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Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:371
Posts / Week:1.9
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

State of the Union 2012: Mitch Daniels’s response excerpts

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is scheduled to deliver the Republicans’ response to President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight. Here are excerpts from his planned statement; read excerpts from Obama’s speech here. Read full article >>

White House releases full State of the Union guest list

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

Debbie Bosanek is the headliner, but 20 other Americans — ranging from the military commander who helped kill Osama bin Laden to Apple founder Steve Jobs’s wife — will sit in first lady Michelle Obama’s box during the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Read full article >>

State of the Union: Where and when to watch

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

President Obama will deliver his third State of the Union address Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on the House floor. Here are all the details on how to follow the speech and the responses to it, and some background on the proceedings. Read full article >>

Obama to answer YouTube questions about State of the Union on Google+ network

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

We told you last week in this space about the White House’s plan to use its vast social media network to rally support for President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday. Now, Obama himself is getting into the action. Read full article >>

Obama to call for ‘return to American values’ in State of the Union address

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

President Obama will call for “a return to American values” in his State of the Union address Tuesday as he lays out a vision for an economy that provides greater equity at a time of growing income disparities. Read full article >>

State of the Union address: White House mobilizes social media network

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

A virtual State of the Union address? Not quite. But the White House is mobilizing its massive social media network to engage as wide an audience as possible for President Obama’s annual report to Congress next Tuesday. Read full article >>

Obama jokes with Spike Lee, performs Al Green song at New York City fundraisers

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

NEW YORK — When you’re asking for money, it’s probably a good idea to flatter your benefactors. And so it was Thursday evening that President Obama gave a shout-out to filmmaker Spike Lee. “I’m not sure this has been reported by the press,” the president recounted during a fundraiser at Lee’s New York townhouse. Show More Summary

Obama announces plan to boost international tourism to U.S.

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

President Obama will announce plans Thursday to boost tourism by speeding up the visa process for foreign tourists to the United States, focusing on countries such as China and Brazil, the White House said. Read full article >>

Obama to follow State of the Union speech with election battleground state tour

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

President Obama will hit the road for a three-day, five-state tour after his State of the Union address Tuesday, stopping throughout campaign battleground territory that could be critical to his re-election chances. Read full articl...

Obama to accept Democratic nomination at 74,000-seat Charlotte stadium

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

President Obama will accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for a second term at Charlotte’s 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium on Sept. 6, according to a North Carolina newspaper. The Democratic National Convention will be held Sept. Show More Summary

Obama asks Congress for debt limit hike

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

President Obama formally notified Congress on Thursday of his intent to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion, two weeks after he had postponed the request to give lawmakers more time to consider the action. Read full article >>

Michelle Obama joins Twitter

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

You can now follow @MichelleObama on Twitter. The Obama 2012 campaign launched the account Thursday morning with two tweets. Read full article >>

Obama gives embattled EPA a pep talk

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

On a day when Republican presidential candidates stumped for votes in New Hampshire, President Obama paid a visit Tuesday afternoon to the employees of the embattled Environmental Protection Agency, which has been the target of GOP disdain. Read full article >>

Obama fundraising picks up steam as 2012 campaign looms

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

White House aides continue to insist that President Obama isn’t really campaigning yet. Press secretary Jay Carney said Monday that Obama’s focus on the campaign “is relatively low now” because he is busy governing. “He is not engaging particularly aggressively in his reelection campaign,” Carney said. Show More Summary

President Obama announces William Daley resignation (Video)

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

President Obama announced Monday the resignation of White House Chief of Staff William Daley and the appointment Budget Director Jacob Lew to replace him. Read full article >>

Obama visits consumer watchdog agency, introduces Cordary as new director

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

President Obama introduced Richard Cordray as the new director of a federal consumer watchdog agency, telling workers that they now have the full tools available under the law to protect ordinary Americans from Wall Street’s predatory...Show More Summary

President Obama joins Instagram

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

President Obama’s campaign joined Instagram on Tuesday as @BarackObama, adding the popular iPhone photo-sharing app to its extensive social media repertoire. This photo was taken during President Obama’s Wednesday speech in Ohio, when he announced he would make a recess appointment of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Read full article >>

Richard Cordray appointment: Anatomy of a White House media blitz

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

It’s not hard for President Obama to make news. Every public appearance and utterance is covered by myriad media outlets. But to really own the news cycle, the White House doesn’t take any chances: It blitzes reporters, and the public,...Show More Summary

President Obama speech at Pentagon on Defense changes (Live video, tweets)

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

President Obama is scheduled to speak at the Pentagon at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. There he will unveil a new, austere strategy devised by Department of Defense officials that the Post’s Craig Whitlock and Peter Whoriskey said “will consolidate missions and downsize the ambitions of the armed forces as they adjust to a new era of austerity.” Read full article >>

Obama to use executive power to name consumer watchdog chief over GOP objections

3 years agoPolitics / US Politics : 44

The Obama administration plans to use its executive authority to install Richard Cordray as head of a federal consumer watchdog agency in a defiant move after the Senate rejected the nomination last month, a White House official confirmed...Show More Summary

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