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The Fix: January 18, 2009 - January 24, 2009

The Gillibrand Pick: Winners and Losers

Today's appointment of Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) to fill the seat vacated by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ends a tortured process that proves that there is nothing that compares to New York politics. The obvious winner from today's announcement...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 23, 2009; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
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Friday Governors Line: The Central Front of 2010

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kans.), former Sen. Lincoln Chafee (I-R.I.), Terry McAuliffe and Meg Whitman In 2008, gubernatorial races were the ugly stepchild of the election family. With just 11 races on the docket, the guvs...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 23, 2009; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Governors , The Line  
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Paterson to Name Gillibrand to Senate

Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) Photo by Tim Roske/AP UPDATE, 12:28 p.m.: Gov. David Paterson (D) made his appointment of Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to the Senate vacancy caused by Hillary Clinton's ascension to Secretary of State official moments ago in...

By Paul Volpe  |  January 23, 2009; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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White House Cheat Sheet: Obama's Best Friend in the Senate?

Obama signs a series of executive orders yesterday. Photo by Charles Dharapak/AP President Obama's executive order that ensures Guantanamo Bay prison will be shuttered within the year brought praise from many within the Democratic party who viewed the move...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 23, 2009; 6:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Wag the Blog Redux: The Geithner Dilemma

Last week, revelations came that Tim Geithner, President-elect Obama's appointee to become treasury secretary, had not paid Social Security or Medicare taxes for years and consequently owed $43,000 in back taxes. In the aftermath of the news, Geithner's Senate confirmation...

By Washington Post editors  |  January 22, 2009; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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NY-Sen: Caroline's Out, Who's Next?

UPDATE, 5:18 p.m.: Gov. David Paterson's office issued a statement moments ago that made clear he remains undecided on the identity of the next Senator from New York. "The Governor is now entering the final phase of his selection process,"...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 22, 2009; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Twittering the White House Briefing

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs makes his maiden voyage today. ANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Today at 1:30 p.m. Robert Gibbs will take to the podium to deliver his the first briefing as White House press secretary in the administration...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 22, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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White House Cheat Sheet: Symbolism Matters

President Obama, speaking to his senior staff, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Jan. 21, 2009. (The Associated Press) The coverage of the first few days of Barack Obama's presidency is certain to be heavy on the various actions...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 22, 2009; 6:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Caroline Is Out?

The New York Post and the New York Times are reporting that Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn her name from consideration to be appointed to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Senate. The Post story cites "personal reasons" for Kennedy's decision...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 21, 2009; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
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Clinton Confirmation: Explaining the 'No's

Hillary Rodham Clinton was confirmed as the new Secretary of State by a 94 to 2 vote today, a tally that -- of course -- prompts the question: Who voted "no"? The answer: Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and Jim DeMint...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 21, 2009; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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A Bush Legacy Bounce?

Will former President Bush's poll numbers ever bounce back? Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images When George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, took off from the Capitol in a Marine helicopter and soared over the site where President Barack...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 21, 2009; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
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Inauguration Day: "In the Moment"

If you weren't one of the hundreds of thousands (millions?) of people who braved the cold temperatures and the crowds to see Barack Obama sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, a documentary of the day...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 21, 2009; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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White House Cheat Sheet: The Debut

Welcome to the newest Fix feature -- our daily rundown of the news you need to know about the White House of President Barack Obama. We started the cheat sheet during the party conventions over the summer and had so...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 21, 2009; 6:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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Fix Photos from Inauguration Day

The Fix had a prime spot for President Barack Obama's inauguration today and when we weren't twittering or taking part in washingtonpost.com's live webcast, we snapped a few photos of the proceedings. /* Images are wrapped in divs classed "flickr_badge_image"...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 20, 2009; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Obama's Inauguration Speech: First Thoughts

President Barack Obama smiles from the podium before delivering his speech following his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States in Washington, January 20, 2009. (Reuters / Jim Young) Now that the Fix has returned to our...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 20, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
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Twittering the 44th Inaugural

The Fix will be reporting before, during and after Barack Obama's inauguration from our perch at the west front of the Capitol. You can follow our observations below or on our Twitter feed. We are going to try to even...

By Paul Volpe  |  January 20, 2009; 6:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Obama's Opportunity

When Barack Obama is sworn in as the nation's 44th president tomorrow at noon, he will inherit a country in the midst of a financial crisis of seemingly limitless proportions, a nation seeking to come to grips with its proper...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2009; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
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NY-Sen: Is it Caroline?

The dean of the New York political press corps -- New York Post columnist Fred Dicker -- reports this morning that Gov. David Paterson (D) has settled on Caroline Kennedy as his pick to replace soon-to-be Secretary of State Hillary...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2009; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
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FixCam Week in Preview: Inauguration Week

It's now roughly 24 hours before President-elect Barack Obama becomes President Barack Obama. And, the Fix will be there for every minute of it. We'll be anchoring the Washington Post's live webcast of the inauguration from the west front...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2009; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Fix Pick: Maraniss' Masterpiece On Obama's Rise

Presidential candidate Barack Obama attends a rally at American University in January 2008, before his election was a sure thing. Obama's path to the presidency began many years before, as detailed in David Maraniss' piece. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 19, 2009; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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"Obama-Stock"

President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration formally kicked off a half hour ago with the start of a massive concert at the Lincoln Memorial. "A diverse and excited crowd converged on the National Mall this afternoon to await a star-studded concert that...

By Chris Cillizza  |  January 18, 2009; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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