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Obama Today || Friday, March 4, 2011

Rahm makes his triumphant return to the White House 10:45 am || Meets with Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel 11:15 am || Meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner 12:00 pm || Departs the White House 2:40 pm || Arrives Miami 3:05 pm || Visits a classroom with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 4:00 pm || Delivers remarks on education 5:35 pm || Delivers remarks at Senate Democratic

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Biden Issues Statement on Budget Meeting

This urgent message this evening from the vice president: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2011 Statement by Vice President Biden on Today’s Budget Meeting with House and Senate Leaders “We had a good meeting, and the conversation will continue.” You see the indignities reporters have to put up with?

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Obama Eliminates Two White House Czars

President Obama Wednesday eliminated two White House Czars, one who was no longer needed and another whose main task is finished for the next two years. According to a New York Times piece on the new Daley-Plouffe White House, Obama abolished both the White House health care office and the climate and energy post. It’s nice to see the president trim back the number of

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Obama: Qadaffi Must Leave, Like, NOW

President Obama today said Muamar Qadaffi “has lost the legitimacy to lead, and he must leave.” Appearing at the White House for a news conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama spoke in a forceful manner. Let me just be very unambiguous about this: Colonel Qadhafi needs to step down from power and leave. That is good for his country. That is good for his

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Obama: Race a Key Part of Tea Party Opposition to Him

In a private dinner at the White House last year, President Obama told guests that his Tea Party opponents are racially motivated, according to a new book, Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House, by veteran U.S. News & World Report White House reporter Kenneth Walsh. Here’s part of a an excerpt that appeared in the magazine. Obama, in his most candid moments,

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Why the Rising Price of Gas May Sink Obama

The instability in the Middle East holds a hidden peril for President Obama. As oil prices skyrocket, his reelection prospects may be plummeting. There is strong historical evidence to suggest that gasoline prices, whether people realize it or not, figure prominently in voters’ choices in a presidential election. According to an analysis of data from the Department of Energy, in every election but one, stretching

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