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Breaking Out of the Budget Straitjacket

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The President's annual budget demonstrates whether our values are driving our national choices. Are we going to continue to give extra tax breaks worth billions to hot shots in the finance industry or re-direct tax help to decrease the poverty of more than 13 million workers?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Every Crisis Is The 'Biggest Test' Of Obama's Presidency | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Russia heightens its military activity in Ukraine, President Barack Obama's handling of the crisis is arguably "the biggest test of h...

Sam Stein

How A Democratic Lawmaker's Relationship With The White House Sours | Sam Stein | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been fairly well documented that relations between the Obama administration and Capitol Hill have been a bit frosty. How they got t...

Unemployment Insurance Expires for 1.3 Million: Will Congress Act to Undo the Damage?

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Mary Lowe of was laid off in February 2013 -- the first time in 31 years she hadn't been working. She described her unemployment insurance benefits as a lifeline for her family. But she is losing them after Dec. 28 because Congress failed to renew the unemployment insurance program before the holiday recess.

Sam Stein

Who Killed Unemployment Insurance In 2013? | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The looming expiration of federal unemployment benefits raises the question of whether Democratic lawmakers bungled the debate. Thou...

John Podesta Takes Up The Reigns On The White House Energy And Climate Initiative

Denise Bode | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Denise Bode

While many in Washington are focused on the miracle of actually seeing Republicans and Democrats mostly coming together on a budget deal, the big news in the energy and environment space is the return to the White House of John Podesta.

Let's Talk Turkey About Obama's Presidential Pardon Record

Adam Banner | Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Despite President Obama's turkey pardon speech urging "compassion for those in need," his presidency has been marked by a dearth of compassion and mercy for those serving long sentences for minor drug crimes.

First Lady: White House Residence A 'Safe Haven' For Family

AP | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she tries not to tell President Barack Obama what to do because "he's got enough people in his ear." She says...

Obama Gives Hint On Post-Presidency Plans

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said his daughter Sasha will have a big say on where the family lives after leaving the White House in 2016. Sasha, the pres...

Sam Stein

Obama Pushes To Save The Holiday Season For A Million Unemployed People | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday came out strongly in support of extending long-term unemployment insurance past its current expiratio...

Obama Vacates His Plastic Bubble, Moves Into Geodesic Dome

Spencer Green | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

resident Barack Obama has recently vacated his protective plastic bubble and moved into a much larger and more secure geodesic dome.

Obama Met Off The Record With Conservative Journalists

Michael Calderone | Posted 12.08.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

Obama met Tuesday with small group of conservative journalists.

What is America's Broadband Agenda?

Christina Gagnier | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The desire for broadband Internet to be available to everyone wanting it is a noble and worthwhile goal, but in order to be successful it requires a set of interconnected strategies.

Obama To Host Another President At The White House

AP | Associated Press | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama will meet with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang later this month at the White House. Th...

Woman Arrested After Jumping White House Fence

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.26.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Secret Service says a woman is under arrest and in the custody of District of Columbia police after jumping over the White House fen...

In Crowd We Trust: My Trip to the White House 'Champions of Change' Ceremony for Crowdfunding Pioneers

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I have to confess, I've never believed in the camping by the White House -- trying to make the proverbial "Instead of cursing the darkness, light a ca...

Obama Lipstick Joke Draws Big Laughs

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

During a month where some days have provided little laughs in Washington, President Barack Obama found a way to deliver some humor Tuesday evening. ...

Internal Revenue Service Given Power to Use Drone Attacks

Spencer Green | Posted 07.23.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a startling policy announcement, the Obama administration has given the Internal Revenue Service complete power over drone attacks used in this country.

Here Come GIFs From The White House

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.26.2013 | Technology

The first administration of social media just ventured farther into the Interwebs. On Friday afternoon the White House launched its own Tumblr acco...

PHOTO: Obama The Action Star

Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

The White House on Friday released a batch of behind-the-scenes pictures taken over the last month, including some from his trip to the Middle East. ...

Are We Trying to Fill Souls With Soles?

Sabrina Lamb | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices
Sabrina Lamb

Money was always mysterious to me. As a child, the subject of money was only reserved for 'grown folks.' I knew that my father, a career officer in the United States Army, left home every day for some place called work. Still, I never knew how money was earned or how it affected my life.

White House Pranks America

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House, busy with its annual Easter Egg Roll, also managed to pull off an April Fools' prank. The White House Twitter acc...

Biden Shares What It's Like To Be Biden

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Ever wonder what it’s like being the president’s right-hand man? Well, thanks to a new audio series starring Vice President Joe Biden, you can fin...

Sequester the Tourists

Brian Rooney | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Brian Rooney

President Obama did the right thing when he decided to kick visitors out of the White House. The visitors budget was slashed by the sequester so they ended the tours, but they should have done it a long time ago. Tourists shouldn't be traipsing around the house where the president lives.

Elizabeth Warren Accuses Senate GOP Of 'Keeping The Game Rigged'

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted Senate Republicans on Thursday for continuing to stall Richard Cordray’s nomination to lead the Consumer Fin...