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  • Obama to host Mexican president for White House talks

    July 22, 2016 11:14 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is welcoming Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to the White House for talks on trade, climate change and possibly Donald Trump. Pena Nieto's visit Friday comes hours after Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination. The Mexican leader has said Trump's negative attitude toward Mexicans, including... more »
  • White House seeks more charging stations for electric cars

    July 21, 2016 7:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says that commercial charging stations for electric vehicles will be eligible to receive loan guarantees from the federal government as the Obama administration works to increase the number of stations. There are 16,000 currently in place. The White House says that up to $4.5 billion... more »
  • Clinton claims victory as Democratic nominee

    June 7, 2016 11:42 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C - Hillary Clinton laid claim to the Democratic Party's presidential nomination and with it, a piece of history Tuesday night, as she became the first woman to lead a major party's bid for the White House. Speaking in Brooklyn, New York, on a night where she won the... more »
  • US-led summit to seek to double number of resettled refugees

    June 3, 2016 3:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says an international summit hosted by President Barack Obama will seek to double the number of refugees resettled around the world. Obama plans to host the summit on refugees in September on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. White House national security adviser Susan... more »
  • NFL's Cam Newton brings Nickelodeon series to White House

    May 31, 2016 1:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has scored big for his new Nickelodeon series that launches Friday. Newton brought 10-year-old Rosie Smolowitz to the White House to interview Michelle Obama for the cable TV series "All in with Cam Newton." The NFL star helps kids fulfill some of their... more »
  • White House placed on lockdown after object thrown over gate

    May 30, 2016 2:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House has been placed on lock down after a woman threw something over the north fence along Pennsylvania Avenue. Reporters were not allowed to venture out of the White House press room and a call to the Secret Service was not immediately returned. However, a woman... more »
  • Man shot outside White House still in critical condition

    May 22, 2016 5:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - A hospital official says a man shot by a U.S. Secret Service officer outside the White House remains in critical condition. George Washington University hospital spokeswoman Susan Griffiths said the man was in critical condition on Sunday. She declined to provide further details. Authorities say an officer shot... more »
  • White House on alert after shooting on street outside

    May 20, 2016 3:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House has been placed on a security alert after a shooting on a street outside. U.S. Park Police said on Twitter that the shooting happened on West Executive Drive on Friday afternoon. District of Columbia Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan says one patient... more »
  • Kasich ends White House bid; clears Trump's path

    May 4, 2016 12:07 PM

    WASHINGTON- John Kasich plans to end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, making Donald Trump the presumptive Republican nominee. Three campaign officials who spoke to The Associated Press said the Ohio governor plans to announce his decision in a statement from his home state later Wednesday. The officials spoke... more »
  • President Barack Obama's last chance to zing Washington

    April 30, 2016 4:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is getting one more chance to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. The dinner Saturday night comes amid a fierce presidential campaign that should provide plenty of material for after-dinner remarks by Obama and this... more »
  • Ascension Parish teacher to be recognized at White House

    April 29, 2016 2:50 PM

    GONZALES - An Ascension Parish public school teacher will be recognized at the White House with the distinction of being one of the “great educators across the country.” Duplessis Primary School master teacher Shaneka Burnett will travel to Washington D.C. to attend an event at the White House recognizing the... more »
  • Pot activists smoke outside the White House

    April 2, 2016 8:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Activists smoked marijuana outside the White House to send their message that the drug shouldn't be considered dangerous. Protesters planned to display a 51-foot-long inflatable "joint" at Saturday's demonstration. However, protest organizer Adam Eidinger said the Secret Service wouldn't allow it, citing security concerns. Possession of up to... more »
  • Archive: Crack house one of first in area; ran by BR man whose sentence was commuted today

    March 30, 2016 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sitting beneath a skinny pine and healthy oak Wednesday afternoon was a sleepy, unassuming home that upon further inspection has a busy, illegal past. The notion of the previous activity that once unfolded under the roof was only dusted off because of a prisoner's shortened sentence.... more »
  • Still upset about delegates, Trump says La. primary is 'bad politics'

