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The Royal Wedding

6:57 am Apr. 29, 2011

I’m not one of those who is all worked up about the Royal Wedding or anything, but it does bring back some memories of a different kind of story that I covered in August of 1997. Back then, I was enjoying the August recess of Congress by visiting my grandmother …

Southern Storm Aftermath

1:22 am Apr. 29, 2011

President Obama goes to Alabama today to see some of the damage from this week’s tornadoes, as he vowed to make sure that the federal government aids all of those hit by storms that killed well over 200 people. “I’ve already spoken to the governors of Alabama, Virginia, Mississippi, Tennessee, …

Take Your Kids To Work

4:23 pm Apr. 28, 2011

Amidst all of the bad news from the storms in the South, there were a few smiles on Capitol Hill Thursday, as the giggles of little kids spiced up the annual Take Your Daughter and Son to Work Day. I asked my kids how they wanted to mark the 2011 …

Obama to View Alabama Damage

12:50 pm Apr. 28, 2011

The White House has announced that President Obama will visit Alabama on Friday to see the damage from Wednesday’s storms.  Here is the announcement and more background on the storms as provided by the White House. = THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April …

Using The Bully Pulpit

1:22 am Apr. 28, 2011

With the Congress out of town for over two weeks around Easter, the Obama White House has had the chance to dominate the news cycle in the second half of April. How well have they done? To me, one of the best tests of any White House is how well …

More Obama Birth Certificate

11:38 am Apr. 27, 2011

Why did the White House decide to release a copy of the Obama birth certificate?  Read the off-camera discussion this morning in the White House Briefing Room with Press Secretary Jay Carney and others. This transcript was provided by the White House. – THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press …

Obama Birth Certificate

10:58 am Apr. 27, 2011

The White House today released a copy of the original long form birth certificate from the State of Hawaii, which shows the August 1961 birth of Barack Hussein Obama II. In a statement in the White House Briefing Room, the President admitted he’s not sure the release of this document …

Oil Price Politics

1:01 am Apr. 27, 2011

We are seeing a replay in Washington, D.C. of what has happened over the past ten years or so when gas prices go up, as both parties scramble to point the finger of blame at the other, with little to offer in terms of short term relief. While polls indicate …

Bernanke News Conference

12:01 am Apr. 27, 2011

The Chairman of the Federal Reserve moves into a new public relations mode today, as Ben Bernanke starts what will be the first of four annual news conferences about the work of the Fed. The job of Fed Chairman has always been a little mysterious, feeding a variety of conspiracy …

Obama Letter on Oil Tax Breaks

1:23 pm Apr. 26, 2011

President Obama has written a letter to Congressional leaders today, urging them to repeal some preferential tax laws for the oil industry.  Here is the text of the letter as provided by the White House: – Dear Speaker Boehner, Senator Reid, Senator McConnell, and Representative Pelosi: I am writing to …