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White House 'Disappointed' Saudi Arabia Denied Entry To American Journalist

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.25.2014 | Media
Michael Calderone

White House disappointed with Saudi Arabia barring American journalist from Obama's visit.

Obama To Address Iran, Syria In UN Speech

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- Seeking to build on diplomatic opportunities, President Barack Obama is expected to signal his willingness to e...

Report: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

One day after The White House released 100 pages of Benghazi emails, a report has surfaced alleging that Republicans released a set with altered text....

White House Applauds Activist's Exit From China

AP | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

CAMP DAVID, Md. -- The White House has welcomed the arrangement allowing a blind Chinese activist to leave Beijing and fly to the United States with h...

Deja Vu-doo: The Fuse of Iran?

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Call me crazy. Call me dumb. But I get uncomfortable when I read articles talking about a president wanting to run on national security, particularly when there doesn't seem to be any credible, sustained national security risk on the horizon.

What Is Obama's Message for Tahrir Square?

Jonathan Guyer | Posted 03.26.2012 | World
Jonathan Guyer

Last night, I attended the White House's State of the Union "tweet up," a gathering of a couple hundred new media addicts at the Eisenhower Executive ...

White House Webinar: Students Ask Questions On Osama Bin Laden

Posted 07.05.2011 | Education

Teachers and students are invited to join the White House for a webinar Thursday, May 5 at 1 p.m. EST, hosted by Discovery Education. Ben Rhodes, dep...

Obama Moved at Warp Speed on Libya

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

While President Obama has been criticized by many on the political left and right for moving too slowly in reacting to Libya, there is simply no truth to the notion that he dragged his heels in orchestrating action there. The decisions made by the White House on Libya, whether one liked or disliked those decisions, happened at an incredible rate. Obama has changed the dynamics of response to potential and real mass human tragedy.

Is Netanyahu a "Bomber Boy"?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Both Obama and Netanyahu would be wise to think through ways to halt the dysfunctional, paranoiac escalation between Iran and Israel.

White House Correspondents Dinner: Obama Can Also Be His Own Comedian

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

Beyond all of the indulgence of VIP lists, select tables, black tie and gown, meet and greet stuff at this gathering is that there were real moments of serious policy and political discussion that were not trivial.

Communications Corruption at White House

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Many White House correspondents want to write Obama books. But the kind of books that sell need "inside access" -- and this is something that the communications team doles out minimally.

Family Ties: Obama Speechwriter And Fox News Exec Are Brothers

Broadcasting & Cable | Marisa Guthrie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Relations between Sen. Barack Obama and Fox News Channel haven't exactly been warm since the Illinois Democrat began his presidential campaign. A yea...