By Meghashyam Mali | 02/12/14 03:33 PM
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa on Wednesday vowed to press ahead with his investigation of the White House's new political office, questioning whether appropriate steps were taken to ensure it did not clash with federal campaign laws. The White House announced in January that...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/12/14 03:10 PM
President Obama on Wednesday signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour and urged the public to pressure lawmakers to approve a hike for all workers. “In the wealthiest nation on Earth, nobody who works full time should have to live...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/12/14 02:53 PM
The White House on Wednesday downplayed a lawsuit led by Sen. Rand Paul, who is suing President Obama and top intelligence officials, saying that all three branches of government had found the National Security Agency surveillance practices “lawful.”
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/12/14 02:16 PM
The White House on Wednesday hailed a House vote passing a “clean” bill raising the debt ceiling as a “victory” for the economy and expressed hope that Republicans would avoid future fiscal battles.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/12/14 02:10 PM
The White House on Wednesday said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had mobilized its response centers as a severe winter storm moved up the East Coast. White House press secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama was being briefed on the storm and preparations to aid affected...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/12/14 01:29 PM
The Obama administration on Wednesday unveiled a set of voluntary standards that supporters say will help American companies better defend against cybersecurity threats.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/12/14 11:01 AM
“The President looks forward to discussing with the prime minister progress in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, developments in Iran, and other regional priorities,” said the White House in a statement announcing the visit.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/11/14 02:01 PM
President Obama at a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande denied that the U.S. had “no-spy” agreements with any nations, but pledged to respect the privacy rights of foreign citizens. Obama disputed a suggestion from a French reporter that the U.S. had an...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/11/14 01:16 PM
President Obama on Tuesday said that the U.S. and France were “absolutely united” in preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. At a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande, who is on a three-day visit of the U.S., Obama said the two long-time allies were...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/11/14 07:39 AM
The White House announced it was reopening its political office -- renamed the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach -- last month to better coordinate with Democrats and aid the party's candidates with messaging and fundraising ahead of the 2014 midterms.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/10/14 02:01 PM
The White House on Monday praised Michael Sam, a football player likely to become the first openly gay player in a major American sports league.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/07/14 04:14 PM
Secret Service personnel apprehended a man who tried to jump the White House fence on Friday. Ed Donovan, a spokesman for the Secret Service, said the man attempted to climb over the north fence line. “He was apprehended by Park Police and our Uniformed Division officers before he could...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/07/14 07:10 AM
“Jay, you've made a whole lot of jokes about me over the years but do not worry, I'm not upset,” said Obama in a video message aired on the broadcast. “On a totally unrelated note, I’ve decided to make you my new ambassador to Antarctica,” he added. “Hope you’ve got a warm coat,...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/07/14 06:42 AM
Biden has long declined to close the door on a 2016 bid, despite polls showing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/06/14 07:25 PM
President Obama said there was “no doubt” he wanted his delegation to the Winter Olympic Games to “make it very clear” to Russia that the U.S. would not support discrimination of any kind. “Well, there is no doubt we wanted to make it very clear that we do not abide by discrimination...
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