More White House Articles

  • Good news, everyone! The New York Times has identified the 'real' IRS scandal

    When disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner first admitted in 2013 during a staged apology that her agency had targeted conservative groups, a few news organizations scrambled immediately to help the White House manage its damage control efforts. Take, for example, the New York Times' latest...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 7

    President Obama is off to Austin, Texas, this week for a pair of Democratic National Committee fundraisers. On Wednesday, Obama will travel to the Lone Star State where he will stay overnight. The president will deliver remarks on the economy Thursday morning before heading back to Washington.

  • White House week ahead: Still no border visit on Obama's Texas schedule

    President Obama will face more pressure this week to help resolve the immigration crisis at the Texas border as he travels to the state for three fundraisers and a speech focused on the economy.

  • Congress has just weeks to replenish expiring highway fund

    Roadwork nationwide could screech to a halt if Congress doesn't act soon.

  • Not going away: Vets are still paying close attention to Veterans Affairs scandal despite lack of media coverage

    The nation’s leading media outlets may have moved on from covering the many problems that continue to plague the Department of Veterans Affairs, but U.S. vets are still following the scandal closely, according to a recent Gallup report.

  • Obama: US always has been a nation of immigrants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at the White House on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that welcoming immigrants "is central to our way of life." He...

  • Putin tells Obama he wants better relations

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Barack Obama in an Independence Day message that he hopes the countries can improve relations. In a statement published on the Kremlin website on Friday, Putin said "regardless of difficulties and disagreements" he hoped that Russia and...

  • Obama on Fourth: Rights, equality fuel US success

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. has only succeeded because generations of Americans have fought to expand rights and opportunity to more people. Obama is reflecting on the meaning of the Fourth of July in his weekly radio and Internet address. He says there's no nation...

  • Unshackled from White House decorum, Jay Carney takes veiled shot at the press

    In a New York Times Magazine interview published Thursday, Carney complained that reporters have a habit of "chasing the same soccer ball down the field," meaning asking the same questions over and over again, that "reinforces a shallow approach."

  • Obama on economy: 'We're making progress'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says job growth in June shows the recovery is taking hold, but the economy could still do better. Obama is urging Congress to work with him to help create more jobs. Obama cites the fastest job growth since 1999 and says, quote, "we're making...

  • Hillary Clinton is making a killing on the speaking circuit: Eight universities that have paid top dollar

    As Hillary Clinton's bumpy, gaffe-riddled book tour continues its slow and painful journey through Britain, questions regarding her impressive wealth continue to dog her back at home.

  • When the president becomes fodder for late night comedians: U.S. World Cup chant edition

    When a president's approval rating is in the dumps, it's only natural that he becomes fodder for late-night comedians. And why not? He's low-hanging fruit.

  • Obama praises US men's soccer team in phone calls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama commended the U.S. soccer team Wednesday for making the country proud in the World Cup tournament in Brazil, during an Oval Office phone call with two of the team's most celebrated players. Obama called goalkeeper Tim Howard and team captain Clint...

  • Obama challenged to act swiftly on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anger rose Tuesday over the surge in Central American immigrants entering the U.S. illegally, while President Barack Obama faced immediate demands by advocates for bold action on immigration, including a slowing the rate of deportations. Republican opposition grew to Obama's...

  • Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives. "So sue me," he taunted on a sweltering day, as he pushed lawmakers to pay for...



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