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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.

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...

Sam Stein

White House Denies Pushing Trigger Option, Dem Groups Concur | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House, along with several progressive groups and high-ranking Democrats, is pushing back against reports that the administration is advancin...

Sam Stein

Cheney Accuses Obama Of Launching "Intensely Partisan" Torture Investigation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney left little on the table during a taped interview Fox News Sunday, accusing the Obama White House pursuing an "intensely partisan" investi...

No-Drama Obama's Rules to Live by

Julie Farby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Farby

Turns out even an unflappable man-God like Obama is human after all: he even has a list of pet peeves (gasp!).

Sam Stein

Lieberman: Using Reconciliation For Health Care A "Real Mistake" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Joseph Lieberman, (I-Conn.) said on Sunday that he thinks it would be a "real mistake" if Democrats used the parliamentary maneuver known as r...

Sam Stein

Snowe Says No Public Option, White House Says "That's Democracy" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Finance Committee will not include a public option in its health care bill, one of the key Republican negotiators said on Friday -- to whi...

Insurers' Stocks Rise As Public Option Prospects Fade

Market Watch | Robert Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Odds are growing longer for the public health-insurance option that the White House has pushed as part of an overhaul of t...

Rahm Emanuel "Most Influential White House Chief Of Staff In A Generation"? | PETER BAKER and JEFF ZELENY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seven months after moving into his office in the West Wing, Mr. Emanuel is emerging as perhaps the most influential White House chief of staff in a ge...

Celebrity Journalism at the White House

Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Froomkin

There's almost nothing of substance in Brian Williams' profile. This presidency, more than most, is more than just the sum of its photo ops. You just wouldn't know it from this show.

What Can Be Done Now on DADT

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Discrimination in our armed forces carries a potent symbolism: It tells an entire class of people that the country is not interested in their service.

Use the Precautionary Principle

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

At the White House, the precautionary principle should be used: lead contaminated soil should be removed and replaced with organic compost. That would be the safe and truly organic way.

Sam Stein

White House Acknowledges Officials Were Likely Invited To WaPo Salons | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House acknowledged on Thursday that some members of the administration may have been invited to high-priced "salons" sponsored by the Washin...

Obama's Agenda: Hope, Change and Lobby-Centricity

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

Obama's self-imposed rule against lobbyists in his administration, and the method whereby he is now implementing his progressive agenda, hews toward a rather perverse irony, if not hypocrisy.