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Speedy access to White House records

Presidential libraries always seem to be the center of controversy and debate. Right now a number of cities are competing to host President Barack Obama's library once he leaves office. There will certainly be a flood of stories about the vast fund-raising that will take place to secure money for ...read more

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New proposal would make same-sex partners eligible under Family and Medical Leave Act

By Juliet Eilperin The Labor Department will issue a proposed rule Friday stating that any employee is eligible for leave to care for a same-sex spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to White House officials, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes their marital status. Read full ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Lawmakers, allies reportedly press White House to push out Iraq PM

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com AS PRESIDENT OBAMA mulls military action in Iraq, lawmakers in Congress and Arab diplomats reportedly press the administration to call on Iraq's political parties to form a new government without Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, far left. Outgunned Kurds hope looming Baghdad battle buys them some timeBaghdad claims security forces hold ...read more

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CHAOS IN IRAQBattle-tested Kurds watch as ISIS routs Iraqi army

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com Iraqi insurgents flaunt seized US military vehiclesReport: White House mulls special forces in Iraq crisisVIDEO: US weighs using special forces to train Iraqi troops Fighting north of Baghdad kills 44 detaineesHow will the crisis affect US gas prices?VIDEO: What is ISIS trying to accomplish? ...read more

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IN TERRORISTS' HANDSIraqi insurgents flaunt seized US military vehicles

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com Report: White House mulls special forces in Iraq crisisVIDEO: Special forces protecting US assets Fighting north of Baghdad kills 44 detainees KURTZ: The debate over who can debate Iraq messKrauthammer: Obama 'removed the glue' in Iraq VIDEO: Iraq fortifies Baghdad as militants gain ground ...read more

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IRAQ IN TURMOIL White House reportedly mulls sending special forces

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com KURTZ: The debate over who can debate Iraq messSyrian war planes strike inside Iraq, sources say White House reportedly sees window for diplomacyOfficials: US-made Stinger missiles have likely fallen into ISIS handsKrauthammer: Obama 'removed the glue' in Iraq by withdrawing US troops ...read more

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Biden heading to Central America to address child immigration wave

By Kathleen Hennessey The White House is expanding a public campaign aimed at dispelling rumors in the U.S. and Latin America about its rules regarding deportation of young immigrants — part of an effort to slow the rising number of minors crossing into the U.S. without parents or guardians. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times


White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

By Christi Parsons, Michael A. Memoli The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times


Hillary claims Clintons were 'dead broke' after leaving White House

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com IN AN INTERVIEW promoting her new memoir, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claims she and her family were in debt after her husband's two presidential terms and calls the investigation into the 2012 Benghazi attack 'minor league ball.' Krauthammer: Hillary Clinton launching her book at a 'good' timeVIDEO: ...read more

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White House to request $2 billion to handle border influx of children

By Cindy Carcamo A rush of young children crossing alone and illegally into the United States from Texas is so large and unexpected that senior officials with the Obama administration said Monday the White House is asking Congress for about $2 billion to grapple with what is being called a humanitarian crisis. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times


White House allows young immigrants to extend deportation waivers

By Brian Bennett, Kate Linthicum More than half a million young immigrants who were granted temporary deportation waivers can apply for a two-year extension, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, in what may be a template for more sweeping White House action before the midterm election. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times


White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal

By Michael A. Memoli, Lisa Mascaro The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times


War-zone deserter? If so, Bowe Bergdahl joins a fascinating and bizarre club

By Dan Lamothe The chatter about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been unrelenting ever since the White House announced Saturday that it had swapped five members of the Taliban in detention for the only U.S. service member held by the enemy in Afghanistan. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Cleveland Clinic CEO being considered for VA post

By Juliet Eilperin The White House has approached the Cleveland Clinic's chief executive, Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, a doctor and Vietnam War veteran, about heading the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an individual familiar with the discussions. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Anger explodes over treatment of Bergdahl’s release as veterans, troops call him a deserter

For all the yellow ribbons strewn across his hometown in Idaho and the gratitude expressed by his parents in an emotional visit to the White House on Saturday, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will receive a hero’s welcome when he returns to the United States after ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Do's and don'ts in first ladies' frugal fashion

Sure, living in the White House has its perks. But a clothing allowance is not one of them.

