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44: February 27, 2011 - March 5, 2011

In Miami, Obama gets a Bush brother to help push education reform

President Obama took the stage at a Miami high school on Friday, after an unlikely politician introduced him -- former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Paired up at the administration's suggestion, Obama and Bush urged school reform and investment in education, central themes in Obama's budget proposal and a platform that Bush pushed as governor and his brother pushed as president.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  | March 4, 2011; 5:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Obama: I won't intervene in NFL dispute

President Obama said Thursday he would not intervene in negotiations between the owners and players of the national football league, which are in a stalemate that could result in a lockout.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | March 3, 2011; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Real Rahm meets fake Twitter Rahm

Newly-elected Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) met his Twitter alter ego Wednesday, and fulfilled a promise to donate $5,000 to a charity of the account holder's choice from his and his wife's trust fund.

By Emi Kolawole  | March 3, 2011; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama becomes more involved in budget negotiations

Updated, 3:50 p.m. The White House is trying to more directly engage in budget talks...

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | March 2, 2011; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Huckabee claims inaccurately that Obama was raised in Kenya

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is not a birther but he got his facts wrong when he claimed president Obama was born in Kenya during an interview Monday.

By Emi Kolawole  | March 1, 2011; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (510)
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Obama to join Jeb Bush at Miami education event

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will join President Obama at an event to promote education...

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | March 1, 2011; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Wisconsin Gov. Walker pushes back against Obama criticism

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker criticized President Obama on Monday after the president made a reference...

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | February 28, 2011; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
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Hal Rogers's Continuing Resolution to continue government operations

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) on Monday unveiled a continuing resolution to continue government operations and cut federal spending. The resolution eliminates earmarked funding and some federal programs for a total savings of about $4 billion. Below are summaries of the cuts provided by Rogers and the full text of the resolution.

By Matt DeLong  | February 28, 2011; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Capitol Briefing, Earmarks, Economy  
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White House warns of relying on stopgap measures

White House officials warned Monday against dragging out the budget fight into a series of...

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | February 28, 2011; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Chris Christie: Collective bargaining rights 'didn't come down from tablets on top of the mountain' (Sunday talk shows)

Talk this week centered on Libya, the state budget crises and the protests in Wisconsin, the potential for a government shutdown and the continuing violence in Libya.

By Felicia Sonmez & Emi Kolawole  | February 27, 2011; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Keith Olbermann launches new nonprofit news Web site

Former MSNBC prime-time host Keith Olbermann has launched a new Web site Friday night, giving new life to his "Worst Person In the World" feature and going after FOX News.

By Emi Kolawole  | February 27, 2011; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
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Gingrich to announce 2012 intentions within two weeks

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he will form an exploratory committee for a potential 2012 bid and could make his intentions known in as few as two weeks, according to reports.

By Emi Kolawole  | February 27, 2011; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (161)
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Senators Lieberman and McCain discuss potential military option in Libya

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) joined CNN "State of the Union" host Candy Crowley in a pre-taped interview from Cairo to discuss the uprising in Libya.

By Felicia Sonmez & Emi Kolawole  | February 27, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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