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Photographers Allowed Access To Obama-Biden Lunch

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

At Wednesday's White House press briefing, spokesman Jay Carney denied that allowing photographers into President Obama's lunch with Vice President Bi...

Jay Carney Has A Beard Now, People

Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Jay Carney has returned from the holiday break, and he now has a beard, people. Carney's appearance at Monday's White House press briefing created...

11 GOP Attorneys General Criticize Obama For 'Flatly Illegal' Obamacare Fixes

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Eleven GOP attorneys general have joined the chorus of Republican lawmakers arguing that the Obama administration’s changes to the Affordable Care A...

Jay vs. Jon?

The Washington Post | Ann Hornaday  | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

It doesn’t take long, or take very much, for the Jon and Jay show to get rolling at the daily briefing — the ritual meet-the-media sessions in the...

White House Issues Veto Threat

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it would veto new congressional legislation that would toughen sanctions against Iran. Senator...

White House: Snowden Should Return To US, Face Charges

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a National Security Agency official who suggested the U.S. consider granting Edward Snowden asylum was expres...

White House Press Access

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Limited press access to the president and White House events is an important issue that goes right to the heart of America's democratic principles.

WATCH: White House Reporters EXPLODE At Jay Carney

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 12.12.2013 | Media

White House reporters almost shouted down press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday as they protested the limited access that photographers are given to ...

Jeffrey Young

Nasty Surprise May Await People Who Thought They Enrolled In Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Unresolved technical problems on HealthCare.gov could lead to a rude surprise at the doctor's office next month for patients who think they successful...

White House On Healthcare.gov: 'The Work Is Not Done'

Reuters | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan and Lewis Krauskopf Dec 2 (Reuters) - A surge of visitors clogged the U.S. government's revamped healthcare insurance ...

Obama Makes Personal Appeal To Senators On Iran

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama personally appealed to senators Tuesday to hold off on seeking additional sanctions on Iran while the U.S. ...

Cruz Jumps All Over Clinton's Obamacare Criticism

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wasted little time in letting his thoughts be known on former President Bill Clinton's Tuesday Obamacare criticism. In an i...

WATCH: Jay Carney Lashes Out At Reporter

Posted 11.05.2013 | Media

Jay Carney had a heated exchange with ABC News' Jon Karl on Monday, mocking the reporter's line of questioning about Obamacare. The White House pr...

Jay Carney: Rand Paul Or Ted Cruz In 2016 'Would Be Awesome'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney waded through some 2016 speculation questions on Friday, sparking some laughter with the press in the process. ...

White House: Initial Obamacare Numbers Won't Be High

AP | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says enrollment numbers for the first months of new health care exchanges won't be very high. The O...

U.S. Spy Chiefs Face Congress Amid Spying Rift With Europe

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Tabassum Zakaria and Deborah Charles WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Top U.S. intelligence officials appeared at a c...

How to Speak 'Politician'

John K. Herr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John K. Herr

First, you'll have to unlearn traditional English, with its emphasis on making rational thoughts clear through words. Instead, obfuscate with half-truths -- or better yet, quarter- and eighth-truths.

White House Official Sees Need For 'Constraints' On NSA Spying

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that some constraints are needed ...

White House Says It's Not Monitoring Merkel's Calls

AP | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) th...

Human Rights Groups Criticize U.S. Drone Program

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Tuesday defended drone strikes targeting al-Qaida operatives and others it deems enemies, rejec...

White House: Cooperation With Saudis To Continue

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says its cooperation with Saudi Arabia will continue despite the kingdom's rejection of a c...

Jeffrey Young

White House Hints At Way Around Obamacare Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

Americans anxious they'll get fined for not having health insurance because they can't buy any on Obamacare's broken website might be in for some reli...

Fox News Reporter Storms Out Of White House Press Briefing

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.13.2013 | Media

Fox News correspondent Ed Henry walked out of a White House press briefing after being repeatedly ignored by spokesman Jay Carney on Friday. Henry ...

White House Denounces Libyan Prime Minister's Abduction

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it's pleased that Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan is again a free man after his abduction at gu...

Obama 'Would Likely Sign' Short-Term Debt Limit Hike Proposed By House GOP

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

BY ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans would vote to exten...