White House Articles


UN: U.S. Failed to Report Iran's Violations of Sanctions

7:01 PM, Jun 09, 2015

A UN panel says that the White House and other Western governments have neglected to report Iranian violations of the sanctions regime.

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Back to Work for Biden

6:05 PM, Jun 09, 2015

Joe Biden will be returning to work tomorrow. It'll be his first day back at his job since the passing of his son, Beau Biden, on May 30. Biden has spent most of that time at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, where he'll be returning after work tomorrow.

"In the morning, the Vice President will attend meetings at the White House," reads the vice president's official White House schedule for tomorrow.

"In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet for lunch in the Private Dining Room.

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WH Celebrates Jobs Report: 'Strongest Month of the Year So Far'

9:40 AM, Jun 05, 2015

The White House is celebrating the most recent jobs numbers. 

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White House Hires MSNBC Staffer

7:37 AM, Jun 05, 2015

The door continues to revolve between the White House and MSNBC. Rachel Racusen, who worked at the White House before going to MSNBC, is coming back to work for the president again.

Mike Allen reports:

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White House to 'Honor Faith Leaders' Who 'Combat Climate Change'

6:29 AM, Jun 04, 2015

The Obama administration has not been shy about partnering with religious leaders on issues such as poverty, HIV/AIDS prevention, Obamacare, and even climate change.

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Michelle Obama Turns Attention to 'Promote Pollinator Health'

9:20 PM, Jun 01, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama has been trying to promote healthy living. But now she's aiming at something different -- promoting "pollinator health."

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Obama: My 'Project' Continues After My Presidency

'This is something that we have to sustain over the long term.'
7:24 AM, May 05, 2015

In remarks last night to Democratic donors in New York City, President Obama talked about the "project" he started continuing after he leaves the White House.

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Obama: 'I'll Still Be a Pretty Young Man' When I Leave White House

11:21 AM, Apr 30, 2015

President Obama told a Washington, D.C. classroom today he'll "still be a pretty young man" when he finishes his second term in the White House. And that he wants to help people after his presidency. 

"That's the kind of work that I really love to do," Obama told the kids, according to the White House pool report.

Pool was led into an open space in the library where about 40 kids were seated in chairs in an arc formation around two stools.

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White House Graphic Distorts Impact of Climate Change

1:30 PM, Apr 21, 2015

As Earth Day approaches, the White House is once again pushing action on climate change, presenting a rather stark contrast between action and inaction on carbon emissions. On Monday, the following graphic appeared in a White House tweet, presenting an almost night-and-

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Los Angeles Times Hires Obama Aide

6:25 AM, Apr 21, 2015

The director of press advance at the White House has joined the press. The Los Angeles Times announced this morning the hiring of Johanna Maska, an aide to President Obama.

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27.49% of Everyone's Tax Bill Is Spent on Health Care

Share of Each Taxpayer Dollar Spent on Health Care Up 22 Percent Since 2012.
6:43 AM, Apr 16, 2015

Every year since 2011, the White House has used tax time to post a "Federal Taxpayer Receipt" showing taxpayers how their federal tax dollars are being spent.

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Valerie Jarrett Kisses Reporters Before Interview

7:05 AM, Apr 15, 2015

President Barack Obama's top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, went around the table and kissed reporters before an interview this morning on MNSBC's Morning Joe. The moment was briefly captured on live television before the network cut away to a commercial break. 

Watch here:

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White House: Motherhood Is a 'Wage Penalty'

6:37 AM, Apr 15, 2015

In recognition of Equal Pay Day Tuesday, Betsey Stevenson, a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, wrote an entry on the White House blog entitled Five Facts About the Gender Pay Gap.

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Secret Service Scrambles After 4-Year-Old Climbs Under WH Fence

12:23 PM, Apr 12, 2015

The Secret Service scrambled this afternoon at an unidentified 4-year-old managed to climb under a White House fence.

"4 year old child climbed under temporary bike rack along PA Ave. Child was fine and was safely reunited with parents," Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told the White House pool reporter.

An earlier pool report detailed the scramble:

"Pool loaded the vans at 12:38 pm and motorcade is rolling at 12:51 pm to an undisclosed location.

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Ayatollah Khamenei Accuses WH of 'Lying,' Being 'Deceptive,' and Having 'Devilish' Intentions

4:42 PM, Apr 09, 2015

President Obama has long known that the real decision maker in Iran is Ayatollah Khamenei, the so-called supreme leader. While other Iranian officials have negotiated with Western powers over the mullahs’ nuclear program, Khamenei’s opinion is the only one that really counts. It is for this reason that Obama began writing directly to Khamenei early in his presidency.

