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Obama Schedule || Friday, October 15, 2010

11:30 am || Departs White House 12:30 pm || Arrives Philadelphia 1:30 pm || Obama and Biden deliver remarks for Delaware Senate candidate Chris Coons and the DSCC; Wilmington, Del. 2:45 pm || Departs Philadelphia 3:40 pm || Arrives White House 3:45 pm || Meets with Condoleezza Rice All times Eastern

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Obama Gets Right on Gay Orientation

Whatever’s in the scientific literature – and I don’t profess to know, although I do know people who have always been gay and others who have swung back and forth between being gay and straight – President Obama tonight made sure to come down firmly on the side, mandatory in polite society, that being gay is not a matter of choice. “I don’t think it’s

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Obama to Meet With Condoleezza Rice

They’ll huddle at the White House tomorrow afternoon, perhaps so he can get her advice on how not to run the National Security Council, since she apparently pretty much sucked at it. Or maybe he’s starting to reach out to Republicans again, since they’re going to be running stuff next year. “They’ll discuss a range of foreign-policy issues,” a White House spokesman helpfully offered in

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White House Dossier Guy Does RTAmerica TV

RTAmerica is the U.S. base of an international television network. Here, I take on Brent Budowsky, aliberal columnist for The Hill, who slams Republicans candidates as essentially a bunch of nuts and idiots. Had a lot of fun taping it, as you can probably see. Dina Gusovsky, the sharp and good humored host, moderates.

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Obama Seeks Relief With Friendly Crowds

It got a little hot in the backyard the other day. The White House had been putting on these great little shows for a while where Obama heads into the home of “average” Americans, gives them a little pyschotherapy about the economy, and then heads out to the backyard to meet the neighbors. Except that the other day the neighbors got unruly and roughed Obama

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Obama Edges Toward Demagoguery

Please check out my latest piece for POLITICO. It, um, doesn’t pull any punches. Below are the first two paragraphs to give you an idea. You can get to the whole piece at POLITICO by clicking here. President Barack Obama makes legitimate, mainstream arguments when he says it is dangerous for millions of dollars in untraceable funds to be used to fund political attacks and

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Michelle Hits the Campaign Trail

She raised money last night in Chicago for Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias and then at a separate event for Democrats. The message was something like, “I’m a mom, and we need to support Barack Obama. The New York Times did a piece on it here.

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