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Obama Press Conference

Economy Before Turkey

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Warren

At Wednesday's press conference, Obama tried to look confident, not pretentious or precipitous, as he tried to convince us again to do what's almost impossible right now, be patient.

Sam Stein

Obama Defends Cabinet: The Change Will Come From Me | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking to reporters for the third time in three days, Barack Obama was asked directly whether the staff choices he had made for his cabinet and advi...

Obama Beats Press Conference Record

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the 22 days since winning the White House, President-elect Barack Obama has taken 22 questions from reporters and has done two sit-down television ...

Economic Bailout Roundup: The Many Numbers Being Thrown Around

AP/HuffPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Treasury and Fed added to the ever-growing confusion over various bailout plans by announcing two new multi-billion dollar efforts today. At the s...

Obama: We Have A "New Way Of Doing Business, When We Make Mistakes, We Admit Them"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Obama gave another press conference today about the economy. While apologizing to a reporter about putting him in the wrong section at his press confe...

Obama Says No Extra Help For Chicago Friends (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama indicated Tuesday that his friends in Chicago and Springfield shouldn't expect special treatment for their debt-ridden go...

How Nice Is It to Finally Have a Smart President?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

At Obama's press conference, the tone and thoughts on the problems facing the country were of a level we haven't seen since the Bush brood took over the White House.

Advice to Barack Obama: Be Modest in All Things

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

It was a different Obama, with a different voice, that I heard at the press conference on Friday. He appeared to be flip and full of himself.

Obama's Replacement: Blagojevich Mulls Senate Pick

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Indictment News Updates, 12-9-08: ILLINOIS GOVERNOR CHARGED WITH TRYING TO SELL OBAMA'S SEAT ARRESTED THIS MOR...

Another Reason We Need Shorter Campaigns

Paul Reiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Reiser

At Friday's press conference Obama was trying to put out a fire that wasn't really there, and in the process, made a silly joke. Clearly, there's some sort of transition time needed between campaigning and having won.

Obama's Friday Schedule: Meeting With Economic Advisers, Press Conference, Parent Teacher Meetings (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Update: Obama's first press conference as President-elect will be aired live here. The Obama Team sent out the President-elect's schedule for today ...

Lighten Up, America

Albert Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Albert Brooks

Go ahead, Mr. President-Elect, be who you are. That is the reason we voted for you. Don't let them, on the day of your first press conference, turn you into what we are so grateful to have finally gotten rid of.

Barack Obama: Effective from the Start

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

By coming forward to the public today, 70 days until his inauguration, President-elect Obama showed America that he is already focused like a laser beam on the economy.

Obama: My Next Press Conference Will Be Wednesday

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown reports: The traveling press corps has taken to shouting questions -- from the inane to the serious -- at Barack Obama...

Obama "Gravitas" On Display Abroad (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza writes a glowing review of Barack Obama's press availability with reporters in Jordan today, saying the event, li...

Sam Stein

Obama On FISA: Security Trumps Suing Phone Companies | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a press conference on Wednesday, Sen. Barack Obama explained his support for a compromise on FISA legislation, saying that concerns over American s...

Sam Stein

The 15 Dems Who Tried To Block Telecom Immunity | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The debate over how the Bush administration has conducted its warrantless wiretapping program seems to be nearing a legislative end. On Thursday, the...