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The Budget Battle Begins: House Committee Crafts Plan Obama Hosts Cyber Town Hall $3.2 Billion in Funding for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements Obama on the Record: Democratic National Committee Fundraiser Day 65 Salesman-in-Chief Obama on the Record: News Conference on the Economy Obama Pledges Persistence Day 64 Officials Announce U.S.-Mexico Border Security Policy Day 63 Obama on the Record: Clean Energy Geithner on the Record: Toxic Assets Treasury Fact Sheet: Public-Private Investment Program White House Fact Sheet: Clean Energy Day 62 Day 61 Weekly Address: Budget Day 60 Obama on the Record: National Conference of State Legislatures Obama Stops by ‘Tonight Show’ During California Visit Obama on the Record: A New Day Obama, Biden on the Record: National Conference of State Legislatures The Swearing-in of USTR Ron Kirk Day 59 House Passes Greed Tax Obama on the Record: Costa Mesa Town Hall Obama on the Record: Edison Electric Vehicle Center Day 58 Remarks of President Barack Obama Remarks of the President Upon Departure to California Background on California’s Economic Situation President Barack Obama’s Statement on the Budget Day 57 Remarks by President Obama and Taoiseach of Ireland Brian Cowen Obama Announces David Hamilton for the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Biden on the Record: DNC Meeting Day 56 Obama’s Remarks to Small Business Owners, Community Lenders, and Members of Congress Obama Announces Intention to Nominate Daniel Rooney as Ambassador to Ireland Obama on the Record: Veterans Affairs Unlocking Credit for Small Businesses Obama Unveils $15 Billion Small Business Plan Day 55 Day 54 Weekly Address: Food Saftey Day 53 Rep. Maxine Waters Under Scrutiny Over Bank Ties Day 52 Excerpts from President Obama’s Remarks to the Business Roundtable Transcript: Obama’s Interview With Regional Reporters Biden on the Record: Recovery and Reinvestment Act Implementation Conference Top Discussion: Economic Recovery Implementation Day 51 Obama on the Record: White House Council on Women and Girls Biden on the Record: ONDCP Obama on Earmarks Obama Meets With U.N. Secretary General Day 50 Biden on the Record: NATO Fact Sheet: Expanding the Promise of Education in America RNC Chairman Has Difficult First Month Day 49 Obama on the Record: Stem Cell Bill Obama Lifts Ban on Stem Cell Research Day 48 Day 47 Weekly Address: Homeownership Day 46 Fact Sheet: Investing in Public Safety Day 45 Obama on the Record: Closing Remarks at Health Forum Biden on the Record: Investing in Infrastructure Obama on the Record: Health Reform Day 44 Obama, Brown Discuss Economy During White House Meeting Transcript: Q&A by Obama, Brown U.S. Releases Funds for Transportation Projects Transcript: Obama, Biden Announce Transportation Investment Day 43 Women’s History Month Proclamation Transcript: Obama, Sebelius Obama Nominates Sebelius Secretary of HHS Day 42 Day 41 Day 40 Weekly Address: Budget Obama Holds First Meeting with Black Lawmakers Day 39 Day 38 Day 37 GOP Response: ‘Americans Can Do Anything’ Transcript: Obama’s Congressional Address Republican Gov. Jindal’s Take on Obama’s Speech Obama Vows ‘We Will Rebuild’ America Day 36 Q&A: Fiscal Summit Fiscal Responsibility Summit Remarks Day 35 Obama Lends Cities A Helping Hand, Warns Against Waste Day 34 Day 33 Weekly Address: Tax Cuts Day 32 Post Issues ‘Apology’ Over Racist Cartoon Day 31 Day 30 Day 29 Obama Signs Stimulus Bill Into Law Day 28 Day 27 Day 26 Weekly Address: A Major Milestone Day 25 The Stimulus Plan Must Give Minority-Owned Businesses and Minorities a Fair Shake Day 24 The $800 Billion Question: Will Foreign Creditors Continue to Finance U.S. Debt? Black Congressman to Run for Alabama Governor Day 23 A Historic Day of Reporting at the White House Obama: ‘Help Is on the Way’ Day 22 How to Avoid Being Obsolete in These Turbulent Times Day 21 Day 20 Day 19 Weekly Address: Compromise Obama Signs Order to Form Economic Recovery Board Liberty Bank Acquires United Bank Branches Day 18 Day 17 State-by-State: Obama’s Economic Plan Day 16 Daschle Withdraws as HHS Nominee Day 15 Holder Sworn In as Attorney General African American History Month Proclamation Day 14 Day 13 Day 12 President’s Weekly Address: Obama Urges Prompt Passage of Economic Plan Christina Norman Named CEO of Oprah Winfrey Network Michael Steele Elected RNC’s First Black Chairman RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s Acceptance Speech Day 11 Day 10 House Passes Obama’s Economic Plan House Votes No on Digital Delay White House Launches Recovery Site Is the RNC Ready to Elect Its First Black Chair?

