More White House Articles

  • Obama channels Lyndon Johnson in populist defense of government

    President Obama evoked the memory of former President Lyndon Johnson on Thursday, insisting that the government should play a central role in combating inequality and curing broader societal ills. “Today, we remain locked in this same great debate, about equality and opportunity, and the...

  • Long-term unemployment benefit package sits in House limbo

    Senate-passed legislation to extend long-term unemployment benefits has stalled in the House, as Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he won't move on the measure until Democrats and the Obama administration agree to include job-creating provisions. "They've not put forward anything with regard...

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Obamacare enrollment at 7.5 million

    Sebelius told the Senate Finance Committee that 400,000 people signed up last week to add to the 7.1 million who completed applications before the March 31 deadline.

  • At highest-paid levels, female White House staffers outearn men

    President Obama's election-year push to draw attention to women's wages backfired amid scrutiny of the White House's own gender-pay gap, but a close analysis of the salaries of his senior aides shows a far more complex picture.

  • For Obama, frustration in comparisons to LBJ

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Perhaps no historical analogy irks the White House more than the comparisons between Presidents Barack Obama and Lyndon B. Johnson, two Democrats who occupied the Oval Office a half-century apart. Obama's advisers bristle at the suggestion that the current commander in chief...

  • Obama blasts GOP for blocking paycheck fairness bill

    President Obama ripped Senate Republicans Wednesday for blocking a paycheck fairness bill, leveling charges against the GOP that will serve as the centerpiece of the Democratic 2014 campaign pitch. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which was designed to combat wage disparity between men and women,...

  • Obama mourns another shooting tragedy at Fort Hood

    President Obama returned to Fort Hood Wednesday to pay tribute to the victims of another mass shooting at the Texas military installation, saying U.S. officials should do more to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. “Part of what makes this so painful is that we’ve been here...

  • More Clinton White House records to be released

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives plans to release more documents from former President Bill Clinton's administration on April 18, officials say. The White House papers are being closely monitored by media organizations and historians as former secretary of state and U.S. senator...

  • President Obama's 'thoughts and prayers' with Pennsylvania stabbing victims

    President Obama has been briefed on the mass stabbing at a high school in the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday, and the White House said his “thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families." A 16-year-old student at Pennsylvania's Franklin Regional High School stabbed at least 20...

  • White House: Obama 'looks forward' to speaking at Al Sharpton event

    The White House said that President Obama was looking forward to addressing the annual conference hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, amid reports the civil rights leader worked as a confidential informant for the FBI. Asked if there were any “second thoughts” about allowing the president to...

  • The meltdown of the Obama genderhawks

    I have created a new species designation for the female Democrats who play hypocritical gender politics on behalf of President Obama. They're genderhawks. You remember the term "chickenhawk," don't you? During the Bush years, anti-war activists and journalists hurled the ad hominem epithet at...

  • Reprising grim role, Obama to grieve at Fort Hood

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Returning once again to a grief-stricken corner of America, President Barack Obama is reprising his role as chief comforter, mourning with families of those killed last week at Fort Hood and offering solace to the nation. It's a duty that Obama has had to fulfill far too...

  • Dianne Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report

    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...

  • House Democratic women take on White House economist who said wage gap isn't caused by discrimination

    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...

  • 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...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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