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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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Holder: Heroin an urgent ‘public health crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin-related deaths an “urgent and growing public health crisis” and said first responders should carry with them a drug that can reverse […]

03/10/2014

U.S. Army Medal of Honor (AP Photo)

California woman to receive medal for late father

REEDLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno County woman will travel to the White House this month to accept a posthumous Medal of Honor for her father, an Army private who fought with bravery in World […]

03/10/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk across the tarmac following their arrival on Marine One helicopter at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., to begin their weekend vacation. White House spokesman Josh Earnest defended Obama's trip to Key Largo, despite the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, arguing Obama would be able to monitor events from Florida. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

4 nations urge US gas exports amid Ukraine crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Central European nations are urging the United States to boost natural gas exports to Europe as a hedge against the possibility that Russia could cut off its supply of gas to […]

03/08/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet members of the military on the tarmac upon their arrival at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

For Obama, a last stab at improving ties with Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — In late December, President Barack Obama’s new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations for ways to improve his strained relations with Capitol Hill. The president responded with a […]

03/08/2014

Singer Aretha Franklin performs at the Fashion Group International's 30th annual "Night Of Stars" awards gala at Cipriani's Wall Street on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

First lady bringing soul singers to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul. The lineup for Thursday’s concert includes Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, […]

03/04/2014

Pro-Kremlin demonstrators dressed in WWII army uniforms and carrying replicas of Soviet Army WWII banners reading, Ukrainian Front, march in central Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 2, 2014 to express support for the latest developments in Russian-Ukrainian relations. Banners are those of units that were liberating Ukraine from Nazi occupation during WWII. (AP Photo)

World scrambles as Russia tightens grip on Crimea

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Warning that it was “on the brink of disaster,” Ukraine put its military on high alert Sunday and appealed for international help to avoid what it feared was the possibility of […]

03/02/2014

Lois Lerner  (AP Photo)

Issa: Ex-IRS exec to testify on tea party scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee expects to hear firsthand from the former official at the center of what the government has acknowledged was the improper targeting of tea party groups claiming tax-exempt status. Lois […]

03/02/2014

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Pipeline protesters arrested at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are arresting a couple hundred people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The protesters were mostly college students who […]

03/02/2014

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Obama to push minimum wage Wednesday in Conn.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to show momentum on a top legislative priority, President Barack Obama is appearing next week with Northeastern governors who back his push to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an […]

03/01/2014

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