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The Budget Battle Begins: House Committee Crafts Plan

GOP reveals 'The Republican Road to Recovery'

After a long process that began at 10:30 am on Wednesday and finished at midnight,…

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Obama Hosts Cyber Town Hall

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Well, it is great to see all…

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$3.2 Billion in Funding for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements

Block Grants to Support Jobs, Cut Energy Bills, and Increase Energy Independence

WASHINGTON – Vice President…

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Obama on the Record: Democratic National Committee Fundraiser

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Please,…

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Day 65

Obama pays respects to recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award,…

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Salesman-in-Chief

Obama launches an aggressive campaign in fight for budget

With the intense, nonstop activity that marked his political campaign, President Barack Obama is engaged…

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Obama on the Record: News Conference on the Economy

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Please have a seat.
Good evening. Before I take…

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Obama Pledges Persistence

President pledges to 'stick to it' to right the economy

Persistence. That’s the message that President Barack Obama ended with last night as he…

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Day 64

Obama gave his second news conference to “update [people] on the steps we’re taking to…

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Officials Announce U.S.-Mexico Border Security Policy

Administration Officials Announce U.S.-Mexico Border Security Policy: A Comprehensive Response & Commitment
Today, Department of Homeland…

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Day 63

To address the increased level of violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, the administration announced a…

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Obama on the Record: Clean Energy

Investments in Clean Energy and New Technologies

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Paul, for talking about the work that you’re doing at Serious…

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Geithner on the Record: Toxic Assets

SECRETARY TIMOTHY GEITHNER: Thanks for coming. Nice to see you. Obviously we’re announcing this…

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Treasury Fact Sheet: Public-Private Investment Program

The Financial Stability Plan – Progress So Far: Over the past six weeks, the…

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White House Fact Sheet: Clean Energy

Today, President Obama will meet with clean energy entrepreneurs and leaders of the research…

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Day 62

Making the rounds of the Sunday morning talk shows, Obama’s surrogates again beat the drum…

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Day 61

In his weekly address, Obama reinforced the core principles in his budget, saying “These investments…

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Weekly Address: Budget

Last week, I spent a few days in California, talking with ordinary Americans in…

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Day 60

The president announced that he will issue federal guidelines to identify acceptable spending uses of…

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Obama on the Record: National Conference of State Legislatures

Remarks of President Barack Obama at the National Conference of State Legislatures

Over the past…

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Obama Stops by ‘Tonight Show’ During California Visit

President Barack Obama on the “Tonight Show”
Jay Leno: The 44th President of the United…

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Obama on the Record: A New Day

President Barack Obama released a special video message for all those celebrating Nowruz. Translated…

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Obama, Biden on the Record: National Conference of State Legislatures

Remarks by the Vice President and the President to Representatives of the National Conference…

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The Swearing-in of USTR Ron Kirk

