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December 23, 2009

Obama lists financial rescue as 'most important thing' of his first year Scott Wilson Robert Byrd back in form for Senate health-care vote Paul Kane Party Crashers: A trail of accusations leads to Tareq and Michaele Salahi Mary Jordan,...

By Ben Pershing | December 23, 2009; 08:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 22, 2009

Senate health-care reform bill passes another hurdle Shailagh Murray Health-care vote means senators will spend Christmas Eve at the Capitol Philip Rucker States' jobless funds are being drained in recession Peter Whoriskey The Party Crashers: A look at Tareq...

By Ben Pershing | December 22, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 21, 2009

Health-care bill clears crucial vote in Senate, 60 to 40 Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery Fed's approach to regulation left banks exposed to crisis Binyamin Appelbaum and David Cho The Salahis' night at the White House and a contentious...

By Ben Pershing | December 21, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 18, 2009

Obama: Climate deal not perfect Juliet Eilperin and Anthony Faiola On environment, Obama and scientists take hit in poll Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta Senate Democrats threaten to hold health-care vote on Christmas Dana Milbank 'Cadillac Care' is largely...

By Ben Pershing | December 18, 2009; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 17, 2009

U.S. pledges billions; China says climate pact is doubtful Juliet Eilperin and Anthony Faiola House passes temporary measures to end 2009 Paul Kane and Perry Bacon Jr. Obama vs. the liberals: Pass the tea to the left Dana Milbank...

By Ben Pershing | December 17, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 16, 2009

U.S. gave up billions in tax money in deal for Citigroup's bailout repayment Binyamin Appelbaum Obama urges Senate to pass health-care bill; Lieberman signals support Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray Hospital, physician lobbyists fought Medicare buy-in plan Amy Goldstein...

By Ben Pershing | December 16, 2009; 08:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 15, 2009

Senate health bill unlikely to include Medicare buy-in Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery The death of the public option Ezra Klein Evidence of Iran's nuclear arms expertise mounts Joby Warrick Democrats lose fourth congressman to retirement Chris Cillizza and...

By Ben Pershing | December 15, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 14, 2009

Obama presses bank chiefs to lend more Binyamin Appelbaum Climate talks stall over requirements for rich nations Juliet Eilperin Afghan promises to insurgents often empty Griff Witte Spending measure clears Senate Ben Pershing A savings mirage on health care...

By Ben Pershing | December 14, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 11, 2009

Joblessness plan revamps rules on bank bailouts David Cho Pelosi backs Medicare buy-in plan in Senate health-care deal Amy Goldstein In Oslo, Obama tries to reconcile early antiwar rhetoric with prevailing realities Dan Balz Democrats to seek higher limit...

By Ben Pershing | December 11, 2009; 08:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 10, 2009

War president addresses incongruity of accepting peace prize Michael A. Fletcher For conservatives, a political surge Dan Eggen and Perry Bacon Jr. Senate Democrats satisfied with deal Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery Mortgage agency's growth gives fuel to risky...

By Ben Pershing | December 10, 2009; 08:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 9, 2009

Senate may drop public option Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery Obama's Stimulus 2.0 acknowledges government's limitations Steven Pearlstein TSA accidentally reveals airport security secrets Spencer S. Hsu and Carrie Johnson Action on job proposals may wait till next year...

By Ben Pershing | December 9, 2009; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 8, 2009

Gates, Karzai offer differing timeframes for withdrawal Glenn Kessler EPA is preparing to regulate emissions in Congress's stead Steven Mufson and David A. Fahrenthold In debate over nation's growing debt, a surplus of worry Joel Achenbach Lieberman riles many...

By Ben Pershing | December 8, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 7, 2009

McChrystal's Afghanistan plan stays mainly intact Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Greg Jaffe Millions' worth of gear left in Iraq Ernesto Londoño Secret Service counts 91 breaches Spencer S. Hsu Obama presses Democrats on health-care bill Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery...

By Ben Pershing | December 7, 2009; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 4, 2009

Reid's recipe for getting health-care deal done Shailagh Murray Gates: 'No deadlines' on troop withdrawal Karen DeYoung Jobs summit underscores dilemma Michael A. Fletcher Testing President No-Drama David S. Broder Uncertain trumpet Charles Krauthammer...

By Ben Pershing | December 4, 2009; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 3, 2009

Lawmakers scrutinize new Afghan strategy Karen DeYoung Narrowing of mission reflects Biden's goal Greg Jaffe As Obama opens jobs summit, he faces limited options for growth Michael A. Fletcher and Ben Pershing Job creation made hard Robert J. Samuelson...

By Ben Pershing | December 3, 2009; 08:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 2, 2009

Obama: U.S. security is still at stake Scott Wilson With speech, president makes the conflict truly his own Dan Balz With narrower military goals, Obama ups the ante Karen DeYoung Surge, then leave David Ignatius A new field of...

By Ben Pershing | December 2, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 1, 2009

34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan Karen DeYoung and Scott Wilson A test for the blocks needed to rebuild a nation Keith B. Richburg Salahis sought gala access through a Pentagon door Michael D. Shear and Jason Horowitz...

By Ben Pershing | December 1, 2009; 08:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 30, 2009

A party both united and divided Jon Cohen and Dan Balz Palin particularly popular among fans of Limbaugh and Beck Dan Balz and Jon Cohen In health-care reform, no deficit cure Lori Montgomery U.S. offers new role for Pakistan...

By Ben Pershing | November 30, 2009; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 20, 2009

Angry Congress lashes out at Obama Brady Dennis, Zachary A. Goldfarb and Neil Irwin Reid pushes for votes on health-care bill Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray A softer approach to Karzai Rajiv Chandrasekaran Sebelius's cave-in on mammograms is a...

By Ben Pershing | November 20, 2009; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 19, 2009

Senate unveils health-care bill Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery Obama's story infused Asia tour Anne E. Kornblut The GOP: Luddites or high tech? Dan Balz In China, Obama leaves more questions than he takes Dana Milbank Unlawful health reform?...

By Ben Pershing | November 19, 2009; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 18, 2009

In Beijing, Obama addresses Afghanistan, economy, graying hair Anne E. Kornblut and Debbi Wilgoren Poll finds guarded optimism on Obama's Afghanistan plan Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta Reid 'optimistic' about getting 60 votes on health bill Shailagh Murray and...

By Ben Pershing | November 18, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 17, 2009

Deep divisions linger on health care Dan Balz and Jon Cohen A centrist in health-care debate, Lincoln hears it from all sides Shailagh Murray Obama pushes China on currency, human rights Andrew Higgins and Anne Kornblut The Book of...

By Ben Pershing | November 17, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 16, 2009

In China, Obama presses for rights Anne E. Kornblut and Andrew Higgins For U.S., China, uneasiness about economic co-dependency Keith B. Richburg Health bill foes solicit funds for economic study Michael D. Shear Sarah Palin: new chapter, same challenges...

By Ben Pershing | November 16, 2009; 08:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 13, 2009

Official: Accused 9/11 mastermind, others to be tried in N.Y. Peter Finn and Carrie A. Johnson White House counsel poised to give up post Anne E. Kornblut and Ellen Nakashima Prosecutors tie Iran, U.S. assets Glenn Kessler Leaks launch...

By Ben Pershing | November 13, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 12, 2009

U.S. envoy resists increase in troops Greg Jaffe, Scott Wilson and Karen DeYoung Feeling the weight of war Joel Achenbach Ties that bind, and labels to keep in mind Andrew Higgins and Anne E. Kornblut Catholic Church gives D.C....

By Ben Pershing | November 12, 2009; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 11, 2009

Possible agency missteps debated Carrie Johnson and Spencer S. Hsu In Afghanistan, Taliban surpasses al-Qaeda Joshua Partlow Dodd's reform plan takes aim at the Fed David Cho, Brady Dennis and Neil Irwin 'She is the face of the new...

By Ben Pershing | November 11, 2009; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 10, 2009

Fort Hood suspect warned of threats within the ranks Dana Priest Hasan e-mails to cleric didn't result in inquiry Philip Rucker, Carrie Johnson and Ellen Nakashima 'Scozzafava' turns into epithet Jason Horowitz For doctor, the Senate is a bitter...

By Ben Pershing | November 10, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 9, 2009

Authorities scrutinize links between Fort Hood suspect, imam said to back al-Qaeda Spencer S. Hsu and Carrie Johnson Abortion an obstacle to health-care bill Alec MacGillis Obama marks win, but challenges mount Michael Shear Compromise won over Democratic holdouts...

By Ben Pershing | November 9, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 6, 2009

Rampage kills 13, wounds 30 Peter Slevin and Debbi Wilgoren Suspect, devout Muslim from Va., wanted Army discharge, aunt said Mary Pat Flaherty, William Wan and Christian Davenport Democrats wary of health-bill defections Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery Environmental...

By Ben Pershing | November 6, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 5, 2009

For parties, the soul-searching begins Michael D. Shear and Paul Kane As GOP celebrates wins, internal ideological battles remain Philip Rucker and Perry Bacon Jr. House expected to vote on health bill Saturday Lori Montgomery Administration missteps hamper Mideast...

By Ben Pershing | November 5, 2009; 08:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 4, 2009

GOP reclaims Virginia Rosalind S. Helderman and Anita Kumar Contests serve as warning to Democrats: It's not 2008 anymore Dan Balz Morning Fix: Sorting through the numbers in Va., N.J., and N.Y. Chris Cillizza Now, the hard part: Continuing...

By Ben Pershing | November 4, 2009; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 3, 2009

Rivals launch last-minute push to secure voters Amy Gardner Democrats' concerns over abortion may imperil health bill Perry Bacon Jr. Karzai is wild card for U.S. strategy Scott Wilson and Rajiv Chandrasekaran Referendum on Obama? Depends on who wins....

By Ben Pershing | November 3, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 2, 2009

Afghan election commission declares Karzai winner Pamela Constable and William Branigin Shared interests define Obama's world Scott Wilson Bad news for Democrats in revelation of ethics probes Paul Kane Climate bill faces hurdles in Senate Juliet Eilperin Could America...

By Ben Pershing | November 2, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 30, 2009

Dozens in Congress under ethics inquiry Ellen Nakashima and Paul Kane 7 on defense panel scrutinized Carol D. Leonnig House Democrats pull together on health care Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery Damaging option for liberals David S. Broder What...

By Ben Pershing | October 30, 2009; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 29, 2009

Obama seeks study on local leaders for troop decision Scott Wilson and Greg Jaffe House health-care reform bill to include public option Shailagh Murray An honor for a Senate pioneer Ann Gerhart Obama in Dover as fallen troops arrive...

By Ben Pershing | October 29, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 28, 2009

Centrists unsure about Reid's public option Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery Economy is kick-started, but can it motor ahead? Neil Irwin Path to health reform paved with trade-offs Steven Pearlstein A senator in a hostile climate Dana Milbank Is...

By Ben Pershing | October 28, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 27, 2009

U.S. official resigns over Afghan war Karen DeYoung Reid says bill will include a public option Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery Harry Reid, shopping for reelection insurance Dana Milbank AARP: Reform advocate and insurance salesman Dan Eggen Bush's first...

By Ben Pershing | October 27, 2009; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 26, 2009

U.S. tested 2 Afghan scenarios in war game Greg Jaffe and Karen DeYoung Bombings rock Iraq's political landscape Anthony Shadid If you build a coverage mandate, will they come? Alec MacGillis A congressman, a lobbying firm and a swift...

By Ben Pershing | October 26, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 23, 2009

Lawmakers warm to the public option Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray In Massachusetts, Obama won't promote state's plan Ceci Connolly Deeds ignored advice, White House says Rosalind S. Helderman and Anne E. Kornblut For Kerry, a growing role on...

By Ben Pershing | October 23, 2009; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 22, 2009

Despite H1N1 fears, many worry about vaccination Rob Stein and Jennifer Agiesta U.S. to cut pay for bailed-out bosses Tomoeh Murakami Tse and Brady Dennis New focus on Maine's other centrist Republican senator Ceci Connolly In Helmand, a model...

By Ben Pershing | October 22, 2009; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 21, 2009

U.S. deeply split on troop increase for Afghan war Dan Balz and Jon Cohen Karzai voiced doubts about runoff until last moment Karen DeYoung and Joshua Partlow Liberals increase pressure for public insurance plan in health bill Shailagh Murray...

By Ben Pershing | October 21, 2009; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 20, 2009

Public option gains support Dan Balz and Jon Cohen Karzai expected to agree to runoff Karen DeYoung and Joshua Partlow Rift between Obama and Chamber of Commerce widening Michael D. Shear Deeds races to hook true-blue Democrats Amy Gardner...

By Ben Pershing | October 20, 2009; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 19, 2009

Top aides to Obama upbraid Wall St. Michael A. Fletcher and Zachary A. Goldfarb In health debate, those numbers are just numbers Lori Montgomery White House aides reaffirm public option is not mandatory Ceci Connolly White House officials to...

By Ben Pershing | October 19, 2009; 08:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 16, 2009

Obama Criticized as Too Cautious, Slow on Judicial Posts Michael Fletcher CBO Estimates House Health Bill at $905B or Less Lori Montgomery Runoff Expected In Afghan Election Karen DeYoung and Joshua Partlow Wellness Incentives Could Create Health-Care Loophole David...

