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Ethics-Congress

11:10 pm Aug. 31, 2010

More ethics questions were raised about Congress in two separate stories on Tuesday, one about scholarship money doled out by a Texas Democrat and fundraising issues involving two Republicans and one Democrat. On the fundraising front, the special Office of Congressional Ethics – which acts as sort of an initial …

Obama & Iraq

11:08 pm Aug. 31, 2010

President Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to “turn the page” on the Iraq War, as he declared the end of official combat operations and also added his own call for action on the U.S. economy. From the Oval Office, where President Bush had made the decision to go to war …

An Alaska Shocker

11:07 pm Aug. 31, 2010

A week after voters went to the polls in Alaska, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) conceded defeat in her GOP primary last night, becoming the third sitting Senator to be booted out of office this year. The winner was insurgent Republican Joe Miller, a Fairbanks attorney, who benefited from Tea Party …

Obama on Iraq

7:59 pm Aug. 31, 2010

Here is the text of President Obama’s speech to the nation from the Oval Office on the end of combat operations in Iraq.  This was provided by the White House.   THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _______________________________________________________________________________________ EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY August 31, 2010   Remarks of President …

Obama-Economy

8:39 pm Aug. 30, 2010

As expected, President Obama returned from his vacation with almost the same script that he left with, blasting Republicans for not allowing action on a small business jobs bill to spur economic growth. “Small business owners and the communities that rely on them, they don’t have time for political games,” …

Nine Weeks Left

8:38 pm Aug. 30, 2010

There are now nine weeks until Election Day and if Republicans are to maximize their victory totals, they have to find a way to put out some brush fires along the way. For example, in Florida, where state Attorney General Bill McCollum lost the GOP primary for Governor to outsider …

Speech On Iraq

8:37 pm Aug. 30, 2010

President Obama will address the nation on Iraq tonight, marking the date that he pledged to withdraw combat troops from Iraq.  The speech though won’t use the phrase “Mission Accomplished.” Five years ago, it would have been pretty standard to have a big speech from the President on Iraq.  But …

It’s The Economy

1:37 pm Aug. 29, 2010

While President Obama will make a prime time speech from the White House tomorrow on Iraq, the focus by the end of the week will have turned decidedly to the economy and its election impact. Today, the President will make remarks on the economy after a White House meeting with …

What Does It Mean?

1:35 pm Aug. 29, 2010

Voters continue to send Washington, D.C. conflicting messages as primary results over the past week showed both contempt and election love for those already in the Congress. Last week, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came back from a string of defeats to put insurgent Republican candidate Joe Miller on the …

On The Vineyard

10:36 pm Aug. 19, 2010

President Obama and his family are on Martha’s Vineyard for the next nine days, but the press isn’t getting many details of what’s going to happen during their vacation. Here was some of what Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton told reporters on Air Force One.        MR. BURTON:  …