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July 13, 2010 President Obama announces that Jacob (Jack) Lew will be nominated to replace Peter Orszag as director of the Office of Management and Budget.
June 30, 2010 One reader would like to know why Gen. David Petraeus needed to be confirmed to his position as head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
June 24, 2010 For all the talk about Gen. David Petraeus replacing Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan, the point is, in the end, the policy remains the same. And not everyone thinks that's good news.
June 22, 2010 The ruling by a federal judge to end the Obama administration's moratorium on drilling in the Gulf pleases Republicans, but the White House promises an appeal.
After his meeting with BP executives, the president again spoke about the oil spill crisis.
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June 16, 2010 The president used remarks today to discuss the pain many are feeling along the Gulf Coast.
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June 16, 2010 The words the president chose to emphasize included "oil," of course. But "clean", "drilling" and "industry" were prominent too.
June 7, 2010 Helen Thomas, caught in a controversy over her statements about Israel and Palestine, has resigned from Hearst News Service. The 89-year old Thomas has covered presidents going back to JFK.
June 3, 2010 After the controversy over what the White House did to discourage Joe Sestak from challenging Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Senate primary, now come questions about the Colorado Senate race. Meet Barack Obama, The Jobs President
May 28, 2010 Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) suggests that the White House's role in the Joe Sestak "job offer" story amounts to a felony. But the Reagan administration may have done the same thing.
May 28, 2010 A White House memo says there were discussions -- through former President Bill Clinton -- to get Joe Sestak to end his primary challenge to Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter. But it concludes that no laws were violated.
May 28, 2010 The New York Times is reporting that the White House went through Bill Clinton to offer Joe Sestak a job if he would drop his primary challenge to Pa. Sen. Arlen Specter.
May 27, 2010 President Obama addressed the press for an hour today on his administration's handling of the oil spill inthe Gulf. How did he do? You decide.
Frustrated? Yes. Reassuring? That's still to be determined.
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May 27, 2010 President Obama, in a nationally televised news conference, defended his administration's role in dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf.
May 26, 2010 Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to name a special prosecutor to see if laws were broken when the White House offered a job to Joe Sestak to get him out of the Pennsylvania Senate race.
April 26, 2010 The World Champion New York Yankees celebrated their 27th title last year, and today they visited President Obama at the White House. Obama, a White Sox fan, was respectful, given the circumstances.
March 29, 2010 President Obama, fresh off his health-care victory, shows a bit of political leg. Ken Rudin reflects on the politics of recess appointments. Obama has recently announced he will bypass the Senate and install controversial Craig Becker and 14 other...
February 16, 2010 Leslie Gelb says that for the Obama Administration to succeed, the president is going to have to make wholesale changes in personnel.
President Obama holds up a document of Republican solutions given to him by House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio before addressing Republican lawmakers at the GOP House Issues Conference in Baltimore.
January 29, 2010 Political Junkie: The president visited House Republicans at their retreat Friday, and a direct, no-holds-barred exchange followed.
President Obama gives his State of the Union address.
January 28, 2010 His party has gone from 60 to 59 in the Senate, but he's still fighting for health care. Trouble is, he didn't explain how we get from here to there. Political Junkie looks at the highs and lows of the State of the Union address.
January 28, 2010 A look at Obama's claim that he has "excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions."
January 28, 2010 President Obama made a stab at fostering more political harmony in his speech, but he also had some warnings.
January 27, 2010 The president has a lot on his plate already. Can he really afford to take on a new political fight?
January 27, 2010 President Obama sent a clear warning to the Afghan president on corruption, but didn't address other issues being raised about the war.
January 27, 2010 The president broke no new ground on the subject, but he reminded the public that "clean energy" remains high on his wish list.
January 27, 2010 The president said both countries face increased isolation and stronger sanctions.
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