STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Health care website launched
News release today from the White House:
Last week, we launched a first-of-its-kind website that makes it easier to find health care coverage and clearly explains how new rules like the P... Posted on 7/6/10 at 6:33 AM
STAFF BLOG DIRTY LAUNDRY The friendliest squirrel in D.C.
My son Matt and I had walked down from the Smithsonian area, along with another chaperone and a couple other kids, because we wanted a look at the White House during a recent trip to Washington D.C.
... Posted on 6/30/10 at 12:01 AM
The White House on Saturday defended Israel's right to defend itself against attack and decide how to respond to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, blaming the ruling Islamic militant Hamas group for starting the conflict.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee chairman leading the fight to get Justice Department documents about a troubled gun-tracking operation says there's no evidence so far that White House officials were involved in misleading Congress or engaged in a cover-up.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday confirmed a report that President Barack Obama's new budget predicts a $1.3 trillion deficit for the ongoing fiscal year. The deficit would drop to $901 billion next year under the administration's tax and spending policies.
WASHINGTON — It's a microcosm of the budget battling that has consumed Congress all year: The Obama administration wants federal agencies to save money while Republicans push for additional savings to take a substantial bite out of the government's towering pile of IOUs.
By Alan Fram, The Associated Press
, August 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration blocked efforts by government scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could become and committed other missteps that raised questions about its competence and candor during the crisis, according to a commission appointed by the president to investigate the disaster.
WASHINGTON — Reshaping the tone and tenor of the White House, President Barack Obama on Friday replaced the colorful and caustic Rahm Emanuel with the private Pete Rouse as his chief of staff, shifting to a new phase of his presidency with a drastically different aide as trusted gatekeeper.
By Ben Feller, The Associated Press
, October 02, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — If the first British invasion of the White House ended with the house afire, the latest had Barack and Michelle Obama and their kids rocking out in their seats Wednesday night at a tribute concert for former Beatle Paul McCartney.
I attended the Tea Party movement’s Tax Day rally near the White House in the way that Mick Jagger in an old Rolling Stones tune “went down to the demonstration to get my fair share of abuse.”
“Be careful,” warned a liberal friend, sounding as though she feared I would be cursed, spat upon and called the N-word as I was pummeled to the ground.
Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune
, April 20, 2010
It’s mind-boggling how quickly the Jerusalem housing project realigned the stars over Israel to shine down on a new, official vision of the Jewish state as a drag on our interests in the world — endangering the lives of our troops.
That was the message Vice President Joe Biden delivered in Israel this month: “What you’re doing here undermines the security of our troops ...” according to Israeli media. The White House denied it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the White House on Tuesday in the midst of a serious dispute that spoiled what might have been a celebration of a recent agreement for a new round of peace talks with the Palestinians.
By Matti Friedman and Matthew Lee, The Associated Press
, March 23, 2010
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