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  • Michelle Obama: First gardener

     
    by Mark Silva Michelle Obama is digging the White House - or at last a patch of the lawn, where the first lady plans to plant a garden. The president's wife will turn a patch of dirt on the White......
  • House cracks down on AIG bonuses

     
    by James Oliphant Working furiously to respond to public outrage over Wall Street excess, the House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that seeks to recoup the lion's share of the $165 million in bonuses paid to executives of American......
  • Obama's car battery: 'Next generation'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, touting $2.4 billion of federal money for development of "the next generation of electric vehicles, told an audience in California today that "it'always... nice to get out of Washington for a little bit, recharge........
  • Schwarzenegger backs Obama spending

     
    by Rebecca Cole In his Terminator movies, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's former character flew solo when he went after his enemies. Now, however, faced with a skyrocketing unemployment rate of 10.5 percent and four decades of ignoring California'...
  • Obama's commencements: Tradition

     
    by Mark Silva It's getting to be that time of year. And presidents have follwed a certain tradition at this time of year: Sending off the graduates of one public school, one private school and one service academy. President Barack......
  • Obama budget means bigger deficits: CBO

     
    by Frank James President Barack Obama's ambitious agenda to make major investments in healthcare, education and energy was imperiled by a new estimate by Congress's budget experts who suggested that the president's $3.6 trillion budget and its new...
  • Obama failing to connect dots: Grassley

     
    by Mark Silva It's taxes, taxes, taxes in the Republican talking points today. ""The president of the United States has the pleasure of leading the country in the best of times, but the responsibility for digging us out of the......
  • Michael Steele, the Democrats' secret weapon?

     
    by Frank James If Michael Steele, the Republican National Committee chairman, were really the Democrat Party's secret weapon sent in from decidedly blue state of Maryland to sow discord in the Republican party, he probably couldn't do much better than.......
  • Obama's first judge, connected, liberal?

     
    by David G. Savage President Obama announced his first judicial nomination today, elevating U.S. District Judge David F. Hamilton from southern Indiana to the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. White House officials described Hamilton as a...
  • Obama to GOP: Don't just say no

     
    by Frank James In an effort to boost pressure on congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama appealed to them to stop sniping at his budget proposals and to offer their own constructive ideas, saying that the current difficult times call for......
  • White House's green fountains: St. Pat's

     
    by Mark Silva The greening of the O'Bama White House is complete. Down to the fountains. They are flowing green on the North and South Lawns today, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, at the request of First Lady Michelle......