White House, Congress Should Remember Pope Francis During Budget Process

Remember the world’s poor throughout the federal budget process The United States has had a long and proud history of being a world leader on global health issues. Over the last decade, the U.S. has led the charge in tackling numerous challenges such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases, showing both pragmatic and moral leadership in the effort […]

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White House to Samsung: Stop Using The Prez!

President Barack Obama may be a devoted Blackberry user, but a snap with Boston slugger David Ortiz that’s doing wonders for Samsung has prompted a terse response from Obama’s inner circle at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue The White House has hit back at smartphone giant Samsung for using a selfie Red Sox hitter David Ortiz snapped with President Barack Obama for […]

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White House Looks to Cut Methane Emissions

The potent greenhouse gas is a major contributor to climate change The Obama administration on Friday announced a new initiative to cut methane emissions, as part of its efforts to go around Congress to combat climate change. Central to the administration’s methane emissions reduction strategy are new regulations on the oil and gas industry, believed to be a significant emitter […]

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White House Will Ignore Crimea Referendum Results

Dan Pfeiffer, a White House senior advisor, said on NBC’s Meet the Press that Russia was isolating itself from the international community by pushing forward with the referendum in Crimea to split from Ukraine. On CNN, Sen. John McCain called for a “fundamental reassessment” of the U.S. relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A Senate committee has already passed a […]

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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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