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44: April 25, 2010 - May 1, 2010

Obama to visit gulf region Sunday to see oil spill damage

President Obama will head to the gulf region to see for himself the environmental damage from the oil slick and to check in on the federal response to the explosion at an oil rig that caused the crisis, deputy press secretary Bill Burton said.

By Editor  | May 1, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Obama calls Citizens United ruling 'a huge blow'

President Obama on Saturday urged Congress to pass legislation to deal with contributions from special interests and lobbyists in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned bans on corporate giving.

By Michael D. Shear  | May 1, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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Palin hacking case: David Kernell found guilty

From the Associated Press: The 22-year-old son of a Democratic Tennessee lawmaker has been convicted on two charges in the hacking of Sarah Palin's e-mail account while she campaigned on the Republican presidential ticket in 2008.

By Politics Editor  | April 30, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Clinton: Future drilling can't risk billions in clean-up

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in on the Gulf oil spill Friday, saying that any future off-shore drilling "can't be done at the risk of having to spend billions of dollars cleaning up these spills."

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | April 30, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Lobbyists spent nearly $1 billion in Q1

It's official: The first quarter of 2010 marked another frenzy for Washington lobbyists as corporations, unions and other interest groups spent nearly $1 billion in their attempts to sway Congress and the Obama administration.

By Dan Eggen  | April 29, 2010; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, The Green Zone  
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Democrats to unveil immigration plan

Just one day after President Obama told reporters aboard Air Force One that he was unsure immigration reform could pass this year, Democratic leaders in the Senate plan to unveil a draft proposal for giving illegal immigrants living in the United States legal status.

By Matt DeLong  | April 29, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Capitol Briefing  
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Stern deputy drops her bid to take over SEIU

The longtime lieutenant of Andrew L. Stern, the influential president of the Service Employees International Union, dropped her bid to succeed him on Wednesday, ceding the union's top spot to another veteran union official.

By Alec MacGillis  | April 28, 2010; 6:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Financial debate blocked by Republicans for the third time

U.S. Senate Republicans blocked Democrats from starting debate on a Wall Street rules overhaul for a third time this week, saying they want the legislation changed to prevent future bank bailouts. Republicans remained united against Democrats in the 56-42 vote, with 60 needed to begin consideration.

By Rachel Weiner  | April 28, 2010; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Capitol Briefing  | Tags:  United States Senate, Wall Street  
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Obama hosts World Series champion Yankees

The New York Yankees, who won their 27th World Series last year and brought their latest trophy, were feted by President Obama at the White House.

By Cheryl W. Thompson  | April 26, 2010; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Barack Obama  | Tags:  Yankees White House; Obama Derek Jeter; Obama Mark Teixeira; Derek Jeter White House; Yankees World Series  
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Jones apologizes for joke about Jewish merchant

National security adviser Jim Jones apologized for telling a Jewish joke last week.

By Anne E. Kornblut  | April 26, 2010; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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No Supreme Court pick this week, White House says

President Obama will not announce a Supreme Court nominee this week, press secretary Robert Gibbs said.

By Post Editor  | April 26, 2010; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Two presidents' differing views of media guests at Biltmore

On a cold, rainy Saturday night, a small group of reporters and photographers huddled outside the gates of the famed Biltmore Estate, home of the late George Vanderbilt, while President Obama and his wife toured the majestic home.

By Michael D. Shear  | April 25, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Sunday Rundown: No deal yet on financial overhaul; Corker to unveil executive clawback amendment; Granholm for SCOTUS?; McConnell: Not the right time for immigration reform

Here's a quick roundup of the Sunday talk shows.

By 44 Editor  | April 25, 2010; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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