44: The Obama Presidency



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Steele assumes 'the Heisman position'

"Assume the Heisman position. Yeah baby. That's my moment," said the chair of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele.

Posted on November 4, 2009 at 12:15 PM ET | Comments (36)

Church of the Presidents Gets Presidential Visit

For the fourth time since being elected president, President Obama and family attended church in the District on Sunday.

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 11:48 AM ET | Comments (11)

Obama Renews Pledge at Human Rights Campaign Dinner

President Obama addressed a fundraising banquet for the Human Rights Campaign Saturday night in Washington, pledging once again to end the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy without providing a specific timeline for ending the ban on out gays and lesbians in the armed forces.

Posted on October 11, 2009 at 08:55 AM ET | Comments (1)

Bill Clinton on the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, Redux

Former president Bill Clinton on Sunday told NBC's David Gregory that the vast right-wing conspiracy famously described by his wife was still there.

Posted on September 28, 2009 at 01:57 PM ET | Comments (19)

The Obama Top Ten List on Letterman

From the "Late Show" with David Letterman, Sept. 21, 2009.

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 01:16 AM ET | Comments (1)

Video: Bill Clinton's 1993 Health-Care Speech to Congress

Courtesy of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 12:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jon Stewart to Obama: 'Why Can't You Guys Just Stay on Message?'

Comedian Jon Stewart took on the administration's muddled messaging on health-care reform and the role of a public option in it on his show last night, channeling the growing chorus of concerns from liberal lawmakers and Democrats that the president's reform proposals may not, in the end, go far enough.

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 10:31 AM ET | Comments (9)

Letterman on Palin: "Something I Said?"

David Letterman, who famously feuded with and then apologized to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin over a joke he made about one of her daughters and a New York Yankee, didn't let up last night on his show, coyly asking, "Something I said?"

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 10:45 AM ET | Comments (13)

Obama: U.S. Can't Be Foil For Iran

"This is not an issue of the United States or the West versus Iran, this an issue of the Iranian people," the president said in an interview.

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 04:47 PM ET | Comments (3)

SNL Does Cheney: 'On TV More Than That Sham-Wow Guy'

Will Ferrell returned as George W. Bush as Darrell Hammond played Dick Cheney in...

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 11:20 AM ET | Comments (2)

Obama's Call to Winning NCAA Coach

As he jetted home last night from an eight-day trip that included stops in Europe, Turkey and Iraq, President Obama placed a phone call to North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams to congratulate him on his team's victory over Michigan State for the NCAA national championship.

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 05:10 PM ET | Comments (4)

Obama Sits Down with '60 Minutes'

President Obama sat down with sat down with Steve Kroft of CBS for an interview that aired last night on "60 Minutes."

Posted on March 23, 2009 at 11:18 AM ET | Comments (18)

On 'Tonight Show,' Obama Unscripted

Updated 9:30 a.m. By Scott Wilson LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 19 -- Most of...

Posted on March 20, 2009 at 08:00 AM ET | Comments (11)

Cheney on CNN

Former vice president Dick Cheney spoke with CNN's John King yesterday; The Post's Scott Wilson has the story

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 11:19 AM ET | Comments (19)

The Full Speech: Obama Addresses Congress

President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress.

Posted on February 24, 2009 at 10:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Obama on the Presidency -- and the First Family -- on '60 Minutes'

Excerpts from the CBS interviews.

Posted on November 17, 2008 at 08:43 AM ET | Comments (2)

The Daily Show's Early Call

Just like CNN, at 11(ish) p.m., faux-anchor Jon Stewart called the presidential race for Obama.

Posted on November 5, 2008 at 06:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bill Clinton Campaigning With Obama in Fla.

Former President Bill Clinton joined Sen. Barack Obama at a rally in Florida last night, just days before the presidential election. The appearance coincided with a 30-minute Obama campaign commercial that aired on several networks.

Posted on October 30, 2008 at 12:25 PM ET | Comments (5)

Obama Airs 30-Minute Program

The Obama campaign tonight also released its much-anticipated television program on YouTube, for online viewing.

Posted on October 29, 2008 at 08:20 PM ET | Comments (31)

McCain, Letterman Make Amends

John McCain, so pugnacious in his encounters with his Democratic rival, folded like a tent when confronted last night by late-night host David Letterman, whom McCain stood up last month.

Posted on October 17, 2008 at 09:38 AM ET | Comments (56)

Thursday Night's SNL Special

--> The Post's Tom Shales reviews the special. Above, the 10-minute presidential debate spoof featuring...

Posted on October 10, 2008 at 09:03 AM ET | Comments (4)

Watch the Full Obama-McCain Debate

Candidates Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) participated in the second of three presidential debates on Tuesday, October 7th at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

Posted on October 7, 2008 at 11:15 PM ET | Comments (7)

Palin v. Biden: The SNL Take

With Queen Latifah as Gwen Ifill, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Jason Sudeikis as Joe Biden, "Saturday Night Live" continues on a parodic roll.

Posted on October 5, 2008 at 09:56 AM ET | Comments (57)

Complete Footage: The First Presidential Debate

McCain and Obama debate on the economy and foreign policy in Oxford, Miss.

Posted on September 27, 2008 at 09:28 AM ET | Comments (32)

Convention Tribute to Kennedy

This film tribute to Mass. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was screened tonight at the Democratic National Convention.

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 11:38 PM ET | Comments (8)

Robert Novak Strikes Pedestrian in Downtown D.C.

Right at 18th & K.

Posted on July 23, 2008 at 06:44 PM ET | Comments (8)

Murdoch on Obama

Rupert Murdoch has some kind words for Barack Obama.

Posted on May 30, 2008 at 11:42 AM ET | Comments (8)

No Knock-Outs from Here to the Convention

If you review the delegate figures, you can only arrive at one conclusion: It is now basically mathematically impossible for either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama to win the Democratic presidential nomination through the regular voting process (meaning the super-delegates decide this one, baby!). --Paul Kane

Posted on February 7, 2008 at 06:45 PM ET | Comments (9)

High Turnout, but Fewer Registered Voters

While more than 55,000 new voters were registered in South Carolina in the few months before the January 2008 primaries, voter registration numbers are actually down in the state by over 200,000 since the 2006 elections. --Alice Crites

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 06:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Reagan Question Returns at Debate

By Garance Franke-Ruta During tonight's Democratic presidential debate on CNN, Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary...

Posted on January 21, 2008 at 09:24 PM ET | Comments (0)


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