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  • Robert Gibbs: 'Not going to speak about...'

     
    by Mark Silva Hand this to Robert Gibbs: He is new at the podium of the West Wing press briefing room. He was surprised to learn, today, that the press corps might want to hear a rundown of what President......
  • Obama: 'Heavy lift' on economic front

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, summoning leaders of both parties of Congress to the White House for work on an economic stimulus that he hopes to win within a month. "I know that it is a heavy lift to......
  • Robert Gibbs: Mouth of the (White) House

     
    by Mark Silva updated at 2:35 pm EST His tie was baby blue, coordinated with the backdrop of a high-tech White House press briefing room. His demeanor was calm, coordinated with the tone of the new Obama White House. His......
  • Economist gives GOP anti-stimulus ammo

     
    by Frank James Former Reagan Administration economist Martin Feldstein has given congressional Republicans opposed to the $819 billion economic stimulus plan just passed by the House some effective ammunition today in an op-ed piece in the Washington...
  • Obama: Banking bonuses 'outrageous'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated. President Barack Obama had one reaction to the story today about bonuses for banking executives benefiting from the $700-billion federal bailout already in progress. "Outrageous'' - that's the word from White House Press...
  • Obama hits road, prime-time, for stimulus

     
    by James Oliphant With the Obama administration facing a make-or-break week for enacting a massive economic stimulus package, officials ramped up pressure on lawmakers Sunday to waste no time sending the bill to the president for his signature....
  • Obama: 'Top man on the economy'

     
    by Mark Silva "The president's top man on the economy is the president,'' says Larry Summers, one of the president's top men on the economy, director of the National Economic Council. "These days, everybody thinks they're economists,'' President Barack...
  • Video: Obama on bipartisanship

     
    If you missed it last night, an excerpt from Obama's press conference, talking about slow progress in breaking the hold of partisanship on the stimulus proposal: .msnbcLinks {font-size:11px; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #999; margin-...
  • Obama: Stimulus 'major milestone'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, winning a $787-billion stimulus for an ailing economy within his first month in office, today called the measure "a major milestone on our road to recovery.'' The president plans to swiftly sign the measure......
  • Afghan troop-surge call imminent

     
    by Mark Silva The Obama administration is close to answering the Pentagon's call for the commitment of a significant increase in troops for Afghanistan. The president has "been working on this in consultation with military leaders and in conjunction with....
  • Monday morning ten: Don't mess with Kirsten!

     
    Kirsten Gillibrand tells Newsday that she keeps two rifles under her bed! She's a little vague on gun-safety measures for her kids. Spectators devoured a portrait of Obama and Lincoln made up of cupcakes at the Smithsonian Museum (picture......
  • Car czar without a crown: Auto-pilot

     
    by Mark Silva So he's not a "car czar.'' Just Auto Otto. Or Truck Chuck. Whatever you want to call Ron Bloom, a key adviser to President Barack Obama's new automotive industry task force, he has a resume as big......