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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…

Will Obama’s proposed retirement savings play work?

Will Obama’s proposed retirement savings play work?

Even proponents of President Barack Obama’s new retirement savings program readily concede it won’t be a cure-all for a nation of people who are saving far too little for their…

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…