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Entries by Christina Bellantoni from 02/2009

White House press secretary tested

| Posted 02.04.2009 | Politics

First published at What a day. President Obama lost two of his nominees amid tax problems and did a round robin with all five netw...

Kaine Asks Obama-ites to Advocate for Stimulus

| Posted 02.06.2009 | Politics

The newly revamped campaign arm for President Obama, Organizing for America, will bank more than 3,300 house parties this weekend as Obama intensifies his political push for the economic stimulus package.

Who will get questions tonight?

| Posted 02.09.2009 | Politics

First published at President Obama's first press conference starts at 8 p.m., but during the transition period from after the elec...

POTUS: On the road again

| Posted 02.11.2009 | Politics

First published at I was on the road yesterday with President Obama, who was in top salesman form in Florida. He wasn't selling h...

White House posts stimulus for public comment

| Posted 02.13.2009 | Politics

First published at The White House has posted the contents of President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus plan online and is ...

White House boosts stimulus comments - now 10 times longer

| Posted 02.14.2009 | Politics

First published at I blogged last night about the White House posting the $787 billion stimulus plan online for public comment - ... goes live

| Posted 02.17.2009 | Politics

First published at The White House went live a short while ago with, which President Obama has been touting for wee...

Grieving Military Families Get Personal Touch from President

| Posted 02.17.2009 | Politics

I talked to several families who lost loved ones in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent weeks, and several said that personal notes from the president have meant the world to them.

Viral email alert: Obama daughter Beanie Babies

| Posted 02.18.2009 | Politics

First published at There's a new viral email going around with a plea: "Don't buy the Obama dolls!" Unlike the negative Obama emai...

Environment top issue for POTUS' first foreign trip

| Posted 02.19.2009 | Politics

First published at OTTAWA, Canada -- The White House press charter just touched down ahead of President Obama, who arrives here o...

Obama accidentally says 'Iowa' in Ottawa

| Posted 02.19.2009 | Politics

First published at OTTAWA, Canada - President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper just started their joint news conf...

Antiwar Rep. Waters to pressure Obama on Afghanistan

| Posted 02.20.2009 | Politics

First published at It's not very often news breaks on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, but the season premiere Friday night did j...

George Clooney gets White House Darfur promise

| Posted 02.23.2009 | Politics

First published at I caught George Clooney tonight after a very long day at the White House as he emerged from a meeting with Vic...

First Lady's Guests Tonight

| Posted 02.24.2009 | Politics

The White House just sent over a few tidbits on who will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during the president's address tonight.

What I Would Have Tweeted Tonight

| Posted 02.25.2009 | Media

I was in the House gallery above President Obama during his address to Congress. There are strict rules for the gallery, most importantly no cell phones or electronic devices.