By Ben Pershing | October 16, 2009; 09:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 15, 2009

Stagnant Prices Prevent Social Security Increase Amy Goldstein and Neil Irwin Hidden Costs of Medicare Advantage Philip Rucker Master Classes in Teamwork Brady Dennis Democrats Fire Back at Health Industry Lori Montgomery and David S. Hilzenrath Obama May Be...

By Ben Pershing | October 15, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 14, 2009

Health Insurers Emerge as Obama's Top Foe in Reform Effort Ceci Connolly Finance Committee Passes Bill With One GOP Vote Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray The Pastor Who Has Obama's Attention Jacqueline L. Salmon Time for the GOP Women...

By Ben Pershing | October 14, 2009; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 13, 2009

Support Troops Swelling U.S. Force in Afghanistan Ann Scott Tyson As Panel Votes Today, Democrats Look Ahead Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery Insurance Dispute Heats Up Before Vote Ceci Connolly Firing Back Howard Kurtz Obama's High Bar Eugene Robinson...

By Ben Pershing | October 13, 2009; 09:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 12, 2009

New Bill Would Raise Rates, Says Insurance Group Ceci Connolly Making a Federal Case for Gay Rights Nelson Hernandez and Yamiche Alcindor Obama Urged to Intensify Push for Climate Measure Juliet Eilperin and Michael D. Shear What Failure in...

By Ben Pershing | October 12, 2009; 08:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 9, 2009

Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize Scott Wilson, Debbi Wilgoren and Anthony Faiola Emerging Goal for Afghanistan: Weaken, Not Vanquish, Taliban Scott Wilson Health Industry Concerned About Reform Measures Ceci Connolly White House Faces Pressure on Jobs Neil Irwin,...

By Ben Pershing | October 9, 2009; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 8, 2009

Civilian, Military Officials at Odds Over Resources Needed for Afghan Mission Rajiv Chandrasekaran Pakistanis Balk at U.S. Aid Package Karen DeYoung and Scott Wilson Health-Care Bill Wouldn't Raise Deficit, Report Says Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray Cheney's Daughter Starts...

By Ben Pershing | October 8, 2009; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 7, 2009

Afghan Strategy Divides Lawmakers Scott Wilson For Antiwar Protesters, the Cause Isn't Lost Eli Saslow Reform Gets Conditional GOP Support Michael D. Shear and Ceci Connolly Losing the Latino Vote Michael Gerson The Forest, the Trees and ACORN Dana...

By Ben Pershing | October 7, 2009; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 6, 2009

Obama Team Says Zazi Case Illustrates Balanced Approach to Terror Threat Anne Kornblut Vote on Key Health Bill Delayed for Cost Report Shailagh Murray and Scott Wilson Burden of Proof Liza Mundy Critics Don't See the Nuance in McChrystal's...

By Ben Pershing | October 6, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 5, 2009

Deadly Attack By Taliban Tests New Strategy Joshua Partlow and Greg Jaffe States Resist Medicaid Growth Shailagh Murray Democrats Wyden, Rockefeller Withhold Support of Panel's Bill Ceci Connolly Hurdles Remain on Climate Change Goals Juliet Eilperin No Rush to...

By Ben Pershing | October 5, 2009; 08:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 2, 2009

House, Senate Leaders Prepare for Floor Debate Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery White House Eyeing Narrower War Effort Scott Wilson and Anne E. Korblut Obama: U.S. Would Do World Proud With Olympics Robin Givhan and Amy Shipley Kerry's Attempt...

By Ben Pershing | October 2, 2009; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 1, 2009

U.S. and Allies Begin Nuclear Talks With Iran Glenn Kessler On War, Obama Could Turn to GOP Scott Wilson Senate Finance Panel Has Votes To Pass Health Bill, Baucus Says Lori Montgomery and Ceci Connolly What Makes a Health...

By Ben Pershing | October 1, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 30, 2009

Prospects for Public Option Dim in Senate Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery Success Against al-Qaeda Cited Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus A Cold War Man, a Hot War and a Legal Gray Area Dan Eggen The Latest From Michael...

By Ben Pershing | September 30, 2009; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 29, 2009

U.S. Aims To Isolate Iran if Talks Fail Glenn Kessler In Delivering Care, More Isn't Always Better, Experts Say Ceci Connolly Obama Will Travel to Copenhagen to Support Chicago's Bid for 2016 Games Peter Slevin Defense Bill, Lauded by...

By Ben Pershing | September 29, 2009; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 28, 2009

On Medicare Spending, a Role Reversal Lori Montgomery 2 Brothers' Grim Tale Of Loyalty And Limbo Del Quentin Wilber U.S., Allies Vow Support for Karzai Karen DeYoung It All Comes Out in the Wash, Except The Leak Howard Kurtz...

By Ben Pershing | September 28, 2009; 08:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 25, 2009

White House Regroups on Guantanamo Anne E. Kornblut and Dafna Linzer Democrats Are Jarred by Drop In Fundraising Paul Kane Obama's Deal With Drug Firms Survives Ceci Connolly A Health-Insurance Difference Without a Distinction Steven Pearlstein Too Much Hot...

By Ben Pershing | September 25, 2009; 09:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 24, 2009

At U.N., Obama to Push for New Nuclear Weapons Treaty Mary Beth Sheridan and Colum Lynch Obama Appeals for Global Cooperation Michael D. Shear and Dan Balz Iranian Leader Offers U.S. Access To the Country's Nuclear Scientists Glenn Kessler...

By Ben Pershing | September 24, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 23, 2009

Obama to Set Higher Bar For Keeping State Secrets Carrie Johnson Less Peril for Civilians, but More for Troops Ann Scott Tyson Lines Drawn as Senate Panel Begins Debating Health Bill Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery For French, U.S....

By Ben Pershing | September 23, 2009; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 22, 2009

General's Review Creates Rupture Karen DeYoung U.S. Commanders Told to Shift Focus to More Populated Areas Greg Jaffe Revised Bill Would Ease Burden on Middle Class Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery State Races Capture The White House's Eye Anne...

By Ben Pershing | September 22, 2009; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 21, 2009

McChrystal: More Forces or 'Mission Failure' Bob Woodward Changes Have Obama Rethinking War Strategy Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Karen DeYoung Obama Calls for 'Civil' Tone on Health Care Ceci Connolly and Michael D. Shear Democrats Target Bank Overdraft Charges Binyamin...

By Ben Pershing | September 21, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 18, 2009

Affordability Is Major Challenge for Reform Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery Obama Shifts Focus Of Missile Shield Michael D. Shear and Ann Scott Tyson The $1,300 Mission to Fell ACORN Darryl Fears and Carol D. Leonnig Plain and Simple,...

By Ben Pershing | September 18, 2009; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 17, 2009

Baucus Measure Would Expand Care Without Adding to Deficit Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray From Finance Chief, a Bill That May Weather the Blows Ceci Connolly Race Issue Deflected, Now as in Campaign Anne E. Kornblut and Krissah Thompson...

By Ben Pershing | September 17, 2009; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 16, 2009

As Right Jabs Continue, White House Debates a Counterpunching Strategy Anne E. Kornblut Young Adults Likely to Pay Big Share of Reform's Cost Shailagh Murray Partisan Heat Shows No Sign of Cooling Joel Achenbach The High Ground Feels a...

By Ben Pershing | September 16, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 15, 2009

Lots of Fear Remains Over Economy, Job Losses Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta Reform Bill Will Address GOP Fears Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray 'You Lie!' Shout Brings Vote on Sanction Paul Kane Immigration, Health Debates Cross Paths Spencer...

By Ben Pershing | September 15, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 14, 2009

Reform Opposition Is High but Easing Jon Cohen and Dan Balz Obama Turns Efforts To Financial Changes Brady Dennis In Kandahar, a Taliban on the Rise Rajiv Chandrasekaran Beck and the Mainstream Howard Kurtz McDonnell Strategy: Stay on Message...

By Ben Pershing | September 14, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 11, 2009

9/11 as a Lesson, Not a Memory Eli Saslow Details Still Lacking On Obama Proposal Ceci Connolly The Gentlemen From South Carolina Philip Rucker and Ann Gerhart Shout Draws Focus to Illegal-Immigrant Issue Alec MacGillis Hard to Say He's...

By Ben Pershing | September 11, 2009; 08:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 10, 2009

Obama Implores Congress to Act Ceci Connolly and Michael D. Shear With His Top Priority on the Line, President Reframes Critical Debate Dan Balz Obama, Pulling A Jimmy Stewart Tom Shales The Republican Response, Arriving a Little Early Dana...

By Ben Pershing | September 10, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 9, 2009

In Illinois, a Similar Fight Tested a Future President Michael D. Shear and Ceci Connolly Obama Speech Aims To Reenergize Effort Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery Time for Obama to Stand Tall Steven Pearlstein On the Front Lines of...

By Ben Pershing | September 9, 2009; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 8, 2009

Deeply Divided House Democrats Return to Work -- and the Same Set of Problems Paul Kane, Ben Pershing and Perry Bacon Jr. 8 Questions About Health-Care Reform Ceci Connolly and Alec MacGillis Students, Obama, Head to Va. Classrooms Tuesday...

By Ben Pershing | September 8, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 4, 2009

Gates May Be Open To Troop Increase Ann Scott Tyson The Unwitting Birthplace of the 'Death Panel' Myth Alec MacGillis A GOP Senator Looking to Meet Halfway Shailagh Murray Stimulus Credited for Lifting Economy, But Worries About Unemployment Persist...

By Ben Pershing | September 4, 2009; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 3, 2009

President To Flesh Out His Vision In Speech Anne E. Kornblut, Ceci Connolly and Shailagh Murray McDonnell Says Thesis Is Old News. Is It? Robert McCartney Here It Comes! Amy Gardner The Divisions in the White House Over Health-Care...

By Ben Pershing | September 3, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 2, 2009

Taliban Surprising U.S. Forces With Improved Tactics Karen DeYoung After a Bruising August, Time for Obama Team to Regroup Dan Balz Miss Piggy Would Have Sent the Wrong Message Dana Milbank The Macaca Thesis Ruth Marcus So You Just...

By Ben Pershing | September 2, 2009; 09:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 1, 2009

Study Raises Questions About Cost Savings From Preventive Care Lori Montgomery Time to Get Out of Afghanistan George Will Governor's Race Erupts Over McDonnell's Past Views Amy Gardner, Rosalind S. Helderman and Anita Kumar Today, He's the White House's...

By Ben Pershing | September 1, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 31, 2009

Environmentalists Slow to Adjust in Climate Debate David A. Fahrenthold Health-Care Reform, One Stop at a Time Dan Eggen Cheney: Interrogations Probe Is a 'Political Act' Alexi Mostrous Et Tu, Lefty? Allies Critical Of President Howard Kurtz Starting Over...

By Ben Pershing | August 31, 2009; 09:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 28, 2009

Holder's Decision To Probe CIA Hints At a New Dynamic Carrie Johnson and Anne E. Kornblut Late Senator's Staff Became The Other Kennedy Family Philip Rucker On Energy, Obama Finds Broad Support Steven Mufson and Jennifer Agiesta The Senator's...

By Ben Pershing | August 28, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 27, 2009

Kennedy Did His Life's Work Until the End Ann Gerhart and Dan Balz In Massachusetts, Residents Remember Their Senator Vince Bzdek What's in a Name? For Some, a World of Power. Lois Romano Both Parties Mourn Loss of Kennedy...

By Ben Pershing | August 27, 2009; 08:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 25, 2009

Bernanke to Be Reappointed as Fed Chairman Michael D. Shear and Neil Irwin Two Administrations Drew Different Lessons From 2004 Report R. Jeffrey Smith Obama Holes Up on Golf Course Michael D. Shear History That Obama Can't Ignore Eugene...

By Ben Pershing | August 25, 2009; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 24, 2009

New Unit to Question Key Terror Suspects Anne E. Kornblut Heather Podesta, The Insider's Insider Manuel Roig-Franzia Journalists, Left Out of The Debate Howard Kurtz A Political Junkie's Foray Into the Ad Wars Tom Heath CIA Accountability Jeffrey H....

By Ben Pershing | August 24, 2009; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 21, 2009

Faith in Obama Drops As Reform Fears Rise Dan Balz and Jon Cohen Detainees Shown CIA Officers' Photos Peter Finn Key Senators Discuss Trimming Health Bill Lori Montgomery and Anne E. Kornblut Blackwater Disclosure Adds to CIA Worries R....

By Ben Pershing | August 21, 2009; 08:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 20, 2009

Afghanistan's Election Day Unexpectedly Quiet Pamela Constable Public Opinion in U.S. Turns Against the War Jennifer Agiesta and Jon Cohen Senator Calls for Narrower Measure Lori Montgomery and Perry Bacon Jr. Iraq Carnage Shows Sectarian War Goes On Ernesto...

By Ben Pershing | August 20, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 19, 2009

Debate's Path Caught Obama by Surprise Michael D. Shear and Ceci Connolly It's Time to Give Up On the Public Option Steven Pearlstein No Limits On Gifts or Questions Rosalind S. Helderman Obama Optimistic About Mideast Peace Anne E....