Remarks by Vice President Biden at the Swearing-in of United States Representative Ron Kirk
VICE PRESIDENT…

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Day 59

While in California, the president toured the Edison Electric Vehicle Technical Center in Pomona, and…

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House Passes Greed Tax

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 328-93 today to approve a bill that taxes bonuses…

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Obama on the Record: Costa Mesa Town Hall

It’s always nice to get out of Washington for a little while and come…

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Obama on the Record: Edison Electric Vehicle Center

President Barack Obama examines hybrid vehicles during a tour of the Edison Electric Vehicle Technical…

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Day 58

The president accepted blame for the bonuses paid to AIG executives with bailout funds while…

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Remarks of President Barack Obama

Costa Mesa Town Hall, Orange Country, CA
It’s always good to get out of Washington…

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Remarks of the President Upon Departure to California

THE PRESIDENT: We’re about — I’m about to go to California, but I wanted…

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Background on California’s Economic Situation

As the President travels to California, the Council of Economic Advisors has compiled some…

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President Barack Obama’s Statement on the Budget

President Barack Obama outlines the new priorities in his budget. (Source: White House)
President Barack Obama:…

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Day 57

On St. Patrick’s Day, Obama met with the House and Senate budget committee chairmen to…

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Remarks by President Obama and Taoiseach of Ireland Brian Cowen

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
I just want to say that we…

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Obama Announces David Hamilton for the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Judge David Hamilton to the…

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Biden on the Record: DNC Meeting

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Governor, thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you all very, very…

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Day 56

During a White House event for small business owners and lenders, Obama expressed outrage over…

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Obama’s Remarks to Small Business Owners, Community Lenders, and Members of Congress

Transcript of Obama's Small Business Meeting

Remarks by the President to Small Business Owners, Community Lenders, and Members of Congress
President Barack…

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Obama Announces Intention to Nominate Daniel Rooney as Ambassador to Ireland

Today at the White House, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Daniel…

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Obama on the Record: Veterans Affairs

Remarks of the President at Department of Veterans Affairs
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.…

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Unlocking Credit for Small Businesses

Administration Emphasizes Recovery Efforts Already Taken by SBA to Expand Access to Capital for Small Businesses

President Obama and Secretary Geithner Announce Plans to Unlock Credit for Small Businesses
Emphasizes Recovery…

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Obama Unveils $15 Billion Small Business Plan

New Lending Strategy Will Help Unfreeze Credit Markets

President Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner meet with Cynthia Blankenship, co-founder of Bank…

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Day 55

The president kept a low profile as Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and other members of…

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Day 54

In his weekly address, Obama discussed the importance of safety in both food and medicine,…

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Weekly Address: Food Saftey

I’ve often said that I don’t believe government has the answer to every problem…

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Day 53

The Obama administration announced that it would no longer use the phrase “enemy combatant” in…

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Rep. Maxine Waters Under Scrutiny Over Bank Ties

CBC member denies she had influence in distribution of TARP funds

California Rep. Maxine Waters, a member of the House financial services committee and the Congressional…

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Day 52

The White House hosted a conference on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act implementation attended by…

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Excerpts from President Obama’s Remarks to the Business Roundtable

THE PRESIDENT: But the truth is that these problems in the financial markets, as…

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Transcript: Obama’s Interview With Regional Reporters

THE PRESIDENT: So I usually don’t start these off with a long statement. Obviously…

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Biden on the Record: Recovery and Reinvestment Act Implementation Conference

Opening Remarks by the Vice President at the White House Recovery and Reinvestment Act…

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Top Discussion: Economic Recovery Implementation

Use the Money Unwisely and 'We Will Call It Out'

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be a hot topic of discussion today at…

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Day 51

Obama signed a $410 billion spending bill to keep the government running. The bill had…

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Obama on the Record: White House Council on Women and Girls

Remarks by the President at Signing of Executive Order Creating the White House Council…

