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44: June, 2011

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/30/2011

West Wing Briefing: Obama to bid farewell to Gates, then attend fundraisers

The president will speak at a farewell ceremony for his departing defense chief.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Senate votes to streamline confirmation process

The Senate Wednesday voted 79-20 to approve legislation to streamline its confirmation process by reducing the number of positions requiring full Senate confirmation and requiring fewer nominees to go through a full confirmation procedure.

By Al Kamen  |  04:26 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  322, 322, Congress, Congress

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Obama, Palin to appear in Iowa on same day

Their Tuesday-afternoon stops will take attention away from the growing field of official GOP presidential candidates stumping through the Hawkeye State.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Obama to meet with Senate leaders on debt, deficit

Just over a month before deadline to raise debt ceiling, President Obama gets directly involved in deficit-cutting talks.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  05:58 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 06/25/2011

First family goes on safari in South Africa

The first big game that Michelle Obama and her family spot in a South African park was an elephant.

By Krissah Thompson  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 06/25/2011

First family takes in safari in South Africa

The first big game that Michelle Obama and her family happened on at Madikwe Game Reserve was an elephant.

By Krissah Thompson  |  01:21 PM ET, 06/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Obama: Gay couples deserve same legal rights as every other couple

At New York fundraiser Thursday sponsored by gay Democrats, the president listed his record of accomplishments on extending rights for gay Americans.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  11:51 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Who stays, who goes at Defense under Panetta

Many of those on Defense Secretary Robert Gates’s team at the Pentagon are expected to stay under new Secretary Leon Panetta.

By Al Kamen  |  04:19 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/23/2011

West Wing Briefing: At LGBT fundraiser, Obama may face questions on gay marriage

At a LGBT fundraiser today, President Obama may be pressed on an issue on which he has said his views are evolving.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 AM ET, 06/22/2011

West Wing Briefing: Obama to make his case on Afghanistan in prime time

President will give a rare prime-time address to announce next steps in his Afghanistan policy.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:39 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Michelle Obama in Africa: Live tweets (#flotusinafrica)

As first lady Michelle Obama travels through South Africa, Post reporter Krissah Thompson is dispatching updates through Twitter.

By Katie Rogers  |  10:04 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:19 AM ET, 06/21/2011

West Wing Briefing: Can Huntsman follow Obama model?

The former Utah governor is trying to wage the kind of campaign that helped vault his ex-boss to the White House.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:19 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Illegal immigrants set some Arizona wildfires, McCain says, but offers no evidence

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) said some of his state’s wildfires might have been started by illegal immigrants but offered no evidence of that.

By Beth Marlowe  |  11:56 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 AM ET, 06/20/2011

War fatigue presents challenge for Obama

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:23 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 06/18/2011

Obama impersonator pulled offstage after making racial, gay jokes at GOP gathering

The impersonator told a string of racial jokes, poking fun at President Obama’s biracial heritage and a gay member of Congress before being pulled offstage by organizers.

By Aaron Blake and Amy Gardner  |  05:35 PM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye on 2012

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 06/18/2011

Obama, Boehner tee off

A pool report from the first hole as golf game gets underway

By Scott Wilson  |  11:37 AM ET, 06/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Obama to eat dinner with $5 donors

President Obama’s campaign says anyone who donates at least $5 on Wednesday automatically is placed into a lottery for a dinner with Obama.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  02:45 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/15/2011

John Edwards mugshot released

By Matt DeLong  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Senior White House aide joins airline lobby

Sean Kennedy, who serves as President Obama’s special assistant for legislative affairs, will take over as the Air Transport Association of America’s government affairs chief.

By Dan Eggen  |  04:19 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Palin’s e-mails, the media’s frenzy

Al Kamen’s In the Loop column reports on the media coverage of the Palin e-mails and the historic opening of Al Capone’s safe.

By Al Kamen  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Obama makes rare presidential visit to Puerto Rico

Tuesday’s trip could help the president woo Puerto Rican voters in Florida.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  12:40 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Obama calls for more engineering grads as a way to spur the economy

President Obama called for more Americans to become engineers in a speech in Durham on Monday, continuing a year-long push to present his vision for the economy.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  03:06 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Obama to spend weekend at Camp David

President Obama is scheduled to leave for Camp David on Friday afternoon to relax for the first time since he was in the Hawaii around Christmas.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  10:49 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Clinton staff denies World Bank report

Spokesman says Reuters report is “100 percent wrong.”

By Aaron Blake  |  05:43 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Obama touts growth in manufacturing in speech

After reports showed a sluggish recovery, the president must carefully show optimism about the economy without seeming out of touch.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Medical device association to White House: Get an innovations office

The medical device industry association released their policy agenda Monday, calling on the White House to create an innovation office at the White House.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:54 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

West Wing Briefing: A closer look at Obama’s poll numbers

Poll shows some good, but mostly bad news for president.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 06/06/2011

President Obama, Speaker Boehner plan a golf outing

The White House plays down the day on the links, saying it’s purely “social.”

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  03:48 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Obama to meet with advisers on Afghanistan as withdrawal deadline looms

President Obama meets with his national security team to discuss the war on Afghanistan less than a month before announcing if and how he will abide by his pledge to start the drawdown of troops this July.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  07:23 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 06/05/2011

Palin: ‘I didn’t mess up about Paul Revere’

The former Alaska governor pointed to a less well-known aspect of the Midnight Ride, but still appears to be taking liberties with the details.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:58 AM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sunday Talkies

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Michelle Obama to travel to Botswana, South Africa

First lady to make extended trip to Africa.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  12:12 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

West Wing Briefing: Amid signs of weakening recovery, Obama heads to Toledo to tout Chrylser bailout

The Obama administration and congressional Democrats are aggressively touting the success of Chrysler ahead of the 2012 elections.

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

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Gov. Christie’s choppy ride

Use of a state helicopter to and from his son’s high school baseball game landed the New Jersey governor in hot water.

By Al Kamen  |  06:35 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/02/2011

West Wing Briefing: Obama to meet with House Democrats on debt ceiling, deficit

President Obama will bring House Democrats to the White House on Thursday to discuss negotiations on raising the federal debt ceiling and reducing the budget deficit, a day after he held a sometimes-contentious session with House Republicans on the same issues.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011

West Wing Briefing: Obama will meet with House Republicans on deficit, debt limit

President Obama will meet with House Republicans Wednesday, as the two sides remain divided on an agreement to increase the federal debt ceiling.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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