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    Obama's low-cholesterol diet suffers a setback

    President Barack Obama, who only Sunday was told to get his cholesterol levels down, has already broken whatever pledge he might have made. On a visit to Savannah, Ga., he went to a decidedly non-health-food restaurant and ordered sweet tea and a plate of Southern food.


    Senate leader Reid apologizes to Obama for racial remarks

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., apologized Saturday for newly revealed racial remarks he made about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. Obama accepted his apology, but Reid's comments could hurt his re-election hopes.


    Clyburn quiet while other black lawmakers criticize Obama

    South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, has remained silent as other black lawmakers have grown increasingly critical of President Barack Obama.


    Obama heads to Texas to talk volunteerism

    President Barack Obama will return to Texas today for the first time since taking office nine months ago, sharing the stage with former President George H.W. Bush in a forum designed to "engage the nation" in a renewed conversation on volunteerism.


    Woman who gave Obama heart-shaped potato fears he tossed it

    Mary Apple and her husband, Winston, considered the heart-shaped potato a good luck charm. So when President Obama expressed interest in it during the taping of Monday's David Letterman show, she gave it to him. Now she worries he'll throw it away. "I'm a little sad," she said.


    White House may seek to bypass filibuster rule in Senate

    The White House budget director said Tuesday that the Obama administration may take advantage of a rarely used congressional rule that would strip Republicans of their filibuster power to get some controversial proposals through the Senate by simple majorities.


    Florida emergency manager Fugate to head FEMA

    Craig Fugate's next rescue mission will be his biggest yet. As Florida's chief of emergency management, he has literally been in the eye of the hurricane, over and over again. Now, as President Barack Obama's pick to run the Federal Emergency Management Agency, he carries decades of in-the-trenches...


    Is Obama taking on too much at once, at economy's expense?

    Is President Barack Obama trying to do too many things at the expense of focusing on Job One: the economy? While the world awaits a coherent plan to fix America's banks, the president also is urging a vast overhaul of health care, a plan to tax and thus limit tailpipe and smokestack emissions thought...


    Kansas archbishop renews criticism of Sebelius on abortion

    Archbishop Joseph Naumann's denunciation of Health and Human Services nominee and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for Sebelius' backing of abortion rights rocketed through the blogosphere last week. He won't back down. "I don't think I have any influence on who's going to be the next secretary of...


    Nearly a year later, Obamas still looking for a church home

    President Barack Obama and his family are considering joining several churches of various denominations in the nation's capital but have yet to settle on one, and aides said that they're unlikely to decide before Easter. The delay reflects how the economic crisis has crowded out some personal considerations...

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