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Obama Renominates Five Stalled Judicial Appointees | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Not backing down from the fairly taxing battle to fill some of the vacant ranks of the judiciary, President Obama has formally renominated five judges...

Tiny Violin Time -- David Axelrod Warns That GOP Congress Could Be 'More Extreme' Than Bush

Pam Spaulding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pam Spaulding

The "Fierce Advocate" who refused to lead because he wants a second term. Barack Obama must really trust those savants working for him risk tossing control over to the GOP for it.

Oval Office Redesign: The Audacity Of Taupe

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The Oval Office has been tweaked, in a makeover orchestrated by the California decorator Michael Smith. In response, television audiences and the blog...

Sam Stein

Robert Gibbs: Alan Simpson Won't Lose His Job Over '310 Million Tits' Comment | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration on Monday reiterated its commitment to keeping former Sen. Alan Simpson as the co-chairman of the president's deficit commiss...

Hurricane Katrina: Five Years of Remembering & Rebuilding

Chris Lu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Lu

In the five years since Hurricane Katrina, families have returned to the area, houses have gone up, schools have reopened, and businesses have been rebuilt. But there is still more important work to do.

First Wave Of White House Aides Leaving Administration

The New York Times | Peter Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eighteen months into President Obama's term, some of the first-generation team that arrived with him at the White House are moving on. One by one, usu...

Obama Family NOT Just Like Us (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

On the outside, the Obamas typify the perfect American family. Inside the White House, however, they're anything but. From butlers and pastry chefs to...

Sam Stein

Gibbs Accuses Senate GOP Of Playing Politics With 14th Amendment Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration on Tuesday accused Senate Republicans of playing politics with immigration policy by calling for hearings into the long-settl...

Spitting on the Unemployed

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Senate Republicans are in good company. Despite high unemployment, the unemployed still see their plight as a badge of shame. Society, from consumer binging to social loafing, rubs it in.

Snookered: Right-Wing Propaganda and the Truth About Shirley Sherrod

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Sherrod is the victim here and deserves to be compensated. The blame rests with Breitbart, but accountability must ultimately be demanded of the highest reaches of the government.

White House Vlog Offers Inside Look At Obama

Washington Post | Paul Farhi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


White House Defends Record Of Political Support For Democrats

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Facing criticism from House Democrats, the White House circulated a memo Wednesday that details all the political help that President Ba...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: Senate Likely To Pass Unemployment Benefits Extension Next Week | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs predicted on Tuesday that the Senate will pass an extension of unemployment benefits sometime next week after...

Against All Odds Save the Middle Class, Democracy and the American Dream

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

We cannot let the message machine of the Republican Party lull voters into universal amnesia. Remember these are the same guys that put the nails in the coffin cementing the potential extermination of the middle class.

Sam Stein

Harry Reid's Re-Election Remains Obama's Top 2010 Priority | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the White House and allied campaign committees drew up their list of midterm campaigns to prioritize, there was little debate about which race wo...

White House Salaries Released: Which West Wing Staffers Are In The Money?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing & Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House released a full list of its employees titles and salaries on Friday. Those salaries range from $0 for some policy advisers to $172,200...

Sam Stein

Obama's SCOTUS Pick Likely To Come Next Week | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs caused a stir on Monday when he told reporters that he could not rule out the president announcing his pick f...

Open Letter to Kathleen Parker: You Went There

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

The title of your Washington Post column from Wednesday ("Obama: Our first female president," 6.30.10) was a bit misleading at first glance. Before c...

The President, Immigration and Missed Opportunities

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

In an ironic twist, today the president will be talking about immigration reform with "representatives from online media outlets." However, to the best of my knowledge, Latina/Latino bloggers will be absent.

Obama White House Guest Chefs: Who Has Made The Cut (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

From the White House, the Obamas have embraced America's rich culinary culture in an unprecedented way. In addition to dining at some of the best res...

Sam Stein

White House Does Diplomacy With Gay Rights Community | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is making a series of diplomatic and political gestures of good will this week to the gay rights community with which it has ...

Sam Stein

White House Attacks New York Times For Critical Afghanistan Report | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A dramatic New York Times report detailing doubts among Afghan leadership that U.S. forces can beat back the Taliban had its credibility attacked on S...

Mark Kirk Campaign Blames White House For Leaking Story About His Military Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Under intense scrutiny after misstating his military record and most recently being accused of campaigning while on active duty, it's only natural tha...

Kagan is No Lady Gaga of Law

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Maybe Kagan is no Lady Gaga when it comes to fashion. But for most Americans, the way Kagan outfits herself is just fine. What's in her mind and her heart are far more important than what's on her back, neck, or her ring finger.

Sam Stein

Helen Thomas Retirement Leaves 'Significant' Void: Anti-War Voices Fret | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The abrupt retirement of Helen Thomas from her perch as the ranking member of the White House press corps was essentially accepted as a fait accompli ...