More White House Articles

  • Biden on minors at border: 'These are our kids'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States will be judged by how it treats the thousands of young immigrants showing up on its border, but warned that the U.S. will be forced to send some minors back to dangerous, unfortunate environments nonetheless....

  • Joe Biden is mad Congress won't pass something Obama opposes

    Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday ripped into congressional Republicans for not passing a gas tax increase to shore up the Highway Trust Fund. The only problem? The White House doesn't support a gas tax increase, either.

  • Snap: Reagan author to sue Simon & Schuster over 'plagiarism' in anti-Reagan book

    Reagan biographer Craig Shirley said he will file a suit against Simon & Schuster, the publisher of a new book about the Gipper that Shirley claims ripped off whole sections of his 2004 "Reagan's Revolution."

  • Obama, Bush 1st ladies press for girls' education

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, first ladies from different generations and opposing political parties, spoke with one voice Wednesday on the importance of educating women and girls worldwide, saying countries will be more prosperous as a result. "You have to change attitudes...

  • Why the Pentagon is keeping a close watch on the U.S.-Africa summit

    As the U.S. seeks broader business ties to Africa, the role of the military on the continent could change.

  • Africa's growing energy needs test climate change policies

    If there is a lab to test the "all of the above" approach to energy, it's Africa. And the results of that experiment could have profound implications for climate change.

  • Obama welcomes African leaders for unusual dinner

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Take a White House state dinner and multiply it by 50. The result is the most elaborate and unusual dinner of President Barack Obama's administration, a one-of-a-kind affair put on Tuesday night for a one-of-a-kind gathering of several dozen leaders from countries across...

  • Obama seeks executive ways to limit tax inversions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama has denounced so-called tax...

  • Obama announces $12 billion investment in African energy sector

    Obama said the Power Africa effort has been so successful that the White House is tripling the goal to 30,000 megawatts, enough to power 60 million homes.

  • Why the killing of a general won't change U.S. strategy in Afghanistan

    The killing of an American general Tuesday in Afghanistan put the spotlight back on President Obama's withdrawal plan in Afghanistan at a time when bloody conflicts in Gaza, Ukraine, Syria and Iraq overshadowed the longest war in American history.

  • Obama announces $33B in commitments for Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to strengthen America's financial foothold in Africa, President Barack Obama announced $33 billion in commitments Tuesday aimed at shifting U.S. ties with Africa beyond humanitarian aid and toward more equal economic partnerships. The bulk of the commitments came from...

  • VIDEO: Details scarce after U.S. major general dead in Afghanistan shooting

    Security protocols designed to keep American forces safe in Afghanistan could come under more scrutiny after a deadly shooting Tuesday.

  • U.S. businesses to invest $14 billion in Africa

    President Obama plans to announce a $14 billion commitment from U.S. business to invest in Africa in areas ranging from construction and energy to banking and information technology.

  • US sent Latin youth undercover in anti-Cuba ploy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fernando Murillo was typical of the young Latin Americans deployed by a U.S. agency to work undercover in Cuba. He had little training in the dangers of clandestine operations — or how to evade one of the world's most sophisticated counter-intelligence services. Their...

  • How Endangered Species Act litigation means big money for environmental groups

    For most people, an hourly wage of $125 would be an awfully good deal, especially in this economy. But President Obama and environmental groups are warning that it is not nearly enough for one group: lawyers engaged in Endangered Species Act litigation.



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