By Ben Pershing | August 19, 2009; 08:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 18, 2009

Public Option Called Essential Anne E. Kornblut and Perry Bacon Jr. Virginians Divided On Obama's Actions Jon Cohen and Dan Balz Coverage vs. Costs James Kwak Cooperatives Being Pushed as an Alternative to a Government Plan David S. Hilzenrath...

By Ben Pershing | August 18, 2009; 08:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 17, 2009

Pentagon Worries Led to Command Change Rajiv Chandrasekaran Key Feature Of Obama Health Plan May Be Out Ceci Connolly President's Coverage Promise Is No Keeper David S. Hilzenrath The Vagaries of Vetting: Goose vs. Gander Edition Al Kamen The...

By Ben Pershing | August 17, 2009; 08:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 14, 2009

Obama to Take On Health-Care Critics Anne E. Kornblut Allen Tries to Shake Off the 'Macaca' Shadow Sandhya Somashekhar Deficit Plays Into Health Reform Lori Montgomery Sen. Webb to Visit Burma in Wake of American's Arrest Colum Lynch Gates:...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 14, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 12, 2009

Obama Faces 'Scare Tactics' Head-On Anne E. Kornblut and Michael D. Shear Miers Told House Panel of 'Agitated' Rove Carrie Johnson The Take: What They're Really Arguing About Dan Balz Behold, a National and Rational Conversation on Health Care...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 12, 2009; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 11, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder of Special Olympics, Dies at 88 J.Y. Smith Obama to Push Health Care Reform in Town Hall Meetings Anne E. Kornblut U.S. Web-Tracking Plan Stirs Privacy Fears Spencer S. Hsu and Cecilia Kang Obama Vows...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 11, 2009; 08:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 10, 2009

Key Democrat Feels the Heat After Voting for House Plan Peter Slevin Obama, Mexican Leader Discuss Drug Cartels Cheryl W. Thompson Monday Fix: Sotomayor and the 2010 Races Chris Cillizza Study to Seek Clues to Soldier Suicides Steve Vogel...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 10, 2009; 09:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 7, 2009

A $191 Million Question Robert O'Harrow Jr. Sotomayor Wins Confirmation Amy Goldstein and Paul Kane Job Losses Slow but Still Weigh on Economy Neil Irwin and Annys Shin Democrats Weigh the Calculus of Public Insurance Alec MacGillis UPS Employees...

By Ben Pershing | August 7, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 6, 2009

Senators Closer To Health Package Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery U.S. Considers Remaking Mortgage Giants Zachary A. Goldfarb and David Cho Protests at Democrats' Health-Care Events Spark Political Tug of War Philip Rucker and Dan Eggen Special Contacts Aided...

By Ben Pershing | August 6, 2009; 08:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 5, 2009

N. Korea Releases U.S. Journalists Glenn Kessler Obama Returns to Grass Roots for Reform Ceci Connolly Groups Take Health-Reform Debate to Airwaves Ben Pershing Leadership Vacancy Raises Fears About USAID's Future Mary Beth Sheridan Is Race for Governor More...

By Ben Pershing | August 5, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 4, 2009

Bill Clinton In N. Korea For Release Of Americans Glenn Kessler Va., N.Y. Districts Vie for 9/11 Case Peter Finn, Jerry Markon and Del Quentin Wilber How Obama Snared the Lion of the Senate Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson...

By Ben Pershing | August 4, 2009; 08:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 3, 2009

Democrats Find Rallying Points on Health Reform, but Splinters Remain Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane New Detainee Site In U.S. Considered Peter Finn and Scott Wilson Economic Messengers Perform on a Tightrope Neil Irwin 'High Risk, High Reward' Dan...

By Ben Pershing | August 3, 2009; 08:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 31, 2009

'Clunkers' Program Is Running Out of Cash Dana Hedgpeth Industry Is Generous To Influential Bloc Dan Eggen GOP Senators Try to Slow Health Talks Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane In Afghanistan, U.S. May Shift Strategy Rajiv Chandrasekaran It Wasn't...

By Ben Pershing | July 31, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 30, 2009

Lawmakers Cut Health Bills' Price Tag Paul Kane and Shailagh Murray Would Tax on Benefits Rein In Spending? Alec MacGillis Domestic Diplomacy at a Picnic Table Michael A. Fletcher and Krissah Thompson Let He With $0.00 in His Freezer...

By Ben Pershing | July 30, 2009; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 29, 2009

Senators Close to Health Accord Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane The House Gets a Dose Of Its Own Medicine Joel Achenbach Senate Committee Endorses Sotomayor Amy Goldstein and Robert Barnes Plenty of Static on the Party Line About Sotomayor...

By Ben Pershing | July 29, 2009; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 28, 2009

Key Lawmakers Restart Health-Care Talks Paul Kane S.C. Senator Is a Voice Of Reform Opposition Philip Rucker Debate Focuses on A Satisfied Majority Rob Stein and Alexi Mostrous Small Banks at Center of Overhaul Debate Brady Dennis For a...

By Ben Pershing | July 28, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 27, 2009

Pelosi Vows Passage of Health-Care Overhaul Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane With Act II Unwritten, Palin Can Define Her Role Dan Balz In Gubernatorial Race, It's About Who's More Pro-Gun Fredrick Kunkle Obama's Misleading Medicine Robert J. Samuelson Arm...

By Ben Pershing | July 27, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 24, 2009

Palin Favorability Rating Dips As She Nears Exit, Poll Finds Jon Cohen and Philip Rucker Health Reform Deadline In Doubt Shailagh Murray, Paul Kane and Michael A. Fletcher A $4 Billion Push for Better Schools Michael D. Shear and...

By Ben Pershing | July 24, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 23, 2009

Obama Seeks to Calm Fears on Health Reform Ceci Connolly and Michael D. Shear Obama's Toughest Sales Pitch Is Also His Most Critical Michael A. Fletcher Employers Are Far From Unified Against Overhaul Alec MacGillis Murtha, 12 Colleagues Back...

By Ben Pershing | July 23, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 22, 2009

Like Car Insurance, Health Coverage May Be Mandated Ceci Connolly Senate Panel Takes Careful Approach to Crafting Health Bil Shailagh Murray and Ceci Connolly Palin Legal Donations May Have Violated Ethics Law, Report Finds Kimberly Kindy and Chris Cillizza...

By Ben Pershing | July 22, 2009; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 21, 2009

GOP Focuses Effort To Kill Health Bills Perry Bacon Jr. and Michael A. Fletcher Reports on U.S. Detention Policy Will Be Delayed Peter Finn Health Care for Dummies Dana Milbank Industry Cash Flowed To Drafters of Reform Dan Eggen...

By Ben Pershing | July 21, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 20, 2009

Poll Shows Obama Slipping on Key Issues Dan Balz and Jon Cohen President Is Set to 'Take the Baton' Michael D. Shear and Shailagh Murray With Health Reform, Waxman Takes On Another Tall Order Ceci Connolly Sotomayor: Headline Snooze...

By Ben Pershing | July 20, 2009; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 17, 2009

Obama Speaks Of Blacks' Struggle Krissah Thompson and Cheryl W. Thompson Senate Republicans Won't Block Vote on Sotomayor Paul Kane, Robert Barnes and Amy Goldstein Graham Exchanges Among Most Watched Robert Barnes and Paul Kane Lawmakers Warned About Health...

By Ben Pershing | July 17, 2009; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 16, 2009

Sotomayor Avoids Pointed Queries Amy Goldstein, Paul Kane and Robert Barnes As Questioner, Lawmaker Is Man on Own Mission Ann Gerhart CIA Assassin Program Was Nearing New Phase Joby Warrick Obama Eyes The Purse Strings for Medicare Shailagh Murray...

By Ben Pershing | July 16, 2009; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 15, 2009

Sotomayor Emphasizes Objectivity Amy Goldstein, Robert Barnes and Paul Kane Warming the Room With a Confident Touch Ann Gerhart Health-Care Plan Would Add Surtax On Wealthy Lori Montgomery and Ceci Connolly Air Force Project Being Probed Is Linked to...

By Ben Pershing | July 15, 2009; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 14, 2009

Sotomayor Pledges 'Fidelity to the Law' Robert Barnes, Amy Goldstein and Paul Kane The Scene: Culture Wars Intrude on a Day of Cordiality Ann Gerhart On Health-Care Reform, Obama Looks to the LBJ Model Ceci Connolly Holder Faces Avalanche...

By Ben Pershing | July 14, 2009; 08:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 13, 2009

Hearings Not Just About Sotomayor Michael D. Shear Bush Anti-Terror Policies Get Reluctant Revisit Carrie Johnson and Joby Warrick In West Wing: Grueling Schedules, Bleary Eyes Michael D. Shear The Senate's Got Talent, and Then Some Al Kamen The...

By Ben Pershing | July 13, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 10, 2009

AIG Seeks Clearance For More Bonuses Brady Dennis and David Cho Secret Program Fuels CIA-Congress Dispute Paul Kane and Ben Pershing Ensign's Parents Made Payments to Mistress, Her Family Dan Eggen and Chris Cillizza Congress Targets Wealthiest Earners for...

By Ben Pershing | July 10, 2009; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 9, 2009

Discord on Health Care Dulls Luster Of New Pacts Ceci Connolly and Michael D. Shear House Intelligence Chairman Reyes Says CIA Lied to Committee Paul Kane For Barry, a Familiar Script Takes an Unfamiliar Twist Nikita Stewart, Tim Craig...

By Ben Pershing | July 9, 2009; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 8, 2009

Leaders Gather in Earthquake-Shattered Italian Town Craig Whitlock In Retooled Health-Care System, Who Will Say No? Alec MacGillis Power of Stimulus Slow to Take Hold Lori Montgomery Soloing in Russia, First Lady Speaks Little, and Yet Volumes Robin Givhan...

By Ben Pershing | July 8, 2009; 08:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 7, 2009

Obama: U.S., Russia Not Destined to Be Adversaries Michael A. Fletcher Hospitals Reach Deal With Administration Ceci Connolly and Michael D. Shear Alaskans Consider Palin's Legacy As She Prepares to Leave Office Kimberly Kindy Push and Pull in Senate...

By Ben Pershing | July 7, 2009; 08:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 6, 2009

Familiar Players in Health Bill Lobbying Dan Eggen and Kimberly Kindy Obama Arrives in Moscow for Arms Treaty Summit Michael A. Fletcher and Philip P. Pan A Closer Look at the House Climate Bill David A. Fahrenthold and Steven...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 6, 2009; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 2, 2009

Marines Launch New Afghan Mission Rajiv Chandrasekaran The Sarah Palin Chronicles Mask Deeper GOP Troubles Dan Balz and Perry Bacon Jr. Staffer at SEC Had Warned Of Madoff Zachary A. Goldfarb Hussein Pointed to Iranian Threat Glenn Kessler Confused...

By Ben Pershing | July 2, 2009; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 1, 2009

After Call From Senator's Office, Small Hawaii Bank Got U.S. Aid Paul Kiel and Binyamin Appelbaum Franken Wins Senate Battle Perry Bacon Jr. Key in Afghanistan: Economy, Not Military Bob Woodward Term Saw High Court Move to The Right...

By Ben Pershing | July 1, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 30, 2009

In Iraq, Jubilation as U.S. Combat Troops Withdraw From Cities Ernesto Londoño Despite Majority, Obama to Be Tested Shailagh Murray and Dan Balz No Peril Seen for Sotomayor Jerry Markon and Paul Kane At White House, Obama Aims to...

By Ben Pershing | June 30, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 29, 2009

In S.C., Governor's Wife Is 'the Hero in This Story' Philip Rucker Obama Praises Climate Bill's Progress but Opposes Its Tariffs Steven Mufson Crackdown In Iran Puts Mousavi in Tight Spot Thomas Erdbrink Some Guidance From King David for...

By Ben Pershing | June 29, 2009; 08:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 26, 2009

South Carolinians Stunned by Governor's Admissions Philip Rucker and Carol D. Leonnig The Political Enclave That Dare Not Speak Its Name Manuel Roig-Franzia Close Win Predicted For Cap-and-Trade Bill Paul Kane, Ben Pershing and David A. Fahrenthold Agreement Reportedly...

By Ben Pershing | June 26, 2009; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 25, 2009

For Republicans, a Long Winter Gets Longer Dan Balz Sanford's Tearful Stream of Consciousness Dana Milbank Limits on Emissions Have Wide Support Steven Mufson and Jennifer Agiesta States Assert Place in Health-Care Debate Michael A. Fletcher Long-Unheeded Metro Pleas...

By Ben Pershing | June 25, 2009; 08:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 24, 2009

Most Want Health Reform But Fear Its Side Effects Ceci Connolly and Jon Cohen 'Public Option' May Be Highest Hurdle in Senate Shailagh Murray Obama Sharpens Criticism Of Iran Glenn Kessler Stay Tuned for More of 'The Obama Show'...

By Ben Pershing | June 24, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 23, 2009

THE PROBE: Experts Suspect Failure Of Signal System, Operator Error Lyndsey Layton Iran Unrest Reveals Split In U.S. on Its Role Abroad Scott Wilson Confidence in Stimulus Plan Ebbs, Poll Finds Dan Balz and Jon Cohen Emanuel's Mastery Of...

