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  • Twitter explodes after White House aide raps male reporters over gender pay

    A soft jab at the mostly male White House press corps from President Obama’s communications director sparked a surge of comments on Twitter, some noting that most of the president’s aides are men, including the very spokesmen those reporters are assigned to quiz every day. “Love all...

  • Obama rips GOP 'excuses' on equal pay for women

    President Obama on Tuesday signed two executive orders on equal pay for women, using the event to mock Republicans as out of touch on the issue of paycheck fairness. “You'll hear all sorts of excuses -- they're childbearing, they're choosing to do this ... she was doing the same job,”...

  • Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move!' takes over annual Easter Egg Roll --- again

    Exercise, and not colorful marshmallow Peeps, will be the focus of the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, the sixth year in a row that first lady Michelle Obama’s fitness-first goal for kids has taken over the once sugar-filled event on the South Lawn.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Obama plans to attend Fort Hood service Wednesday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House aide says President Barack Obama plans to attend a memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week's shooting rampage. A Fort Hood spokesman confirms there will be a remembrance ceremony that day, and presidential adviser Dan Pfeiffer tells...

  • Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy

    CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts. It was Monday morning, and despite an emergency...

  • Former president calls painting his life's passion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George W. Bush has found painting as his new passion to fill the void in his life after he left the White House. In an interview on NBC's "Today" show, Bush tells his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, "I paint a lot because, as you know, I'm a driven person." The...

  • Obama and top lawmakers consult on Ukraine crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is thanking congressional leaders for approving aid for Ukraine, but urging them to go further by adopting changes to the International Monetary Fund. Obama met Thursday in the Oval Office with House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy...

  • Obama signs cancer research bill in memory of girl

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A 10-year-old girl who died of brain cancer is leaving a legacy for other sick children in a new law signed by President Barack Obama. Obama on Thursday signed the bipartisan Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. It directs $126 million in federal money to be spent over...

  • Obama clears way for South Sudan sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is warning that the United States may levy sanctions on individuals and entities involved in stoking violence and instability in South Sudan. Obama signed an executive order Thursday clearing the way for possible visa bans and asset freezes. Officials...

  • Olympic athletes get their White House moment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at their performances. "I don't know how you guys...

  • 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...



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