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44: March, 2011

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Liberal groups call for GE’s Jeffrey Immelt to resign from White House jobs council

Liberal groups are calling for Jeffrey Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric, to resign as chair of President Obama’s jobs council.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  04:21 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 03/30/2011

White House won’t say if U.S. will arm rebels in Libya

As rebels in Libya retreat Wednesday, Obama administration won’t say if the U.S. will arm them.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  03:06 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/30/2011

West Wing briefing: Obama’s big day in New York

The president wooed donors, explained his Libya policy and stopped by a science fair in New York City.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Obama visits New York for fundraising and interviews

President Obama conduct interviews with major news networks and attends fundraisers in the Big Apple

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/29/2011

West Wing briefing: What Obama’s speech did and didn’t tell us about his Libya policy

President Obama attempted to reshape public opinion on his Libya policy. Did he succeed?

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Donald Trump defends ‘birther’ claims

In a radio interview on Fox & Friends, Trump defended earlier claims that the president’s citizenship documentation was in doubt (it isn’t).

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:26 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye on 2012

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Republican congressman: We should take a pay cut (User poll)

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.) tells a constituent he would support a pay cut for members of Congress. But would it make a difference in the budget?

By Emi Kolawole  |  07:46 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Before Libya speech, Obama woos Latinos at town hall

President Obama attended a town hall sponsored by Univision on Monday, a few hours before his speech on Libya.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  04:28 PM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/28/2011

West Wing briefing: World events reshape Obama’s agenda

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/27/2011

Defense Secretary Robert Gates: ‘We are in dark territory’ (Sunday talk shows)

SUNDAY TALK | Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the rounds this Sunday.

By Felicia Sonmez and Emi Kolawole  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sunday Talkies

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/27/2011

Clinton, Gates defend military action in Libya

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates discussed the conflict in Libya and defended the military action being undertaken by coalition forces.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/26/2011

Obama details Libya policy in radio address

Feeling the heat to further explain his decision to send troops to Libya, President Obama used his weekly radio address to offer perhaps his most detailed public explanation to date.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Obama holds conference call on Libya with congressional leaders

President Obama reached out to members of Congress who have expressed concerns about his Libya policy.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  04:06 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 03/25/2011

West Wing briefing: White House avoids ‘war’ and plays down Obama role in Libya

Administration officials have denied the military intervention in Libya, which has involved days of airstrikes, is a “war.”

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  09:49 AM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/24/2011

West Wing briefing: White House defends consultation with Congress on Libya

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Obama condemns Jerusalem bombing

The president issued a statement condemning the bombing near Jerusalem’s central bus station Wednesday

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Donald Trump to go to Iowa, say GOP officials

Real estate mogul, reality television star and potential presidential candidate Donald Trump will be going to Iowa, GOP officials told the Des Moines Register Tuesday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 03/20/2011

Gaddafi’s son: ‘You made a big mistake’ (Sunday talk shows)

The Libyan leader’s son weighed in on UN military action launched Saturday.

By Aaron Blake and Emi Kolawole  |  11:58 AM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sunday Talkies

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/20/2011

Joint Chiefs chairman Mullen: ‘I would say that the no-fly zone is effectively in place’

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen provided an update regarding the military situation in Libya Sunday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Obama emphasizes importance of trip to South America

President Obama is defending his decision to leave Friday for Brazil, even as unrest in Libya and Japan dominates the news and his national security briefings.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  01:02 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 03/18/2011

West Wing briefing: With humor, Obama takes on birthers

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 03/17/2011

White House declines to endorse Japanese government crisis response

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  03:46 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Obama jumps into March Madness with NCAA picks

President Obama went boring on his NCAA picks this week, selecting all four No. 1 seeds in his bracket.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Michelle Obama to city leaders: Anti-obesity campaign can help economy

First lady Michelle Obama took her battle of the bulge message to local leaders Tuesday, linking obesity to the economy at a time when cities and states are grappling with deficits and cuts.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/15/2011

Obama’s first presidential trip to South America still set for Friday

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/14/2011

On nuclear power, U.S. won’t do ‘anything different’

Administration officials say the disaster in Japan hasn’t affected plans here.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Report: Ailes told Palin to ‘lie low’ before she posted ‘blood libel’ video

New York Magazine reports that Ailes warned Sarah Palin to “lie low.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eye on 2012

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/14/2011

Virginia tea partiers ‘disappointed’ with Cantor

By Aaron Wiener  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/13/2011

P.J. Crowley resigns after Bradley Manning comments

P.J. Crowley resigned Sunday after criticizing the detention conditions of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning.

