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President Barack Obama meets with Lindsay Lawlor, of San Diego, Calif., and his creation, a 17-foot-tall, 2,200-lb robotic giraffe that "walks" on wheels and is powered by a 12-horsepower hybrid fuel-engine motor, during his tour on the South Lawn of the White House to meet with students, entrepreneurs and inventors, during the first ever White House "Maker Faire", Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama, inventors check out electric giraffe

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Barack Obama is mingling with inventors, sooner or later there has to be a robot. On Wednesday, it was Russell, the 17-foot electric giraffe towering in the South Lawn of […]

06/18/2014

First lady Michelle Obama looks to the audience as she and Jill Biden hosted their annual Mother’s Day tea to honor military mothers, Monday, May 12, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo)

First lady praises her mom at Mother’s Day event

WASHINGTON (AP) — Extending the Mother’s Day celebration by a day, Michelle Obama on Monday saluted military mothers for the sacrifices they make both for their families and their country, and she honored her own […]

05/12/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama waves upon his arrival for his three-day visit in Malaysia, at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang, Malaysia, Saturday, April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Obama pushes again for minimum wage increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is again encouraging Congress to pass a bill raising the minimum raise to $10.10 an hour. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says increasing the pay for […]

04/26/2014

The White House, seen from the South Lawn in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Discrimination potential seen in ‘big data’ use

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as […]

04/26/2014

This screen grab from the website WhiteHouse . gov taken Friday April 18, 2014 shows the screen explaining a new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explaining how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse . gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. (AP Photo/WhiteHouse . gov)

White House updating online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether […]

04/18/2014

Boston Red Sox player David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to the president during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. In the background are pitchers Junichi Tazawa, left, Koji Uehara, right.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Olympians say selfies were banned at White House

A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way. Some of America’s Olympic athletes say they were asked to keep their cellphones in their pockets last week when they visited the White House and met with President […]

04/07/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are presented with flags signed by the entire US Olympic team during a ceremony welcoming members of both teams from the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in the East Room of White House in Washington. With the Obama’s are, Julie Chu from Fairfield, Conn., a member of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey team, right, and Jon Lujan, from Littleton, Colo., Paralympics Alpine Skiing, former US Marine Corps Sergeant and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are presented with flags signed by the entire US Olympic team during a ceremony welcoming members of both teams from the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in the East Room of White House in Washington. With the Obama’s are, Julie Chu from Fairfield, Conn., a member of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey team, right, and Jon Lujan, from Littleton, Colo., Paralympics Alpine Skiing, former US Marine Corps Sergeant and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Team USA Flag Bearer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Olympic athletes get their White House moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at […]

04/03/2014

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Official: Man scaled White House fence, arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a man has been arrested after he climbed over a fence at the White House. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says the man climbed over the fence around 4 p.m. […]

03/30/2014

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Poll: Obama health law fails to gain support

Just as the White House announced we’ve reached the 6-million sign-up goal for Obamacare, there’s a new poll that could prove troubling for the health care laws future. Penny and Phil talked about the poll […]

03/28/2014

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, left, and  President Barack Obama, hold up a bowl of Irish shamrocks during a St. Patrick’s Day reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Obama, Biden kick off St Patrick’s Day early in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Irish eyes were smiling on the White House a few days early this year. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny kicked off the St. Patrick’s Day holiday at events across Washington Friday, including […]

03/14/2014

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White House promotes economic issues facing women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Add pay equity to President Barack Obama’s 2014 do-it-himself wish list. The White House is launching a campaign to promote a host of economic issues facing women, a key voting bloc in […]

03/12/2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, prior to testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/ J. Scott Applewhite)

Steady health care sign-ups may miss goal of 6M

WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration says President Barack Obama’s health care law made steady progress in February, with more than 940,000 people signing up for coverage. Even so, it’s starting to look like the White House […]

03/11/2014

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