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  • Barack-in-the-box shelved: Frenzy fades

     
    by Mark Silva Our observant friends at the wire desk tell us that those catchy "Barack-in-the-box" toys that showed up with the inauguration of a popular new president aren't selling so welll lately. Heather Courtney and David Marzo apparently plowed........
  • Obama's 'public option:' Alive, well...

     
    by Noam Levey and Janet Hook Despite months of outward ambivalence about creating a government health insurance plan, the Obama White House has launched a behind-the-scenes campaign to get divided Senate Democrats to take up some version of the idea......
  • Obama, Afghanistan commander meet

     
    by Mark Silva Some of the criticism leveled at President Barack Obama for his quick trip to Copenhagen to lobby the International Olympic Committee for the 2016 summer games iin Chicago has noted the other pressing challenges that the president......
  • Afghan war: White House, Congress

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, sorting through an array of recommendations about the best way forward with the war in Afghanistan, is calling several leaders of both parties of the House and Senate to the White House on Tuesday.......
  • Holder's handle: Stiff upper-lip contest

     
    by Mark Silva Attorney General Eric Holder. David Axelrod, presidential adviser. And, this year, for the first time, a woman: Finalists for the American Mustache Institute's "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year" award, bestowed each year...
  • Obama: Gay-rights keynote address

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who has made some promises for the cause of gay rights which remain to be fulfilled, plans to address the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner in Washington on Saturday, the organization says. This will......
  • Delray developer seeks to use $27M in stimulus funds for affordable rentals

     
    They have the land, and now they have the money, too. The Auburn Group just needs the blessing of the Delray Beach City Commission to move forward with an affordable rental development on 11 acres in the southwest neighborhood. The......
  • SNL's Obama: 'Nothing, nada'... Problem?

     
    by Mark Silva Several years back, when Saturday Night Live made fun of Democrat Al Gore's plodding debating style in a televised skit between the first couple of face-offs between Gore and Republican George W. Bush, the Gore campaign took......
  • Imus in Morning: McCain's 'Reveille'

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. John McCain, assisting Don Imus in the kickoff of Imus in the Morning on the FOX Business Network today, called the president's national security adviser, Gen. Jim Jones, wrong about Iraq and complained that delay of......
  • Taliban has 'momentum,' U.S. goal doable

     
    by Mark Silva After nearly eight years of war in Afghanistan, where the United States ousted the Taliban from power following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. secretary of defense says the Taliban "has the momentum'' now.......
  • Guantanamo closing unlikely in January

     
    by Josh Meyer Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said today that the Obama administration may not meet its own Jan. 22 deadline for closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and that the fate of more than......