Obama meets again with tech CEOs on privacy issues
March 21st, 2014
09:05 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Obama meets again with tech CEOs on privacy issues

Updated 7:43 p.m. ET, 3/21/2014

(CNN) - President Barack Obama met with tech company chief executives on Friday as a part of the administration's dialogue with the private sector on "issues surrounding intelligence, technology and privacy," according to the White House.

"The President reiterated his administration's commitment to taking steps that can give people greater confidence that their rights are being protected while preserving important tools that keep us safe," the White House said in a readout of the meeting, which was closed to reporters.

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Filed under: Facebook • President Obama • White House
Obama selects replacement for departing top aide
March 18th, 2014
07:23 PM ET
1 month ago

Obama selects replacement for departing top aide

Washington (CNN) – A longtime aide to President Barack Obama is being upped to the White House’s top operations role.

Anita Decker Breckenridge, who has worked for Obama since his days as an Illinois state senator, will assume the job of deputy chief of staff for operations from Alyssa Mastromonaco, another Obama-world veteran who is stepping down to pursue a career in the private sector.

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Filed under: President Obama • White House
Obama hunting for deportation alternatives
March 13th, 2014
10:05 PM ET
1 month ago

Obama hunting for deportation alternatives

Washington (CNN) – After coming under fire from activists who labeled him "deporter in chief," President Barack Obama is asking his administration to find better, more humane ways of administering current immigration law, the White House said Thursday.

Obama ordered his Homeland Security chief, Jeh Johnson, to conduct an "inventory of the department's current practices to see how it can conduct enforcement more humanely within the confines of the law," the White House said after Obama met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama • White House
Post Florida-13, White House tackles midterm election concerns
March 13th, 2014
05:36 PM ET
1 month ago

Post Florida-13, White House tackles midterm election concerns

Washington (CNN) - In the wake of this week's GOP victory in a much watched special congressional election, a senior White House official acknowledged the need to rev up voter turnout.

The comments were part of a Thursday post-game analysis following Tuesday's Democratic loss in a special election to fill a vacant seat in Florida's 13th Congressional district.

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Filed under: 2014 • Democrats • Obamacare • White House
Keystone pipeline foes create 'human oil spill' at rally; hundreds arrested
March 2nd, 2014
06:47 PM ET
2 months ago

Keystone pipeline foes create 'human oil spill' at rally; hundreds arrested

(CNN)– Hundreds of students and youth organizers were arrested outside the White House Sunday as they protested against the Keystone XL pipeline under review by the Obama administration.

Some demonstrators zip-tied their hands to the White House fence, and others acted out a "human oil spill," lying on black tarps in front of the White House.

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Filed under: Energy • White House
February 28th, 2014
09:41 PM ET
2 months ago

Clinton documents: much has changed, but much still the same

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(CNN) - More than 3,500 pages of previously secret Clinton White documents made public Friday showed that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Highlights from the Clinton documents

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Some of the confidential memos, notes and other papers released by the National Archives referred to technological advances of the times, such as the 1995 memo that suggested then first lady Hillary Clinton use the Internet to speak to young women because it "has become very popular."

Others detailed political battles over health care reform that sounded like today's headlines.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • White House
February 27th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
2 months ago

Nutrition labels to get makeover for first time in 20 years

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration is hoping to make healthy eating easier for Americans by announcing a makeover for all nutrition labels on pre-packaged foods.

The Food and Drug Administration’s proposed new rules would be the first upgrade in 20 years and would include changing the serving size and updating the recommended daily guidelines for various nutrients.

The guidelines will be announced on Thursday by first lady Michelle Obama in an event at the White House.

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Filed under: FDA • Health care • Michelle Obama • White House
Confidential Clinton White House documents nearing release
February 26th, 2014
08:19 PM ET
2 months ago

Confidential Clinton White House documents nearing release

Washington (CNN) – Tens of thousands of previously confidential documents from the Clinton administration are nearing public release, the National Archives said Wednesday.

The documents, numbering approximately 33,000 pages and spanning the eight years of Bill Clinton's presidency, consist of confidential communications between the former Democratic President and his advisers, and potentially then-first lady Hillary Clinton.

The release would also include documents pertaining to the former President's appointments for federal office.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton • White House
February 24th, 2014
03:23 PM ET
2 months ago

Jindal, Malloy spar after White House meeting

(CNN) – Red-state/blue-state rancor flared on Monday outside the White House between two governors – one with potential presidential aspirations.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, and his Connecticut Democratic counterpart, Dannel Malloy, squared off over the minimum wage after they and other governors met with President Barack Obama.

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Dan Malloy • Minimum wage • President Obama • White House
What's the big deal about 'chained CPI'?
February 20th, 2014
09:01 PM ET
2 months ago

What's the big deal about 'chained CPI'?

Washington (CNN) - It's got a bookish sounding name - "chained CPI." The President's decision to drop the financial measure from his upcoming budget, after including it in his proposal last year, sparked sharp political reaction here Thursday.

Why is that such a big deal?

For those scratching their heads, three reasons: the fight over workers and retirement, the fight over the deficit and the fight over who is Barack Obama.

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Filed under: Budget • White House
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