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CIA Director John O. Brennan pauses as he speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Washington. The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress in its investigation of allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program and the agency's own inspector general has referred the matter to the Justice Department for possible legal action. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House told of CIA move against Senate aides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA’s director and its top lawyer told White House attorneys in advance about their plans to file an official criminal complaint accusing Senate Intelligence Committee aides of improperly obtaining secret agency […]

03/12/2014

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House, news groups discuss access to Obama

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and news media representatives agreed Tuesday to work toward expanding access to President Barack Obama’s public duties to give photo journalists a less restricted view of the president […]

12/17/2013

This undated handout photo provided by the family of Robert Levinson after they received it in April 2011, shows retired-FBI agent Robert Levinson.  (AP Photo/Levinson Family)

US faces new pressure over missing CIA contractor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration faced intensified pressure Friday to find former CIA contractor Robert Levinson — both from lawmakers and the Levinson family — nearly seven years after he disappeared in Iran during […]

12/13/2013

Onyango Obama, President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, arrives at U.S. Immigration Court for a deportation hearing Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

White House changes story on Obama’s uncle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango […]

12/05/2013

Alan Gross  (AP photo/James L. Berenthal)

US man marks 4 years in Cuban prison, writes Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release. Alan […]

12/03/2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaking at Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington on Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Duncan regrets ‘white suburban moms’ comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday said he regretted his “clumsy phrasing” in singling out white suburban moms for opposing new higher academic standards. Duncan has consistently shown little patience for critics […]

11/18/2013

In this Sept. 5, 2012 photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by former President Bill Clinton are seen at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Clinton says Obama should honor health care pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding pressure to fix the administration’s problem-plagued health care program, former President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it […]

11/12/2013

White House goes pink for breast cancer awareness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tourists may do a double take when they pass by the White House on Thursday. That’s because, for one evening, the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the president’s official residence was lit up […]

10/24/2013

From left, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, Humana CEO Bruce Broussard, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida CEO Patrick Geraghty, and other health care chief executive officers arrive at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, to meet with White House officials regarding President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Healthcare.gov failures surface at Hill hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leading contractors on the Obama administration’s troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the complicated system before it went live. Executives of CGI Federal, […]

10/24/2013

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White House defends NSA amid social mapping report

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is defending the National Security Agency following a new report that the agency has been scanning the data it collects to map out some Americans’ social connections. The New […]

09/30/2013

President Barack Obama lowers his head during a moment of silence at the Pentagon, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, during a ceremony to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to lead mourning for Navy Yard victims

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is set to mourn the men and women killed in the Washington Navy Yard shooting at a memorial service in their honor. Sunday’s late-afternoon service is being held at […]

09/22/2013

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Disabled American Veterans National Commander Larry Polzin, before speaking in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: Progress made on veterans disability claims backlog

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama assured disabled veterans Saturday that his administration is making progress on reducing a backlog of disability claims and said the number of requests for assistance has fallen by […]

08/10/2013

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