Politics

Birthday coming: Cake and candles for Obama's 49th

President Barack Obama is heading home to Chicago to celebrate his 49th birthday on Wednesday. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that Obama's birthday plans include having dinner with friends there and spending the night in his...

White House Emails Show Extensive Improper Contact With Google

Peter Flaherty National Legal and Policy Center 23.07.2010
White House Emails Show Extensive Improper Contact With Google

Recent email communication between White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin (in photo), who is Google’s former head of Global Public Policy, and multiple outside individuals raise new questions about the official’s alleged cir...


Barack Obama finally makes his peace with Bill Clinton

Philip Sherwell Telegraph 19.07.2010
Barack Obama finally makes his peace with Bill Clinton

With his approval ratings plummeting and his party facing a pummeling in crucial elections, President Barack Obama has turned for salvation to the man who was until recently his harshest Democratic critic - Bill Clinton.

Pentagon: Gay Soldier Survey Won't Lead to Segregation

Stephanie Condon CBS News 13.07.2010
Pentagon: Gay Soldier Survey Won't Lead to Segregation

The Pentagon today strongly pushed back against an allegation from a prominent political blogger that the military could segregate gay and straight servicemembers if and when lawmakers repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.


Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich Considering a 2012 Presidential Run

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday he's seriously considering seeking the Republican presidential nomination and will announce his decision early next year.

Ex-US VP Cheney Hospitalized After Having Discomfort

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was admitted to the hospital Friday after experiencing discomfort, the latest health scare for the 69-year-old Republican leader who has a long history of heart disease.


Obama, Medvedev leave White House to grab burgers

WASHINGTON – The president of the United States and the president of Russia enjoyed quite a summer's day on Thursday: Grab some burgers, joke about Twitter, take a walk in the park.

White House budget director Peter Orszag to bail next month; likely successors are inside

White House budget director Peter Orszag plans to leave government in July, becoming the first member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet to depart, administration officials said Monday. Orszag is likely to join a think tank, colleagues said.


Laurie David - actor Larry David's ex-wife -- slams reports of affair with Al Gore

Al Gore's surprising split from his wife, Tipper, after 40 years of marriage has the supermarket tabs scrambling to explain what blew them apart.

9/11 families' fury as Obama compares BP oil spill to Twin Towers attack

British families of 9/11 victims described Barack Obama as ‘cruel’ yesterday for comparing the terrorist outrage to the BP oil spill. The U.S. president said there were ‘echoes’ between the Gulf of Mexico disaster and the Al Qaeda suicide attacks ...


Bush delivers 'inaugural address' on Facebook laying out post-presidency works

Former President George W. Bush took to Facebook on Thursday to update supporters on his life after leaving the White House, and promote his upcoming projects.

Arnold Schwarzenegger receives instruction from precinct inspector Keta Hodeson as he casts his vote in the California Primary Election

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California, was forced to recast his ballot after selecting two Senate candidates.


Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas quits at 89 after Israel outburst

It is always dangerous for a reporter to become the story. For Helen Thomas, two months before her 90th birthday, it has meant the end of her career.

Former US Vice President Al Gore to separate from wife Tipper after 40 years of marriage

Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage. According to an e-mailed statement obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, the Gores said it was "a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we...


US House approves repeal of gay ban in military

JIM ABRAMS Houston Chronicle 28.05.2010
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The House on Thursday delivered a victory to President Barack Obama and gay rights groups by approving a proposal to repeal the law that allows gays to serve in the military only if they don't disclose their sexual orientation.

Obama backs 'don't ask, don't tell' compromise that could pave way for repeal

Michael D. Shear and Ed O'Keefe The Washington Post 25.05.2010
Obama backs 'don't ask, don't tell' compromise that could pave way for repeal

President Obama has endorsed a "don't ask, don't tell" compromise between lawmakers and the Defense Department, the White House announced Monday, an agreement that may sidestep a key obstacle to repealing the military's policy banning gay men and ...


Bill Clinton offers himself as lottery prize to pay off Hillary's debts

There are many ways to pay off campaign debts — cajoling phone calls, begging letters — but Bill Clinton believes that he has come up with a better method to wipe out the financial obligations outstanding from his wife’s failed presidential bid.

Obama is hit by 'affair' smears following claims that attractive aide was banned by his wife

Barack Obama is the target of a shadowy smear campaign designed to derail his bid for the US Presidency by falsely claiming he had a close friendship with an attractive African-American female employee.


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OLYMPIA, Wash. — Expanded domestic partnerships for same-sex couples could face a public vote after Washington officials ruled that referendum sponsors have enough voter support to force a referendum on the November ballot.

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SEATTLE -- The latest results from Tuesday's primary election shows Sierra Club activist Mike McGinn edging ahead of T-Mobile executive Joe Mallahan in the Seattle mayor's race.



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