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Boston bomb survivors, gay basketball player guests for SOTU

Boston bomb survivors, gay basketball player guests for SOTU

Two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and an openly gay NBA player are among the guests who will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday when President Barack Obama…

Michelle Obama turns 50, joins AARP

Michelle Obama turns 50, joins AARP

Michelle Obama turned 50 on Friday and promptly showed off her AARP card. “Excited to join Barack in the 50+ club today … check out my @AARP card!” the first…

Obama looks to executive actions to push jobs agenda

Obama looks to executive actions to push jobs agenda

Ready to put an economic spotlight on his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs message and making a case that,…

White House in damage control mode over Gates’ book

White House in damage control mode over Gates’ book

Rushing to curb political fallout, the White House pushed back Wednesday against harsh criticism in a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates that questions President Barack Obama’s war…

A new year with the same old problems in Washington

A new year with the same old problems in Washington

Congress returns to Washington after the Christmas recess but it would be an error to say the House and Senate are “returning to work.” Work, sadly, is a lost ethic…

Americans really despise their government

Americans really despise their government

Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation’s biggest problems, a new poll finds. Half…

Roberts to White House, Congress: ‘Restore our funding!’

Roberts to White House, Congress: ‘Restore our funding!’

Congress and the White House need to restore funding to the nation’s federal courts to keep from undermining “the public’s confidence in all three branches of government,” Chief Justice John…

White House under pressure to name healthcare CEO

White House under pressure to name healthcare CEO

The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies on healthcare reform to name a chief executive to run its federal health insurance marketplace and allay…

NSA debate shifts in favor of limits on spying

NSA debate shifts in favor of limits on spying

In a sharp and unexpected shift, the national debate over U.S. government surveillance seems to be turning in favor of reining in the National Security Agency’s expansive spying powers at…

Muted reaction in White House over budget deal

Muted reaction in White House over budget deal

There were no champagne corks popping at the White House after Congress passed a two-year budget deal, no declarations of a new era of cooperation in President Barack Obama’s second…