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  • Obama's stand-up: 'Chicago's big week'

     
    by Mark Silva Austan Goolsbee, the economist on leave from the University of Chicago advising a fellow Chicagoan in the White House now, has a pretty strong sense of humor and a practiced soto voce. "We packed up, like the......
  • Government Bans Texting While Driving in Federal Fleet

     
    The Obama administration banned federal employees from texting while driving in government vehicles in an executive order issued today. The new rule came out of a two-day meeting on distracted driving convened by the administration. It says it will...
  • Joe Wilson: FOX no-show, Webbed out

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Joe the congressman had a big night. But Rep. Joe Wilson may be having a bad day. The official House Web-site of the South Carolina Republican who shouted out to the president during last night's......
  • Crist-Obama hug Part 2: The back story

     
    So, how exactly did former Republican governor Charlie Crist reprise his infamous hug with President Obama on the campaign trail over the weekend? Crist said his role in this election came about with an improptu cold call to the White......
  • Obama: Olympics lost, joblessness up

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama returned to the White House today without the 2016 summer Olympic games - the International Olympic Committee has granted them to Rio de Janeiro - and to face the highest level of unemployment at......
  • Rio wins, Chicago loses, 2016 Olympics

     
    by Christi Parsons and Mark Silva Rio de Janeiro has won the right to host the Olympic games in the summer of 2016, a decision that will set the games in South America for the first time. "In every competition,......
  • Obama vs. GOP: It's the economy

     
    by Mark Silva "Employment is often the last thing to come back after a recession,'' President Barack Obama notes today, in his weekly address, the day after the Labor Department reported 9.8 percent unemployment in September, the highest rate since......
  • Chicago, 'a city that works:' Obama

     
    by Mark Silva and Christi Parsons and updated at 11:45 am, 1:10, 3:15 and 4:40 pm EDT All that planning, all that lobbying, all that spending. And Chicago has lost its bid for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. On the......
  • Obama: Rose Garden, no 'hostage video'

     
    by Mark Silva, and updated at 11:50 am President Barack Obama has scheduled a Rose Garden appearance this afternoon -- at 4 pm EDT -- to address the International Olympic Committee's venue choice for the 2016 summer games. So the......
  • Sarah Palin: 'Catastrophic' for GOP in '12

     
    by Mark Silva The chief strategist of Sen. John McCain's failed campaign for president has this to say of the notion that McCain running mate Sarah Palin might run for president in 2012: "Catastrophic.'' Now, there was a certain division......
  • Obamas' night out: First WH anniversary

     
    by Mark Silva (and updated Sunday, at 4 pm EDT, with a reflection on vitiriol.) Barack and Michelle Obama are, among other things, husband and wife. And tonight, they celebrated their 17th anniversary, their first in the White House. The......