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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

President Barack Obama and First Lady MIchelle Obama (AP Photo)

Obamas return for summer stay on Martha’s Vineyard

WASHINGTON (AP) – The first summer vacation of President Barack Obama’s second term is taking him back to Martha’s Vineyard, the well-heeled Massachusetts island he avoided during last year’s re-election campaign. But his return is […]

08/10/2013

In this April 25, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama stands with former president George W. Bush at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama calls George W. Bush after heart procedure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has called his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, to wish him well as he recovers from a heart procedure to ease a blocked artery. White House spokesman Jay […]

08/08/2013

President Barack Obama greets Marines and their families before a speech, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Obama says he’d save money by refinancing mortgage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’d save money by refinancing the mortgage on his Chicago home, but he hasn’t jumped on current low interest rates because “when you’re president you have […]

08/07/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, where she told  reporters that Congress has too much critical, unfinished work to be leaving for a five-week recess.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Health care fix spares insurance hike for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under a forthcoming fix from the Obama administration, American taxpayers will continue paying for most of the health benefit costs for members of Congress and their aides who are being marshaled into […]

08/02/2013

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

White House ‘extremely disappointed’ with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is “extremely disappointed” in Russia’s decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said Thursday. In its first public response to Russia’s move […]

08/01/2013

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