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44: July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010

Obamas enjoy family vacation in the great outdoors

President Obama and his family aren't just getting outside the Beltway on their brief vacation in Bar Harbor, Maine -- they're getting outside, period.

By Felicia Sonmez  | July 17, 2010; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (148)
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GOP Attack Ads

Republican strategists are warning candidates to steer clear of the issues and avoid the party...

By Emi Kolawole  | July 16, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
 
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Michele Bachmann starting tea party caucus

Rep. Michele Bachmann filed paperwork on Thursday to create a House Tea Party Caucus, which she will chair.

By Rachel Weiner  | July 16, 2010; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Obama criticizes Hoekstra on congressman's home turf

By Anne E. Kornblut HOLLAND, Mich. -- President Obama took a shot at Rep. Pete...

By Anne E. Kornblut  | July 15, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
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Michelle Obama praises House at time of tension

By Nia-Malika Henderson At a time when some House Democrats are angry with the White...

By Nia-Malika Henderson  | July 15, 2010; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pelosi guarantees Dems will retain House in November

By Matt DeLong Earlier this week, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made a bold...

By Matt DeLong  | July 15, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Michelle Obama highlights preventive screening coverage under health law

By Nia-Malika Henderson First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday highlighted regulations under the federal health-care...

By Nia-Malika Henderson  | July 14, 2010; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Obama gives threadbare billionare one of his ties

What do you give one of the world's richest men when he stops by your house?

By Michael D. Shear  | July 14, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Bill Clinton back in the White House, holds economic meeting with Obama

Burdened by low approval on the economy, President Obama brought former president Bill Clinton and investor Warren Buffett to the White House on Wednesday to talk about job creation.

By Anne E. Kornblut  | July 14, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (244)
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Angry townhalls: A retrospective

Lawmakers feared that this year could be a repeat of last year when it came...

By Emi Kolawole  | July 14, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Grassley says he'll reject final Wall St. overhaul bill

Sen. Charles Grassley (Iowa), a potential Republican vote for the Wall Street overhaul, announced Wednesday that he would oppose the final legislation.

By Shailagh Murray  | July 14, 2010; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Senate Democrats prepare for an energy debate this month

By Shailagh Murray Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday he had assembled a "rough...

By Shailagh Murray  | July 13, 2010; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Kagan vote postponed one week

CNN reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee has postponed a vote on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court by one week.

By Matt DeLong  | July 13, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Taking a page from the Democrats, the GOP goes after Obama on golf

Republicans are taking a page from the Democratic playbook and going after President Obama's time on the green with a new Web site that asks, "Play Golf of Save the Gulf?"

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | July 12, 2010; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Rand Paul defends tea party as 'mainstream'

Speaking before a crowd of around 250 in Northern Kentucky Saturday, Republican senate candidate Rand Paul defended "tea party" members against charges that they are outside the mainstream.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  | July 12, 2010; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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McCain annoyed by Scott Brown, New York magazine reports

New York Magazine has a long account of John McCain's reelection battle from the view of friends and former staffers. Here's one interesting anecdote -- McCain was bitter about needing Scott Brown's help in his first contentious primary in decades:

By Rachel Weiner  | July 12, 2010; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Cantor: GOP will retake the House in November

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Ohio) boldly predicted his party will retake control of the House of Representatives during an appearance Monday on CNBC.

By Matt DeLong  | July 12, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Sunday Rundown: Holder: Second immigration lawsuit possible; Netanyahu: Israel has no better friend than U.S.; Axelrod on Gitmo: 'We'll see'

Sunday Rundown: A quick wrap-up of the Sunday talk shows.

By Matt DeLong and Aaron Blake  | July 11, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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White House on closing Gitmo this year: 'We'll see'

Administration officials fanned out across the Sunday shows to push the White House talking points on the economy, the continuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Arizona immigration lawsuit. But one topic that has fallen off of the radar lately made a comeback: the closure of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

By Matt DeLong  | July 11, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Gibbs: No premature 'mission accomplished' on the economy

In a direct shot at the Bush Administration, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday that he is "not here to unfurl the Mission Accomplished banner" on the economic recovery.

By Aaron Blake  | July 11, 2010; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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