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  • White House: Israel, Palestinians taking 'unhelpful' steps

    The White House on Wednesday called recent actions by Israel and the Palestinians “unhelpful,” and warned that they threatened to undermine already fragile Middle East peace talks. Deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that the administration was “disappointed” by...

  • Seven unanswered questions about Obamacare

    Democrats were quick to trumpet the 7.1 million enrollment figure for Obamacare's federal and state exchanges. But critics said that number failed to address many questions about who has signed up and insist that the fate of President Obama's signature domestic initiative is still up in the air....

  • White House 'disappointed' by Supreme Court ruling on donor limits

    The White House on Wednesday criticized a Supreme Court decision that struck down overall limits on political contributions from individuals. “We are, in fact, disappointed by the decision that was announced today,” said White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest to reporters aboard...

  • Obamacare victory likely short-lived for White House

    Democrats might want to tamp down their Obamacare celebration. For all the jubilation over 7.1 million people selecting plans through federal and state health exchanges, the politics surrounding the central issue of the 2014 midterms remains largely unchanged, according to both Republican and...

  • Obama trumpets 7 million sign-ups, says health law is 'here to stay'

    President Obama trumpeted the announcement Tuesday that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for Obamacare and used the accomplishment to hit back at Republicans who pushed for repealing his signature domestic achievement.

  • Jay Carney: Obama maintains full confidence in Kathleen Sebelius

    On Tuesday, as the administration celebrated exceeding the 7 million mark in Obamacare sign-ups, the president's spokesman reiterated President Obama's strong support for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius has spent the last six months under fire for the rocky...

  • Former White House staffer Ronnie Cho declines an Arizona congressional run

    Former White House staffer Ronnie Cho has decided against a congressional run in Arizona, ending speculation about whether he would jump into a crowded Democratic primary in the state's 7th Congressional District. "I've been planning and looking at what I would have to do to build an...

  • White House: Obama hasn't made decision on releasing spy Jonathan Pollard

    The White House on Tuesday said President Obama had not made a decision on whether to release spy Jonathan Pollard. “The president has not made a decision to release Jonathan Pollard,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney.

  • White House tech guru celebrates end of healthcare.gov enrollment deadline with champagne

    White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park celebrated the end of the enrollment deadline on heathcare.gov by popping the cork on a bottle of champagne. Park counted down the seconds to midnight on Monday, celebrating the end of the day with QSSI tech workers who spent most of the day...

  • Obama champions 'Boston strong' World Series

    President Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox, saying the team's third title in a decade carried special significance in the wake of the bombing last year in the heart of New England.

  • Minimum wage value falling but fairness is debated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal minimum wage has been below what's needed to keep a family of three out of poverty since 1980. It's also well shy of the peak of its buying power almost half a century ago. Is the current $7.25 hourly minimum fair? Is now the time to raise it, and if so, by how...

  • Official: Man scaled White House fence, arrested

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a man has been arrested after he climbed over a fence at the White House. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says the man climbed over the fence around 4 p.m. Sunday and was immediately arrested. The White House briefly went into lockdown after the...

  • Clinton aides pursued legacy in his 2nd term

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bill Clinton's top aides began debating how to build a presidential legacy days after he won re-election in 1996, newly released documents show. The 2,500 pages of documents released Friday from the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., ranged from...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama meets Your Holiness

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The exchange of gifts is a de rigueur part of every papal audience but Thursday's presentation had an unusually loud element to it. A metal support holding up the top of President Barack Obama's gift — a chest of seeds from the White House garden — twice crashed onto...

  • AP PHOTOS: Popes meetings with US presidents

    President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican on Thursday, holding a nearly hourlong audience with the pontiff. The president and pope both appeared tense at the start of the meeting, but they were all smiles by the end. Here's a gallery of photos of U.S....



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