    March 30, 2016 12:24 PM

    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - Presidential hopeful Donald Trump angrily discussed his disdain for the outcome of the Louisiana primary Tuesday night. Trump, along with Ted Cruz and John Kasich, participated in a cable TV political discussion. At one point during the program, Trump called the situation involving Louisiana's delegates bad... more »
  • White House adds fun run to annual Easter Egg Roll

    March 28, 2016 3:50 AM

    WASHINGTON- Thousands of children will descend upon the White House Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll. And if they have energy to spare after finding the wooden eggs, about 250 of them will join first lady Michelle Obama for a run. The "fun run" is the latest addition to... more »
  • Carson: There is no 'path forward,' will discuss campaign this week

    March 2, 2016 2:24 PM

    DETROIT – It appears Ben Carson is leaving the campaign trail. The Washington Post reported Wednesday , Carson told supporters he sees no "path forward" and will not attend a debate in Detroit Thursday. Carson said he will make a statement about his political future at the Conservative Political... more »
  • US economy growing but faces international headwinds

    February 22, 2016 11:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - A report from the president's economic advisers says more Americans gained work and experienced pay raises last year. But it says the United States faced global headwinds that will continue this year. The annual report from the president's Council of Economic Advisers makes recommendations to reduce income... more »
  • Jeb Bush ends bid for the White House

    February 20, 2016 8:46 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he is ending his bid for the White House. A teary-eyed Bush says he's proud of the campaign he ran to unify the country and advocate conservative solutions. The son and brother of former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W.... more »
  • White House disputes Apple's position on iPhone hack request

    February 17, 2016 3:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Although the CEO of Apple says an order from a federal magistrate could threaten the security of millions of iPhones, the White House doesn't see it that way. The magistrate ordered Apple to help the FBI hack into an iPhone that had been used by one of... more »
  • Schumer slams Obama budget cuts to anti-terror funds

    February 14, 2016 3:33 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would cut nearly $300 million from counterterrorism programs. The New York Democrat notes that the recently released budget proposal would reduce the Urban Area Security Initiative from $600 million to $330 million. The initiative helps cities... more »
  • Obama creates new federal task force on cancer

    January 28, 2016 11:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is creating a new federal task force to accelerate cancer research. He's tapping Vice President Joe Biden to chair the effort. Obama signed a presidential memo Thursday establishing the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force. The memo says the goal is to double the rate... more »
  • Obama to meet with Bernie Sanders at the White House

    January 27, 2016 11:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will welcome Bernie Sanders to the White House, but he won't necessarily feel the Bern. The meeting between the sitting president and his sometime critic is a moment for the president to show his public neutrality in a heated and unexpectedly tight race to replace... more »
  • Obama wouldn't run for third term

    January 24, 2016 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he wouldn't run for a third term even if he could. He says the presidency takes a toll on family life, and the office "should be continually renewed by new energy and new ideas." Obama says in an interview airing on CBS he's not... more »
  • White House appoints federal official to lead Flint response

    January 19, 2016 2:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is appointing a Health and Human Services Department official to lead federal efforts to help the city of Flint, Michigan, deal with its water crisis. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says he anticipates that President Barack Obama will meet with the city's mayor on Tuesday.... more »
  • White House casts doubt on N. Korea claims of hydrogen bomb test

    January 6, 2016 2:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says the U.S. government's early analysis of underground activity in North Korea "is not consistent" with that country's claim of having conducted a successful hydrogen bomb test. Spokesman Josh Earnest also says nothing has happened to change the U.S. government's assessment of North Korea's technical... more »
  • US sees Assad staying in Syria until March 2017

    January 6, 2016 11:10 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's best-case scenario for political transition in Syria does not foresee Bashar Assad stepping down as the country's leader before March 2017, outlasting Barack Obama's presidency by at least two months, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. An internal timeline prepared for U.S.... more »
  • Sanders vowing to break up banks during first year in office

    January 5, 2016 12:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is pledging to break up the country's largest financial institutions within the first year of his administration if he is elected to the White House. In a fiery speech just a few subway stops from Wall Street, Sanders characterized the financial industry as... more »
  • White House says more work needed before any Iran sanctions

