44: The Obama Presidency


Dan Balz's Take



Jindal Joins the Club; A Response Refresher

A look at past responses to State of the Union speeches.

Posted on February 25, 2009 at 02:54 PM ET | Comments (18)

Salazar Attacks the Bush Administration

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar vowed on Wednesday to clean house at his department, ridding it of the "ethical transgressions, the blatant conflicts of interests, wastes, and abuses that we have seen over the last eight years."

Posted on January 28, 2009 at 05:55 PM ET | Comments (7)

Cheney: Libby Deserved a Pardon

By Philip Rucker Just one day after leaving the White House, former vice president Dick...

Posted on January 22, 2009 at 05:50 PM ET | Comments (47)

Bush to Give Farewell Address

President Bush will deliver a farewell address to the nation Thursday evening from the East Room of the White House, marking his last public appearance before Inauguration Day, officials announced today.

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 05:19 PM ET | Comments (22)

Bush Plans Jan. 20 Return to Midland and Crawford, Tex.

President Bush will end his presidency the same way he started it, by flying into his boyhood hometown of Midland, Tex., for a rally, the White House said today.

Posted on January 7, 2009 at 06:51 PM ET | Comments (35)

Bush Looking Forward to a Quiet New Year's Eve on the Ranch

President Bush promised to "sprint to the finish" of his term in office, which ends Jan. 20, but when the ball drops at midnight, the commander in chief is probably going to be catching some Z's.

Posted on December 31, 2008 at 02:16 PM ET | Comments (34)

Bush's Last Camp David Christmas

President Bush headed to Camp David today for his last Christmas at the presidential retreat, which also served as the Bush family's holiday spot when his father was in the White House.

Posted on December 23, 2008 at 02:39 PM ET | Comments (4)

Bush Has Some Advice for Obama

President Bush dispensed a few words of advice to his successor today, urging President-elect Barack Obama to foster robust debate inside the White House and to keep on top of "the bureaucracy" to make sure policies are implemented.

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 06:17 PM ET | Comments (13)

Barney Cam Returns

It's that time of year again at the White House -- a national Christmas tree on the Ellipse, nonstop holiday events, and another corny video featuring Barney the first dog.

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 06:17 PM ET | Comments (15)

Asked About New House, Bush Plays Coy

President Bush just bought a house in Dallas, but apparently he doesn't want to talk about it.

Posted on December 5, 2008 at 01:46 PM ET | Comments (8)

The Bushes Buy a Dallas House

President Bush and the first lady have purchased a house in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, which is where they will live after leaving the White House on Jan. 20, officials said today.

Posted on December 4, 2008 at 01:53 PM ET | Comments (84)

Bush: Obama's High Profile Is No 'Intrusion'

By Dan Eggen President Bush says Barack Obama is not overstepping any boundaries by assuming...

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 01:04 PM ET | Comments (5)

Bush Praises Obama's Campaign

President Bush praised his successor for a "very effective campaign" in an interview.

Posted on November 21, 2008 at 08:38 PM ET | Comments (20)

Obama Advisers Will Keep Tabs on Bush Economic Summit

Obama tapped two Washington supporters to be his eyes and ears at the summit: former Republican Congressman Jim Leach (Iowa) and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who served under Clinton.

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 03:22 PM ET | Comments (4)

President Bush Greets Obama at White House

President Bush rolled out the red carpet today for his successor, meeting with President-elect Barack Obama in the Oval Office for a talk so private that no one else was in the room.

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 05:38 PM ET | Comments (3)

Bush, Obama Meet Today at White House

After criticizing President Bush repeatedly during the campaign, President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, will be hosted at the White House by President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 08:41 AM ET | Comments (23)

A Meeting of the President and President-Elect

By Ben Pershing The once and future kings, better known as 43 and 44, will...

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 08:14 AM ET | Comments (2)


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