By Ben Pershing | June 23, 2009; 08:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 22, 2009

Recovery's Missing Ingredient: New Jobs Michael A. Fletcher McConnell Carefully Chooses His Battles Perry Bacon Jr. Do You Have Sotomayor's Number? Al Kamen Eye Opener: The IG Saga Continues... Ed O'Keefe Obama's Iran Dilemma E.J. Dionne Jr....

By Ben Pershing | June 22, 2009; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 19, 2009

Obama Initiatives Hit Speed Bumps On Capitol Hill Ceci Connolly Lawmakers Balk As Administration Tries to Redefine Central Bank's Role Neil Irwin and Binyamin Appelbaum U.S. Pursues a New Way To Rebuild in Afghanistan Rajiv Chandrasekaran Regulatory Reform That...

By Ben Pershing | June 19, 2009; 08:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 18, 2009

Core Reforms Held Firm As Much Else Fell Away David Cho and Zachary A. Goldfarb Debate on Health Care Hits Snags At the Start Lori Montgomery Gay Couples Express Hope Over Benefits Extension Steve Vogel After Stevens Case, Justice...

By Ben Pershing | June 18, 2009; 08:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 17, 2009

Obama Blueprint Deepens Federal Role in Markets Binyamin Appelbaum and David Cho CIA Fights Full Release Of Detainee Report R. Jeffrey Smith and Joby Warrick Sen. Ensign Acknowledges an Extramarital Affair Paul Kane and Chris Cillizza Obama's Health Plan...

By Ben Pershing | June 17, 2009; 08:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 16, 2009

In Pitch to AMA, Obama Paints Mixed Picture Ceci Connolly Calif. Aid Request Spurned By U.S. David Cho, Brady Dennis and Karl Vick Regulatory Revamp Targets Securities at Heart of Crisis Binyamin Appelbaum CIA Mistaken on 'High-Value' Detainee, Document...

By Ben Pershing | June 16, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 15, 2009

Muted Response Reflects U.S. Diplomatic Dilemma Scott Wilson Obama Is Pressed to Tax Health Benefits Lori Montgomery and Ceci Connolly Riding Herd on the Message Michael D. Shear Democrats Struggling for Consensus on Climate Bills Steven Mufson Wrong Way...

By Ben Pershing | June 15, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 12, 2009

Obama Bows on Settling Detainees Peter Finn and Sandhya Somashekhar Decline and Fall: Donald Rumsfeld's Dramatic End Bradley Graham Obama Stumps for Health-Care Reform Michael A. Fletcher and Shailagh Murray Spending Stimulus Money Takes Money Alec MacGillis Obama Hovers...

By Ben Pershing | June 12, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 11, 2009

A Suspect's Long History of Hate, and Signs of Strain Darryl Fears and Marc Fisher Obama Administration Finds Health-Care Model in Green Bay Ceci Connolly Lack of Va. Roots Doomed McAuliffe's Bid Dan Balz What Would a Health Overhaul...

By Ben Pershing | June 11, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 10, 2009

Deeds to Appear With Kaine, Rivals After Stunning Va. Primary Victory Anita Kumar Contest Will Play Out on a National Stage in the Fall Rosalind S. Helderman On Health Care, Congress Must Navigate Tricky Political Terrain Shailagh Murray Fixing...

By Ben Pershing | June 10, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 9, 2009

CIA Urges Judge To Keep Bush-Era Documents Sealed R. Jeffrey Smith Severe Thunderstorms Hit as Polls Open in Va. Brigid Schulte and Debbi Wilgoren Decision Makers Differ on How To Mend Broken Health System Ceci Connolly On the Cusp...

By Ben Pershing | June 9, 2009; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 8, 2009

U.S. Will Let Some Banks Repay Aid Binyamin Appelbaum and David Cho Black Vote Courted In Home Stretch Rosalind S. Helderman, Fredrick Kunkle and Anita Kumar After Critical Report, State Dept.'s Historian Is Reassigned Walter Pincus Antiabortion Efforts Move...

By Ben Pershing | June 8, 2009; 08:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 5, 2009

Obama Calls for New Effort for 2-State Solution Scott Wilson Using New Language, President Shows Understanding for Both Sides in Middle East Glenn Kessler and Jacqueline L. Salmon Sotomayor Speeches Woven With Ethnicity Alec MacGillis, Amy Goldstein and Robert...

By Ben Pershing | June 5, 2009; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 4, 2009

Obama Calls for New Beginning With World's Muslims Scott Wilson Gritty First Job Shaped Nominee Joe Stephens and Del Quentin Wilber Groups on the Left Are Suddenly on Top Dan Eggen Prominent Republicans' Moves Scrutinized for Clues to 2012...

By Ben Pershing | June 4, 2009; 08:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 3, 2009

List of U.S. Nuclear Sites Inadvertently Posted Online Joby Warrick Obama Faces a Chasm in Mideast Anthony Shadid Cheney Led Briefings of Lawmakers To Defend Interrogation Techniques Paul Kane and Joby Warrick A Senator Who's Seen the Other Side...

By Ben Pershing | June 3, 2009; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 2, 2009

U.S. Bets Billions on GM's Resurgence Peter Whoriskey, Tomoeh Murakami Tse and Kendra Marr Sotomayor Prepares to Meet With Key Senators Michael A. Fletcher and Shailagh Murray Confidence in U.S. Economy Builds Even as Recovery Still Seems Distant Neil...

By Ben Pershing | June 2, 2009; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 1, 2009

U.S. Gets Majority Stake in New GM Peter Whoriskey Sotomayor Was a Passionate but Civil Activist Amy Goldstein and Alec MacGillis Scotusblog: High Court, High Speed, High Profile Howard Kurtz Valerie Jarrett: No. 2 Woman in the White House...

By Ben Pershing | June 1, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 29, 2009

Abortion Rights Backers Get Reassurances on Nominee Robert Barnes and Michael D. Shear Europe Objects Anew to Detainees Craig Whitlock and Karen DeYoung Kennedy's Health-Care Measure To Require Employers to Chip In Ceci Connolly Enter Nominee. Cue Applause, Posturing...

By Ben Pershing | May 29, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 28, 2009

Rigorous Questioning Hasn't Fazed Nominee Alec MacGillis Battle Lines Are Drawn On Sotomayor Nomination Robert Barnes U.S. Weighs Single Agency to Regulate Banking Industry Binyamin Appelbaum and Zachary A. Goldfarb Democrat a Mix of Showmanship, Political Savvy Theresa Vargas...

By Ben Pershing | May 28, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 27, 2009

First Latina Picked for Supreme Court; GOP Faces Delicate Task in Opposition Shailagh Murray and Michael D. Shear Disparate Group United in Pride Eli Saslow Rescue Plan Would Give U.S. Most of GM's Stock David Cho, Peter Whoriskey and...

By Ben Pershing | May 27, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 26, 2009

An Early Test for Obama's Engagement Policy Glenn Kessler Showdown Looming On 'State Secrets' Carrie Johnson More Than One Way to Diversify the Supreme Court Robert Barnes Allegations of Impropriety Surround Parole Commission Joe Stephens What to Do About...

By Ben Pershing | May 26, 2009; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 22, 2009

In Dueling Speeches, a National Security Debate Scott Wilson and Michael A. Fletcher Cheney Says Current Policies Put More Americans at Risk Michael D. Shear Republicans Try to Tar Pelosi Chris Cillizza Obama Cuts 'Preemption' Policy Philip Rucker Obama...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 22, 2009; 08:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 21, 2009

Obama Will Try to Quell Concern on Detainees Karen DeYoung Wider Confidence Lifts Economy From Winter's Deep, Dark Freeze Neil Irwin and David Cho High Court Buzz Centers on Chicago Judge and Solicitor General Robert Barnes and Shailagh Murray...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 21, 2009; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 20, 2009

Senate Demands Plan for Detainees Shailagh Murray U.S. May Add New Financial Watchdog Zachary A. Goldfarb, Binyamin Appelbaum and David Cho A Blue-Ribbon Adviser With a Gray-Area Role David Cho and Lori Montgomery Money's Nice, but a Good Boss...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 20, 2009; 08:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 19, 2009

U.S. to Expand Immigration Checks to All Local Jails Spencer S. Hsu © 2009? Wishful Thinking, Perhaps, as Backlog Mounts Lyndsey Layton Amid Queries, CIA Worries About Future Walter Pincus Steele Tries To Turn the Page Chris Cillizza U.S.-Russian...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 19, 2009; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 18, 2009

At Geithner's Treasury, Key Decisions on Hold David Cho Cheers, Protests At Notre Dame Michael D. Shear Nuclear Cleanup Awards Questioned Kimberly Kindy Some Call It Torture. In One Poll, Most Call It Justified. Chris Cillizza Mideast Contest of...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 18, 2009; 09:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 15, 2009

Accusations Flying In Interrogation Battle Paul Kane Speaker's Comments Raise Detainee Debate to New Level Dan Balz A Single-Minded Focus on Dual Wars Greg Jaffe House Passes War Funds As 51 Democrats Dissent Perry Bacon Jr. Chrysler Pulls Out...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 15, 2009; 08:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 14, 2009

Cheney Seizes Spotlight, As Many in GOP Wince Dan Balz In ASU Speech, Obama Calls Upon Students to Seek Lasting Achievement Michael D. Shear Obama Plans A Weekend Review of Court Picks Shailagh Murray U.S. Pushes Ahead With Derivatives...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 14, 2009; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 13, 2009

Officials Knew of AIG Bonuses Months Before Firestorm David Cho and Brady Dennis In the Sky and at the Gates, Obama Protesters Swarm Notre Dame Peter Slevin and Jacqueline L. Salmon Obama Orders EPA to Take the Lead in...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 13, 2009; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 12, 2009

Hispanics See Stars Aligned on High Court Robert Barnes and Michael D. Shear Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Is Fired Ann Scott Tyson U.S. Military Personnel Were Split on Past Interrogations, Report Says Walter Pincus Detainee Who Gave False...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 12, 2009; 08:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 11, 2009

Obama Enlists Biden's Expertise About High Court Michael A. Fletcher Health Care Reform 2009 Ceci Connolly and Staff Chances Bright for Legislation Seeking FDA Regulation of Tobacco Lyndsey Layton Pelosi, in Surprise Visit to Baghdad, Promises 'Intense' U.S. Political...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 11, 2009; 08:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 8, 2009

Democrats Assail Obama's Hit List Lori Montgomery and Amy Goldstein U.S. to Wind Down Help for Some Banks Binyamin Appelbaum and Neil Irwin Lopsided Fight Over High Court Shapes Up Dan Eggen Obama's Latino Courtship Chris Cillizza Brother Al,...

By Ben Pershing | May 8, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 7, 2009

Obama's Budget Knife Yields Modest Trims Lori Montgomery and Amy Goldstein Obama Offers D.C. Voucher Compromise Bill Turque and Shailagh Murray In Frenetic White House, A Low-Key 'Outsider' Karen DeYoung Experts Say Authors Of Memos May Avoid Professional Sanctions...

By Ben Pershing | May 7, 2009; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 6, 2009

Administration Is Keeping Ally at Arm's Length Rajiv Chandrasekaran Bush Officials Try to Alter Ethics Report Carrie Johnson Party Switch Costs Specter His Seniority on Senate Committees Paul Kane Uproar in D.C. as Same-Sex Marriage Gains Tim Craig Behind...

By Ben Pershing | May 6, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 5, 2009

Murtha's Nephew Got Defense Contracts Carol D. Leonnig and Alice Crites Obama Targets Overseas Tax Dodge Lori Montgomery and Scott Wilson Sessions Takes Specter's Judiciary Post Paul Kane And on the 105th Day ... Dana Milbank Friends, Foes of...

By Ben Pershing | May 5, 2009; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 4, 2009

U.S. Options in Pakistan Limited Karen DeYoung The Pork Lobbyists, Ready to Reassure Philip Rucker Proposals Would Transform College Aid Shailagh Murray Reid: 'I Have My Eye on What I Need to Do' Chris Cillizza A Failure To Raise...

By Ben Pershing | May 4, 2009; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 1, 2009

Souter Reportedly Planning to Retire From High Court Robert Barnes In Chrysler Saga, Hedge Funds Cast As Prime Villain Steven Mufson and Tomoeh Murakami Tse Bush Team Strategy Now Obama's Swine Flu Playbook Scott Wilson and Spencer S. Hsu...

By Ben Pershing | May 1, 2009; 08:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 30, 2009

Obama Emphasizes Sharp Departures From Bush Policies Michael D. Shear, Michael A. Fletcher and Scott Wilson On First Day as Democrat, Specter (Again) Bucks His Party Paul Kane Milk the Drama, Obama Dana Milbank Specter the Defector David Broder...

By Ben Pershing | April 30, 2009; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 29, 2009

Bruised by Stimulus Battle, Obama Changed His Approach to Washington Scott Wilson From the Start, Putting a Bold Stamp on the White House Dan Balz Specter Leaves GOP, Shifting Senate Balance Paul Kane, Chris Cillizza and Shailagh Murray Little...

By Ben Pershing | April 29, 2009; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 28, 2009

Key Posts Remain Vacant as Untested Pandemic Response Plan Implemented Michael D. Shear and Spencer S. Hsu Plan to Cut Weapons Programs Disputed Dan Eggen For the Media, 100-Days Story Represents the Perfect Swarm Howard Kurtz Squabble Snags Obama...