    January 2, 2016 9:02 PM

    HONOLULU - The White House says it has more diplomatic and technical work to do before it will announce further sanctions in response to ballistic missile launches by Iran. The U.S. is considering designating a number of additional targets for sanctions related to Iran's ballistic missile program. Congress has been... more »
  • President dashes to Star Wars after last 2015 press conference

    December 18, 2015 4:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama covered a wide range of topics in his last press conference of 2015, then moved to the item on everyone's agenda. "Okay everybody, I've gotta get to Star Wars," Obama said as he ended Friday's media briefing. Obama finaliza conferencia de prensa:... more »
  • Obama says world "met the moment" in global warming pact

    December 12, 2015 3:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Saturday said the new global climate agreement "offers the best chance we have to save the one planet we have" and credited his administration as being a driving force behind the deal. Obama, speaking from the White House, sought to trumpet what could be... more »
  • Obama to give address after California shootings

    December 5, 2015 7:23 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO - The White House says President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday about the steps the government is taking to keep people safe after the attack this past week in California. Obama will provide an update on... more »
  • Obama lights National Christmas Tree

    December 3, 2015 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has jumpstarted the holiday season by lighting the National Christmas tree. Obama, his wife, Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha, and his mother-in-law Marian Robinson together flipped a switch to light the tree. The festive ceremony featuring a variety of musical performances is taking place under... more »
  • House backs sweeping energy bill to boost oil, natural gas

    December 3, 2015 11:58 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House has approved a sweeping bill to boost U.S. energy production, lift a four-decade ban on crude oil exports and modernize the aging electric grid. The vote was 249-174. The bill also would speed natural gas exports and hasten approval of natural gas pipelines across public lands.... more »
  • White House letter to Louisiana about Syrian refugees Play Video

    December 1, 2015 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The White House sent Governor Bobby Jindal a letter Monday offering specific information concerning refugees already resettled in the state. In the letter, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough writes the federal government would provide monthly reports about refugees resettled in Louisiana for the past year if... more »
  • Attorney: White House fence jump was act of protest

    November 29, 2015 9:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The lawyer for a college student who jumped over the White House fence while draped in an American flag says his client was committing an act of civil disobedience and didn't intend to harm anyone. Attorney Stephan Seeger also told The Associated Press on Sunday that 22-year-old Joseph... more »
  • Documents: White House fence jumper left suicide note

    November 27, 2015 12:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - Court documents show a man accused of jumping the White House fence had left a suicide note with friends and told his mother that she may never see him again. Twenty-two-year-old Joseph Caputo has been charged with scaling the fence while President Barack Obama was celebrating Thanksgiving with... more »
  • White House undergoes holiday lockdown after man jumps fence

    November 26, 2015 6:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - A man draped in an American flag has climbed over the fence at the White House, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrates Thanksgiving. The Secret Service says the man was immediately apprehended and taken into custody. The incident took place about 2:45 p.m. EST. ... more »
  • Obama: Holiday means food, football, and not-too-dry turkey?

    November 26, 2015 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Thanksgiving is a day for food, football and hoping "the turkey didn't turn out too dry." Even if the White House's thyme-roasted bird isn't the moistest, the first family's menu boasts more than enough other choices to fill the stomach. There's honey-baked... more »
  • Obama set to pardon "Honest" and "Abe" before Thanksgiving

    November 25, 2015 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will soon spare two turkeys named for one of the nation's most admired presidents, continuing a White House tradition that provides a refreshing sense of amusement and bipartisan cheer no matter how troubled the times. The White House says Obama will pardon "Honest" and his... more »
  • Obama says US, France must destroy IS together

    November 24, 2015 2:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the Islamic State group cannot be tolerated and must be destroyed. He says the U.S. and France must destroy it together. Obama is speaking after an Oval Office meeting with French President Francois Hollande. Obama says he and Hollande agreed the nations in... more »
  • Paris attacks may lead to US military anti-IS escalation

    November 14, 2015 3:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Paris attacks seem likely to compel the White House to consider military escalation against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. But defense analysts foresee only limited new military actions, rather than dramatic moves like launching a ground invasion. A former NATO commander says the 28-nation... more »
  • Senate blocks legislation to undercut EPA clean water rules