FILE - This Feb. 4, 1981 file photo shows former first lady Betty Ford getting outfitted with a spring wardrobe by Seventh Avenue designer Albert Capraro, in New York. She is wearing a ...read more

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HILLARY'S BENGHAZI LEAK Clinton takes shot at critics with book chapter release

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com Obama and Hillary hold secret meeting at White House GOP-led committee begins drawing up Benghazi attack timeline VIDEO: Benghazi select committee members form timeline of attack VIDEO: Is Hillary Clinton in peril over the Benghazi probe? VIDEO: Victim's mother hopes committee gets to the truth ...read more

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In Patrick, Texas may find another tea party star

Scoffing at the issue of climate change was easy, but tea party favorite Dan Patrick also didn't miss the chance to savage the White House's purported efforts to slow it — really working the conservative crowd into a frenzy.

State Sen. Dan Patrick waves to supporters during a election-night watch party ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Obama to host a White House summit on growing conerns over sports head injuries

By Juliet Eilperin Chatting about football in the Blue Room of the White House this week with President Obama, Maria Hanes brought up the Chicago Bears' 1985 Super Bowl champion quarterback Jim McMahon — only to have Obama finish her sentence. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Fact Checker: Rand Paul’s claim there was ‘no plane’ for special ops forces in Benghazi

By Glenn Kessler FOX HOST ERIC BOLLING: “So this is kind of startling news that the White House was on the phone with YouTube as the attacks were still taking place that night, saying, Hey, did you see what's causing this? They were already being political at that moment.” Read full article ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan

By Greg Miller The CIA's top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama's surprise visit with U.S. troops. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Issa: White House warned YouTube over Islam vid amid Benghazi attack

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com REPUBLICAN REP. DARRELL ISSA claims that an email he reviewed shows the White House contacted YouTube within hours of the Benghazi terror attack to warn the site about posting an anti-Islam video — an email he says contradicts White House claims.VIDEO: Rand Paul on WH contacting YouTube during Benghazi attack ...read more

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White House to reveal secret memo to justify drone strikes on Americans

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION signals it will publicly reveal a memo explaining its legal justification for using drones to kill American citizens overseas, a US government official confirms to Fox News. Watch out, Bambi: NM hunters can still use drones — for nowSoldiers test digital drone kit for the squad ...read more

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White House, CIA end use of vaccine programs as cover for spying

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com PRESIDENT OBAMA'S top counterterrorism adviser says the CIA has agreed to stop using vaccination and immunization programs as cover for spy operations like those run by Pakistan doctor Shakil Afridi, left, in the months prior to Usama bin Laden's death. Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who helped US find bin ...read more

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White House: Obama 'madder than hell' about veterans care scandal

By Edmund Sanders With pressure mounting over the Veterans Affairs scandal, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Obama was "madder than hell" over allegations of inadequate medical care for veterans. But while McDonough voiced confidence in embattled VA Secretary Eric Shinseki'... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times


White House aide named by Obama to oversee health-care law, other priorities

By Juliet Eilperin President Obama on Friday is appointing longtime White House aide Kristie Canegallo as deputy chief of staff for policy implementation, overseeing issues including the continuing rollout of the Affordable Care Act to better the integration of technology in the nation's classrooms. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


SPIN CONTROL? Geithner backs off claim WH told him to bend truth

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com FORMER TREASURY SECRETARY Timothy Geithner claims in his newly published book that the White House tried to put words in his mouth — but now that those words are coming back to haunt him, he appears to be trying to rewrite his story. VIDEO: New bombshells about the WH in ...read more

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White House Sees No Conflict in Biden's Son Joining Ukrainian Gas Company

By Reuters The White House has brushed aside questions about whether the involvement of Vice President Joe Biden's son in a Ukrainian natural gas company raised ethical issues at a time when the administration is promoting energy diversity in the country. ...read more

Source: The Moscow Times


Washington Monument reopens after earthquake

The towering symbol that honors the nation's first president reopened to the public Monday, nearly three years after an earthquake cracked and chipped the 130-year-old stone obelisk.

The South Lawn and the White House are seen from the 500-foot level of the Washington Monument in Washington, Monday, May 12, 2014, as ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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Solar panels here to stay atop White House roof

By Juliet Eilperin The White House has completed installing solar panels on the First Family's residence a process it started back in 2010. President Obama who will announce the project's completion as part of a broader push to expand solar energy deployment in the private and public sectors took up the gauntlet nearly ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


White House threatens more sanctions if Ukraine referendum goes forward

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION is warning that it will levy new sanctions against Russia if pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine go ahead with a planned referendum on regional autonomy this weekend. Putin claims Russia troops have pulled back from Ukraine borderVIDEO: Putin claims that troops have moved back OPINION: The ...read more

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US team to aid Nigerian search for kidnapped girls

The United States is sending technical experts to aid the Nigerian government's search for nearly 300 teenage girls who were kidnapped from their school last month, the White House said Tuesday. The mass abduction has sparked international outrage and mounting demands that Nigeria do more to free the girls.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee


White House back on defensive about Benghazi

The White House on Wednesday dismissed allegations by Republicans that newly released emails prove the administration's response to the 2012 attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, was politically calculated.

