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Sam Stein

Obama Goes To GOP Lions' Den -- And Mauls The Lions | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama traveled to a House Republican retreat in Baltimore on Friday and delivered a performance that was at once defiant, substantive and en...

See It Now

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

Today, I saw a president with the guts to speak to his disloyal opponents face to face and to demonstrate to the American people his real ability to lead this nation is reinvigorated.

White House Calls Critical Bioterrorism Report 'Absurd'

Newsweek | Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama White House is pushing back against a federal panel's "report card" giving it an F for failing to prepare the country's defenses against a b...

The Lessons Obama Can Learn From Bill Clinton

Politico | JOHN F. HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WWCD: What Would Clinton Do? That's not a question that President Barack Obama and his team of loyalists from the 2008 campaign are prone to ask, bec...

Sam Stein

Obama Turns To Populist Pitch To Reclaim Anti-Establishment Mantle | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House and Congress Democrats are launching a major populist initiative in an effort to lead, rather than suffer from, the anti-Wall Street,...

Obama's First Year: High Hopes, Harsh Reality

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's victory walk down Pennsylvania Avenue after his swearing-in last January was probably the last time he's been able to breathe...

Right-Wing Demands Obama Fire Kevin Jennings for Helping Gay Teens Not Kill Themselves

Julie Farby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Farby

Kevin Jennings, Educator And Homosexual Everyone knows, much like the thought of women working, the idea of homosexuals being anything other than a ...

Jason Linkins

White House Mocks 'Politico' With Super-Mean Email Forward | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'd describe Politico's brand of journalism as banality, added to Scientology, multiplied by the spasmodic frenzy of a tween who hasn't learned to displace their unfulfilled erotic needs onto emo vampires.

Sam Stein

Obama States Strong Support For House Health Care Reform, Public Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the House of Representatives set to vote on health care reform during a session on Saturday, the White House announced its support for the legisl...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Leaderless: Senate Pushes For Public Option Without Obama's Support | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama is actively discouraging Senate Democrats in their effort to include a public insurance option with a state opt-out clause as p...

Can the Obama White House Course-Correct in Time to Avoid Hitting the 2010 Iceberg?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It's not too late for Obama to right the ship of state. But first he has to acknowledge he needs to chart a fresh course.

White House State Dinner: Shared Responsibility The Key To Global Security And Economic Growth

Mira Veda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mira Veda

The state dinner comes at an ideal time when both countries have common interests, to spread democracy, economic growth, free markets and fight terrorism.

White House Pink Ribbon Installed For Breast Cancer Awareness

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Nearly 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and the White House is showing its support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Mont...

Diva In The White House: Does Desiree Rogers Have The Obamas' Back?

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

The devil of planning major events is in the details. And if Ms. Rogers is not going to attend to them, she better make sure somebody else does. A social secretary is normally a work horse, not a show horse.

One Year Later: Celebrities Who Have Visited The Obama White House (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The White House released its visitor log on Friday in an act of "transparency like you've never seen before." The list of 431 names only includes thos...

Sam Stein

Message To Leadership: Rockefeller Re-States His Opposition To Triggers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the Senate's foremost champions of the public insurance option re-asserted on Friday his opposition to a compromise approach that would establi...

"The Other City" -- The Story of AIDS in Washington and AIDS in America

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jose Antonio Vargas

As we mark World AIDS Day, here are facts about Washington, D.C., home to the first African Americans in the White House: At least 3 percent of the city's population is HIV-positive. A little more than 7 percent of all residents age 40 to 49 carry the virus. For the record, President Barack Obama is 48 and First Lady Michelle Obama is 45.

How The Obama Family Spent Thanksgiving | Michael Y. Park | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

What does the leader of the free world tuck into on Bird Day? Anything -- and everything -- he wants....

The Trigger is a Lie

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

There's a million ways to rig the Medicare system so that nothing ever gets triggered. In fact, that's the whole point of the trigger. Anyone who advocates otherwise is a liar.

Mr. President, Lead the Way to End Discrimination in the Military

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

This is the moment for the President to end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." If Obama fails to seize it, many young LGBT service members will surely be fired, careers ruined.

White House Emphasizes The Positive In Afghanistan, With Hopes Of Gaining Support For Troops | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States is developing a set of benchmarks to ensure that Karzai fights corruption and inefficiency, instituting a "monitoring and verificati...

At the White House, Clean Tech Gets a Push

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Signer

W.H. Climate Change Policy Director Carol Browner said, "I've been in and out of D.C. for twenty years, and there's sort of that tipping point that happens, where everyone who talks starts saying not 'if' but 'when.'"

White House Calls Out Fox And Glenn Beck On Olympics

Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a new post on the official White House blog, Online Programs Director Jesse Lee calls out Fox News for perpetuating lies about President Obama's pu...

The Normalizing of the Presidency

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Barack Obama might be one of the most normal presidents we have had in years. His connectedness to the real world is one of the things that made him appealing as a candidate.

Sam Stein

Paterson: "I Don't Know" If White House Told Me To Drop Campaign (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York Governor David Paterson said on Sunday that he didn't know whether or not the White House told him not to run for re-election, before ultimat...