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Cantor: GOP Will Be 'Attentive' During Obama Speech

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

Cantor and I talked about how Republicans would behave, and I asked if it would be like a State of the Union when they sit on their hands or hiss for parts they don't agree with.

In Health Care Push, Biden Asks Americans: 'Bust This Myth'

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

Biden made a renewed health care push, asking supporters to join the White House to debunk rumors and imploring Americans to send in their personal stories to showcase the need for reform.

WATCH: Kennedy Passes Torch to Obama

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

In pulling together notes for my Ted Kennedy story, I found these two videos I captured at the Kennedy endorsement speech on Jan. 28, 2008.

Around the World With President Obama

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

The trip abroad with President Obama was a bit of a whirlwind. Here are photos from the trip, along with original video that offes a glimpse into what it's like traveling with Obama abroad.

Say What? White House Uses Twitter, FTW!

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christina Bellantoni

In a first that should be noted in the presidential archives, the White House on Friday used the Twitter feed to announce to more than 726,000 followers that Obama is holding a press conference Wednesday night.

Thanks to Brad Pitt, One Homecoming, One Reunion in New Orleans

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christina Bellantoni

This weekend, Robert Green slept in his own home in the Lower 9th Ward for the first time since Hurricane Katrina flattened his neighborhood and killed his mother and infant granddaughter.

It's a Small World for Obama as Health Care Joke Resurfaces

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

File this under "You can't make this stuff up": a 13-month old joke about health care resurfaced today when President Obama held a town hall meeting in Raleigh.

POTUS Loves Sports

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

From making March Madness bracket picks in the White House Map Room to thanking Russians for Washington Capitals hockey star Alex Ovechkin, Obama is embracing his role as America's No. 1 sports fan.

MoveOn Targets the White House as Health Care Fight Rages

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

Keying off the furor over chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's Wall Street Journal remarks on health care that I blogged about earlier, MoveOn is activating its 3.2 million membership list.

Obama: Three Continents, One Day

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

First published at WashingtonTimes.com DRESDEN, GERMANY -- The whirlwind tour continues here Friday as President Obama sees Buchenwald concentratio...

White House Slogan for Cairo Speech: New Beginning

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Bellantoni

Aides told us reporters traveling with Obama that the speech tomorrow in Cairo will last between 40 and 45 minutes. They also announced an unprecedented social networking blitz to engage the Muslim world.

Whoops! White House Live Stream Plays ESPN

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christina Bellantoni

We knew President Obama was a big sports fan, but he broadcast that to the world today when the White House video live stream played nearly 10 minutes of ESPN programming.

Gearing Up For a Health Care Fight

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

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After Break, Specter Returns to Twitter as Dem

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

Tweets buzzed with news about Specter's decision all day long -- thousands of tweets pushed it to the top trended topic behind swine flu Tuesday -- his own feed was silent. Until today.

Dems Raise Money to "Send Cheney Packing" Back to Wyoming

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

The DNC is going after Dick Cheney with a new fundraising pitch -- asking supporters to donate money for a one-way bus ticket to send the former vice president back to Wyoming.

VIDEO: Up Close and Personal With Bo Obama

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

I was at the White House to witness the arrival of the First Dog of the United States.

POTUS' Twitter Feed Reactivated

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

The Barack Obama Twitter feed just posted a link to the WhiteHouse.gov online townhall forum, planned for Thursday.

First Lady's Guests Tonight

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

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

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 01.24.2012 | Media
Christina Bellantoni

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.

Grieving Military Families Get Personal Touch from President

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

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.

White House Emails Lost in Cyber-Space

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

First published at WashingtonTimes.com If you sent an e-mail to anyone who works in the White House yesterday, you'd be wise to send it again. The e-m...

10 People, 10 Backgrounds, One President (VIDEO)

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

What happens when you bring together 10 strangers with nothing in common for a conversation about what Obama's candidacy means to them and how they may continue their work to help the administration?

Obama has taken 48 questions

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

First published at WashingtonTimes.com I wrote a story last month noting that President-elect Barack Obama had broken the record for number of press ...

Look out Sarah Palin! Obama Offers 4-Year Calendar

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

First published at WashingtonTimes.com I blogged last week about the Sarah Palin 2009 calendar, and this week Team Obama sent over a new fundraisin...

Sarah Palin Featured in '09 Calendar

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

First published at WashingtonTimes.com CHICAGO — It could be the perfect holiday gift. Liberals will find it funny, conservatives will be happy...