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  • Obama: Birth certificate controversy was 'crazy stuff'

    President Obama on Friday revisited the conspiracy theory over his birth certificate and whether he was born in the U.S., calling the issue “crazy stuff.”

  • Obama's 2013 return: $98k in federal taxes on $481k in income

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in federal taxes for 2013 on a reported gross income of $481,098, the White House announced on Friday. In a blogpost on the White House website, press secretary Jay Carney said the president's federal tax rate was 20.4 percent. The...

  • White House denies visa for Iran's United Nations envoy

    The White House announced Friday that the U.S. will not grant a visa to Iran's new envoy to the United Nations, citing his involvement in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. “We have informed the United Nations and Iran that we will not issue a visa to Mr. [Hamid] Abutalebi,” White House...

  • White House stresses Sylvia Mathews Burwell's prior unanimous Senate confirmation

    White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to predict how the Senate will handle Sylvia Mathews Burwell's nomination for Health and Human Services secretary, but noted her unanimous confirmation as Obama's budget chief. Carney told reporters that he “wouldn't want to predict” how...

  • Two potential candidates to succeed Sylvia Matthews Burwell as budget chief

    President Obama's nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as HHS secretary leaves open Burwell's position as director of the Office of Management and Budget. Of the two deputy directors, Brian Deese and Beth Cobert, Deese may be the more likely candidate.

  • Obama meets with mega-donor Steve Mostyn

    HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – Apparently, a $3 million donation to a super PAC that supports the President warrants a dinner party. President Barack Obama met with around 30 members of the Democratic National Committee and major party contributors at the home of plaintiffs attorney Steve Mostyn...

  • Obama taps Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head HHS, thanks Kathleen Sebelius for historic role

    President Obama announced the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to become the new secretary of the Health and Human Services Department on Friday and said goodbye to departing Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who he said will "go down in history" for her work in expanding access to health...

  • The legacy of President Obama's illegal alien aunt should make us look at our immigration laws

    Zeituni Onyango, President Obama's illegal alien aunt, died this week of cancer and other complications. I hope she rests in peace. America, however, should be up in arms. Auntie Zeituni is an enduring symbol of all that is wrong with this country's immigration "policy" -- or rather, its...

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Obama's behind-the-scenes budget warrior

    Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama's budget director, was at ground zero of the government shutdown showdown, but you wouldn't know it from the headlines. With Kathleen Sebelius departing, Burwell will be tapped to lead the Health and Human Services Department.

  • Obama to focus civil rights message on voting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 law that helped pave Obama's path in politics. On Friday, Obama will address Al Sharpton's National Action Network...

  • Obama calls Angela Merkel to 'check in' on Ukraine crisis

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has discussed the situation in Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Obama spoke to Merkel from aboard Air Force One on Thursday as he returned to Washington from Texas. White House spokesman Jay Carney...

  • Reprising grim role, Obama to grieve at Fort Hood

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Returning once again to a grief-stricken corner of America, President Barack Obama is reprising his role as chief comforter, mourning with families of those killed last week at Fort Hood and offering solace to the nation. It's a duty that Obama has had to fulfill far too...

  • Obama tests work policies on federal contractors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama is using the federal government's vast array of contractors to impose rules on wages, pay disparities and hiring on a segment of the private sector that gets taxpayer money and falls under his control. Obama this week plans to...

  • Obama pays tribute to victims of Rwanda genocide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide, an event he says was "neither an accident nor unavoidable." On Monday, Rwanda will mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the 100-day genocide. Obama says he honors the memory of those who...

  • APNewsBreak: Obama actions test workplace ideas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lacking congressional support to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is again imposing his policies on federal contractors, in keeping with presidents' tradition of exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy they directly control. Obama...



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