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White House says pay freeze proposal was not a bargaining chip

November 29, 2010 The timing of President Obama's proposal to freeze federal workers' salaries for two years was based on the fact that decisions need to be made by the end of the month, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said in Monday's press briefing. It was not, he said, made in anticipation...

On '60 Minutes,' Obama is contrite but confident

November 8, 2010 A reflective and sometimes contrite Barack Obama expressed some regrets about his first two years as president, but also showed optimism about working with Republican leaders in a 60 Minutes interview taped Thursday and aired Sunday night on CBS. The president noted that with continuing high levels of unemployment, many...

Virginia Democrat accused of disrespecting military service

October 27, 2010 The Republican challenging Rep. Jim Moran in Virginia slammed the Democrat Wednesday morning, saying he implied that military service is not sufficient public service experience to run for office. In an interview on Fox News's Fox and Friends, Patrick Murray agreed with his interviewer's assessment that Moran's remarks were insulting,...

Obama will name Denis McDonough to national security post

October 22, 2010 President Obama announced Friday that he will appoint Denis McDonough as assistant to the president and Deputy National Security adviser, replacing former deputy Tom Donilon. Donilon recently vacated the post to replace retiring National Security Adviser Jim Jones. "For years, I have counted on Denis McDonough's expertise and counsel on...

Bush will discuss Iraq, 9/11, financial crisis in book

October 22, 2010 In his upcoming memoir, Decision Points, former president George W. Bush will recount some of the high and low points of his presidency, ranging from sending troops to Afghanistan and Iraq to his victorious 2004 reelection campaign to his administration's response to Hurricane Katrina. Bush released a video Friday to...

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