The laundry room, shown on November 8, 2012, at the U.S. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


White House: Execution was not conducted humanely

By Jerry Markon, Mark Berman, Lindsey Bever As officials in Oklahoma said they would investigate the botched execution that has drawn worldwide scrutiny, the White House weighed in and said that the execution was not conducted humanely. “We have a fundamental standard in this country that even when the death penalty is justified, it must be carried ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


White House issues report on steps to prevent sexual assault at college campuses

By Nick Anderson Federal officials will launch a Web site called NotAlone.gov to support survivors of sexual assault on campuses and also plan to challenge colleges to survey their students next year about sexual misconduct and other safety issues, a White House task force reported Monday night. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


White House Unveils Plan to Put 'A Great Teacher in Every Classroom'

The White House will announce plans to improve teacher preparation Friday morning, focusing on President Obama's overarching goal to put a great teacher in each classroom. The mission will be to track successful and unsuccessful teachers back to their preparation programs, and then address the... ...read more

Source: ABC News


White House chef joins Johnson, Waters for farm-to-fork forum

By darrington@sacbee.com (Debbie Arrington) Sacramento's stature as the farm-to-fork capital continues to grow. Even the White House takes notice.

Sam Kass, 29, the assistant White House chef, helps out at The White House Healthy Kids Fair on the South Lawn Wednesday, October 21, 2009. (Matt Roth/ The New York Times)

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Source: The Sacramento Bee


Exclusive: White House considers former banking lawyer for Fed board - sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former lawyer with the American Bankers Association is being considered by the White House as a possible nominee to the board of the Federal Reserve, according to sources familiar with the efforts

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From Tex-Mex and pork rinds to fitness and veggies: A change in Obama White House

By Juliet Eilperin Each president and first lady sets a new tone for the White House, partly based on personal beliefs and private quirks, but few have so transformed the culture inside the building the way the Obamas have regarding nutrition and fitness. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Pipeline delay gives boost to Obama's political base

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to energize President Barack Obama's liberal-leaning base before fall elections in which Democrats risk losing control of the U.S. Senate.

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OBAMACARE DOWNSIDEWidows of Alabama county workers lose health care

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com FOX NEWS FIRST: Dobson wins temporary ObamaCare exemptionEXCLUSIVE: GOP presses White House for docs on botched health care rolloutHospitals trying their hand at insurance provider business ObamaCare enrollment: 8 million people signed up ...read more

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Nearly half of voters think White House had IRS target conservatives

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com FOX NEWS POLL finds that 49 percent of American voters think the IRS targeted conservative groups at the request of the White House, and most want Congress to keep investigating the matter.FOX NEWS POLL: Voters say Obama covering up on Benghazi, want probeRead the polls ...read more

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Poll: Christie regaining, but Clinton trounces entire GOP field

The former secretary of state rolled up support from majorities of voters when pitted against eight different Republicans. Though Clinton isn't saying whether she'll seek the White House, her supporters have been raising money and promoting her candidacy.

Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at speaks in the press briefing ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


HHS Secretary Sebelius resigning, White House official tapped for job

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, left, who was the face of the president's health care law, is resigning, Fox News confirms — with White House budget director Sylvia Burwell, right, already tapped to replace her. VIDEO: HHS Secretary Sebelius to resign IRS prepares to go after ObamaCare ...read more

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Contempt vote set for Lerner as House report lays out alleged targeting role

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT and Government Reform Committee plans to vote later this week on holding former IRS employee Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, while a committee report formally lays out Lerner's alleged role in the IRS' targeting of conservative groups. Krauthammer: White House wants to 'stonewall' IRS probeVIDEO: ...read more

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Autopsy: Woman who led police on chase from White House to Capitol was shot 5 times

By Peter Hermann Federal officers who opened fire on a car last fall that allegedly had rammed a barrier at the White House and then was chased to the U.S. Capitol struck the driver five times, in the head, back and arm, according to an autopsy report. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


The REAL ObamaCare number?Survey shows sign-ups short of claims

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com A MAJOR NEW SURVEY suggests the ObamaCare sign-up numbers are not as soaring as the White House claims, though the number of uninsured has fallen to its lowest level in years.House GOP breaks from repeal effort, gets change in ObamaCare Inmates getting coverage under ObamaCare, as states shift cost to ...read more

