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44: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

Obama's remarks about Ground Zero mosque: The transcript

President Obama's remarks for Friday night's iftar dinner at the White House, marking the breaking of the daily Ramadan feast, transcribed and distributed by the administration.

By Post Editor  | August 13, 2010; 9:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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Petraeus's 'Meet the Press' interview: A preview

Gen. David Petraeus is appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday as part of a media blitz that includes BBC, CBS, Fox News and ABC. Here are some advance excerpts from NBC News. He talks about the deadline for taking troops out of Afghanistan and says the politics of it don't drive him.

By Rachel Weiner  | August 13, 2010; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A blast from Harry Reid's past on birthright citizenship

Update: 4:07pm Greg Sargent reports that Reid apologized for the bill in 2006, calling it...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 13, 2010; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Maxine Waters defends herself publicly on ethics charges

Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. By Perry Bacon, Jr. In a highly unusual move to...

By Perry Bacon, Jr.  | August 13, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (132)
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Wacky Republican candidates on tape

In his Friday column, Eugene Robinson says "the big political story of the year may...

By Rachel Weiner  | August 13, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Lawmaker jokes about Palin's death, resigns

New Hampshire state Rep. Timothy Horrigan (D) resigned on Thursday over a joke regarding former...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 12, 2010; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (119)
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Rangel dancing at birthday bash (Video)

Ethics scandal didn't stop Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) from celebrating his 80th birthday in style Wednesday night. "You know, I"ve been to a lot of funerals where they worked it out but this damn sure ain't no funeral, is it?" he told the crowd.

By Rachel Weiner  | August 12, 2010; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Nancy Pelosi takes turn as 'Top Chef' judge

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By Emi Kolawole  | August 12, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Reid finds a Republican to use against Angle

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is out with a new ad attacking Republican challenger...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 11, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Ben Quayle: Obama 'the worst president in history'

Ben Quayle -- son of former Vice President Dan, running for Congress in Arizona -- is up with a new campaign spot today in which he says he was "raised right" and President Obama is "the worst president in history."

By Matt DeLong  | August 11, 2010; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
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Minn. GOP: Mark Dayton's 'too risky'

The Republican party of Minnesota isn't wasting any time. Less than 24 hours after...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 11, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Georgia Republican Jack Kingston: Palin should butt out of primaries

A candidate promoted by Sarah Palin went down in Georgia's runoff election last night -- and now one of the state's congressmen is saying she should have stayed out of it.

By Rachel Weiner  | August 11, 2010; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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Rush Limbaugh wedding photos posted on Facebook

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has posted pictures of his wedding on Facebook, sparking thousands of comments.

By Rachel Weiner  | August 11, 2010; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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Is it time for Gibbs to move on?

By Scott Wilson The truth hurts. This may be something for the White House to...

By Scott Wilson  | August 11, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (174)
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Ben Quayle admits writing for 'Dirty Scottsdale' Web site

Arizona House candidate Ben Quayle (R), son of former vice president Dan Quayle, admits that he used to write for the Dirty Scottsdale Web site.

By Matt DeLong  | August 11, 2010; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
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Ted Stevens' death: Washington reacts

With news of former Sen. Ted Stevens' (R-Alaska) death in a plane crash Monday, many of the friends and colleagues Stevens accumulated over his 40-year career began sharing their grief. Here's a sample.

By Matt DeLong  | August 10, 2010; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Gibbs condemns criticism from 'professional left'

By Scott Wilson It's a rare political strategy that takes on the party base...

By Scott Wilson  | August 10, 2010; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
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Charlie Rangel's birthday bash

Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel's (D-N.Y.) birthday gala is slated for Wednesday night in the Big Apple, and the guest list reads like a who's who of New York's political elite. Entertainment will be provided by none other than the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.

By 44 Editor  | August 9, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama's latest joke: Republicans and cars

If President Obama loses his reelection bid in 2012, maybe he can find some work as a stand-up comedian.

By Washington Post Editor  | August 9, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
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Texas gov. asks Obama for more troops for Texas-Mexico border

Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas hand-delivered a letter as President Obama emerged from Air Force One in Austin, repeating his demand that the government send 1,000 troops to the Texas-Mexico border.

By Michael D. Shear  | August 9, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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GQ: Woman says Rand Paul kidnapped her in college, he denies

In an article in GQ magazine, a woman describes a strange incident from Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul's college days.

By Rachel Weiner  | August 9, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (193)
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President Obama's best basketball moments

President Obama got a little pickup game of hoops together with some of the NBA's top talent, but the president's love for basketball has been on display throughout his presidency and the 2008 presidential campaign. Here's a selection of videos of Obama's top basketball moments.

By Matt DeLong  | August 9, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Sunday Roundup

-By Felicia Sonmez and Emi Kolawole FOX NEWS SUNDAY Former Solicitor General Ted Olson, a...

By Emi Kolawole  | August 8, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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