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  • Barack Obama: 'Media critic'

     
    by Mark Silva Our good friend David Jackson at USA Today has identified a new role for the president of the United States, really an old role for presidents: Media critic. In accepting the apology of Republican Rep. Joe Wilson......
  • Mark Sanford: Fighting 'kangaroo court'

     
    by Mark Silva Mark Sanford, the governor of South Carolina facing a state Ethics Commission inquiry into his spending of state money on travel since his extramarital affair was exposed, also has faced growing calls for his resignation. The latest......
  • Shimkus walked on Obama: 'Frustrated'

     
    by Mark Silva Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who yelled at President Barack Obama during his address to Congress this week, wasn't the only one unhappy with what he heard. Rep. John Shimkus, a Republican from Illinois, walked......
  • Campaign finance laws at stake at court

     
    by David G. Savage President Obama's top courtroom lawyer strongly defended the nation's campaign funding laws in the Supreme Court today and warned the court's skeptical conservatives against striking down the historic ban on corporations directly...
  • Palin's 'death panels' dead issue: Obama

     
    by Mark Silva Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska and GOP candidate for vice president, returned to the health care debate today with an Op-ed essay in the Wall Street Journal warning people anew about the "death panels'' in the......
  • Cheney International Center: Wyoming

     
    by Mark Silva Former President George W. Bush is getting a presidential library and think tank - a public policy center dedicated to his principles - at Southern Methodist University in Texas And now former Vice President Dick Cheney has......
  • Obama accepts Joe Wilson's apology

     
    by Michael Muskal President Obama today accepted the apology of Rep. Joe Wilson, who interrupted the president's speech to Congress to accuse him of lying about whether illegal immigrants would be covered under proposed changes in health-care policies....
  • Obama: 'Circus' of 24-hour news cycle

     
    by Mark Silva The president of the United States was "heckled'' - not at a town hall, but from the floor of the Congress - the president was reminded in an interview aired tonight. ""Actually, my town meetings, people were......
  • 9/11 remembrance bipartisan today

     
    by Mark Silva and updated There still are a few things that congressional leaders are capable of performing in a bipartisan spirit -- that welcome reminder came with the memorials for the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy recently, and it......
  • Obama's must-have health-care demands

     
    by Mark Silva and updated again at 10:30 am EDT President Barack Obama, who will deliver an address to a joint session of Congress tonight, says he will insist upon several must-have elements of a health-care overhaul that he does......
  • Obama 'birther' hit with Cal Bar complaint

     
    A day after declaring that the federal judge who threw out her case was corrupt and might merit a trial for treason, leading Obama birther Orly Taitz was slapped with a California bar complaint alleging professional misconduct....