04/08/14 07:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency's treatment of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks before it...
By Joel Gehrke | 04/08/14 05:29 PM
House Democratic women on Tuesday contradicted a White House economist who said that the wage gap between men and women reflects different professional choices that women make, rather than workplace gender discrimination. "We're saying one thing: equal pay for equal work," House Minority...
By Paul Bedard | 04/08/14 02:59 PM
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...
By Brian Hughes | 04/08/14 12:55 PM
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,”...
By Paul Bedard | 04/08/14 09:03 AM
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.
By Susan Crabtree | 04/08/14 05:03 AM
Republicans are demanding greater transparency on how much the administration spent to promote and implement Obamacare -- and hitting back at President Obama's claim that he “didn't make a hard sell.”
By Ashe Schow | 04/07/14 08:06 PM
A White House adviser had to walk back the oft-repeated myth that women make 77 cents on the dollar that men make after being questioned about the figure during a conference call Monday. While detailing executive actions President Obama plans to take Tuesday regarding equal pay for women,...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/07/14 06:27 PM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday announced that it would increase payments to insurers offering Medicare Advantage plans by 0.4 percent, reversing a planned cut.
By Brian Hughes | 04/07/14 01:03 PM
The White House Monday hit back at suggestions that female employees at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue earn less than their male counterparts, as President Obama readies two executive orders intended to close the wage gap between men and women.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/07/14 12:55 PM
The White House blamed “increased Russian pressure” for new unrest in Ukraine and urged the Kremlin to “cease all efforts to destabilize” their neighbor.
By Rebecca Berg | 04/07/14 10:54 AM
@JoeBiden is back. The vice president revived his political Twitter account Monday with an upbeat message about this year's midterm election cycle, marking the first tweet from the account in 437 days. "Dusting off the Twitter handle for a big midterm election year. Let's get to it, folks!"...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/07/14 10:37 AM
Vice President Joe Biden made a pitch for voting rights in a new video for the Democratic National Committee, urging supporters to help the organization's Voter Expansion Project ahead of November's midterms. “If someone had said to me ten years ago that I'd have to make a pitch for...
By Susan Crabtree | 04/07/14 09:05 AM
The Mideast peace talks are showing signs of life after nearly foundering last week with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meeting Sunday night to discuss ways to jump-start the process, according to a State Department spokeswoman.
By Brian Hughes | 04/07/14 08:00 AM
President Obama this week will devote much of his attention to the economy, holding multiple events on jobs before traveling to Texas to raise money for Democrats and attend a memorial service at Fort Hood. The White House spent most of last week trumpeting the more than 7 million Americans...
04/07/14 07:31 AM
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...
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