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George W. Bush starting to emerge from cone of silence

October 20, 2010

George W. Bush is slowly starting to emerge from a self-imposed cone of silence that he has generally adhered to since leaving Washington for Texas when he turned over the presidency to Barack Obama.

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Washington Extra – Busting those Obama myths (or not)

October 18, 2010

Our top story today (at least according to readers of Reuters.com):  President Barack Obama is to appear on “Mythbusters”, a television series that uses science to separate fact from fiction. It is part of a White House effort to highlight the importance of science, math and engineering, as experts warn that low interest in these subjects could damage America’s global competitiveness.

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Rice returns to White House for audience with another president

October 15, 2010

Condoleezza Rice, secretary of state to former President George W. Bush, returns to the White House this afternoon for a chat with the man who succeeded her boss, President Barack Obama. HONGKONG

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In Washington, Clooney shines his star power for Sudan

October 12, 2010

USA/The  normally buzzing White House press gallery came to a halt on Tuesday as film star George Clooney visited in hopes that his megawatt star power would draw mainstream media attention to  Sudan,  and help prompt President Barack Obama and other world leaders to use "robust diplomacy" to prevent violence in the African nation before a crucial election on Jan. 9.

from Tales from the Trail:

What’s it like to be the most powerful woman in the world? Michelle knows

October 7, 2010

Michelle Obama is the most powerful woman in the world. So says Forbes magazine.

Does it mean she can leap tall buildings in a single bound? We're not sure. But she did jump over women with a decade more experience (an assumption based on age) in the top 5 -- Kraft Foods Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld, talk show host Oprah Winfrey,  German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. OBAMA/

from Tales from the Trail:

White House Intrigue: Could Hillary Replace Joe?

October 6, 2010

OBAMA/Could Hillary replace Joe as Barack's main squeeze in 2012? That's the juicy bit of palace intrigue enlivening today's U.S. political melodrama.

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White House adviser says Obama to energize his base for November

October 4, 2010

USA/President Barack Obama adds a new item to his first-term to-do list: energize his most loyal supporters in a national get-out-the-vote campaign for the November congressional midterm elections.

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Rahm’s White House going away present – dead fish wrapped in newspaper

October 1, 2010

What do you get a guy who's leaving the White House to run for Mayor of Chicago?

White House colleagues presented Rahm Emanuel with a dead Asian carp wrapped in Chicago newspapers at the morning meeting on his last day. fish

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Gibbs skillfully dances around Rahm question

September 30, 2010

The performance was worthy of "Dancing with the Stars."

USA/Watching White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs waltz around the question  of whether White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had decided to leave and run for mayor of Chicago was quite breathtaking.

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Bill Clinton emerges as leading U.S. political favorite — poll

September 29, 2010

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CLINTON/Nearly a decade after his presidency ended in scandal and disgrace, Bill Clinton has emerged as the most popular figure in the U.S. political firmament, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.   Except he's not running for office.