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  • 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.

  • Examiner Editorial: Dems can say Obamacare debate is over, but wait until midterm elections

    President Obama recently declared the national debate on the Affordable Care Act — aka Obamacare — to be officially over because 7.1 million people have supposedly enrolled in the program. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius updated the enrollment figure Thursday to 7.5...

  • 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...

  • Short on accomplishments, Hillary leans on Bill and Barack to sell candidacy

    Last week Hillary Clinton gave what appeared at first to be a rambling and unfocused answer when asked to name the proudest achievement of her four years as Secretary of State. The short version is, she doesn't have one. But Clinton's words make a lot more sense when seen not as a non-answer to...

  • Editorial cartoon: Falsely claim war

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Obama's politicized, lawless executive branch

    Under the administration of President Obama, as never before in my lifetime, there is reason to be a bit afraid of the federal government. I have written two books documenting Obama's abuses of power, his assaults on the Constitution, his wars against business and energy, his abominably...

  • Did Jay Carney just undermine Obama on Keystone XL?

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday the process for approving the Keystone XL pipeline would remain in place, despite President Obama assuring governors in February that the decision would be made “in a couple months.”



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