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Biden on the Record: ONDCP

Remarks of the Vice President and Chief Kerlikowske on his Nomination as the new…

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Obama on Earmarks

Transcript of President Barack Obama’s Remarks on Earmark Reform
I ran for President pledging to…

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Obama Meets With U.N. Secretary General

Remarks by President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
President Barack Obama:…

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Day 50

Education was the day’s focus, and in remarks before the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Obama…

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Biden on the Record: NATO

REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AT PRESS CONFERENCE WITH NATO SECRETARY GENERAL JAAP DE…

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Fact Sheet: Expanding the Promise of Education in America

Fact Sheet: Expanding the Promise of Education in America
“In a global economy where the…

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RNC Chairman Has Difficult First Month

Party members say controversy distracts from GOPs message

Michael Steele’s tenure as the new—and first African American—chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC)…

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Day 49

Obama signs an executive order to reverse Bush administration regulations on stem cell research.
The…

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Obama on the Record: Stem Cell Bill

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT SIGNING OF STEM CELL EXECUTIVE ORDER AND SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY…

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Obama Lifts Ban on Stem Cell Research

Remarks by President Barack Obama at the Signing of the Executive Ordering Lifting the…

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Day 48

Obama led a Kennedy Center audience in a performance of “Happy Birthday,” capping a star-studded…

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Day 47

In his weekly address, Obama acknowledged February’s unemployment report, which brought the number of jobs…

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Weekly Address: Homeownership

Yesterday, we learned that the economy lost another 651,000 jobs in the month of…

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Day 46

The president signed a resolution to ensure that the government continued to be funded until…

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Fact Sheet: Investing in Public Safety

Obama Announces $2 billion Recovery Act 2009 Funding Allocations for State, Local Law Enforcement Assistance

Today President Barack Obama announced that Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of…

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Day 45

President Obama hosted a healthcare reform forum, attended by congressional leaders and industry representatives. …

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Obama on the Record: Closing Remarks at Health Forum

CLOSING REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT HEALTH CARE FORUM FOLLOWED BY Q&A
THE PRESIDENT: To…

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Biden on the Record: Investing in Infrastructure

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Investments

Remarks by the Vice President on Investing in Transportation Infrastructure for the 21st Century…

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Obama on the Record: Health Reform

President Addresses Healthcare

Remarks of President Barack Obama at the White House Forum on Health Reform
THE PRESIDENT:…

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Day 44

Joined by campaign rival Sen. John McCain and others, Obama signed a presidential memorandum that…

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Obama, Brown Discuss Economy During White House Meeting

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Gordon Brown meet in the Oval Office. (Source:…

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Transcript: Q&A by Obama, Brown

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Gordon Brown. (Source: White House)
President Barack Obama: Hello, everybody.…

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U.S. Releases Funds for Transportation Projects

President Barack Obama addresses a crowd gathered at the Department of Transportation to discuss…

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Transcript: Obama, Biden Announce Transportation Investment

President Barack Obama addresses a crowd gathered at the Department of Transportation to discuss…

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Day 43

During a White House visit, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Obama discussed shared concerns,…

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Women’s History Month Proclamation

With passion and courage, women have taught us that when we band together to…

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Transcript: Obama, Sebelius

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND HHS SECRETARY NOMINEE KATHLEEN SEBELIUS

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND HHS SECRETARY NOMINEE KATHLEEN SEBELIUS
THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Last…

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Obama Nominates Sebelius Secretary of HHS

President Announces Release of $155 Million of ARRA Funds for Health Clinics Across America

President Obama nominates Governor Kathleen Sebelius Secretary of HHS, Announces Release of $155 Million…

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Day 42

Obama nominates Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to serve as secretary of the Department of Health…

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Day 41

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces $300 million in aid to Gaza.
Clinton speaks with…

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Day 40

In his weekly address, Obama defends his budget proposal, stressing the importance of fiscal responsibility,…

