44: The Obama Presidency



Capitol Briefing

Liberal Sen. Takes Up 'Czar' Questions with the White House

Sen. Russell D. Feingold (D-Wisc.) released a letter Wednesday asking the White House for an accounting of the "roles and responsibilities" of the growing number of special advisers or policy "czars" working for President Obama.

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 06:48 PM ET | Comments (41)

Wilson's Wife: 'Joe, Who's the Nut That Hollered Out, 'You Lie'?'

Roxanne Wilson, wife of controversial South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson, said her first impression of the person who interrupted President Obama's speech to Congress last week was that he was a "nut." It was only after the speech she learned that nut was her husband.

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 11:42 AM ET | Comments (53)

Baucus (and Obama) Warn GOP Attacks Bad for Bipartisanship

By Shailagh Murray Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said the intensifying attacks against health-care...

Posted on August 4, 2009 at 05:52 PM ET | Comments (52)

Obama Asks Pope to Pray for Kennedy

Associated Press President Obama gave Pope Benedict XVI a personal letter from Sen. Edward M....

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 04:17 PM ET | Comments (4)

Obama Committed to the 'Heavy Lifting' on Immigration, Lawmakers Say

A bipartisan group of lawmakers emerged from a White House meeting with President Obama today confident that the president is ready to put his political weight behind an comprehensive overhaul of the nation's immigration laws.

Posted on June 25, 2009 at 06:57 PM ET | Comments (20)

Senate Approves $106 Billion Supplemental War Spending Bill

The Senate today overwhelmingly passed a bill that would fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through Sept. 30, giving congressional backing to President Obama's plan to increase troops and resources for the war in Afghanistan. The 91-5 vote sends the bill to President Obama for signing.

Posted on June 18, 2009 at 05:19 PM ET | Comments (57)

Obama Seeks to Woo War Votes with Flu Funds

To relieve pressure on antiwar Democrats, the Obama administration hopes to win at least a few House Republican converts on an emergency war spending bill this week, by emphasizing the flu prevention funds that the package includes.

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 04:43 PM ET | Comments (1)

An Immigration Bill This Year? Don't Bet on It

By Ben Pershing With President Obama on an historic foreign trip, a Supreme Court nomination...

Posted on June 5, 2009 at 05:18 PM ET | Comments (17)

New Deal: Specter Gets a Subcommittee Chairmanship

By Shailagh Murray Senate Democratic leaders have reached agreement with Sen. Arlen Specter to partially...

Posted on May 7, 2009 at 10:16 AM ET | Comments (17)

Tuesday Likely for Senate Passage Vote

The Senate is set to vote Monday afternoon on a procedural vote that will clear a path to passing the economic stimulus bill, Senate Democratic leaders said. Assuming 60 senators vote yes in that vote, a final Senate vote on the package will be held at noon Tuesday, the lawmakers said.

Posted on February 7, 2009 at 10:56 AM ET | Comments (33)

Senate Adjourns, Ends Standoff With Bush

By Paul Kane In less than 30 seconds this morning, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) gaveled...

Posted on January 2, 2009 at 12:07 PM ET | Comments (2)

Palin Stays on the Offensive at Huge Va. Rally

By Juliet Eilperin RICHMOND -- GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin continued attacking Democratic nominee...

Posted on October 13, 2008 at 03:37 PM ET | Comments (324)

'Independent' Lieberman to Eat Lunch Alone

Lieberman, who had previously agreed not to attend party meetings where Iraq War strategy was discussed, will now not attend any of the Democrats' weekly caucus lunches or the biweekly lunches of committee chairmen.

Posted on September 9, 2008 at 04:37 PM ET | Comments (44)


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