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Ayatollah Denounces White House's Spin Tactics

3:00 PM, Apr 09, 2015

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is going to cause big trouble for the Obama administration. In a speech today, Khamenei denounced the White House’s spin tactics—according to the rahbar, there is no nuclear deal.

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Homeland Security Head Threatens to Defy Subpoenas

6:17 AM, Apr 01, 2015

Citing a lack of cooperation from the Secret Service, Chairman Jason Chaffetz of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued subpoenas for two Secret Service agents to testify to the committee about recent security breaches and other disfunction at the agency.

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Democratic Disarray

No love lost between Obama and his party on Capitol Hill.
Mar 30, 2015

Just last week the White House boasted that President Obama is setting the agenda despite Republican control of the House and Senate. He’s in a stronger position now than before the midterm elections in November. “The White House is declaring victory over Washington,” according to Politico.

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Iranian Vulnerability

Their nuclear progress can still be stopped.
Mar 30, 2015

The Obama White House is enlisting all its allies to make its case for the bad nuclear deal with Iran that, say administration allies, is better than no deal. The alternative, they claim, is war. And to what purpose? Many nuclear experts, Middle East analysts, and journalists argue, after all, that an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would set the program back only two to three years.

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Pope to White House

9:07 AM, Mar 26, 2015

The White House announced the pope's visit in September:

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White House Gives Iran More Benefit of the Doubt Than Israel

9:23 AM, Mar 24, 2015

A pair of statements about an hour apart on Monday by two top Obama administration officials give a clear if jarring look into the funhouse mirror that is

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Perry: Obama's Fracking Rules Meant to 'Appease Liberal Fringe'

12:20 PM, Mar 20, 2015

Former Texas governor Rick Perry responded to news that the Obama administration is instituting new regulations on hydraulic fracturing.

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White House: Bibi's Election Undermines 'Democratic Ideals'

7:05 PM, Mar 18, 2015

In a comment unprompted by any question from the media, White House press secretary lashed into some of the rhetoric Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu used in his reelection campaign. The White House even suggested it had hurt Israel's democracy and America's relationship with its greatest ally in the Middle East.

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WH Avoids Congratulating Bibi

7:27 AM, Mar 18, 2015

On CNN this morning, White House aide David Simas avoided congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli elections. Instead, he would only congratulate the Israeli people on having an election.

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Irish Prime Minister Uses WH Podium to Tell Congress to Pass Immigration

And to thank Obama for executive amnesty.
7:01 AM, Mar 18, 2015

Barack Obama did not like when Israeli prime minister Benjmain Netanyahu used a joint congressional meeting to criticize his Iran plan. But yesterday the president let the Irish prime minister, Enda Kenny, use his podium to attack Congress on immigration at a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House. 

Kenny also thanked Obama for his executive amnesty.

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Valerie Jarrett: My 'Job' Is to Be Obama's 'Friend'

10:02 AM, Mar 13, 2015

Barack Obama's top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, tells the New York Times Magazine that her "job," at least part of it anyway, is to be the president's "friend."

The magazine says to Jarrett, "In his new book, David Axelrod asserts that Rahm Emanuel, when he was chief of staff, was openly uncomfortable with your relationship with the first family. "

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WH: Obama Emailed With Hillary

12:59 PM, Mar 09, 2015

The White House admitted in today's press conference that in fact President Obama did exchange emails with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state:

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New Hashtags for the White House?

Mar 02, 2015

Failing upwards is a Washington tradition, but even The Scrapbook was taken aback by the promotion of Jennifer Psaki from State Department spokesperson to White House director of communications. Psaki, along with her State Department colleague Marie Harf, had acquired quite the reputation for putting the “foggy” in Foggy Bottom. 

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Al Sharpton Gets Meeting With President

7:52 AM, Feb 27, 2015

Al Sharpton met with the president of the United States yesterday. "President Obama met with African American civil rights and faith leaders to provide an update on the Administration’s priorities as described in the State of the Union. The meeting was also an opportunity to have a dialogue with the leaders about the issues facing their communities, including criminal justice, education, health care and economic development," the White House announced in a read-out of the meeting.

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White House: Seven in Ten Doctors Say Climate Change Is Harming Patients

7:11 AM, Feb 27, 2015

Usually when the Obama administration is discussing doctors and health issues, Obamacare is on the table. Thursday, however, the White House threw a curve by linking health to climate change.

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