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1 year 2 months ago

VP Biden makes another push for gun control

Vice President Joe Biden will try to restart the gun control push with a White House event to discuss the administration's progress in combating gun violence this afternoon. This will mark the first time Mr. Biden has held a public event on gun control since the Senate rejected expanded background...

1 year 3 months ago

Prime Minister Heads to the U.S.

British Prime Minister David Cameron heads to the White House for talks on Syria today. President Obama will meet with Cameron. The meeting is expected to address a broad range of shared global and regional security concerns including counter-terrorism and Syria's civil war. Trade and economic issues will also be...

1 year 3 months ago

Terrorism fight takes friends to the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senior aides advising President Barack Obama on the latest developments in the Boston Marathon investigation are longtime friends who met during the shock and confusion of the Sept. 11 attacks. White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco have been leading the fight against...

1 year 5 months ago

Senate confirms Lew as Treasury secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate confirmed Jacob "Jack" Lew to be Treasury secretary, affirming President Barack Obama's choice of a budget expert at a time when Congress and the White House are at odds over sharp government spending cuts. The Senate voted 71-26 to support the nomination. Lew, 57, had...

1 year 6 months ago

Obama will submit his budget in March

WASHINGTON (AP) - An administration official says President Barack Obama plans to submit his 2014 budget plan to Congress in mid-March. The budget was supposed to have been released last week but the White House says it's been delayed by passage of legislation last month to avert the so-called fiscal...

1 year 7 months ago

Preparing to honor another hero

At the Center for American Values in Pueblo, portraits of more than 140 Medal of Honor recipients hang on the walls. Retired Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who served at Fort Carson, will soon be one of the newest additions. He'll be honored in a ceremony at the White House...

1 year 11 months ago

Obama still a draw on college campuses

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The crowds may be smaller and the candidate grayer, but college towns are still proving to be President Barack Obama's best chance to draw an enthusiastic audience. More than 25,000 people showed up during his three-state college town tour this week, including 7,500 at a rally...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Obama may act to stop infrastructure cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says the White House may take steps to get U.S. businesses to protect themselves from computer attacks if they are responsible for providing critical services like water or electricity. Brennan told the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday that President Barack...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Labor Dept. says no need for warning on layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Labor Department says federal contractors do not have to warn their employees about potential layoffs from across-the-board budget cuts Jan. 2. A guidance letter sent Monday says it would be "inappropriate" for employers to send such warnings because it is still speculative if and where the...

2 years 1 month ago

GOP House votes again to kill health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressing an election-year point, Republicans pushed yet another bill through the House on Wednesday to repeal the nation's two-year-old health care law, a maneuver that forced Democrats to choose between President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement and a public that is persistently skeptical of its value. The...

2 years 3 months ago

Obama calls on Congress to help small businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Congress could help sustain the economy's "momentum" by passing legislation that would give businesses a 10 percent income tax credit if they create new jobs or increase wages this year. Obama made his pitch during a roundtable discussion with small business leaders in...

2 years 3 months ago

Obama's secret trip leaked, then the leak stopped

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House attempt to keep President Barack Obama's trips under wraps for security purposes briefly unraveled Tuesday morning. An Afghanistan-based news organization, TOLOnews, tweeted a report early that Obama was already in Kabul. Others in the United States picked up on the Tweet. The White House...

2 years 9 months ago

Possible shots fired at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities are investigating a report that gunshots were fired in the vicinity of The White House. Sgt. David Schlosser of the U.S. Park Police said Friday evening that the agency received a report of shots fired near 16th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, between The White...

2 years 11 months ago

Perry top dog for the GOP?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican race for the White House is about to accelerate dramatically. Coming up are several debates and events that will testing whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry has staying power and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney can keep focusing on the president instead of his GOP rivals....

3 years 4 hours ago

Boehner hosting fundraiser for Tipton in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Republican House Speaker John Boehner will be in Aspen for a fundraiser for Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. Boehner is headlining the fundraiser for the freshman Republican congressman Saturday. The Denver Post reports that Tipton was among the worst Republican fundraisers in the House for...

3 years 3 months ago

GOP calls for action on energy, spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are calling for action on gasoline prices and spending. In the weekly GOP radio and internet address, Alabama Rep. Martha Roby says it's time for Washington to get serious about the challenges facing the country. She praised the House for passing three measures to...

3 years 3 months ago

Gingrich announcing 2012 bid on Wed.

ATLANTA (AP) - A spokesman for Newt Gingrich says the former House speaker will announce Wednesday he is running for president. Rick Tyler said Gingrich will make the announcement by Facebook and Twitter. He will give an interview to Fox News later that night. Gingrich will offer his...

3 years 4 months ago

AFA football team at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has congratulated the Air Force Academy football team for winning the Commander in Chief trophy, noting that they'll be taking it home to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the first time in eight years. Obama presented the trophy during a ceremony Monday in the White...

3 years 11 months ago

White House condemns deadly attacks in Pakistan

The White House is condemning attacks in Pakistan that left dozens dead. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says the timing of the violence makes the attacks "even more reprehensible," coming during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and as Pakistan recovers from devastating floods. The Pakistani Taliban has taken...

4 years 1 month ago

Meg Whitman: No interest in White House run

Republican California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman says she has no interest in a future run for the United States presidency. She says she is focused on helping recession wracked California climb out of its 12.3 percent unemployment rate. Whitman says she would target tax cuts for employers and reduce...

4 years 1 month ago

White House admits mistake, offers job

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is apologizing to a black Agriculture Department employee who was ousted for her remarks about race. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called the dismissal of Shirley Sherrod an injustice and a mistake, and apologized on behalf of the "entire administration." He says officials didn't...

4 years 2 months ago

President Obama to announce McChrystal decision soon

WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghanistan war commander Stanley McChrystal discussed his blistering interview remarks with President Barack Obama Wednesday, and the commander in chief planned an afternoon announcement of the embattled general's fate. McChrystal was seen leaving the West Wing and climbing into a van after his nearly half-hour private...

4 years 2 months ago

Romanoff in Colorado Springs and Pueblo Friday

Democratic Senate challenger Andrew Romanoff continues his 100-city campaign tour today with stops in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Romanoff says he wants to focus on his campaign to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. But Romanoff has been dogged by questions about an alleged attempt by the White House...

4 years 3 months ago

Obama 0-for-4 in endorsements

The White House says it's not worried about four consecutive losses by Democratic candidates President Barack Obama had supported. The latest defeat came Tuesday when Sen. Arlen Specter lost to Rep. Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs gave a simple, one-word answer when asked...

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