By Ben Pershing | April 28, 2009; 08:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 27, 2009

U.S. Steps Up Alert as More Swine Flu Is Found David Brown Small Businesses Brace for Tax Battle Lori Montgomery and V. Dion Haynes Advisers Pressed On Memo Fallout Michael D. Shear Ironies of 'a Devout Non-Ideologue' E.J. Dionne...

By Ben Pershing | April 27, 2009; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 24, 2009

In Obama's Inner Circle, Debate Over Memos' Release Was Intense R. Jeffrey Smith, Michael D. Shear and Walter Pincus President's Critics See A Dull Knife Philip Rucker Obama May Sweep Aside TV Schedule Lisa de Moraes True Confessions From...

By Ben Pershing | April 24, 2009; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 23, 2009

Congress Debates Fresh Investigation Of Interrogations Dan Balz and Perry Bacon Jr. Probe Into Auto Adviser's Firm Expands Tomoeh Murakami Tse Harsh Methods Approved as Early as Summer 2002 R. Jeffrey Smith and Peter Finn A Bravura Opening David...

By Ben Pershing | April 23, 2009; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 22, 2009

Harsh Tactics Readied Before Their Approval Joby Warrick and Peter Finn U.S. Might Not Try Pro-Israel Lobbyists R. Jeffrey Smith, Walter Pincus and Jerry Markon A Pentagon Cyber-Command Is in the Works Spencer S. Hsu Firms Infused With Rescue...

By Ben Pershing | April 22, 2009; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 21, 2009

Health-Care Dialogue Alarms Obama's Allies Ceci Connolly Obama Cites CIA's Possible 'Mistakes' But Vows Support Joby Warrick At His First Official Cabinet Meeting, Obama Orders Cuts Michael A. Fletcher Obama's Gripping Style Overseas Dan Balz Bringing the Mountain, or...

By Ben Pershing | April 21, 2009; 08:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 20, 2009

Obama Closes Summit, Vows Broader Engagement With Latin America Scott Wilson Obama to Order $100 Million in Budget Cuts Michael A. Fletcher Emanuel Rejects Trial for Memos' Authors R. Jeffrey Smith A Bigger, Bolder Role Is Imagined For the...

By Ben Pershing | April 20, 2009; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 17, 2009

New Interrogation Details Emerge Carrie Johnson and Julie Tate Banks Rush to Repay U.S. Funds, but Cling to Other Lifelines Binyamin Appelbaum Bill Richardson, at Peace In the Political Desert Philip Rucker 3 Linked to Lobby Firm See Donations...

By Ben Pershing | April 17, 2009; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 16, 2009

Bank Test Results May Strain Limits Of Bailout Funding David Cho Obama Targets Mexican Cartels Spencer S. Hsu Napolitano Defends Report on Extremism Ed O'Keefe Obama Is Just Not Their Cup of Tea Dana Milbank Hiz Honor Remakes Virginia...

By Ben Pershing | April 16, 2009; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 15, 2009

Obama: Economy Gaining Traction Neil Irwin and Ylan Q. Mui At Summit of Americas, U.S. May Face World of Blame for Economy Scott Wilson Going to the Mattress Dana Milbank Reinventing Regulation Steven Pearlstein How Gays Won a Marriage...

By Ben Pershing | April 15, 2009; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 14, 2009

'3 Rounds, 3 Dead Bodies' Scott Wilson, Ann Scott Tyson and Stephanie McCrummen Obama Lifts Broad Set Of Sanctions Against Cuba Michael D. Shear and Cecilia Kang Parroting Words at the White House Dana Milbank Specter's Stimulus Vote Looms...

By Ben Pershing | April 14, 2009; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 13, 2009

An Early Military Victory for Obama Michael D. Shear Give-and-Take With Emanuel Advances President's Agenda Shailagh Murray A Shaggy-Dog Story: How Bo Wound Up With the Obamas Manuel Roig-Franzia Liberated Agenda Pushed In D.C. Tim Craig Obama's Economic Mirage...

By Ben Pershing | April 13, 2009; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 10, 2009

Stimulus Aid Being Doled Out, Slowly Alec MacGillis More Funds Sought for Iraq and Afghanistan Mary Beth Sheridan and Scott Wilson In Boost for Detroit, Obama to Buy Fuel-Efficient Fleet for Uncle Sam Kendra Marr Faith Groups Increasingly Lose...

By Ben Pershing | April 10, 2009; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 9, 2009

Holder Begins Justice Revamp Carrie Johnson Congress Ready to Slow Pace, Face Long-Term Issues Paul Kane and Shailagh Murray Security-Clearance Checks For OPM Allegedly Falsified Del Quentin Wilber Science Chief Discusses Climate Strategy Juliet Eilperin How Bernanke Staged a...

By Ben Pershing | April 9, 2009; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 8, 2009

Obama Portrays Another Side of U.S. Michael D. Shear and Kevin Sullivan Obama Cautions Iraqis on Future Ernesto Londoño Bids Pour In for State Construction Jobs Eric M. Weiss Biden to Shepherd Test Ban Treaty Vote Walter Pincus For...

By Ben Pershing | April 8, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 7, 2009

Contracting Boom Could Fizzle Out Dana Hedgpeth Gates Proposal Reveals His Alienation From Procurement System R. Jeffrey Smith In Turkey, Obama Reaches Out to Muslim World Michael D. Shear and Kevin Sullivan Report Calls CIA Detainee Treatment 'Inhuman' Joby...

By Ben Pershing | April 7, 2009; 08:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 6, 2009

After Launch, Obama Focuses On Disarmament Michael D. Shear and Colum Lynch Blacks at Odds Over Scrutiny of President Krissah Thompson Most in Poll Back Outreach to Muslims Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta Obama's Machine Sputters in Effort to...

By Ben Pershing | April 6, 2009; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 3, 2009

As Crisis Loomed, Geithner Pressed But Fell Short Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Jeff Gerth Congress Approves Budget Lori Montgomery A Rare Triumph of Substance at the Summit Steven Pearlstein The Code of Arms Mary Jordan With 2010 Census Looming,...

By Ben Pershing | April 3, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 2, 2009

U.S. Signals New Era for Global Economy Anthony Faiola Obama Discusses N. Korean Missile at G-20 Michael D. Shear and Debbi Wilgoren Ex-Senator's Friends Say This Victory Is Bittersweet Paul Kane In London, a Jampacked Schedule for Obama Kevin...

By Ben Pershing | April 2, 2009; 08:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 1, 2009

Obama Tries to Rally World Powers to Cope With Downturn Michael D. Shear A Split At Justice On D.C. Vote Bill Carrie Johnson U.S. Plans Key Role In Naming GM Board Peter Whoriskey and Kendra Marr Public Interest Groups...

By Ben Pershing | April 1, 2009; 07:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 31, 2009

Blame for Downturn Not Fixed on Obama Jon Cohen and Dan Balz Ex-Commerce Nominee Now Top Budget Critic Perry Bacon Jr. Hard Line on Auto Aid Puts Bailed-Out Firms on Notice Tomoeh Murakami Tse No Nominee Yet for Secretary...

By Ben Pershing | March 31, 2009; 08:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 30, 2009

GM Chief to Resign at White House's Behest Peter Whoriskey Obama Says He Is Sharpening Focus of War in Afghanistan Michael D. Shear Winds of Change Evident in U.S. Environmental Policy Juliet Eilperin A Budget Watcher's Guide to the...

By Ben Pershing | March 30, 2009; 08:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 27, 2009

Obama Plans More Funding For Afghan War Karen DeYoung Political Parties See Dramatic Decline in Fundraising Paul Kane and Chris Cillizza The White House, Open for Questions Michael A. Fletcher and Jose Antonio Vargas Democrats Agree on Budget's Outline...

By Ben Pershing | March 27, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 26, 2009

Geithner to Propose Vast Expansion Of U.S. Oversight of Financial System Binyamin Appelbaum and David Cho President Shifts Emphasis From Wall Street to Budget Alec MacGillis and Scott Wilson Obama Tries to Unite Democrats On Budget Plan Lori Montgomery...

By Ben Pershing | March 26, 2009; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 25, 2009

President Points to Progress on Economic Efforts Michael D. Shear and Scott Wilson The Very Face of Victory Tom Shales Democrats Take Knife To Obama's Budget Lori Montgomery Handling of 'State Secrets' at Issue Carrie Johnson Media Harder On...

By Ben Pershing | March 25, 2009; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 24, 2009

Geithner to Ask Congress for Broad Power to Seize Firms Binyamin Appelbaum, David Cho and Debbi Wilgoren Shining Light on the Bailout Effort Amit Paley Senate Will Delay Action on Punitive Tax on Bonuses Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane...

By Ben Pershing | March 24, 2009; 08:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 23, 2009

Advisers To Obama Wary of Bonus Tax Michael A. Fletcher and Anthony Faiola Foreign Firms Eye Stimulus Dollars Dan Eggen Where the Cabinet Is Bare Al Kamen Man of the Hour Howard Kurtz American Capitalism Besieged Robert J. Samuelson...

By Ben Pershing | March 23, 2009; 08:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 20, 2009

Congress Moves to Slap Heavy Tax on Bonuses Shailagh Murray, Paul Kane and David Cho In New Dilemma, Banks Cite Two Paths to Disaster Binyamin Appelbaum and Tomoeh Murakami Tse Let's Put Down the Pitchforks Steven Pearlstein Latest CIA...

By Ben Pershing | March 20, 2009; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 19, 2009

Fed to Pump $1.2 Trillion Into Markets Neil Irwin How the Fed Failed to Tell Obama About The Bonuses David Cho and Michael D. Shear White House Cheat Sheet: Obama and Leno Chris Cillizza Obama, in Calif., Says He...

By Ben Pershing | March 19, 2009; 08:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 18, 2009

White House Calls Bonuses a Late Surprise Shailagh Murray, Paul Kane and Michael D. Shear President's Budget Strategy Under Fire Lori Montgomery The Ties That Align Krissah Thompson Wall Street's Dangerous Refusal to Learn Steven Pearlstein Union Engages in...

By Ben Pershing | March 18, 2009; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 17, 2009

Anger Over Firm Depletes Obama's Political Capital Michael D. Shear and Paul Kane Rage at AIG Swells As Bonuses Go Out Brady Dennis and David Cho Obama Team Derides Cheney's Criticisms Scott Wilson One of Those Earmarks That Bug...

By Ben Pershing | March 17, 2009; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 16, 2009

Obama Enlists Campaign Army In Budget Fight Chris Cillizza Red Cross Described 'Torture' at CIA Jails Joby Warrick, Peter Finn and Julie Tate The Obama Stock Market Howard Kurtz Fairfax Election Shifted Course Sandhya Somashekhar On Warming, a Cold...

By Ben Pershing | March 16, 2009; 08:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 13, 2009

Stocks Soar, But Dismal Signs Remain Annys Shin White House Ethics? 'Mr. No' Knows Eli Saslow How Obama Will Handle U.S. Attorney Posts Still Unclear Carrie Johnson RNC Chair's Remarks on Abortion Draw Criticism Chris Cillizza and Perry Bacon...

By Ben Pershing | March 13, 2009; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 12, 2009

Intelligence Pick Blames 'Israel Lobby' For Withdrawal Walter Pincus Obama Signs Spending Bill, Vowing to Battle Earmarks Paul Kane and Scott Wilson Choice of Drug Czar Indicates Focus on Treatment, Not Jail Carrie Johnson and Amy Goldstein An Ex-Journalist...

By Ben Pershing | March 12, 2009; 08:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 11, 2009

Senate Approves $410 Billion Bill to Fund Federal Government Shailagh Murray Obama Says Public Schools Must Improve Scott Wilson Impartiality Questioned, Intelligence Pick Pulls Out Walter Pincus It'll Take More Than Money to Fix This Crisis Steven Pearlstein A...

By Ben Pershing | March 11, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 10, 2009

U.S. to Toughen Its Stance On Trade Anthony Faiola Democrats Stung by Dissenters Shailagh Murray Obama Pledges to Limit Use of Signing Statements Michael D. Shear A Struggle Over U.S. Cybersecurity Brian Krebs The Beautiful Wind of T. Boone...

By Ben Pershing | March 10, 2009; 08:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 9, 2009

Money Stimulates Debate in States Over Plan's Goals Alec MacGillis Obama Aims to Shield Science From Politics Rob Stein Foreign Policy Sequels Robert Kagan The Hair Fallout Al Kamen 77 Candles, Countless Good Wishes Manuel Roig-Franzia...

By Ben Pershing | March 9, 2009; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 6, 2009

U.S. to Invite The Wealthy To Invest in The Bailout David Cho Spending Bill Stalls in Senate, 1 Vote Shy of Breaking Filibuster Shailagh Murray Corporate America's Icons Crumbling Under Global Recession Steven Mufson GOP Fights Back Over Criticism...

By washingtonpost.com editors | March 6, 2009; 08:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 5, 2009

In Health Plan, Industry Sees Good Business Dan Eggen and Ceci Connolly 'I'm in the Business of Ticking People Off' Perry Bacon Jr. U.S. Launches Wide-Ranging Plan to Steady Housing Market Renae Merle and Dina ElBoghdady Facing the Cold,...

