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Obama trying to sooth fears over Syria inaction

Obama trying to sooth fears over Syria inaction

White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers’ concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan…

White House pissed over defense bill in Congress

White House pissed over defense bill in Congress

The White House is escalating an election-year dispute with Congress over military spending as lawmakers bucked the Pentagon and spared favorite ships and aircraft despite diminishing budgets. One day after…

Veterans’ Administration screwups under fire

Veterans’ Administration screwups under fire

The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to respond to a growing political firestorm over allegations of treatment delays and falsified records at veterans hospitals nationwide. The top official…

Dire climate warnings coming from White House

Dire climate warnings coming from White House

The Obama administration will release an updated report on Tuesday showing how climate change touches every part of the country, as the administration seeks to convince the American public on…

White House press corps honors black reporter

White House press corps honors black reporter

Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential press conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a…

White House wants more data privacy laws

White House wants more data privacy laws

The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans’ data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of…

White House denies email concerned Benghazi attack

White House denies email concerned Benghazi attack

The White House on Wednesday denied that a staff member’s email three days after the deadly attack on the U.S. mission at Benghazi, Libya, was actually about the attack. Critics…

Longtime Obama aide calling it quits

Longtime Obama aide calling it quits

A top White House official who has been with President Barack Obama since he first became a senator nine years ago is resigning. Alyssa Mastromonaco is Obama’s deputy chief of…

White House hosts student film festival

White House hosts student film festival

Two days before the Oscars, President Barack Obama recognized the best of nearly 2,500 films made by K-12 students after the White House asked them for short videos on the…

White House claims easy ride to lifting debt limit

White House claims easy ride to lifting debt limit

A top White House official voiced confidence on Thursday that Republicans would agree in the next few weeks to lift the country’s borrowing limit without using the confrontational tactics that…