White House to Review Deportation Practices

President Obama tasks the Department of Homeland Security with finding better ways of conducting the practice in an aim to placate angry reform advocates The White House said Thursday it would review the nation’s deportation practices to see if the efforts can be carried out more “humanely.” The announcement came during a meeting between President Barack Obama and leaders of […]

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At White House, Jindal Will Lead GOP Governors’ Call For Action On Jobs

Republican Governors Association Vice Chair Bobby Jindal will take the lead when GOP governors visit the White House Monday morning for a business meeting with President Barack Obama. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the embattled chairman of the organization, left this weekend’s meeting of the National Governors Association early on Sunday morning to return home for his daughter Sarah’s 18th […]

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The Dalai Lama Will Meet With Obama at the White House

President Barack Obama will meet with the Dalai Lama on Friday as part of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader’s three-week tour of the United States. The meeting will occur 10:00 a.m. Friday in the White House’s map room. “The President will meet the Dalai Lama in his capacity as an internationally respected religious and cultural leader,” National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said […]

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White House to Toughen Fuel Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

When it comes to environmental initiatives, President Obama’s controversial efforts to impose some form of greenhouse gas regulation on America’s power plants have gotten most of the attention. There’s good reason for that—the utility sector is the single biggest carbon emitter in the U.S., and the future of coal power in particular could decide the climate future of the U.S. […]

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White House Punts on Retiring Aircraft Carrier

The news that the White House is abandoning plans to authorize the retirement the aircraft carrier USS George Washington is the latest example of the nation’s no-brain, no-money defense strategy. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the Obama administration vetoed scrapping the flattop after lawmakers urged it be kept steaming. The White House wants to avoid a political fight […]

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President Obama to Meet Pope Francis

The White House confirmed Tuesday that President Obama will meet with Pope Francis for the first time in late March. “The President looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality,” the White House said in a statement. Obama will arrive in the Vatican on March 27, after visiting the Netherlands March 24 […]

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White House faces off against Congress in Supreme Court

President Obama’s recess appointments to a federal agency– made without Senate confirmation– will be reviewed by the Supreme Court on Monday. It’s a rare intersection of all three branches of the federal government and a major constitutional test of executive power. At issue is whether three people named to the National Labor Relations Board lack authority because the presidential appointments […]

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White House Point Man Mends Obamacare Politics

Just days after his return to the White House last month, Phil Schiliro sat down in the Capitol with a group of vulnerable Senate Democrats seething over the disastrous roll-out of Obamacare. Weeks before they’d been riding high following the disastrous GOP-led government shutdown. Now they were fighting for their political lives and had openly considered breaking with the president […]

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White House: After Attacks, U.S. Open to Closer Olympics Security Cooperation With Russia

After two bombings in southern Russia in as many days raised concerns about security before the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi, American officials say they are open to expanding their security cooperation with the Russian Federation. “The U.S. government has offered our full support to the Russian government in security preparations for the Sochi Olympic Games, and we would welcome […]

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