By Ben Pershing | March 5, 2009; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 4, 2009

Picks for Key Government Posts Play Long Waiting Game Michael D. Shear and Philip Rucker As Markets Slump, U.S. Tries to Halt Cycle of Fear Neil Irwin GOP Seeks Balance With Conservative Icon Limbaugh Perry Bacon Jr. President Walks...

By Ben Pershing | March 4, 2009; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 3, 2009

In Free-Fall, Stocks Hit Lowest Mark Since '97 Neil Irwin Many Hires Needed for Budget Goals Philip Rucker White House Lets Limbaugh Be Voice Of GOP Opposition Howard Kurtz Agape With Wrath Dana Milbank Post-9/11 Memos Show More Bush-Era...

By Ben Pershing | March 3, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

March 2, 2009

On Economy, Two United Voices Steer Obama Agenda David Cho Sebelius's Political Skills, Experience Win Plaudits Michael A. Fletcher Web-Savvy Obama Team Hits Unexpected Bumps Jose Antonio Vargas Good Thing All's Quiet at Treasury These Days Al Kamen Covering...

By Ben Pershing | March 2, 2009; 08:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 27, 2009

Officials: Obama to Leave Up to 50K Troops in Iraq Through 2011 Karen DeYoung and Anne Kornblut Ambitious Blueprint a Big Risk The President Is Willing to Take Dan Balzr In $3.6 Trillion Budget, Obama Signals Broad Shift in...

By Ben Pershing | February 27, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 26, 2009

Obama Proposes $634 Billion Fund For Health Care Ceci Connolly Ambitious Blueprint Poses Test for Congress Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane CIA Adds Economy To Threat Updates Joby Warrick Majority of Americans Back President on Afghanistan Jon Cohen Right,...

By Ben Pershing | February 26, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 25, 2009

'Day of Reckoning' Michael D. Shear and Anne E. Kornblut Anatomy of an Address Staff President's Historic Message Balances Urgency, Optimism Steven Pearlstein A Tale of 140 Characters, Plus the Ones in Congress Dana Milbank Obama's Speech: Winners and...

By Ben Pershing | February 25, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 24, 2009

Obama Gets High Marks for 1st Month Michael A. Fletcher and Jon Cohen Health Care Tops Fiscal Need List Lori Montgomery and Amy Goldstein What if They Held Breakout Sessions and Everyone Broke Out? Dana Milbank La. Governor Took...

By Ben Pershing | February 24, 2009; 08:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 23, 2009

Government Gets Chance To Prove It Can Work Alec MacGillis Governors Hope to Guide Spending of Stimulus Funds Philip Rucker Republicans' Hate-Love Relationship With the Stimulus Package Al Kamen In 'Condit Country,' Wounds Are Reopened Karl Vick A 'Ticking...

By Ben Pershing | February 23, 2009; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 20, 2009

The Global Listening Tour Glenn Kessler NAFTA Renegotiation Must Wait, Obama Says Michael D. Shear First Lady's Job? Slowly, It's Hers To Define Richard Leiby U.S. Has Dual Task On Climate Change Juliet Eilperin Prince of Darkness Denies Own...

By Ben Pershing | February 20, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 19, 2009

Obama Proposes Package To Stave Off Foreclosures Michael D. Fletcher and Renae Merle Valenti's Sexuality Was Topic For FBI Joe Stephens Clouds Gather Over Roland Burris Peter Slevin Cash for Automakers Going Fast Kendra Marr Ben Bernanke, Fed Chairman...

By Ben Pershing | February 19, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 18, 2009

Swift, Steep Downturn Crosses Globe Tomoeh Murakami Tse Back Home in Alaska, Palin Finds Cold Comfort Michael Leahy Obama Leaves D.C. to Sign Stimulus Bill Michael Fletcher Clinton Says U.S. Seeks Unity With Muslim World Glenn Kessler Obama, Gates...

By Ben Pershing | February 18, 2009; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 17, 2009

Late Change in Course Hobbled Rollout of Geithner's Bank Plan Neil Irwin and Binyamin Appelbaum After Stimulus Battle, Liberals Press Obama Alec MacGillis Pentagon Rethinks Photo Ban on Coffins Bearing War Dead Ann Scott Tyson and Mark Berman Was...

By Ben Pershing | February 17, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 13, 2009

Gregg Withdraws as Commerce Pick Anne E. Kornblut and Michael D. Shear Sifting Through Details of the Deal Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane D.C. Area Stimulus Numbers Cheered Mary Beth Sheridan and Michael Laris Axelrod to Bush Advisers: Butt...

By Ben Pershing | February 13, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 12, 2009

Congress Reaches Stimulus Accord Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane For Insight on Stimulus Battle, Look to the '30s Steven Mufson Key GOP Senator in Stimulus Deal Is Known for Centrist Approach Paul Kane Mr. (Tainted) Peanut Pleads the Fifth...

By Ben Pershing | February 12, 2009; 08:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 11, 2009

Wall Street Slams Plan With Sell-Off David Cho and Lori Montgomery Geithner Plan Lacks Freshness And Clarity Neil Irwin Senate, House Begin Talks on Stimulus Shailagh Murray States Counting on Stimulus Aid to Balance Budgets Peter Slevin and Keith...

By Ben Pershing | February 11, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 10, 2009

New Bailout May Top $1.5 Trillion David Cho and Lori Montgomery Obama Says Economic Crisis Comes First Anne E. Kornblut and Michael A. Fletcher At His First Prime-Time News Conference, Obama Is Serious and Expansive Howard Kurtz Again With...

By Ben Pershing | February 10, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 9, 2009

Stimulus Pitch Absorbs Agenda David Cho and Michael A. Fletcher If Spending Is Swift, Oversight May Suffer Robert O'Harrow Jr. GOP Sees Positives In Negative Stand Alec MacGillis and Perry Bacon Jr. Obama Meets The Press, But Cautiously Howard...

By Ben Pershing | February 9, 2009; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 6, 2009

Senators in Both Parties Call For Big Cuts in Stimulus Bill Paul Kane and Shailagh Murray Obama Officials Lining Up Board Of Outside Experts on Economy Neil Irwin and Michael D. Shear For Obama, a Trusted Voice Who Knows...

By Ben Pershing | February 6, 2009; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 5, 2009

Amid Anger Over Economy, Obama Looks for Right Tone Alec MacGillis Holder Seen as a Chance To Right Racial Wrongs Carrie Johnson and Krissah Thompson Former Gregg Staffer Under Investigation James V. Grimaldi The Action Americans Need Barack Obama...

By Ben Pershing | February 5, 2009; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 4, 2009

Senate Lacks Votes to Pass Stimulus Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane Obama Says He Erred in Nominations Anne E. Kornblut and Michael D. Shear Old Ways Doomed New Job for Daschle R. Jeffrey Smith, Cecilia Kang and Joe Stephens...

By Ben Pershing | February 4, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 3, 2009

Daschle's Woes Test An Insider's Insider Ceci Connolly Holder Confirmed As the First Black Attorney General Carrie Johnson 1040 Apologies and a Number of Old Friends Dana Milbank Despite Federal Aid, Many Banks Fail to Revive Lending Binyamin Appelbaum...

By Ben Pershing | February 3, 2009; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

February 2, 2009

Daschle Apologizes for Income Tax Errors Ceci Connolly and Paul Kane As Obama Talks Of Bipartisanship, Definitions Vary Alec MacGillis and Paul Kane Democrats Set High Goal Of Sweeping Fiscal Reform Lori Montgomery The Nomination Express, Stuck in First...

By Ben Pershing | February 2, 2009; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 30, 2009

Economic Signs Turn From Grim to Worse Annys Shin GOP Stakes Its Claim With Stimulus Vote Perry Bacon Jr. and Paul Kane A Bitter End for Blagojevich Kari Lydersen and Peter Slevin Security Around Obama Alarms Some VIP Donors...

By Ben Pershing | January 30, 2009; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 29, 2009

House Passes Obama Stimulus Package Paul Kane For GOP, a Case of Misshapen Identity Manuel Roig-Franzia Advisers Deciding Obama Trip Plans Anne E. Kornblut 'Buy American' Rider Sparks Trade Debate Anthony Faiola At Least D.C. Is Getting Some Respect...

By Ben Pershing | January 29, 2009; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 28, 2009

Treasury Weighs Hard Choices To Save Banks David Cho Democrats Among Stimulus Skeptics Alec MacGillis The Republicans Are Smiling, but They're Not Buying Dana Milbank Backlash Against Bush Apparent in RNC Perry Bacon Jr. GOP Eyes Seats of Appointed...

By Ben Pershing | January 28, 2009; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 27, 2009

Stimulus Bill Sends Thrill Through Region Daniel de Vise and John Wagner The Effort to Roll Back Bush Policies Continues Dan Eggen and Michael D. Shear Taking Office at Treasury, Geithner Vows Swift Action David Cho Waxing Poetic About...

By Ben Pershing | January 27, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 26, 2009

Fed May Gain More Financial Oversight Neil Irwin and Binyamin Appelbaum Obama Using His Personal Appeal to Put Change Into Motion Michael A. Fletcher Senate Seat Is Latest Stop On Bennet's Unlikely Ride Lyndsey Layton At Noon on Jan....

By Ben Pershing | January 26, 2009; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 23, 2009

Stimulus Plan Meets More GOP Resistance Paul Kane Bush's 'War' On Terror Comes to a Sudden End Dana Priest Senate Gets Reacquainted With McCain the Maverick John McCain Are You on the Very Special List? Probably Not. Michael D....

By Ben Pershing | January 23, 2009; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 22, 2009

Obama Starts Reversing Bush Policies Michael D. Shear Staff Finds White House in the Technological Dark Ages Anne E. Kornblut A Comedy of Tax Errors Dana Milbank D.C.'s Inauguration Head Count: 1.8 Million Michael E. Ruane and Aaron C....

By Ben Pershing | January 22, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 21, 2009

A Historic Inauguration Draws Throngs to the Mall Michael D. Shear and Anne E. Kornblut Obama Signals Need for a Sharp Break From the Past Dan Balz Crowded but Moving Toward the Mall Eric M. Weiss and Lena H....

By Ben Pershing | January 21, 2009; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 20, 2009

Obama Looks to Future With a Nod to His Past Eli Saslow and Philip Rucker A 44-Year Journey Ends on a Bus to D.C. Robert E. Pierre His Moment Arrives Barton Gellman On First Full Day, Obama Will Dive...

By Ben Pershing | January 20, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 19, 2009

Jamming on the Mall for Obama Steve Hendrix and Jonathan Mummolo Restless Searcher on an Improbable Path David Maraniss In Ailing Delta, High Hopes Add to Burden For Obama Michael Leahy Far Fewer Consider Racism Big Problem Michael A....

By Ben Pershing | January 19, 2009; 08:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 16, 2009

Obama Pledges Entitlement Reform Michael D. Shear In Farewell, Bush Says He Acted in Best Interest of U.S. Dan Eggen D.C. Vote on Obama's Agenda, but Low Anne E. Kornblut Disconnected From Obama's America Anne Hull Bring On Those...

By Ben Pershing | January 16, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 15, 2009

Democrats Finishing Up Stimulus Proposal Paul Kane 10 Take Aways From the Bush Years Bob Woodward The Nomination That's Too Big to Fail Dana Milbank Obama Charms Even a Night's Grand Ol' Party Howard Kurtz My Beef With Burris...

By Ben Pershing | January 15, 2009; 07:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 14, 2009

Detainee Tortured, Says U.S. Official Bob Woodward At Confirmation Hearing, Clinton Talks of Engagement With Iran Glenn Kessler Hillary Clinton Re-Imagined Chris Cillizza LaHood Sponsored Millions in Earmarks Carol D. Leonnig Recession Forces O'Malley, Kaine to Rethink Agendas Tim...

By Ben Pershing | January 14, 2009; 06:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 13, 2009

In Foreign Policy, a New Trio at the Top Anne E. Kornblut and Glenn Kessler Obama Seeks Rest of Bailout Lori Montgomery and David Cho Bush's 'Ultimate Exit Interview' Michael Abramowitz Capacity Crowd Will Close Checkpoints Lena H. Sun...

By Ben Pershing | January 13, 2009; 06:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 12, 2009

Economy Made Few Gains in Bush Years Neil Irwin and Dan Eggen Obama Lobbies for 2nd Half of Bailout Perry Bacon Jr. Skipping School for Live Civics Lesson Theresa Vargas A Pale Reflection of America Howard Kurtz Bush Tells...

By Ben Pershing | January 12, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 9, 2009

Geithner Preparing Overhaul of Bailout David Cho Obama Cites Grim Economy At Start, as Past Presidents Have Michael D. Shear and Michael A. Fletcher Troubles in Service Workers' Union May Dim Hopes for Labor Alec MacGillis Inaugural Rentals Begging...

By Ben Pershing | January 9, 2009; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 8, 2009

Obama Assembles Powerful West Wing Michael D. Shear and Ceci Connolly Bush Hosts Once and Future Presidents at the White House Dan Eggen Despite Majority, Senate Leader Has Rough Start Paul Kane Democratic Senators Yield to Burris Dana Milbank...