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Weekly Address: Budget

Two years ago, we set out on a journey to change the way that…

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Obama Holds First Meeting with Black Lawmakers

Congressional Black Caucus discusses community issues

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held its first meeting at the White House with President…

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Day 39

Obama thanks troops at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for their their service and pledged…

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Day 38

Obama unveils his FY 2010 budget outline, which called for a staggering $3.55 trillion in…

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Day 37

Obama named his third nominee for Commerce secretary, former Washington Gov. Gary Locke.
The president also…

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GOP Response: ‘Americans Can Do Anything’

Governor Bobby Jindal’s Republican Address: “Americans Can Do Anything”
“Good evening.  I’m Bobby Jindal, Governor…

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Transcript: Obama’s Congressional Address

Remarks of President Barack Obama’s Address to Joint Session of Congress
Madame Speaker, Mr. Vice…

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Republican Gov. Jindal’s Take on Obama’s Speech

Though President Barack Obama hasn’t released his economic speech, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal…

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Obama Vows ‘We Will Rebuild’ America

President Barack Obama delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress. While it…

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Day 36

Obama made his first joint address to Congress. The president said said it was time…

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Q&A: Fiscal Summit

President Barack Obama discussed the economy during the Fiscal Responsibility Summit. (Source: White House)
Remarks by…

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Fiscal Responsibility Summit Remarks

Remarks by the President and the Vice President at Opening of Fiscal Responsibility Summit
Vice…

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Day 35

Obama addressed the National Governors Association and announced that Biden would supervise implementation of the…

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Obama Lends Cities A Helping Hand, Warns Against Waste

Mayors voice concern about funds distribution, federal-local relationships

In many ways, the nation’s mayors may feel the hardest hit by the current state…

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Day 34

The Obamas hosted their first black-tie dinner with the nation’s governors.
The first lady hosted…

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Day 33

In his weekly address, Obama told taxpayers that effective April 1, they would begin to…

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Weekly Address: Tax Cuts

Earlier this week, I signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act —…

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Day 32

Obama and Biden met with a group of mayors from across the country to discuss…

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Post Issues ‘Apology’ Over Racist Cartoon

The New York Post did something it rarely does. The paper apologized for running Sean…

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Day 31

President Obama made his first overseas trip, to Canada, where he met with Governor General…

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Day 30

Obama traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, to unveil his plan to help homeowners facing foreclosure. The…

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Day 29

Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act during a ceremony at the…

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Obama Signs Stimulus Bill Into Law

Sweeping Package Aims to Jumpstart Economy

President Barack Obama is travelling to Denver, Colorado, today to sign the American Recovery and…

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Day 28

Obama decides not to appoint a car czar, instead he tapped Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner…

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Day 27

White House officials appeared to backtrack slightly on the administration’s promise to limit executive bonuses…

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Day 26

In his weekly address, Obama hailed Congress for passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act…

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Weekly Address: A Major Milestone

This week, I spent some time with Americans across the country who are hurting…

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Day 25

With no Republican yes votes, the House of Representatives passes a revised version of the…

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The Stimulus Plan Must Give Minority-Owned Businesses and Minorities a Fair Shake

Despite years of effort, minority-owned businesses are still drastically underrepresented in the U.S. economy.

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Day 24

Obama, lawmakers, and other dignitaries honored the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln during a ceremony…

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The $800 Billion Question: Will Foreign Creditors Continue to Finance U.S. Debt?

As stimulus plan gears up, will our creditworthiness dwindle?

