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44: May 23, 2010 - May 29, 2010

Obama urges nation to honor Memorial Day through 'deeds'

President Obama called Saturday for Americans to honor their countrymen who have died in war, saying that Memorial Day should be marked by "doing our part for the loved ones our fallen heroes have left behind and looking after our military families."

By Scott Wilson  | May 29, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Michelle Obama heads to Nevada with Harry Reid

By Amy Gardner First lady Michelle Obama will touch down in Nevada on Tuesday for...

By Amy Gardner  | May 28, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Obama heads to Chicago to enjoy one night at home

Hours after a tense news conference in the East Room, President Obama ventured to the back of Air Force One as it headed to Chicago on Thursday night for a rare moment of levity with the press.

By Anne E. Kornblut  | May 27, 2010; 8:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Obama to meet with Abbas at White House next month

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with President Obama on June 9 at the White House, the administration announced Thursday evening. Abbas will arrive eight days after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets with Obama at the White House.

By Scott Wilson  | May 27, 2010; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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What they're saying on Twitter: President Obama's press conference

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By 44 Editor  | May 27, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Senate defeats McCain border security amendment

By Paul Kane The Senate turned back an effort by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Thursday...

By Paul Kane  | May 27, 2010; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
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Obama "fantasizes" about bursting the bubble

At an event in this East Bay city, Obama gave a little more detail about why and, in doing so, gave a glimpse of the yearning he sometimes feels to burst his thick security bubble.

By Scott Wilson  | May 26, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Question of the Day: Take back America from whom?

By Mary Ann Akers Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. A common refrain heard from tea...

By Mary Ann Akers  | May 26, 2010; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Biden cracks a joke about Blumenthal's Vietnam service

Vice President Joe Biden apparently couldn't resist making a joke about Connecticut attorney general and Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal's exaggerated Vietnam service at a barbeque for about 50 wounded veterans at his home Tuesday.

By 44 Editor  | May 26, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Netanyahu to visit White House

By Michael D. Shear Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will meet with President Obama at...

By Michael D. Shear  | May 26, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Obama raises money in California

By Scott Wilson SAN FRANCISCO -- President Obama raised nearly $2 million Tuesday evening in...

By Scott Wilson  | May 26, 2010; 1:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Palin's new neighbor turns out to be a legendary journalist

Sarah Palin has a new neighbor, and he's not just any old regular joe. The former Alaska governor took to her Facebook page Tuesday with a shot of the back of the man she says is famed author Joe McGinniss.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | May 25, 2010; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (165)
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Obama to return to the Gulf Coast

President Obama will travel to the Louisiana Gulf Coast on Friday to assess the efforts to stop the oil leak there, White House officials said Tuesday. t will be his second trip to the region and will come just days after BP makes another attempt on Wednesday to plug the leak.

By Micheal D. Shear  | May 25, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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Obama will use Memorial weekend for a trip home to Chicago

On Monday, Obama will make remarks at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, south of Chicago - missing the usual tradition of presidents speaking at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

By Anne E. Kornblut  | May 24, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (169)
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Democrats cautious on Obama's spending-cut proposal

Democrats in Congress are not exactly rushing to approve President Obama's request for more control over federal spending.

By Washington Post Editor  | May 24, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Obama seeking more control over budget

Obama will be requesting an alternative to the line-item veto known as rescission, which would give him -- and future presidents -- the power to submit a package of changes to spending bills that Congress would be required to vote on, up or down.

By by Michael D. Shear  | May 24, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
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Steele: Paul's 'philosophy got in the way of reality'; Sestak: White House offered me a job; Gibbs defends White House spill response

Sunday Rundown: Here's a quick wrap-up of the Sunday talk shows.

By 44 Editor  | May 23, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Republicans embrace Rand Paul, just not his words

Just about everybody on the Sunday shows was talking about the firestorm that erupted last week over Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul's comments about his opposition to the part of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that prohibited discriminatory conduct by private businesses. GOP leaders found themselves walking a fine line in supporting their candidate while at the same time distancing themselves from Paul's actual words.

By 44 Editor  | May 23, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
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Sestak, White House still mum on alleged administration job offer

Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs refused to give further details this morning on Sestak's claim that he was offered a job last summer by the Obama administration if he would not run against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary.

By Felicia Sonmez  | May 23, 2010; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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