    November 3, 2015 12:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - Democrats have blocked a Senate bill that would have forced the Obama administration to withdraw new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development and pollution. Supporters of the legislation did not get the 60 votes needed Tuesday to stop debate and consider the bill.... more »
  • White House calls Ryan's immigration remarks 'preposterous'

    November 2, 2015 4:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - Looks like the honeymoon's over for President Barack Obama and new House Speaker Paul Ryan. Just four days after Ryan took the helm in the House, the White House is accusing him of "pandering to the extreme right wing" of his party. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says... more »
  • Conservatives concede they can't block budget deal

    October 27, 2015 11:01 AM

    WASHINGTON - Conservative Republicans in the House concede that there's not much they can do to stop a two-year budget deal that was agreed to by congressional leaders and the White House. In his final days as speaker, John Boehner is trying to get the measure approved, in order to... more »
  • White House threatens to veto 'sanctuary cities' bill

    October 20, 2015 11:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is threatening to veto Senate legislation cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. The Senate is holding a procedural vote on the legislation Tuesday. The bill by Louisiana Sen. David Vitter would punish jurisdictions that prohibit the collection of... more »
  • Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016

    October 15, 2015 9:14 AM

    WASHINGTON- Senior administration officials say President Barack Obama will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017. Obama's decision casts aside his promise to end the war on his watch and instead ensures he hands the conflict off to his successor. Obama had originally planned to... more »
  • Students help first lady harvest White House garden

    October 6, 2015 5:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sweet potatoes, carrots and peanuts are some of the crunchy edibles coming out of Michelle Obama's White House garden. Students from four District of Columbia schools helped the first lady with Tuesday's fall harvest. Afterward, some of the produce went into a chicken vegetable salad they ate... more »
  • White House opposes bill blocking Iran nuclear deal

    September 30, 2015 1:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is opposing a House bill that aims to block implementation of the Iran nuclear deal until Tehran pays billions of dollars in damages to victims of Iranian-sponsored terror. In a statement on Wednesday, the Obama administration said the bill, which the House is to vote... more »
  • Lobster on menu again for Obama's 2nd China state dinner

    September 24, 2015 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - Plenty of things will be different at Friday's White House state dinner for China, ranging from the setting to the decor to the post-dinner entertainment. But the White House decided to keep one thing the same: Maine lobster is back on the menu. The lobster will be... more »
  • Pope Francis on US soil for first time

    September 22, 2015 3:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - Pope Francis is settling in for his first night in the U.S. The pope arrived just before 5 p.m. at the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington. Well-wishers in fancy clothes stood behind metal fencing, straining for a view of the pope's... more »
  • White House: 'Surprising uptick' in US border crossings

    September 21, 2015 3:10 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says there was a "surprising uptick" in the number of unaccompanied minors and families entering the United States illegally last month. Spokesman Josh Earnest said the increase was "concerning." He did not provide a reason for the increase, but noted that it's at odds... more »
  • White House faults Republican Party for not rebuking Trump

    September 18, 2015 2:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House is criticizing the GOP and its presidential candidates for failing to rebuke Donald Trump's comments about immigrants and minorities. White House spokesman Josh Earnest is reacting to a Trump town hall. The GOP front-runner declined to correct a questioner who wrongly stated that President Barack... more »
  • In Iowa, Obama looks to leave his imprint on 2016 race

    September 14, 2015 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - Presidential candidates are a common sight in Iowa as the 2016 campaign intensifies. But on Monday, the White House hopefuls will have some competition from the man they're running to succeed. President Barack Obama will spend the afternoon in Des Moines, the capital of the kickoff caucus state... more »
  • Rick Perry first to exit 2016 Republican presidential race

    September 11, 2015 5:33 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is dropping out of the race for president, ending his second bid for the Republican nomination and becoming the first major candidate of the 2016 campaign to give up on the White House. Perry's campaign said the longest-serving governor in Texas history... more »
  • White House: Obama wants to admit more Syrian refugees

    September 10, 2015 1:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has told advisers he wants to let 10,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S. in the coming budget year. The U.S. has accepted only about 1,500 Syrians since civil war broke out more than four years ago. White House spokesman Josh Earnest... more »
  • Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid

