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Kagan hearings witness list released

The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced the witness list for Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | June 25, 2010; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jon Kyl walks back White House border story

Earlier this week, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) caused a stir when he was quoted saying that President Obama personally told him the administration will not support stricter border enforcement until Republicans back broad immigration reform. The White House denied the claim. Now Kyl is saying that's not what he meant.

By Rachel Weiner  | June 25, 2010; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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Elena Kagan in her own words

A selection of Elena Kagan's remarks and publications.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | June 25, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Obama, Medvedev chow down at Ray's Hell Burger

President Obama treated Russian president Dmitry Medvedev to a traditional American lunch at the Arlington eatery Thursday before returning to the White House for a joint news conference.

By Michael D. Shear  | June 24, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
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Dem Rep. Kanjorski under attack for 'good Americans' remark

A Democratic congressman has found himself in hot water after an inartful description of who will be helped by the financial reform bill currently working its way through Congress.

By Matt DeLong  | June 24, 2010; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Al Gore police report: Masseuse alleges 'sexual conduct'

Via the Oregonian, here is the police report stemming from a 2006 sex crime allegation against Al Gore. Police, for reasons not made public, investigated the case further last year.

By Post Editor  | June 23, 2010; 7:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Obama weighing politics and military reality on McChrystal

By Michael D. Shear Any moment now, President Obama will make a decision in a...

By Michael D. Shear  | June 23, 2010; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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'Brown bloggers' group gets a White House meet and greet

More than 60 small-site bloggers of color met with White House Online Programs Director Jesse Lee and Director of African American Media Corey Ealons on Friday while in the District for Blogging While Brown, an annual gathering of bloggers of color that has become the largest get-together for black political bloggers in the nation.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | June 22, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Jack Abramoff's new gig is pizza man

By Al Kamen Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, out of a halfway house after 43...

By Al Kamen  | June 22, 2010; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Front-runners for Orszag's OMB job?

By Al Kamen There are so many people mentioned as top candidates to run...

By Al Kamen  | June 22, 2010; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Leading Democrat calls for McChrystal's ouster, while others open to his dismissal

A leading congressional Democrat on Tuesday called for General Stanley McChrystal's ouster as commander of the Afghanistan war, while other top Democrats left the door open for President Obama to remove his top officer in Kabul following his public critique of the White House's national security team.

By Paul Kane and Perry Bacon, Jr.  | June 22, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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McChrystal finds few defenders among senators supporting counterinsurgency

After spending months last year urging President Obama to heed the general's advice on the Afghanistan war, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Tuesday declined to defend Gen. Stanley McChrystal over his comments mocking Obama's national security team and opened the door to someone replacing the Pentagon's top soldier in Kabul.

By Paul Kane  | June 22, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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White House, Kyl feud over Obama conversation on immigration

The White House and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz), the No. 2 man in the Senate GOP leadership, feuded Monday over immigration policy, as the Arizona senator said that President Obama personally told him the administration will not support stricter border enforcement until Republicans back broad immigration reform.

By Perry Bacon, Jr.  | June 21, 2010; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (143)
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Rahm Emanuel, Blagojevich traded favors according to emails

President Barack Obama's chief of staff, then a congressman in Illinois, apparently attempted to trade favors with embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich while he was in office, according to newly disclosed e-mails obtained by The Associated Press.

By Post Editor  | June 21, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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White House mocks Hayward's yachting -- and defends Obama's golf outing

Deputy White House Press Secretary had a little fun at the expense of BP CEO Tony Hayward at the daily briefing on Monday

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | June 21, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
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Obama visits SE Washington to announce fatherhood program

By Krissah Thompson and Michael D. Shear President Obama visited an arts and recreation campus...

By Krissah Thompson and Michael D. Shear  | June 21, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama loved New Yorker walking on water cover

New Yorker editor David Remnick, chatting with The Post's Howard Kurtz on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday, revealed that President Obama loved the magazine's cover of him walking on -- and then starting to sink into -- water so much that the White House requested a signed copy of it.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | June 21, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama to give Father's Day message East of the River

Obama to give Father's Day message at community center East of the River

By Hamil R. Harris  | June 21, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Huckabee talks about gay marriage 'ick factor,' jokes about Pelosi affair

In an interview with the New Yorker, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee explained his opposition to gay marriage: "We can get into the ick factor, but the fact is two men in a relationship, two women in a relationship, biologically, that doesn't work the same." But Huckabee was not above joking about the issue:

By Rachel Weiner  | June 21, 2010; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
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Emanuel: Barton's comments were from the heart; Lieberman: Energy reform 'has a chance'; Barbour: Moratorium worse than oil spill

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said BP CEO Tony Hayward's appearance at a yacht race this weekend is the latest "in a long line of PR gaffes and mistakes" for the company. Emanuel emphasized that the administration has been working hard to get BP to do what it needs to do, and he said it hasn't always been totally cooperative. "There are certain things that they had to be pushed - not certain things - a lot of things that they had to be pushed to do and pushed to do faster and more of."

By Aaron Blake and Matt DeLong  | June 20, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Obama's Father's Day proclamation, with a nod to the nontraditional

By Alec MacGillis Presidential proclamations for Hallmark holidays are generally not newsmaking occasions, but President...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 20, 2010; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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