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Obama rocks the Alfalfa Club

In a breach of protocol at an event where protocol is everything, a long line formed to shake Obama's hand.

Republican Senator Is Top Choice to Run Commerce Dept.

Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire is the leading candidate for commerce secretary, a senior official said.

Presidential Ribbing at a Political Roast

President Obama poked fun at his chief of staff in a free-for-all roasting of Washington and its politicians Saturday night.

Geithner to Unveil Strategy to Revive Credit Flow

The Treasury secretary will soon announce a new strategy for reviving the country’s financial system, President Obama said.

Daschle Knew of Tax Issues Over Car Use Last June

Tom Daschle did not warn the Obama team of his back taxes issue until weeks after his cabinet nomination.

Symbol of Elite Access: E-Mail to the Chief

Having the president’s e-mail address creates a new measure for Washington to judge who is in the top circle.

News Analysis: A Stimulus Plan With Dual Goals: Reform and Recovery

Can the government fashion a fast and efficient stimulus plan while also seizing the moment to remake America?

John Dean’s Role at Issue in Nixon Tapes Feud

Critics say that transcripts of the tapes were edited to paint a more benign portrait of one of the central figures.

Pointing to a New Era, U.S. Pulls Back as Iraqis Vote

It is clear that the Americans are already drifting offstage — and that most Iraqis are ready to see them go.

On the Hill: An Age Shift Brings a Youthful Feel to the Senate

A volatile political climate and a string of departures have brought a generational shift that could influence Senate culture, as well as national policy.