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  • Obama's healthcare stall, racial furor

     
    by Mark Silva and updated with response This is what President Barack Obama wanted to talk about this week: Health care. The president was attempting to build a sense of momentum for reform, with the House promising a vote by......
  • 'Beers without borders:' Swamp talk

     
    by Mark Silva It's time to consider a new category: "Swamp comment of the day.'' We'd hate to institutionalize any such contest, because commitment is so, well, committed. But after nearly four years of wading through the Swamp and its......
  • President, professor, policeman: Talking

     
    by Mark Silva and updated again at 7:45 pm EDT Enough about beer. The meeting among President Barack Obama, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley over a few cold beers at a Rose Garden......
  • Obama: 'Major decline,' Gates saga hurt

     
    by Mark Silva As President Barack Obama sits down with a Harvard professor and Cambridge police officer involved in what the president had deemed an episode of racial profiling, he may not find a lot of public support for his......
  • Professor vs. policeman: Viewpoints

     
    by Mark Silva If Harvard University's Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the Cambridge Police Departtment's Sgt. James Crowley ever get around to having that beer at the White House which President Barack Obama says the two are welcome to join......
  • Beer-talks: Colbert's 'teachable moment'

     
    by Mark Silva "I am still reeling over last week's profiling scandal,'' comedian Stephen Colbert says. "I am speaking, of course, of Barack Obama's profiling of Cambridge police officer James Crowley.'' Colbert, anchor of Comedy Central's Colbert Report,...
  • Beer summit, 'beer wars' and peace

     
    by Mark Silva In the era of Cold Beer diplomacy and the Internet, it's important to have a Web strategy for covering a Beer Summit. We thought of improving upon that oft-employed strategy of "live-blogging:" Live-chugging the meeting of the......
  • Obama's 'beer summit:' Thursday

     
    by Peter Nicholas It started out as a casual suggestion: three guys working out their differences over a beer. But President Obama's offer to play host to the cop and the professor entangled in a debate over racial profiling now......
  • Henry Gates vs. Rush Limbaugh

     
    by Mark Silva The BlackBerry that Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was carrying at dinner at a little Italian restaurant on the upper East Side of Manhattan the other night was about to "explode'' when the president started talking......