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Jay Carney Picked as New White House Press Secretary
Former 'Time' reporter now works for Vice President Biden; More staffing changes coming
Bipartisan Ballot Busters
By RICK KLEIN (@rickklein) His story was our story, from Kennedy through Obama. And yes, we’ll remember more than a handshake from President Obama’s tribute to Nelson Mandela Tuesday morning, a celebration of “a giant of history, who moved a nation toward justice, and in...
President Obama Taps Jay Carney for Press Secretary, DeParle and Mastromonaco as Deputy Chiefs of Staff
Sources tell ABC News that President Obama is expected to make staffing announcements as soon as today or tomorrow, and is expected to name two new deputy chiefs of staff: current head of the White House Office of Health Reform...
The Note: Your Guide To The State Of The Union
When President Obama goes before both chambers of Congress tonight to deliver his State of the Union address, he will be walking something of an economic and political tightrope.
This Year’s Skutniks: Executives, Students, Heroes and Victims
The White House just released the names of this year’s "Skutniks" ... Skutniks, named after Lenny Skutnik, are the "real people" invited to watch the President during the State of the Union address from the First Lady's box. Skutnik was...
President Obama: “We Are Going to Get to the Bottom of This, and We’re Going to Get Through This”
Speaking under a portrait of former President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated on April 14, 1865, President Obama today spoke about the shootings in Arizona of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and others, saying “what Americans do at times of tragedy is to...
On Daley Accepting the Chief of Staff’s Job – Which, Per Rahm, “Has a Great Fireplace and a Great Deck, But Everything In Between Sucks”
President Obama called Bill Daley, who stayed overnight in Washington, DC last night, to offer him the job. He will start shortly before the State of the Union address, which is expected on January 25. At 10:45 am EST, President...
Of the Land: After the Vote, the Sale, as Health Care Stays Where It’s Been
Yes they did. It’s too late to ask whether they’re sure they wanted to.
President Obama and the Final Push
In an effort to settle the dispute over the abortion language in the health care reform bill, President Obama today spoke with roughly a dozen Democratic members of Congress – both those who support abortion rights such as Reps. Jan...