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Outgoing White House press secretary Jay Carney waves following the conclusion of his final news briefing at the White House in Wednesday, June 18, 2014. This was Carney's last briefing to members of the media, he is stepping down as White House press secretary and Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest will step into the role (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Carney gives his last briefing as Obama spokesman

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House spokesman Jay Carney gave his final briefing to reporters as the presidential press secretary on Wednesday, concluding a 3½-year run sparring with a White House press corps to which he […]

06/18/2014

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

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

Sample of Medicare card

White House: Obama opposes higher age for Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama opposes raising the eligibility age for Medicare, an idea he once was willing to consider in budget negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner.

02/11/2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad

WH: Syrian use of chemical weapons would cross ‘red line’

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says it is increasingly concerned that the beleaguered regime in Syria might be considering use of chemical weapons against its own people and warned that doing so would “cross […]

12/03/2012

Obama calls Singh to express condolences

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) – President Barack Obama has called Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to express his condolences over the shooting deaths of six Sikh worshippers at a Wisconsin temple. White House press […]

08/08/2012