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44: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

Obama-Medvedev discuss New START

President Obama told his Russian counterpart, Dmitri Medvedev, on Sunday that winning approval for the New START treaty is his top foreign-policy priority for the lame-duck session of Congress.

By Scott Wilson  | November 13, 2010; 11:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Bush jokes about 'bring 'em on'

Former President Bush gave a closed-door speech to some of his old administration staffers last night -- and offered what one attendee told Fox News was a more frank and "freewheeling" version of the interviews he's been doing to promote 'Decision Points'.

By Rachel Weiner  | November 12, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Cindy McCain: End 'don't ask, don't tell' (Updated)

Cindy McCain, the wife of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) appears in a new ad for a campaign geared towards ending the bullying of gay youth and promoting equality for members of the LGBT community. In the ad, McCain parts ways with her husband on whether to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

By Emi Kolawole  | November 12, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
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First debate of 2012 election cycle announced

With the dust almost settled on the 2010 midterm elections, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif., wasted no time with its announcement Thursday that it will host the first GOP primary debate in spring 2011 -- which is just a few months away -- to be moderated by NBC and Politico.

By Matt DeLong  | November 11, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Letter from President Obama to G-20 leaders

President Obama sent the following letter to G-20 leaders on Wednesday: As we approach the...

By Scott Wilson  | November 11, 2010; 4:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Pelosi calls deficit commission leaders' proposal 'unacceptable'

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has released a statement calling the proposal put forth by the president's deficit commission "unacceptable."

By Emi Kolawole  | November 10, 2010; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
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John Boehner says he'll fly commercial as speaker

House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that he plans to continue flying commercially after he becomes House speaker, a departure from the practice of his two predecessors.

By Felicia Sonmez  | November 10, 2010; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
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Susan Collins dismisses Palin presidential bid

On Tuesday, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) made headlines for saying Sarah Palin cost Republicans the Senate. (Some analysis of that claim here.) Now Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is dismissing the idea of a Palin presidential bid.

By Rachel Weiner  | November 10, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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Eric Holder reports for jury duty

When it comes to jury duty, even the attorney general doesn't get a pass.

By Emi Kolawole  | November 9, 2010; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Obama's Indonesian gay nanny and other things from his past

With Obama visiting Indonesia today, The New York Times has a story that is just chock-full of interesting tidbits about Obama's time living there as a child in the late 1960s.

By Matt DeLong  | November 9, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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Hillary Clinton to Australia: We're not all like the Kardashians

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down with Australian radio personalities Hamish and Andy for an interview on Sunday that ran the gamut from gravy-flavored potato chips to how a former president and a current secretary of state settle on what to eat for dinner.

By Emi Kolawole  | November 8, 2010; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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GOP Rep. Bachus: 'Sarah Palin cost us control of the Senate' (Updated)

Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus (R) told members of the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce that former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was probably the reason for the GOP's failure to take control in the U.S. Senate.

By Emi Kolawole  | November 8, 2010; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (218)
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Report: Defeated Dems writing letter asking Pelosi to step down

Citing a "House Democratic source," Fox News says it has a letter being penned by an unknown number of defeated House Democrats pleading with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to step down from party leadership.

By Matt DeLong  | November 8, 2010; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Michele Bachmann leadership bid looking shaky

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) campaign for a leadership spot in the new Congress seems to be on shaky ground. On Monday, Bachmann (R-Minn.) posted online the letter she sent to colleagues announcing her bid for Republican conference chairman.

By Rachel Weiner  | November 8, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
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Watch: Presidents shake their moneymakers

The world got a good laugh out of watching President Obama dance awkwardly with a group of Mumbai schoolchildren Sunday. Here's a look at clips of recent presidents (and first ladies) shaking their groove things

By Matt DeLong  | November 8, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Obama reaches out to rural India via video conferencing

New Delhi - American presidents visiting India have often made journeys to rural India. Flirty...

By Emily Wax  | November 8, 2010; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Trailing Obama on White House 'pool duty'

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are having a busy final day in India Monday. As the print reporter on pool duty, I am watching each event and sending dispatches to my colleagues to use in their reports. Here are several of my raw "pool reports" to give you a flavor of the day and what this work is sometimes like.

By Scott Wilson  | November 8, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Obama's speech, his teleprompter, the reaction

President Obama thrilled Indian lawmakers by calling for India to have a permanent seat on an expanded U.N. Security Council. He reassured them by demanding that Pakistan bring those responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks to justice. He flattered them by recalling India's historic achievements in science, philosophy and the invention of the digit "zero". And he amazed them by using that ubiquitous tool of modern American politics: the teleprompter.

By Rama Lakshmi  | November 8, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Dalits get their wish as Obama evokes story of their hero

New Delhi -- President Obama has spent his three-day India trip praising Mahatma Gandhi, the...

By Emily Wax  | November 8, 2010; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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WATCH: On '60 Minutes,' Obama focuses on economy

As The Post's Lori Montgomery reported Sunday, President Obama's first sit-down interview since last week's midterm elections focused primarily on one thing: the fragile U.S. economy.

By Washington Post editors  | November 8, 2010; 3:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Bhopal gas survivors protest near Obama in New Delhi

More than 100 survivors of the 26-year old Union Carbide gas leak protested on the streets in the heart of New Delhi on Monday and demanded justice from President Barack Obama, who spent the morning locked in meetings with senior Indian officials not too far away.

By Rama Lakshmi  | November 8, 2010; 2:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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DeMint: Republicans sank Christine O'Donnell

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

By Felicia Sonmez and Matt DeLong  | November 7, 2010; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
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WATCH: Obamas boogie with Mumbai children

As The Post's Scott Wilson reported from India Sunday, President Obama and the first lady visited Holy Name High School in Mumbai, where they viewed student projects on global warming and green villages. After that, they cut loose on the dance floor with some of the kids.

By Matt DeLong  | November 7, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Obama condemns Burma election as 'neither free nor fair'

MUMBAI -- Traveling in Asia, President Obama on Sunday sharply condemned the election in Burma, calling it "neither free nor fair."

By Scott Wilson  | November 7, 2010; 4:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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