    August 31, 2015 2:59 PM

    AIR FORCE ONE - Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper's potential bid for president. West claimed he would run for president while accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest... more »
  • With historic visit, Obama to seek common cause with pope

    August 26, 2015 12:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to the White House next month will put on display his common cause with President Barack Obama on many issues. When he swept into office in 2008, Obama captured near rock-star status among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new... more »
  • Obama to visit New Orleans for 10th anniversary of hurricane

    August 19, 2015 11:25 AM

    EDGARTOWN - President Barack Obama will visit New Orleans next week to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The powerful storm struck Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005, causing significant damage to the Gulf Coast and forcing a storm surge that breached New Orleans' levee system and flooded large... more »
  • White House launches initiative to combat heroin use

    August 17, 2015 11:22 AM

    EDGARTOWN, MA - The White House is launching a new $5 million initiative to combat heroin use and trafficking of the drug, particularly in states along the East Coast. About half of the money will fund a program to link public health and law enforcement agencies, with the goal... more »
  • President Obama hosts first White House Demo Day

    August 4, 2015 12:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hosting top innovators and startup founders from across the country for the first White House Demo Day. The White House will showcase work Tuesday by more than 30 startup teams of women, minorities and young people - all underrepresented in entrepreneurship. The exhibits... more »
  • Obama orders flags at half-staff for Chattanooga victims

    July 21, 2015 1:07 PM

    WASHINGTON, D. C. - The U.S. flag atop the White House is flying at half-staff in remembrance of five service members who were killed in last week's Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting. President Barack Obama issued an order Tuesday to lower the flag, following similar moves at the U.S. Capitol and even... more »
  • Army veteran gets 17 months for White House intrusion

    June 16, 2015 12:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - An Army veteran who got over the White House fence and inside the executive mansion before being stopped has been sentenced to 17 months. Judge Rosemary M. Collyer sentenced Omar Gonzalez on Tuesday in federal court in Washington. Collyer recommended that he be transferred to a prison... more »
  • US to send up to 450 more troops to train Iraqis

    June 10, 2015 12:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says the United States will send up to 450 more troops to Iraq to boost the training of local forces. It's a response to recent setbacks at the hands of the Islamic State and Baghdad's appeals for more help. Under the plan, the number of... more »
  • Man arrested near White House over drone

    May 14, 2015 3:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal law enforcement official says a man has been arrested after trying to launch a drone outside the White House fence. The official said it was unclear if the person intended to fly the aircraft at the executive mansion or whether he was trying to take aerial... more »
  • Senate panel to vote on Iran bill

    April 14, 2015 7:52 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Leaders in Washington are set to weigh in on the new Iran nuclear deal that was reached earlier this month. The Senate foreign relations committee is set to throw down a direct challenge to the White House today, over the emerging deal. A vote by a... more »
  • Obama: US to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

    March 24, 2015 1:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will keep just under 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015 at the request of Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani. Obama says Afghanistan "remains a dangerous place" and it's important to maintain security cooperation between the two countries. Obama had... more »
  • Democrats denounce GOP letter on Iran nuke talks

    March 10, 2015 2:00 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democrats in the White House and Congress are accusing 47 GOP senators of undercutting President Barack Obama in international talks to curb Iran's nuclear program, saying that trying to upend diplomatic negotiations is tantamount to rushing into war with Tehran. In a letter Monday to the leaders... more »
  • Netanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks

    March 3, 2015 2:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the dangers of a nuclear deal that President Barack Obama and U.S. allies might sign with Iran. Netanyahu, who says he is privy to emerging details of... more »
  • Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse worth a fight, no big deal

    February 27, 2015 2:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who play down the fuss. Numerous House Republicans say it's preferable to let the Homeland Security Department go unfunded for a few days if that's the cost of undoing a White House... more »
  • U.S. looks to aid Syrian refugees amid security concerns

    February 26, 2015 2:18 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration's commitment to taking in thousands of Syrian refugees is raising national security concerns among some law enforcement officials and Republican lawmakers. Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard says those who come to the U.S. will be subject to intensive screening before entering the country.... more »
  • Governors to meet with Obama at the White House Monday

