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  • 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......
  • 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: 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......
  • 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......