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White House Watch Archive: Obama v. D.C.

The Krugman Test

Newsweek's cover story this week is about Paul Krugman, the New York Times opinion columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist who has also become a leading critic of the Obama administration's bank bailout plans. But the story arguably says more about...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 31, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Obama v. D.C. , Press Watch  
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Obama on Washington, Washington on Obama

From President Obama's remarks last night at a Democratic fundraiser at the Warner Theater: "Every once in a while we like to get out of this town. (Laughter.) Not because I don't enjoy Washington, but because it is important to...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 26, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Obama Brings It Down a Notch

Obama at last night's press conference. (Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post) President Obama seized an hour of prime time last night to move beyond the overheated chatter of the past week and return the public's attention to the long-term...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 25, 2009; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Financial Crisis , Obama v. D.C.  
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Another Way to Escape From D.C.

The last time President Obama sat down for an interview with regional reporters, he made no secret of his pleasure in talking to people who didn't necessarily share the obsessions of the national press corps. "I enjoy the keen insights...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 24, 2009; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Battle Ahead

I've been arguing for a while now that establishment Washington -- complicit in so many of the irresponsible policies that President Obama is trying to reverse -- would inevitably put up resistance. And while I've been largely focusing on Obama's...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 16, 2009; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Obama to Washington: Chill Out

President Obama is getting a little impatient at the shortness of certain people's attention spans. Acknowledging a growing chorus of voices inside the Beltway calling for him to focus solely on short-term fixes to the economy, Obama yesterday made...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 13, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Financial Crisis , Obama v. D.C.  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Inside the Beltway, the Honeymoon is History, Dan Froomkin , March 12, 2009
Different Approaches to Judging Obama , Dan Froomkin , March 11, 2009
Another Way to Take on Washington, Dan Froomkin , March 4, 2009
Seven Ways Obama Can Beat Washington, Dan Froomkin , March 3, 2009
Obama vs. the Washington Establishment, Dan Froomkin , March 2, 2009
Obama's Big Gamble, Dan Froomkin , February 27, 2009
The Robin Hood Budget, Dan Froomkin , February 26, 2009
Outside the Echo Chamber, Dan Froomkin , February 19, 2009
Washington vs. the Rest of America, Dan Froomkin , February 17, 2009
Obama: I Won't Play Washington Games, Dan Froomkin , February 17, 2009
 
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