    February 23, 2015 2:24 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Many of the nation's Republican governors are blaming President Barack Obama for a budget standoff that threatens a potential Department of Homeland Security shutdown. They'll be able to make their case in person when they convene at the White House on Monday morning. The meeting comes days... more »
  • Budget impasse could harm states

    February 23, 2015 2:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration is warning states that the possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would harm the nation's ability to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S. and help communities struggling with winter snowstorms. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says... more »
  • Obama open to changes to military authority against ISIS

    February 23, 2015 2:19 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House says President Barack Obama is open to negotiating with Congress on many elements of his request for war powers against Islamic State militants. That includes his proposed three-year limit on U.S. military action and the use of American troops. But the White House says... more »
  • White House: Health law sign-ups top 11M

    February 17, 2015 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House estimates that more than 11 million people signed up for subsidized private health insurance under President Barack Obama's law this year. The preliminary number released Tuesday comes with a couple of asterisks. The final number could grow because the administration is offering a grace period... more »
  • Feds stop prep for challenged immigration program

    February 17, 2015 12:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department is ceasing preparations for a program designed to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. That decision comes as a result of Monday's federal court ruling temporarily halting it. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says his agency will stop working on the program to... more »
  • White House summit won't focus solely on IS group

    February 16, 2015 3:21 PM

    RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - The White House says this week's summit on countering violent extremism will not focus exclusively on threats from the Islamic State group. Senior administration officials on Monday previewed the three-day conference and said that while the Islamic State group poses a near-term threat, violent extremists "come... more »
  • Operator of errant drone works for intel agency

    January 27, 2015 4:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - The man who has acknowledged flying a drone onto the White House grounds works for a U.S. intelligence agency. a The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said Tuesday the man, still unidentified, is one of its employees. The agency says his work has nothing to do with drones and the... more »
  • Drone incident renews questions over White House security

    January 26, 2015 3:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - There are new questions today about White House security, after a two-foot-long drone crashed on the White House grounds overnight. Officials say a man later came forward to say that he'd been flying the drone for fun, and that he hadn't meant to fly it over the White... more »
  • Man tells police drone crash at White House was accidental

    January 26, 2015 5:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - A man has come forward to say he was responsible for the drone that crashed early Monday on the White House grounds. A U.S. official says the man made contact with the Secret Service after reports of the crash spread in the media. The man told the Secret... more »
  • New privacy concerns over government's health care website

    January 20, 2015 2:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections for consumers. But a little-known side to the government's own health insurance website has prompted renewed privacy concerns. When you apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, dozens of data companies may be able to tell that you are on... more »
  • White House: US should have sent other officials to Paris

    January 12, 2015 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says it erred in not sending a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris on Sunday. More than 40 world leaders attended the rally, which was aimed at showing unity following terror attacks by Islamic militants that left 17 people dead. The Obama administration... more »
  • White House plans conference on countering violent extremism

    January 11, 2015 10:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House plans a conference next month on efforts to counter violent extremism - in light of this past week's shootings in France, and earlier attacks in Canada and Australia. The meeting will highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting... more »
  • Senate panel takes up pipeline bill despite veto threat

    January 8, 2015 2:27 AM

    WASHINGTON - A Senate committee has taken up a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline with plans to move it toward the full Senate, despite a veto threat from the White House. Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski says lawmakers shouldn't be deterred by President Barack Obama's threat. She... more »
  • White House: Scalise as No. 3 says a lot about who GOP is

    January 5, 2015 1:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says whether Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise keeps his House Republican leadership position "says a lot about who they are." Scalise has been under fire over revelations that he gave a speech to a white supremacist group 12 years ago. Scalise is the third-ranking Republican in... more »
  • Huckabee leaving Fox News show ahead of decision

    January 3, 2015 6:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - Political commentator and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is ending his six-year run as a TV host on Fox News, a decision that will fuel speculation about the Republican's plans for another White House bid. Fox News reports that Huckabee says he will decide in this... more »
  • Obama to sign Russia sanctions legislation

    December 16, 2014 11:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama will sign congressional legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing aid to Ukraine. Spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama continues to have concerns about the bill but believes the legislation still gives him the flexibility he needs. The president is expected... more »

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