By Ben Pershing | January 8, 2009; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 7, 2009

Obama Is Under Fire Over Panetta Selection Karen DeYoung and Joby Warrick TV's Gupta Chosen for Medical Post Ceci Connolly and Howard Kurtz An Amazing Event Not to Be Here For Michael E. Ruane Rain on Burris's Circus Parade...

By Ben Pershing | January 7, 2009; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 6, 2009

Obama Pitches Stimulus Plan Paul Kane, Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray Panetta Chosen As CIA Director Anne E. Kornblut and Joby Warrick Richardson, Obama Teams Trade Blame Carol D. Leonnig and Michael D. Shear Take Two Bailouts and Call...

By Ben Pershing | January 6, 2009; 06:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 5, 2009

Commerce Pick Richardson Withdraws, Citing N.M. Probe Michael D. Shear and Carol D. Leonnig Kaine Poised To Chair The DNC Michael D. Shear Top Democrats Give Longer Timetable for Stimulus Bill Shailagh Murray Warner Leaves Legacy, Void in Va....

By Ben Pershing | January 5, 2009; 06:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

January 2, 2009

Two Advisers Reflect on Eight Years With Bush Michael Abramowitz Hawaii's Still Waters Run Deep for the President-Elect Philip Rucker Obama's Team Rankles the Right Carol D. Leonnig Folding Blago's Big Top E.J. Dionne Jr. Obama Wraps Up His...

By Ben Pershing | January 2, 2009; 06:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 31, 2008

Blagojevich Makes Senate Pick Despite Democrats' Objections Paul Kane Degrees of Separation? Not in Illinois Politics. Eli Saslow and Hamil R. Harris Obama's 'One President' Gambit Michael D. Shear For Bush, Happy Trails to Crawford Nelson Hernandez The Best...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 31, 2008; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 30, 2008

GOP Leaders Oppose Haste On Stimulus Paul Kane Chicago School Reform Could Be a U.S. Model Maria Glod Obama Team Engages Public on Health Care Ceci Connolly The Best Senate Campaign of 2008 Chris Cillizza Reading Into Bush's Book...

By Ben Pershing | December 30, 2008; 06:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 29, 2008

McAuliffe's Prowess As Fundraiser Grabs Spotlight in Va. Race Tim Craig Californians Shape Up as Force on Environmental Policy Lyndsey Layton Obama Tax Cuts Likely Soon Philip Rucker 'Decider': Eight Years of Dubious Reasoning Tom Shales Humbled By Our...

By Ben Pershing | December 29, 2008; 06:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 24, 2008

'Green' Jobs Compete for Stimulus Aid Paul Kane and Michael D. Shear Obama Report Clears Dealings With Blagojevich Michael D. Shear Cheers, All Around Christian Davenport Calif. Budget Crisis Has a Familiar Ring Karl Vick A New Partner In...

By Ben Pershing | December 24, 2008; 06:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 23, 2008

Obama Adviser Steinberg Says He'll Assist Clinton at State Michael Abramowitz Bush Visits Injured Soldiers at Walter Reed Dan Eggen The Case Against Caroline Kennedy Chris Cillizza Change They Want to Believe In Richard Leiby and DeNeen L. Brown...

By Ben Pershing | December 23, 2008; 06:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 22, 2008

Secret Tapes Helped Build Graft Cases In Illinois Carrie Johnson and Kimberly Kindy Inauguration Day Crowd Estimate Reduced by Half Mary Beth Sheridan Cheney, Biden Spar In TV Appearances Dan Eggen It's About Time Shailagh Murray The Higher They...

By Ben Pershing | December 22, 2008; 06:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 19, 2008

Risks Seen For Clinton as Husband Lists Donors James V. Grimaldi and Philip Rucker Obama Team Assembling $850 Billion Stimulus Lori Montgomery Advocates for Action on Global Warming Chosen as Obama's Top Science Advisers Juliet Eilperin and Joel Achenbach...

By Ben Pershing | December 19, 2008; 06:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 18, 2008

Helping to Write History Eli Saslow Selection Provides Civil Rights Symmetry Michael E. Ruane Obama to Add GOP's LaHood to Cabinet Michael A. Fletcher and Philip Rucker At End of the Road, Sen. Warner Sticks to the Middle Marc...

By Ben Pershing | December 18, 2008; 06:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 17, 2008

New Poll Shows 63% Are Already Hurt by Downturn Michael A. Fletcher and Jon Cohen Friends Say Kennedy Has Long Wanted Public Role Anne E. Kornblut Inaugural 'Last Call' Moved Up David Nakamura Brand Name Politics Howard Kurtz Blagojevich:...

By Ben Pershing | December 17, 2008; 06:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 16, 2008

Obama Picks Chicago's Schools Chief for Cabinet Anne E. Kornblut and Philip Rucker Poll Finds Support for Obama's War Views Michael A. Fletcher and Jon Cohen Grand Jury Investigates Richardson Contributor Carol D. Leonnig The Cabinet: Who's Next? Al...

By Ben Pershing | December 16, 2008; 06:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 15, 2008

Roads, Trains Can't Handle Jan. 20 Droves Lena H. Sun and Eric M. Weiss Uncertainty Clouds Transition at NASA Joel Achenbach Obama to Announce Energy, Environment Team Monday Anne E. Kornblut Executive Pay Limits May Prove Toothless Amit R....

By Ben Pershing | December 15, 2008; 06:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 12, 2008

Auto Bailout Talks Collapse as Senate Deadlocks Over Wages Paul Kane Just One Real Leader, and We Could Have Avoided This Mess Steven Pearlstein Obama Worked to Distance Self From Blagojevich Early On Eli Saslow Blago's 'Do -- and...

By Ben Pershing | December 12, 2008; 06:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 11, 2008

Auto Bailout Clears House but Faces Hurdles in Senate Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane Rep. Jackson Denies Offer Of Favors for Senate Seat Peter Slevin Nobel Physicist Chosen To Be Energy Secretary Steven Mufson and Philip Rucker Candidate 5...

By Ben Pershing | December 11, 2008; 06:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 10, 2008

Vote on Detroit Bailout Nears Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane FBI Says Illinois Governor Tried to Sell Senate Seat Carrie Johnson Obama Tries to Stay Above the Hometown Fray Michael D. Shear and Chris Cillizza Par for the Course...

By Ben Pershing | December 10, 2008; 06:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 9, 2008

Democrats Propose $15 Billion Big 3 Loan Lori Montgomery Internal Warnings Sounded on Loans At Fannie, Freddie Zachary A. Goldfarb GOP Finds an Unlikely New Hero in Louisiana Paul Kane Where Do You Park 10,000 Charter Buses? Lena H....

By Ben Pershing | December 9, 2008; 06:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 8, 2008

New Auto Rescue Plan Focuses on Oversight Lori Montgomery The Politics of the Federal Bench R. Jeffrey Smith Transition's Timing Hits Climate Talks Juliet Eilperin Sudan's Leaders Brace for U.S. Shift Stephanie McCrummen and Colum Lynch Even at 6-5,...

By Ben Pershing | December 8, 2008; 06:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 5, 2008

Lawmakers Still Not Sold on Auto Rescue Lori Montgomery and Kendra Marr 'And Tell Me, Mr. CEO, Did You Buckle Your Seat Belt?' Dana Milbank Trading The Talk for The Walk? Howard Kurtz HHS Will Be Shepherding Health-Care Reform...

By Ben Pershing | December 5, 2008; 06:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 4, 2008

Obama Policymakers Turn to Campaign Tools Ceci Connolly Richardson Pick Marks Departure for Commerce Peter Slevin and Michael Rosenwald Chertoff Urges Tighter Security Spencer S. Hsu MN-Senate: Counting Chaos! Chris Cillizza The Danger of Holdovers David S. Broder...

By Ben Pershing | December 4, 2008; 06:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 3, 2008

Haste Could Make Waste on Stimulus, States Say Lori Montgomery and Michael D. Shear Experience Is Prime Asset for New Spy Chiefs Joby Warrick and Walter Pincus Obama Teams Are Scrutinizing Federal Agencies Shailagh Murray and Carol D. Leonnig...

By Ben Pershing | December 3, 2008; 06:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 2, 2008

Success of Clinton Choice Hinges on Rapport Michael Abramowitz and Glenn Kessler A Pragmatic Pair Chosen to Confront Terrorism Threat Carrie Johnson and Spencer S. Hsu A Rush for Clinton's Senate Seat Keith B. Richburg Gates's Top Deputies May...

By Ben Pershing | December 2, 2008; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 1, 2008

Obama Poised to Name Hillary Clinton to State Post Michael D Shear Senate Could Give New President Early Legislative Victories Paul Kane The Cabinet Possibilities Who Are Saying 'No, Thanks' (for Now) Al Kamen Labor Dept. Accused of Straying...

By Ben Pershing | December 1, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 28, 2008

Attributes Suggest Outside Help (In India) Craig Whitlock and Karen DeYoung For Immigrants, a Ripple Effect N.C. Aizenman Security Accord Approved In Iraq Sudarsan Raghavan EPA, Interior Dept. Chiefs Will Be Busy Erasing Bush's Mark Juliet Eilperin Putin's Intentions...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 28, 2008; 09:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 26, 2008

Gates Said To Be Near A Deal to Keep Post Michael D. Shear and Ann Scott Tyson White House Prods Allies to Oppose Limits on Greenhouse Gases Juliet Eilperin Michelle Obama's 'Mommy' Stamp Ruth Marcus Diagnoses Of Cancer Decline...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 26, 2008; 08:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 25, 2008

Familiar Trio at Heart of Citi Bailout Neil Irwin and David Cho Hamdan To Be Sent To Yemen Josh White and William Branigin In Any Guise, Podesta a Smooth Master of the Transition Game Lois Romano Disasters, Recoveries and...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 25, 2008; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 24, 2008

U.S. Offers Citigroup Expansive Safety Net Neil Irwin and David Cho Democrats' Stimulus Plan May Reach $700 Billion Lori Montgomery Much to His Chagrin, 'Plain Old Barack Is Gone' Eli Saslow and Peter Slevin Where There's Bureaucracy, There's Bureaucracy...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 24, 2008; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 21, 2008

Mukasey Collapses During Address in Washington; Hospitalized Overnight Carrie Johnson and Clarence Williams Hillary Clinton Nomination Is On Track Anne E. Kornblut Obama Team Springs Leaks Shailagh Murray and Chris Cillizza Obama Raised Half a Billion Online Jose Antonio...

By Ben Pershing | November 21, 2008; 06:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 20, 2008

Ariz. Governor Said to Be Pick For Homeland Security Post Spencer S. Hsu For McCain, A Subdued Return to Capitol Hill Michael Leahy Daschle's Lobbyist Wife Might Complicate New Post Derek Kravitz Auto Execs Fly Corporate Jets to D.C.,...

By Ben Pershing | November 20, 2008; 06:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 19, 2008

Eric Holder Said to Be Top Pick for Justice Dept. Carrie Johnson Ted Stevens Loses Battle For Alaska Senate Seat Paul Kane One of These Senators Is Not Like the Others Dana Milbank A Familiar Precedent For a President-Elect...

By Ben Pershing | November 19, 2008; 06:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 18, 2008

Can Mall Be Filled For an Inauguration? 4 Million May Try It. Nikita Stewart and Michael E. Ruane Administration Moves to Protect Key Appointees Juliet Eilperin and Carol D. Leonnig 2 Democrats to Submit Compromise on Lieberman Paul Kane...

By Ben Pershing | November 18, 2008; 06:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 17, 2008

Obama Wrote Federal Staffers About His Goals Carol D. Leonnig One Cabinet Job Would Put Focus on Two Clintons Michael D. Shear and Philip Rucker A Giddy Sense of Boosterism Howard Kurtz Auto Bill Would Add Oversight Lori Montgomery...

By Ben Pershing | November 17, 2008; 06:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 14, 2008

Democrats Benefiting From Post-Election Lobby Boom Matthew Mosk Economic Advisers Represent Wide Range Michael A. Fletcher Palin Shares The Stage With Her GOP Peers Robert Barnes Aid to Fannie, Freddie May Top Expectations Zachary A. Goldfarb Democrats Cling to...

By Ben Pershing | November 14, 2008; 06:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 13, 2008

Bailout Lacks Oversight Despite Billions Pledged Amit Paley Republican Governors Meet, Glumly Robert Barnes After Taking Some Shots, She Fires Back Howard Kurtz 'Plum Book' Is Obama's Big Help-Wanted Ad Lyndsey Layton and Lois Romano Obama Team Faces Major...

By Ben Pershing | November 13, 2008; 06:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 12, 2008

Top Two Officials In U.S. Intelligence Expect to Lose Jobs Walter Pincus and Karen DeYoung A Spokesman So Close, He's the 'Barack Whisperer' Howard Kurtz Yes, We Can ... at a Time to Be Announced Dana Milbank The Fix:...

By Ben Pershing | November 12, 2008; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 11, 2008

Fannie, AIG Struggling After Federal Takeover Zachary A. Goldfarb Obama Asks Bush to Back Rescue of Automakers Lori Montgomery and Michael D. Shear The Future First Lady, Finding Her Home in History Richard Leiby and Valerie Strauss In Northeast,...

By Ben Pershing | November 11, 2008; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 10, 2008

Sometimes Continuity Trumps Change Alec MacGillis and Ann Scott Tyson A Moment for the Ages, Many Years in the Making Robert G. Kaiser Aide: Middle-Class Tax Cut a Priority Michael A. Fletcher Still Yearning for Change? Make Sure the...

