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Obama 'refuses to allow' debt ceiling fight, meets with Boehner

May 16, 2012 President Obama told House Speaker John Boehner and other congressional leaders on Wednesday that he "refuses to allow" a repeat of last year's fight over raising the debt ceiling, White House press secretary Jay Carney said. "The topic did come up. The speaker raised it, and the president made clear...

Obama releases familiar 'to-do list' for Congress

May 8, 2012 President Obama boasted on Tuesday that his latest jobs plan can fit on a Post-it note -- just the right size, he added pointedly, “so every member of Congress should have time to read it.” But even if his scaled-down agenda is a far cry from the ambitious jobs legislation...

White House defends its approach to North Korea

April 13, 2012 North Korea’s missile launch does not mean the Obama administration's effort to engage Pyongyang has failed, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said on Friday. "Absolutely not," Rhodes told reporters aboard Air Force One, according to pools reports. “What this administration has done has broken the cycle of rewarding provocative...

White House defends solicitor general

March 28, 2012 The White House on Wednesday defended Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, the man charged with defending the 2010 health reform law before the Supreme Court. Verrilli's arguments before the court on Tuesday have been criticized by analysts and observers. “Mr. Verrilli is an extraordinarily talented advocate who possesses a sharp mind,...

Obama administration launches ethics.gov

March 8, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration launched a centralized web platform for the public to view ethics data on Thursday, the latest step the administration has taken to make its records more accessible. The website, www.ethics.gov, will publish White House visitor records, Office of Government Ethics travel reports, lobbying disclosure data, and Department...

First lady surprises White House tourists

February 16, 2012 First lady Michelle Obama surprised tourists at the White House on Thursday, shaking hands with visitors and introducing them to her dog, Bo. "Thanks for coming to see us!" she told tourists as they came into the Blue Room. She asked people where they were from, shook hands, and gave...

NIH to get more Alzheimer's funding

February 7, 2012 The Obama administration wants to add $80 million in spending on Alzheimer’s research next year, bringing the total to $530 million a year in the hopes of heading off what doctors say will be an avalanche of dementia in the coming decades. President Obama will request $80 million in new...

Study paints picture of aging, homeless veterans

January 27, 2012 Veterans are significantly more likely to be homeless than civilian adults, and these homeless vets are getting steadily older and sicker, researchers reported on Friday. The new study predicts that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ health care system could be deluged with at least some of these sick and homeless...

Sebelius talks insurance on The Daily Show

January 24, 2012 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made a first major stop on her tour to promote health care reform on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart Monday night. It was long on jargon and short on laughs as Stewart dug into the policy weeds, focusing on how health insurance...

Sen. Paul on TSA detention: 'Have the terrorists won?'

January 24, 2012 Erik Schelzig/AP Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., wrote a dramatic account of his Monday "detention" at the Nashville airport in a Washington Times op-ed on Tuesday. After the senator set off a body scanner, he refused to undergo a pat-down and airport security guards made him sit in a cubicle --...

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