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  • Commander-in-sneaks: Obama's hoops

     
    by Mark Silva President George W. Bush had his mountain bike. President Barack Obama has his basketball. The former president would slip out of the White House on a Saturday morning, if slipping entails a high-speed motorcade, and head for......
  • Obama's post-speech 'bounce:' Up again

     
    by Mark Silva In the days since President Barack Obama's televised address to a joint session of Congress, he has reclaimed the level of public approval with which he started his presidency. Sixty-seven percent of Americans surveyed Wednesday through...
  • Obama's budget: 'Keeping promises'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama says the $3.55-trillion federal budget that he proposes is a matter of "keeping promises.'' Among the promises on which he campaigned: "A government that served not the interests of powerful lobbyists or the...
  • Catching up: The weekend just ended in LI, NYC, DC

     
    As a big snow approaches tonight, these stories command interest: Despite tough times, the pay for a new president of Suffolk Community College gets a big boost, and County Executive Steve Levy does not like it. In Brookhaven town,......
  • Clinton: U.S. overture to Iran 'doubtful'

     
    by Paul Richter SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt -- The Obama administration has already concluded that a diplomatic overture to Iran, one of the central promises of the president's election campaign, is unlikely to persuade Tehran to give up its nuclear......
  • Jeb Bush at Obama's Education Dep't

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Guess who showed up at the offices of President Barack Obama's secretary of education today? Jeb Bush. Arne Duncan, the former superintendent of schools in Chicago whom the Democratic president recruited to run the Department.......
  • Gillibrand: Immigration issues?

     
    In addition to supporting Bush's FISA legislation, Bush's tax cuts, and Iraq War funding, another key flashpoint on the left for Kirsten Gillibrand is immigration. She's supported an enforcement-oriented approach to immigration -- not necessarily...
  • McCain: GOP lost 'big-time,' must rally

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, says his party has lost two elections in a row - "big-time'' - and it's time to rally anew. On the spat that radio's Rush Limbaugh has stirred with......
  • Sarah Palin? 'Nope, nope,' Rush Limbaugh

     
    by Mark Silva If a picture is worth 1,000 "I hope he fails,'' a commercial works too. Americans United for Change, the union-backed Democratic organization that already has been having some ad-fun with the opposition, offers a new ad for......
  • Limbaugh vs. Obama: So who won?

     
    by Mark Silva Has the dust settled enough from the dust-up over Radio Rush Limbaugh's "I want Barack Obama to fail'' saga to determine who won? In what the New York Daily News dubbed "an elephant-on-elephant slapfest,'' have either the......
  • Nassau Dem leader fumes amid GOP-Indie alliance

     
    At least one person who attended the Nassau Independence Party???s fundraiser Sunday described it as almost a Republican event. Every Nassau Republican who is somebody ??? or wants to be somebody ??? was there, including Joe Mondello, the county......