I’ve been laying awake at night worrying about our credit status. I’m not talking about…

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Black Congressman to Run for Alabama Governor

Politician faces uphill battle in state with deep racial wounds

Let it never be said that Rep. Artur Davis isn’t up for a challenge. The…

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Day 23

Before leaving for Virginia to meet with Gov. Tim Kaine as part of his hearts…

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A Historic Day of Reporting at the White House

Embracing progression, firsts of our own

It started with a phone call from a member of the White House press office…

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Obama: ‘Help Is on the Way’

Obama Goes on Offensive to Get Economic Plan Passed

In an exclusive one–on-one interview President Barack Obama discusses the recovery package, his expansive economic…

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Day 22

The Senate passes the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Obama takes his $800 billion recovery…

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How to Avoid Being Obsolete in These Turbulent Times

An executive recruiter gives advice on staying relevant

Career Survival Guide: Tools to assess your skills & tackle the job hunt.

By Kingsley Kanu Jr.

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Day 21

Obama holds a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana, to discuss how his recovery plan will…

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Day 20

Biden and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov meet for bilateral talks during the third…

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Day 19

In his weekly address, Obama discussed the unemployment numbers and reiterated the need for the…

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Weekly Address: Compromise

Yesterday began with some devastating news with regard to our economic crisis. But I’m…

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Obama Signs Order to Form Economic Recovery Board

Advisers to map out best way to implement stimulus bill

Against the backdrop of the release of staggering unemployment figures and fierce debate among Senate…

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Liberty Bank Acquires United Bank Branches

Customers to have a larger banking network

After announcing its buyout this week of cross-town bank United Bank and Trust Co., Alden…

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Day 18

Obama establishes the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which is headed by former Federal Reserve chief…

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Day 17

Obama attends the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington and later signs an executive order establishing…

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State-by-State: Obama’s Economic Plan

President Unveils Impact of Economic Plan on States

The White House released state-specific information of the impact of President Barack Obama’s American Recovery…

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Day 16

The Treasury Department issues new limits on executive pay for financial institutions that are receiving…

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Daschle Withdraws as HHS Nominee

Move Will Likely Affect Speed of Healthcare Reform

Tom Daschle withdrew Tuesday as President Barack Obama’s nominee for health and human services secretary…

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Day 15

Eric V. Holder is sworn in as the first African American attorney general of the…

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Holder Sworn In as Attorney General

Lawyer Is First African American to Hold Post

Eric Holder won Senate confirmation as attorney general late Monday night, making him the 82nd…

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African American History Month Proclamation

President Obama issues proclamation kicking off African American History Month

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Day 14

Middle East envoy George Mitchell met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy to discuss peace talks…

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Day 13

On Super Bowl Sunday, Obama had a bi-partisan party at the White House, inviting over…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Day 12

In his weekly address, Obama urged lawmakers to pass the America Recovery and Reinvestment Plan…

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President’s Weekly Address: Obama Urges Prompt Passage of Economic Plan

n his weekly address, Obama highlighted recent statistics showing continuing deterioration in the economy and…

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Christina Norman Named CEO of Oprah Winfrey Network

Former MTV President to Oversee Cable Channel

Former MTV President Christina Norman has been named CEO of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network,…

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Michael Steele Elected RNC’s First Black Chairman

Michael Steele Brings Change to the GOP

Former Maryland Lieutenant Gov. Michael Steele won the Republican National Committee chairman’s race, becoming the…

By Joyce Jones

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RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s Acceptance Speech

RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s acceptance speech

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Day 11

Obama signed the Middle Class Working Families Task Force executive order and launched the Task…

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Day 10

Obama signs his first piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009,…

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House Passes Obama’s Economic Plan

Republicans Vote Against Bill

President Barack Obama is one step closer to putting in place his plan to stimulate…

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House Votes No on Digital Delay

Defeat Means Transition Will Take Place as Planned

The House voted against postponing the Feb 17. nationwide digital television switch today. The vote…

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White House Launches Recovery Site

Acknowledging that Americans are “skeptical about the size and scale” of his $825 billion recovery…

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Is the RNC Ready to Elect Its First Black Chair?

0128_gop-logoThis week, 168 Republican National Committee members will cast votes to elect a new chairman.…

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Women of Power

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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