party, are now on notice is the real force of the findings in the Pew study.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said a D.C. voting rights bill will not come up this session, in part because of opposition to an amendment that would have eliminated most of the District's gun-control laws.
What, exactly, does the president do on Air Force One during long, boring flights across the country?
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| April 20, 2010; 7:49 AM ET |
Categories: 44 The Obama Presidency | Tags: Air Force One, Andrews Air Force Base, Hurricane Katrina, Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Television program, United States
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The Obama administration is preparing to nominate Washington white-collar defense lawyer James A. Cole as its next deputy attorney general, sources are telling the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.
President Obama will deliver a eulogy for the West Virginia miners who died in the nation's worst mining accident during a memorial service on Sunday, the White House announced.
By Lori Montgomery President Obama will address the 18 members of his bipartisan deficit commission...
Ann Gerhart's story today about armed protesters staging a pair of pro-gun rallies in the...
President Obama heads to New York this week for another round of Wall Street finger-wagging, the latest evidence of a two-year transformation in his relations with some of the nation's biggest financial institutions.
President Obama plans a high-profile speech in New York Thursday to campaign for financial regulatory reform, part of an aggressive campaign to pass the legislation in despite Republican claims that the bill amounts to a permanent bailout of big banks.