44: The Obama Presidency


Dan Balz's Take



With Eye on Industry, Ag Secretary Stops Calling Outbreak 'Swine Flu'

"This really isn't swine flu. It's H1N1 virus," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said at an afternoon news briefing.

Posted on April 28, 2009 at 05:11 PM ET | Comments (2)

Air Force One Foul-up Lands Caldera on Thin Ice

Asked repeatedly today by reporters whether Louis Caldera, the official who made the decision, would lose his job, Gibbs pointedly did not express confidence in him.

Posted on April 28, 2009 at 02:46 PM ET | Comments (16)

Obama Relocated When Plane Strayed

By Michael A. Fletcher White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama was "briefly...

Posted on April 24, 2009 at 03:03 PM ET | Comments (3)

Obama, Seeking a Stronger NATO, Meets With Its Secretary General

"We are confident that we can create a process whereby NATO, which is already strong, becomes stronger; where we become even more effective in coordinating our efforts in Afghanistan," Obama told reporters after today's meeting.

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 01:09 PM ET | Comments (4)

Obama Considering Guard Troops on Texas-Mexico Border

By Spencer S. Hsu President Obama is reviewing a request from Texas Gov. Rick Perry...

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 07:10 PM ET | Comments (31)

Candidate Reaction: Bombing in Islamabad

Reaction to the hotel blast in Pakistan.

Posted on September 20, 2008 at 03:38 PM ET | Comments (25)

Woodward: McCain Privately Pessimistic About Iraq in 2007

A new book by The Post's Bob Woodward suggests that John McCain has not always been forthcoming with the public about his views on the Iraq War.

Posted on September 13, 2008 at 11:05 AM ET | Comments (78)

McCain and Obama Visit Ground Zero

McCain and Obama put aside their increasingly testy campaign for a day to lay roses in the reflecting pool commemorating the terrorist attacks seven years ago.

Posted on September 11, 2008 at 04:54 PM ET | Comments (86)

McCain Says Dems Would Weaken America

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) took on the three leading Democratic presidential candidates Saturday, accusing...

Posted on September 9, 2007 at 12:00 AM ET | Comments (30)

Obama Again Stirs Up Rivals With Statement on Use of Nukes

Sen. Barack Obama ruled out using nuclear weapons against Osama bin Laden or terrorist cells...

Posted on August 2, 2007 at 03:58 PM ET | Comments (30)

Republicans' Velvet Glove Approach to Terror

Barack Obama made waves yesterday with the hawkish tone of his speech on terrorism, which,...

Posted on August 2, 2007 at 06:00 AM ET | Comments (2)


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