By Ben Pershing | November 10, 2008; 06:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 7, 2008

Emanuel to Be Chief of Staff Anne E. Kornblut and Karen DeYoung The Chief's Chief Steve Hendrix and Michael D. Shear Among Democrats in Congress, Disputes on Leaders and Agenda Paul Kane and Perry Bacon Jr. Bye, Partisanship? Al...

By Ben Pershing | November 7, 2008; 06:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 6, 2008

Obama Team Shifts to Transition Mode Anne E. Kornblut and David Cho Campaign Gives Some Clues to How Obama Will Govern Dan Balz Democrats Add Suburbs to Their Growing Coalition Alec MacGillis and Jon Cohen Transition Memo to the...

By Ben Pershing | November 6, 2008; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 5, 2008

U.S. Decisively Elects First Black President; Democrats Expand Control of Congress Robert Barnes and Michael D. Shear Hard Choices And Challenges Follow Triumph Dan Balz In Senate, Democratic Wins Include Va. and N.C. Dan Eggen, Paul Kane and Lyndsey...

By Ben Pershing | November 5, 2008; 06:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 4, 2008

Polls Show Obama With Clear Advantage Dan Balz McCain Makes Seven-State Swing In Bid for a Come-From-Behind Win Juliet Eilperin and Michael D. Shear For Obama, Grandmother's Death Casts Pall on Optimistic Election Eve Shailagh Murray and Robert Barnes...

By Ben Pershing | November 4, 2008; 06:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 3, 2008

Hard-Fought Battle in Hard-Hit Ohio Alec MacGillis A Positively Negative Home Stretch Shailagh Murray, Juliet Eilperin and Robert Barnes Obama's Talk Show Advantage Is No Idle Chatter Howard Kurtz The Senator From Arizona and the Senator From Arizona Dana...

By Ben Pershing | November 3, 2008; 06:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 2, 2008

The State Of the Races David S. Broder, Dan Balz and Chris Cillizza For Older Blacks, Election Offers Fruits of Hard Journey Keith L. Alexander The Amazing Race David S. Broder Will She Ever Get There? Anne E. Kornblut...

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October 31, 2008

God, Country and McCain Anne Hull The Debates: No Drama but a Dramatic Effect Robert G. Kaiser In Final Days, Tours Converge Michael D. Shear and Peter Slevin In Final Stretch, McCain to Pour Money Into TV Ads Matthew...

By Ben Pershing | October 31, 2008; 06:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 30, 2008

Obama Airs 30-Minute Spot, Releases Anti-Palin Ad Peter Slevin McCain Chief Loyalist Has New Role Michael Leahy In Ohio, Wary Eyes On Election Process Mary Pat Flaherty 'Never could I have anticipated ... a black man being at the...

By Ben Pershing | October 30, 2008; 06:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 29, 2008

Accuracy of Polls a Question in Itself Michael Abramowitz How They Would Change Health Care: Obama Amy Goldstein How They Would Change Health Care: McCain Amy Goldstein Sketch: The Quiet Man Dana Milbank 'Never Seen Crowds Like This'Christian Davenport...

By Ben Pershing | October 29, 2008; 06:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 28, 2008

In Senate Battlegrounds, Fusillades of TV Ads Robert G. Kaiser Stevens Found Guilty on 7 Counts Del Quentin Wilber In Final Stretch, Pitches Show Stark Contrasts Robert Barnes and Michael D. Shear GOP Senator Banks on Obama in Oregon...

By Ben Pershing | October 28, 2008; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 27, 2008

Poll Gives Obama 8-Point Va. Lead Tim Craig and Jon Cohen Obama Avoids Partisan Rhetoric, Focuses on Unity Robert Barnes McConnell Needs Kentucky to Deliver Perry Bacon Jr. Updated Fix Electoral Map Picks: An Obama Landslide Chris Cillizza McKinney...

By Ben Pershing | October 27, 2008; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 24, 2008

Polls Point to Struggle for McCain Dan Balz Ideology Aside, This Has Been the Year of the Woman Lois Romano Early Voters in Fla. Find Long Lines, a Bit of Muddle Steven A. Holmes A Happiness Gap: Doomacrats And...

By Ben Pershing | October 24, 2008; 06:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 23, 2008

This Race Goes to 11 - Powell Helps with Indies Jon Cohen Blue Sparks in Red Ohio David Broder Senator's Image as Reformer Born in Crisis MIchael Leahy In Real America, Shining a Light on Faux Pas Dana Milbank...

By Ben Pershing | October 23, 2008; 06:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 22, 2008

Big Donors Drive Money Edge Matthew Mosk and Sarah Cohen Nort Carolina's New Blues Kevin Merida On Al-Qaeda Web Sites, Joy Over U.S. Crisis, Support for McCain Joby Warrick and Karen DeYoung Obama Leads Among the Young and the...

By Ben Pershing | October 22, 2008; 06:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 21, 2008

McCain Emphasizes Distance From Bush Michael Abramowitz and Michael D. Shear In Ohio, Charges Fly in Fight Over Absentee Ballots Mary Pat Flaherty Black Turnout Could Decide House Races Lyndsey Layton Democrats Remains Well Ahead Jon Cohen and Dan...

By Ben Pershing | October 21, 2008; 06:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 20, 2008

Democrats See Opportunity in Outer Suburbs' Troubles Alec MacGillis Obama Endorsed by Colin Powell Karen DeYoung Obama's September Haul Provides Huge Advertising Edge Matthew Mosk Jitters All Around DeNeen L. Brown Minn. Candidate a Poster Boy for Democratic Hopes...

By Ben Pershing | October 20, 2008; 06:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 17, 2008

McCain Forced to Fight for Virginia Michael D. Shear and Amy Gardner A Rising Political Star Adopts a Low-Key Strategy Eli Saslow Barack Obama for President Editorial Board After Debate, Glare of Media Hits Joe Robert Barnes 'W.': Mission...

By Ben Pershing | October 17, 2008; 06:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 16, 2008

A Hard-Hitting Final Round Michael D. Shear and Robert Barnes The Debate Decoder Staff Aggressive Underdog vs. Cool Counterpuncher Dan Balz Verizon and AT&T Provided Cell Towers for McCain Ranch James Grimaldi Palin Visits N.H. to Try to Stem...

By Ben Pershing | October 16, 2008; 06:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 15, 2008

Gray Vote No Longer Reliably Red Anne Hull With Huge Money Advantage, Obama Ramps Up Ads Matthew Mosk Undecideds Hold Great Sway in Critical Va. Anita Kumar and Tim Craig How Palin Can Save Mainstream Media Kathleen Parker The...

By Ben Pershing | October 15, 2008; 06:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 14, 2008

Obama Adds $60 Billion to Economic Plan; McCain Expected to Unveil Proposals Today Robert Barnes and Shailagh Murray Obama Widens Lead in Four Key States Chris Cillizza Closing a Deal in Pa. David S. Broder McCain Attack Ads Called...

By Ben Pershing | October 14, 2008; 06:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 13, 2008

Obama Up by 10 Points as McCain Favorability Ratings Fall Anne E. Kornblut and Jon Cohen Clintons Join Biden to Campaign for Obama in Scranton Robert Barnes Seeing White House From a Cell in Hanoi Michael Leahy Does Your...

By Ben Pershing | October 13, 2008; 06:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 10, 2008

PR Consultant Helped Palin Grab Spotlight Kimberly Kindy Candidates Spar Over McCain Plan for Loans Robert Barnes and Michael D. Shear Anger Is Crowd's Overarching Emotion at McCain Rally Michael D. Shear and Perry Bacon Jr. The Fix: 60...

By Ben Pershing | October 10, 2008; 06:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 9, 2008

From Outsider To Politician Eli Saslow Battling Through Battleground States Robert Barnes and Michael D. Shear McCain Campaign Tries To See Glass as Half Full Dan Balz Sketch: Rage in the Town of Bethlehem Dana Milbank MoveOn Grows Up...

By Ben Pershing | October 9, 2008; 06:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 8, 2008

Economic Crisis Dominates Debate Dan Balz, Anne E. Kornblut and Michael Abramowitz The Debate Decoder Staff For the New Contagion, the Same Old Prescriptions Steven Pearlstein Sketch: Open Season on Small Game Dana Milbank Retirement Savings Lose $2 Trillion...

By Ben Pershing | October 8, 2008; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 7, 2008

Obama Leading In Ohio, Poll Finds Jon Cohen and Dan Balz Unfolding Worldwide Turmoil Could Reverse Years of Prosperity David Cho and Binyamin Appelbaum Sketch: Unleashed, Palin Makes a Pit Bull Look Tame Dana Milbank Biden Played Less Than...

By Ben Pershing | October 7, 2008; 06:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 6, 2008

Registration Gains Favor Democrats Alec MacGillis and Alice Crites Supreme Court's Direction Hinges on Who Wins '08 Race Robert Barnes Nebraska Becomes Unlikely Battleground Peter Slevin GOP Seeks Probe of Donations to Obama Matthew Mosk For Hockey Moms, Little...

By Ben Pershing | October 6, 2008; 06:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 3, 2008

Palin and Biden State Cases for Changing Washington, Repairing Economy Robert Barnes and Juliet Eilperin Palin Takes On A New Foe: Her Image Tom Shales Sketch: Joe, and Sarah Six-Pack Dana Milbank Support Rallied as House Readies for Its...

By Ben Pershing | October 3, 2008; 06:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 2, 2008

Senate Approves Bailout Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray Skepticism of Palin Growing, Poll Finds Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta Obama, McCain Stand United In Pressing Hard for Rescue Jonathan Weisman Palin's Strengths Rooted in Alaska Sally Jenkins A Family...

By Ben Pershing | October 2, 2008; 06:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 1, 2008

Lawmakers Revise Rescue Plan Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane Rescue Package Not the Only Loser In House's Vote Dan Balz Most Voters Worry About Economy Dan Balz and Jon Cohen Blacks Forming a Rock-Solid Bloc Behind Obama Steven A....

By Ben Pershing | October 1, 2008; 06:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 30, 2008

House Rejects Financial Rescue, Sending Stocks Plummeting Jonathan Weisman How the Numbers Failed the Leaders Paul Kane and Lori Montgomery Sketch: A House Divided Along Twisted Lines Dana Milbank Democrats See Pros, Cons of Letting Biden Be Biden Perry...

By Ben Pershing | September 30, 2008; 06:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 29, 2008

Sweeping Bailout Bill Unveiled Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane Dr. Paulson's Tough Medicine, In a Pill the Public Can Swallow Steven Pearlstein Brothers in Arms Hit Road to Rally Support for McCain Krissah Williams Thompson 'Substantive' Press Is Taken...

By Ben Pershing | September 29, 2008; 06:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 27, 2008

The Debate Decoder Staff Economic Jabs, Then Punches On World Affairs Dan Balz Sketch: Temperature of Debate? Lukewarm Dana Milbank Lawmakers Focus on Drafting Bill Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane How McCain Stirred a Simmering Pot Jonathan Weisman...

By Ben Pershing | September 27, 2008; 09:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 26, 2008

Talks Falter on Bailout Deal Paul Kane and Lori Montgomery 8 Questions About the Debate Dan Balz Gut Check on Bailout Steven Pearlstein Palin Accepted $25,000 in Gifts, Records Show James V. Grimaldi and Robert O'Harrow Jr. Mississippi, Still...

By Ben Pershing | September 26, 2008; 06:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 25, 2008

Bush Calls Bailout Vital to Economy Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane Selfless or Reckless? McCain Gambles On Voters' Verdict Dan Balz Candidates Give Negotiators a Push Jonathan Weisman The Trail: Polls Show Obama Edge on Economy Jon Cohen Bailout...

By Ben Pershing | September 25, 2008; 06:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 24, 2008

Poll: Economic Fears Give Obama Clear Lead Dan Balz and Jon Cohen Obama, Capitol Hill Leaders Speak as One on Crisis Jonathan Weisman Talked-About Ads Were Seldom Aired Howard Kurtz The Fix: The Biden Paradox Chris Cillizza Sketch: I...

By Ben Pershing | September 24, 2008; 07:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 23, 2008

Poll: McCain, Obama in Tight Race in Va. Tim Craig and Jon Cohen A New Landscape, the Same Proposals Jonathan Weisman and Shailagh Murray Scranton Loves Biden, but Can It Warm to Obama? Kevin Merida Palin, McCain Disagree on...

By Ben Pershing | September 23, 2008; 06:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 22, 2008

'First Dude' Illustrates Alaska's Blend of Private and Public Alec MacGillis and Karl Vick Virginians Giving at Record Pace Anita Kumar Old Bush Hands Steer McCain Campaign Anne E. Kornblut and Juliet Eilperin Candidates Seek Changes In Wall Street...

By Ben Pershing | September 22, 2008; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 19, 2008

Gov. Palin Attuned to Public Will, Not Details Amy Goldstein, Kimberly Kindy and Steven Mufson GOP Sees Rebound in Battle for Congress Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane Officials Ready Massive Financial Rescue Binyamin Appelbaum and Lori Montgomery Startle Response...

By Ben Pershing | September 19, 2008; 11:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

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