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Editorial: Obamacare hits its target in final days

By Editorial Board YOU CAN forgive a little football-spiking, even if Obamacare is far from the end zone. The White House this week announced that the number of people who enrolled in new individual health-care insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act topped 7 million and could still rise. According to figures collected ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


World champion Red Sox visit White House

By ESPN.com news services President Barack Obama has welcomed the World Series champion Red Sox to the White House, praising their triumph on the field last fall while hailing them as a symbol of their city's determined response to the bombing at last year's Boston Marathon. ...read more

Source: ESPN


Editorial: The White House’s empty words on supporting Egyptian democracy

By Editorial Board PRESIDENT OBAMA, a White House aide said Friday, wants “stability” in Egypt but believes “that stability ultimately is going to be best served by Egypt following through on its commitment to transition to free and fair elections and democratic governance.” In theory that put him at odds with Saudi Arabia's ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


White House delays ObamaCare enrollment deadline for some

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION announces that it will grant extra time to enroll in ObamaCare to Americans who say they were prevented from doing so by technical issues with the federal health exchange website. High court clash over ObamaCare contraceptive mandateSmall biz vs. ObamaCare inches closer to high courtAnother major ...read more

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Administration Extends Health Enrollment for Some

By By ROBERT PEAR With less than a week left for people to sign up for health insurance, the White House said Tuesday that it would allow more time to those who had tried to apply but were blocked by technical problems with the federal exchange. ...read more

Source: The New York Times


White House Launches Climate Change Communication Tool that Treats Citizens Like Adults

A day after a major scientific organization released an embarrassingly ineffective report aimed at communicating the realities of climate change, the White House has launched something entirely different — and better.

For now, it is a web portal that serves as a kind of clearinghouse for all manner of information on ...read more

Source: Discover Magazine


White House is ‘the ultimate on-call job’ for workers with children at home

By Juliet Eilperin Just as she was about to begin a “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” game at her 6-year old daughter's birthday party last October, White House budget chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell received a call that she couldn't ignore about the ongoing government shutdown. She handed off the tails to her ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Released documents reflect strategies, debate within the Bill Clinton White House

By Aaron Blake, Philip Rucker As the Clinton White House pushed its doomed attempt at health-care reform in the early 1990s, two White House aides candidly described a two-day public hearing on the issue as a political event aimed at inoculating the administration from criticism, according to new documents released Friday. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


White House withholds thousands of documents from Senate CIA probe, despite vows of help

The White House has been withholding for five years more than 9,000 top-secret documents sought by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for its investigation into the now-defunct CIA detention and interrogation program, even though President Barack Obama hasn’t exercised a claim of executive privilege.

The White House in Washington D.C.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee


White House grants undocumented military relatives legal status, benefits

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com A NEW POLICY from the Obama administration grants military benefits to thousands of undocumented relatives of active-duty military, reservists, and veterans, which critics say amounts to backdoor amnesty. VIDEO: New immigration policy gives military relatives legal status Senator presses agency on 'Mexican military' incursion into US ...read more

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Ukraine leader to visit White House this week as Russia cites ‘chaos’

By Anthony Faiola, Carol Morello KIEV, Ukraine — Russia's government on Monday blamed right-wing militants and Ukraine's new pro-Western government for causing “chaos” in the eastern part of the country, a day after the White House announced it would welcome Ukraine's leader to Washington for a meeting with President Obama. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Top officials at White House meeting on Ukraine

The U.S. is reviewing Russia's military moves in Ukraine and trying to figure out how to respond.

President Barack Obama speaks about Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Obama's statement comes as his administration is expressing growing concern over ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee


Faced with hard times, Americans unsure how to fix income inequality

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com AS WASHINGTON debates how best to address the gap between the nation's rich and poor, Americans agree that a widening economic gulf exists — they just don't know what to do about it.VIDEO: White House ignores Hollywood's income inequality, Gutfeld says VIDEO: Political roots of the income inequality argument ...read more

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Obama to host governors at White House

By Dan Balz, Karen Tumulty President Obama will host the nation's governors Monday morning at the White House with all signs pointing to Republicans and Democrats talking past each other as they lay the groundwork for this year's midterm elections. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post


Rice admits some Benghazi info false, but says she has no regrets

By foxnewsonline@foxnews.com NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SUSAN RICE says interviews she gave after the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks contained info that was inaccurate, but adds that nobody in the White House intended to mislead the public.'Benghazi: The Definitive Report' eBook optioned for movie treatmentKerry sees Russia, China agreeing on UN resolution on Syria ...read more

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