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'O: A Presidential Novel' by Anonymous: Credit Where Credit is Due

-Bonnie Goldstein
The new book about the inner workings of the White House clamors for attention because the author is unnamed. That may sell books, but what does it say to its readers?
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Newt Gingrich: President Obama 'Fixated' on Final Four

-Politics Daily Staff

Newt Gingrich says President Obama is acting like the "spectator in chief instead of the commander in chief."

Obama Signs New Stopgap Spending Bill As Budget Talks Continue

-Politics Daily Staff

The bill cuts $6 billion from the current federal budget and keeps the government operating through April 8.

Obama Says U.S. Safe From Japan Radiation, Orders Review of U.S. Nuclear Plants

-Politics Daily Staff

'We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States, whether it's the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska, or U.S. territories in the Pacific,' Obama said in an address from the Rose Garden.

Stopgap Spending Bill Approved by Senate

-Politics Daily Staff

The Senate on Thursday approved another stopgap spending bill that cuts $6 billion more from the federal budget and keeps the government running until at least April 8.

Michelle Obama to Write Book on White House Garden, Healthy Eating

-Politics Daily Staff

First Lady Michelle Obama will write a book about the White House garden she planted and her efforts to encourage healthy eating, Reuters reports.

Obama Urges Reforms to 'No Child Left Behind'

-Christopher Weber

During a speech at a Virginia school, the president spoke of his plans to overhaul George W. Bush's nine-year-old initiative to improve national academic performance.

Obama on Oil: Tapping Strategic Reserves Possible, But It's a Last Resort

-Alex Wagner

"We've been having this conversation for nearly four decades now." Vowing not to hand reform off to the next administration, Obama said, "I think the American people are tired of that. They're tired of talk."

White House Gifts From Foreign Governments: Hermes, Rolex, Dior

-Lynn Sweet

Foreign leaders offer high-end goodies to the president, the first family and others in the name of diplomacy. They aren't allowed to keep most of the stuff, but it would be bad manners to say no.

Obama, Father-in-Chief, Hosts White House Conference on Bullying

-Alex Wagner

Obama announced several anti-bullying initiatives. Bullying, he said, is not 'just a harmless rite of passage. . . . [It] can have destructive consequences for our young people.'

White House Disputes Predictions That Gadhafy Will Crush Rebels

-David Wood

Top U.S. intelligence officials say Libyan rebels will lose the bloody war with Gadhafy. The White House disagrees but said it's not ready for military intervention.

Sarah Palin: Could She Run as an Independent or Third Party Candidate?

-Suzi Parker

The field of conservative 2012 presidential hopefuls is crowded. To stay in the game, Palin may have to split from the GOP and go rogue. It wouldn't be the first time.

Obama's Education Trip: As Much About Campaigning as Classrooms

-Alex Wagner

The president has used the education issue strategically to draw a sharp contrast between his vision for the country and that of the GOP.

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