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Sam Stein

Obama Administration Official Details Campaign Strategy Against Romney | Sam Stein | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- David Plouffe's declaration Sunday that Mitt Romney lacked the conviction necessary to become president was criticized as the type of pe...

Elise Foley

Who's To Blame For Obama's Immigration Policies? | Elise Foley | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the beginning of his administration, immigration reform has been a sensitive issue for President Barack Obama. As the disappointme...

Christina Wilkie

Obamas To Host Halloween With Candy, Cookies And Costumes | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will welcome elementary school students from 17 area public schools to the White Ho...

Did The White House Press Office Snub The Washington Post?

FishbowlDC | Betsy Rothstein on October 24, 2011 11:30 AM | Posted 12.24.2011 | Media

This morning's Keith Koffler casts the White House press office in a dark light as he writes about the "petty treatment" WaPo al...

SLIDESHOW: The Full List Of 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal Winners

Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact

Among those awarded by President Obama for their commitment to service were an LGBT activists, an environmentalist and a woman honored posthumously fo...

Memo to Occupy! How to Keep the Movement Alive, Spread the Message and Change the World

Derek Shearer | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Derek Shearer

Economic inequality in the US is outrageous, and Wall Street interests do heavily influence both political parties -- but being right about the situation does not mean that it will change. Your movement needs content -- and it needs dialogue. Here are a few modest suggestions.

Major White House Official Says He Won't Stay Past 2012

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley told NBC Chicago Monday that he will not stay past President Barack Obama's re-election. "I made a commitment to...

Sam Stein

Ron Suskind, Anita Dunn Dispute Account Of White House's Woman Problem | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate over whether the Obama White House has been a hostile work place for women devolved on Tuesday into a sharp dispute over repo...

Lessons From the Debt Ceiling Crisis: Bipartisanship in the Tea Party Era

Bradford Kane | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Bradford Kane

The Tea Party displays the power of a sizable extremist faction to reject bipartisanship and impose its demands at any cost, in this case jeopardizing the nation's credit rating and overall economy, with ominous future implications.

Christina Wilkie

Obama Hosts Ramadan Dinner | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

President Obama honored the sacrifices that Muslim Americans have made for the country on Wednesday night at the White House's annual Ramadan dinner. ...

Christina Wilkie

Obama To Host Ramadan Dinner | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

The two members of Congress who practice Islam will attend President Obama's annual Ramadan dinner at the White House Wednesday night, along with a nu...

The Recovery Is Dead, Long Live the Recovery

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

Neither party has ever dared to use the deficit ceiling to blackmail the entire nation -- until now. And for that, the GOP is the party clearly at fault. But it is also true that it was Barack Obama who folded.

Secret Service Apprehends White House Fence Jumper

Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A homeless man was in custody Tuesday night after climbing over the White House fence, the Secre...

WATCH: Civil Rights Icon Visits Obama To Discuss Rockwell Painting

Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts

The White House's recent addition of a Norman Rockwell painting has prompted a serious discussion of civil rights. Rockwell's 1963 painting, "The Prob...

Christina Wilkie

Obama Meets With Wealthiest Two Americans On The Giving Pledge | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will host the nation's two wealthiest private citizens, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, at the White House on Monday to r...

Ryan Grim

Obama Quizzed On 14th Amendment At Twitter Town Hall | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a Twitter town hall Wednesday, President Obama was asked whether he would consider invoking the 14th Amendment to pay government ...

Jason Linkins

Arguing On Behalf Of Your Political Point-Of-View On Twitter Is Now "Bullying," Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.05.2011 | Media

When I get an article with the headline, "White House uses Twitter to bully critics," it sort of primes me to expect to see some examples of some hard...

Behind-The-Scenes White House PHOTOS: UK Trip, Tornado Devastation & More

Huffington Post | Emily Singer | Posted 08.16.2011 | Style

Late May meant a lot of traveling for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle. As usual, Pete Souza and the crew were there to capture it a...

Sam Stein

Top Obama Aide Compares 'Poorly Designed' Ryan Budget To His Own Basketball Skills: 'Slow,' 'Can't Jump' | Sam Stein | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There was immediate concern after Tuesday night's special congressional election in upstate New York that the Obama administration had m...

Alex Wagner

White House Business Outreach: Entrepreneurs Talk Innovation | Alex Wagner | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

As part of a continuing effort to strengthen ties between the White House and America's business community, administration officials wrapped up an eig...

Obama Administration Asks Supreme Court To Reinstate FCC Indecency Policy

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court Thursday to reinstate a policy that allows federal regulators to fine broadcasters for ...

Obama To Host Third Annual White House Passover Seder

Posted 06.16.2011 | Home

President Obama is hosting his third annual White House Seder on the first night of Passover, April 18, 2011, complete with a full Seder menu includin...

Sam Stein

GOP Leadership: White House Has Rejected Emergency One-Week Funding Measure | Sam Stein | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional GOP leaders said on Tuesday that the Obama administration has informed them that it will oppose a last-ditch stopgap fundi...

Government Budgets vs. Reality for Women and Girls

K. Sujata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

When I look at the proposed Illinois and federal budgets, I can't help but see how many of the cuts will have a disproportionate impact on women and girls.

GOP Leaders May Skip White House Budget Meeting

Roll Call | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House efforts to bring Congressional leaders together Thursday to kick off bipartisan budget talks are already hitting a wall: GOP leaders are s...