By Matt DeLong  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/13/2011

The aftermath in Japan, Gov. Mitch Daniels on 2012 and the budget battle in Congress (Sunday Talk)

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said that the United States was at risk of becoming a “second-tier nation” if not all budget options are considered.

By Felicia Sonmez and Emi Kolawole  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sunday Talkies

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 03/13/2011

Former campaign manager: Sarah Palin added to vice presidential 'short list' because of gender

A former campaign manager for Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) 2008 presidential campaign is reported to have said that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin was added to the vice presidential "short list" because then candidate McCain had requested a woman be added.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:43 AM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Obama speaks out against bullying, says, ‘I wasn’t immune’

President Obama urged parents, schools and community leaders to look for ways to address a problem they say has gotten worse in the age of the internet.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:54 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Obama will discuss rising oil prices on Friday

President Obama will hold a news conference Friday to discuss the sharp hike in energy prices, although he may likely face questions about Libya and the congressional budget fight.

By  |  07:50 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 03/10/2011

White House guarded on King’s Muslim hearing

The White House declined to condemn the controversial hearing on Capitol Hill about American Muslims and the threat of “homegrown” terrorism Thursday.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  07:48 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Newt Gingrich: 'Passion for the country' led to personal indiscretions (video)

Gingrich discussed his past indiscretions during an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:24 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 03/09/2011

President Obama’s statement on the death of David Broder

By Matt DeLong  |  04:30 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 03/09/2011

White House to host conference Thursday on how to tackle bullying

Administration officials, including President Obama, will speak about bullying and the importance of preventing it in a four-hour conference at the White House that will also include feedback from experts on bullying.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  03:30 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 03/08/2011

VIDEO: ‘Foolish’ college kids ‘just vote their feelings,’ New Hampshire speaker says

By Peter Wallsten  |  10:28 AM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 03/07/2011

UPDATED: No record of FBI nabbing Palin stalker

The teenager sent threatening letters to Palin warning her to “watch her back.”

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:13 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/07/2011

Mitch McConnell on John Kerry: 'What planet is he living on?' (Sunday talk shows)

Discussions this Sunday centered on the increasing violence in Libya, the battle to pass a 2011 budget and the 2012 elections.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 03/06/2011

Rep. Peter King defends hearings on radical Islam: 'Let people watch the hearing and decide then'

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, defended his plan to hold hearings on radical Islam next week.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:49 AM ET, 03/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 03/04/2011

In Miami, Obama gets a Bush brother to help push education reform

President Obama took the stage at a Miami high school on Friday, after an unlikely politician introduced him — former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  05:48 PM ET, 03/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Obama: I won’t intervene in NFL dispute

President Obama said Thursday he would not intervene in negotiations between the owners and players of the national football league, which are in a stalemate that could result in a lockout.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  02:02 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Real Rahm meets fake Twitter Rahm

Newly-elected Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) met his Twitter alter ego Wednesday

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:31 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Real Rahm meets fake Twitter Rahm

Newly-elected Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) met his Twitter alter ego Wednesday, and fulfilled a promise to donate $5,000 to a charity of the account holder's choice from his and his wife's trust fund.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:05 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Obama becomes more involved in budget negotiations

Updated, 3:50 p.m. The White House is trying to more directly engage in budget talks...

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  03:50 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Huckabee claims inaccurately that Obama was raised in Kenya

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is not a birther but he got his facts wrong when he claimed president Obama was born in Kenya during an interview Monday.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:17 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Eye on 2012

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Obama to join Jeb Bush at Miami education event

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will join President Obama at an event to promote education...

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency

 

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