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WASHINGTON — At a July fundraiser in the elegant Mandarin Oriental hotel near Washington's Tidal Basin, President Obama met with some of his most steadfast supporters — two dozen political and business leaders eager to write sizable checks...
The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for...
Top of the TicketFull text of ex-VP's shot back at Democratic White House over Afghan war policies....
Top of the TicketThe forum was a think tank, one of Washington's oldest, the Brookings Institution. The topic was jobs, the stubborn unemployment numbers that have made the nascent economic recovery bittersweet. President Obama's idea? Use the savings from cheaper...
Top of the TicketJohn Podesta is a passionate runner and cook, a wiry man, intense and moody, but with a keen sense of humor. The chief of staff in Bill Clinton's White House, he chafed at the Pentagon's penchant for slapping a "top......
I suppose President Obama deserves some credit for addressing national marijuana policy during his recent online town hall. But instead of seriously answering the thousands of questions submitted by Americans on overhauling our failed drug laws, he...
Today's question: Is there a role for Hillary Clinton in the White House? How about Arnold Schwarzenegger? Previously, Lilly and Weigel weighed potential Cabinet picks and discussed Rahm Emanuel's selection as chief of staff. A step down for Clinton...
Rather than recycle sound bites as evidence of one's credentials as an "education reformer," it would behoove The Times and other national media outlets to be a little more like Linda Darling-Hammond (President-elect Barack Obama's transition chief on...
Tags: Public Schools, Arne Duncan, Education, Heads of State, Schools
Today's question: Who would you like to see in Barack Obama's Cabinet, and which potential picks do you think would be a mistake? Previously, Weigel and Lilly debated Rahm Emanuel's selection as chief of staff. Pass up on Robert Kennedy Jr., go for...
Today's question: Obama has pledged to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. What, if anything, should President Bush do to support the shift, given his opposition to that policy? Previously, Kaye and Sulmasy weighed the symbolism and merits of Obama's...
Tags: Terrorism, Diplomacy, National Security, Lawyers, Judges
Today's question: Can future Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel keep Barack Obama on track, or was his selection the first sign of Obama's partisanship getting in the way of his effectiveness? All week, Scott Lilly and David Weigel discuss Obama's transition...
At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, technology companies from around the world showed off television sets that can display personalized and interactive broadcasts, tune in programs from the Internet and effortlessly grab...
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