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Experts Criticize Obama For Lack Of Focus On Regulation And Community Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite signs of improvement in the U.S. economy, some economic experts, and even officials associated with the recovery effort, have begun to worry a...

GM Must Cut Buick, GMC Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

General Motors must drop their Buick and GMC divisions. And do it now. The number of people already put out of work by the Amazingly-Shrinking Genera...

Israelis Divided Over Obama Speech

AP | STEVEN GUTKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel said it hoped President Barack Obama's speech to the Muslim world Thursday would help usher in a "new period of reconciliatio...

Rahm: White House Is Family Friendly -- For Obama's Family (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In its second night of exclusive behind the scenes access, NBC's "Inside the Obama White House" delved into the personal lives of White House staffers...

Obama's White House: Lighthearted Moments (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House photographer Pete Souza follows President Obama everywhere, capturing virtually each and every moment. The latest batch of photos posted t...

Inside The Obama White House: President, Gibbs, Emanuel At Work (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NBC News' Brian Williams went behind the scenes at the White House, getting footage of President Obama and his staff at work. His team 150 hours of fo...

Sam Stein

Obama Plugs Staff Into Hill Health Care Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the key measures the Obama White House has employed in crafting a comprehensive health care reform package is to ensure that the avenues of com...

Change Comes to the White House Walls

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marlene H. Phillips

The President and First Lady have reached out to galleries and private collectors asking for loans of modern art and art by women, African Americans, Asians and Hispanics.

Is Robert Gibbs The Funniest Press Secretary Ever?

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Whenever there's laughter in the James S. Brady Briefing Room -- by either the briefer or the briefed -- the official White House stenographer indicat...

Sam Stein

Warren's Consumer Protection Agency: From Article To Near-Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the next few weeks the Obama White House will introduce a sweeping package of regulatory reforms designed to prevent excesses and pitfalls in an ec...

Sam Stein

Obama Has Talked With Bush Since Inauguration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ongoing spat between the Obama White House and former vice president Dick Cheney has, to a large extent, marginalized the one other figure with se...

Sam Stein

Obama Huddles With Human Rights Groups Before Security Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Under heavy criticism for a series of decisions on national security that resembled, for some, those of the Bush years, President Barack Obama hosted ...

Poetry Jam At The White House

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

President Obama described the first ever White House Poetry Jam as a chance to "celebrate the power of words and music to help us appreciate beauty, but also to understand pain."

Sam Stein

Obama Broke His Word On Detainee Photos: Chief ACLU Lawyer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lawyer pushing for the release of photographs showing the harsh treatment of suspected terrorist detainees said President Barack Obama was backtra...

Obama White House Not Challenging EPA; AP Gets It Wrong

Grist.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The AP has what looks like a blockbuster story today: "White House memo challenges EPA finding on warming." The Obama White House bashing the EPA proc...

White House Office Of Public Engagement Launched, Replacing Office Of Public Liason

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama announced Monday a new name and a new mission for the White House office charged with dealing most closely with the American people. ...

Sam Stein

Newt Gingrich: "McCarthyist" Obama Wants To "Put Terrorists On Welfare" (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview that was fiery even by his standards, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused the Obama administration of coddling terrorists, tarr...

White House Joins Twitter, Facebook, MySpace

whitehouse.gov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the President's last Weekly Address, he called on government to "recognize that we cannot meet the challenges of today with old habits and stale th...

Dog Days at the White House

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicolaus Mills

Dog Days at the WhiteHouse By Nicolaus Mills At last Malia and Sasha Obama have the dog they were promised by their parents. Bo, a six-month-old P...

Obama Family Photos Sent Out By The White House (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The White House sent out an amazing collection of photos on Wednesday to mark the first 100 days of its newest resident. They also included some grea...

Sam Stein

Obama To GOP: You Have To Start Meeting Me Halfway

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One hundred days into office, Barack Obama's list of accomplishments is certainly immense. From the budget, passed by the Senate on Wednesday night, t...

Stand by Your Word, Mr. President: End "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Firing 50 men and women who are fluent in Arabic solely because they are gay when we are fighting in the Arabic-speaking world? The mind boggles.

Assistant Social Secretary Reveals How White House Parties Work

Essence.com | Cynthia Gordy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

From invitation design and seating arrangements to celebrity scheduling and band booking, Associate Social Secretary Samantha Tubman helps with the de...

David Axelrod's Inner Circle

The Fix | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Axelrod, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama and perhaps the political person closest to the former Illinois Senator, makes a somewhat un...

Will Obama Block Release of Key Bush-era Torture Memos?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

As has been pointed out by journalists, human rights lawyers and critics, President Obama has continued -- and continues to defend -- some of the Bush administration's most repressive "War on Terror" policies.