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POTUS' part-time principles

Lane Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lane Hudson

Last week, President Obama stood on principle. At an Iftar dinner at the White House celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the President anno...

Where Was the "Professional Left" a Year Ago?

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

I don't share Robert Gibbs' outrage that the "professional left" is being too critical of President Obama. What I am outraged about is that the professional left wasn't more critical of Obama a year ago.

PHOTOS: Obama's Arrival In Chicago, Dinner With Oprah

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama arrived in his adopted hometown of Chicago Wednesday night, and kicked things off at River North's popular Graham Elliot restaurant. ...

Blagojevich Brothers On Trial: Robert Takes The Stand

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Robert Blagojevich came to Chicago in the summer of 2008 to help his brother raise campaign funds, conditions were less then ideal. "Rod's brand...

Blagojevich Trial: Where's the Beef?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

After the government rested its case months ahead of schedule, it became apparent to anyone who was paying attention that what we have here is a perfectly premature prosecution.

Will the White House Sell Out to Big Telecom? Or Will 'Dear Valerie' Jarrett Save the Day?

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

You can't please some people. They will push until they get what they want. That's their job. Your job is to look out for the public good and for businesses that don't have $6 million to spend on lobbying fees.

Crazy or Reasonable Belief? The Latest From the Blagojevich Trial

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

Thus far in the trial, we have not heard one Obama advisor tell Blagojevich, "No, you cannot seek something in exchange from Obama. That is illegal and you will go to prison." Not once.

Using Education to Cope With a Complex Economy

Timothy Geithner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Geithner

Beyond financial reform, we must encourage all Americans -- especially our youth -- to cultivate adequate individual financial literacy to succeed in this increasingly complex, fast-moving economy.

A Conversation With Valerie Jarrett, Senior White House Advisor

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rahim Kanani

Logic dictates that the higher you rise, the higher it is find friends you can trust. As Barack Obama rose to the most coveted office in the US, Valerie Jarrett became evermore important.

White House on Dads: Children Need Presence, Not Perfection

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

"Children don't need people to be perfect, they need people to be present," says Michael Strautmanis, Chief of Staff to White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett.

Blagojevich Motion: Redacted Material Claims Obama Pushed Valerie Jarrett For Senate, Took Money From Tony Rezko

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As a part of the ongoing circus that is Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial,defense attorneys for the indicted former governor of Illinois moved to sub...

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Frank Battling White House On Proxy Access | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE, 6/24/10: Barney Frank and his House colleagues are standing strong against a White House effort to block shareholders from having proxy access...

A Lesson in Power by World Leaders

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Pettifor

It's not often that you get to sit in the same room with a group of world leaders and hear their wisdom, ideas and experiences at the personal and political levels. I've just enjoyed that privilege. And the world leaders were all women.

President Obama Directs Administration To Create The "Unprecedented Commission on Transparent Internal Investigation"

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamara N. Holder

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release: June 5, 2010 Memorandum From White House Counsel: President Obama Directs Admin...

Rahm Emanuel Subpoenaed In Blagojevich Trial

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich have subpoenaed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel as a witness at his corruption trial, ...

White House Advisers On Israel: Bond Remains Strong, 'Friends Can Disagree'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Top advisers to President Barack Obama say the relationship between the U.S. and Israel remains strong despite sometimes blunt talk and d...

Obama Fights 'Boys Club' Image In The White House

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Late last year, President Barack Obama summoned the highest-ranking women on his staff to a dinner at the White House so he could a...

A Report From "Women in the World: Stories and Solutions" Summit - Part 2

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

Gloria Steinem has stressed the importance of women sharing their personal stories as a way to add their voices to the human record. This was the strength of The Daily Beast's three-day event.

Obama Tackles Boys Club Image With Female Staffers

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Late last year, President Barack Obama summoned the highest-ranking women on his staff to a dinner at the White House so he could a...

New York Times: Desiree Rogers, Former Obama Social Secretary, Clashed With David Axelrod

New York Times | Peter Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON -- Long before the State Dinner party crashers and the tension with her White House colleagues and the strain in her relationship with the ...

Saddam's Social Network Not So Foreign

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

If social network analysis is so powerful, why isn't it used more often--in intelligence and elsewhere?

Popping the Washington Post's Rahm Bubble

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Rather than fighting to save his own skin and to skewer others who are in and out of the Oval Office nearly as much as he is, Emanuel needs to help champion a sensible transition to a more effective team.

President Obama, A CEO Would Change Up the Team

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The Obama team is failing on most major policy challenges. The president needs to strategically redeploy his closest group of advisers, change up the game, move some others in, and alter their assignments.

Obama's Home-Grown GOP Problem

Steve Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Daley

For generations Chicago has dined out on a hard-edged Democratic image. But all the fights were internecine. When it comes to confronting the national GOP, the mythic nature of Chicago politics is just that, a myth.

Rahm's Parting Shot at Obama Insiders

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Dana Milbank transcribed an article written by Rahm Emanuel today in the Washington Post. Never has an article been more clearly written to support a political benefactor.