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44: March 6, 2011 - March 12, 2011

Obama will discuss rising oil prices on Friday

President Obama will hold a news conference Friday to discuss rising energy prices.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | March 10, 2011; 7:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Gabrielle Giffords will attend husband's space shuttle launch in April, aide says

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will attend the launch of the space shuttle Endeavor in April, says spokesman C.J. Karamargin, according to CNN.

By Emi Kolawole  | March 10, 2011; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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White House guarded on King's Muslim hearing

The White House declined to condemn the controversial hearing on Capitol Hill about American Muslims and the threat of "homegrown" terrorism Thursday.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | March 10, 2011; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Obama speaks out against bullying, says, 'I wasn't immune'

President Obama and the first lady spoke out against bullying Thursday, urging parents, schools and community leaders to look for ways to address a problem that they say has gotten worse in the age of the internet and social networking.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  | March 10, 2011; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Washington reacts to the death of David Broder

With the news of Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post political reporter and columnist David S. Broder's death, many in Washington and throughout the country (and from across the political spectrum) are paying tribute to the man who helped define political journalism since the 1960s. Here's a roundup:

By Matt DeLong  | March 9, 2011; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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White House to host conference Thursday on how to tackle bullying

Administration officials, including President Obama, will speak about bullying and the importance of preventing it in a four-hour conference at the White House that will also include feedback from experts on bullying.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | March 9, 2011; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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President Obama's statement on the death of David Broder

The White House released the following statement on the death of Washington Post reporter and...

By 44 Editor  | March 9, 2011; 2:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Newt Gingrich: 'Passion for the country' led to personal indiscretions (video)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich conducted an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network to speak about his past indiscretions, the coming presidential race and the threat to "Judeo-Christian society."

By Emi Kolawole  | March 9, 2011; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (217)
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VIDEO: 'Foolish' college kids 'just vote their feelings,' New Hampshire speaker says

A Washington Post story Monday on GOP efforts to push new voting laws is getting...

By Peter Wallsten  | March 8, 2011; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
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Peter King releases witness list for House hearings on American Muslims

After weeks of speculation and controversy, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) released Monday night the names of witnesses for his first House hearing on domestic radicalization among American Muslims.

By Michelle Boorstein  | March 7, 2011; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Afternoon West Wing wrap-up

Collette Fraley, a history teacher at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., changed careers about...

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | March 7, 2011; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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UPDATED: No record of FBI nabbing Palin stalker

Reports that the FBI has arrested a teenager who has sent threatening letters to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin are wrong.

By Emi Kolawole  | March 7, 2011; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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Mitch McConnell on John Kerry: 'What planet is he living on?' (Sunday talk shows)

Discussions this Sunday centered on the increasing violence in Libya, the battle to pass a 2011 budget and the 2012 elections.

By Rachel Weiner & Emi Kolawole  | March 6, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Rep. Peter King defends hearings on radical Islam: 'Let people watch the hearing and decide then'

In an appearance on CNN's State of the Union" Sunday, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, defended his plan to hold hearings on radical Islam next week. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a practicing Muslim who plans to testify at the hearings, also joined King.

By Emi Kolawole  | March 6, 2011; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (198)
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