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Jason Linkins

Matthews: Card 'Getting A Bit Dainty' Over Oval Office Dress Code (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On last night's edition of Hardball, Chris Matthews laced the "Sideshow" section of his broadcast with a toothy attack on former Bush Chief-of-Staff A...

Gibbs: Obama A "Restless Soul"

Washington Post | Anne E. Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is President Obama already feeling cooped up in the White House? Signs are beginning to emerge that point in that direction. After telling a group o...

Pennsylvania Avenue: Take 2

Mary Lou Song | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mary Lou Song

I almost had to remind myself to breathe inside the Newseum. There was Patty Hearst's gun and jacket. Donald Brasco's watch and Amex Card. A press pass to Timothy McVeigh's execution.

Bush Chief Of Staff To Obama: Put Your Jacket On (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

UPDATE: We've unearthed a photo of Bush breaking his own dress code by going jacketless in the Oval Office on January 22, 2001. **Scroll down for vid...

Sam Stein

Obama White House Losing Patience On Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Underscoring the reality that GOP opposition to the stimulus seems firmly entrenched, the Obama administration mounted a more aggressive stance in fav...

Feb. 2, 2009, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

Unemployment figures reach 16-year high. They now include impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who's now Bla-gone-evich. So much for presumption of innocence.

Mr. President, Tear Down This Painting

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jonathan Melber

We are long overdue for a coherent arts policy and a new approach to supporting the country's cultural institutions. Putting some contemporary art up in the White House would be good start.

Obama To Host Labor Leaders While Issuing Executive Orders

Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has notified leading labor officials that it will host them at the White House tomorrow at an event where President Obama pla...

Sam Stein

Ethics Groups Pounce On Gibbs' Statement | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama may have instituted the most far-reaching ethics policy in the history of the White House, as his communications staff is keen to say. Bu...

Now Playing in the White House Bedroom: Hot Monogamy

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mike Alvear

Michelle looks at Obama like she's undressing him. Embers turn to flames when you treat the object of your affection like the object of your desire.

Sam Stein

House Republicans: "We Are Feeling Pretty Relevant" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With each day passing, Republicans in the House seem more emboldened in their opposition to the stimulus package making its way through Congress. Part...

White House Emails Lost in Cyber-Space

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

First published at 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...

Rahm Invites Moderate Republicans To White House For Private Meeting

CQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The president's top aide, Rahm Emanuel, has invited a group of moderate Republicans to a private White House meeting Tuesday amid a Democratic push to...

How Obama Plans To Retool His Grass-Roots Network To Help Push White House's Agenda | JIM RUTENBERG and ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lyle McIntosh gave everything he could to Barack Obama's Iowa campaign. He helped oversee an army that knocked on doors, distributed fli...

Obama Faces White House Stuck In Dark Ages Of Technology

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the Obama campaign represented a sleek, new iPhone kind of future, the first day of the Obama administration looked more like the rotary-dial past....

Press: Pool Reports Can't Go On White House Website

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new White House web site is expected to display many cool things once it's fully operational (which, currently, it is not). But pool reports -- t...

Obama Press Secretary Trying To Figure Out Computer

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has made a couple of appearances in or near the White House press briefing room in the last couple of hours. Deputy Press...

Sam Stein

Obama Economic Bubble: Inauguration Sparks Sales | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Walking around the nation's capital these past few days, one gets the sense that Barack Obama is single-handedly keeping the economy afloat. He's not ...

Obama Open House Set For Day After Inauguration

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama plans to open his White House doors to the public on his first full day of his presidency, Jan. 21. Obama aides on Fr...

White House Damage Check

Paula Poundstone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paula Poundstone

Would you be surprised it they found peep holes drilled in the walls of the master bath or "Tennessee sucks," etched behind the Zachary Taylor portrait? I wouldn't.

Obama The Night Owl: Expect Long Hours At The White House | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is bringing back the night-owl presidency. With the metabolism of a White House set by its occupant, Obama's team is preparing for a ret...

Sam Stein

Bill Burton Heading To Obama White House | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Burton, Barack Obama's national press secretary during the presidential campaign, will serve as a deputy press secretary in the Obama White House...

Obamas Move Into Blair House, One Step Closer To The White House | Rachel L. Swarns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obamas are moving one step closer to the White House. On Thursday, President-elect Barack Obama and his family will move into Blair House, which ...

Can I Stop Giving Now?

Carine Fabius | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

People are stressed about money. So, why is the president-elect still asking me to send in donations? You got elected. Can you stop asking me to give you money now?

Robert Byrd, Marking 50 Years in Senate, Has Advice for Obama

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Kettmann

It wasn't quite like the night at Camden Yards when Cal Ripken became baseball's Iron Man but Byrd nonetheless reached a similarly untouchable milestone yesterday.