Biden pushes for minimum wage hike in White House weekly address
March 29th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Biden pushes for minimum wage hike in White House weekly address

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden continued the Obama administration's call for an increase in the minimum wage for all workers.

Biden's Saturday address comes after President Barack Obama announced in February that in 2015 businesses with new or renewed federal contracts will have to pay their minimum wage workers $10.10 an hour.

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Vice President Biden's big weekend
March 28th, 2014
11:26 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Vice President Biden's big weekend

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden is doing something this weekend that he hasn't done since 2011 - giving the White House Weekly Address.

The Vice President will use the weekly address that's heard on radio and the internet to stress the importance of raising the federal minimum wage, which has been a major goal for the administration over the past few months.

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Obamacare applicants to get more deadline flexibility
March 25th, 2014
11:35 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Obamacare applicants to get more deadline flexibility

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration will give more time to people who try to apply for health insurance coverage through the federal marketplace by Monday but encounter difficulty, administration officials said Tuesday evening.

Monday is the deadline for people to enroll in order to have coverage for this year or face penalties under the Affordable Care Act.

"Open enrollment ends March 31. We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment - either online or over the phone," said Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services.

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White House, others decry Saudi move to deny reporter for Israeli paper on Obama trip
President Barack Obama waves goodbye from the steps of Air Force One as he departs from the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. June 4, 2009
March 25th, 2014
09:05 PM ET
4 weeks ago

White House, others decry Saudi move to deny reporter for Israeli paper on Obama trip

(CNN) – Saudi Arabia’s decision to prevent a Jerusalem Post reporter from covering President Barack Obama’s stop in the Gulf Kingdom this week prompted harsh criticism from the White House and others on Tuesday.

Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser, said the United States was “very disappointed by the Saudi decision” to deny a visa to Michael Wilner, the Washington bureau chief for the Israeli newspaper.

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Obama meets again with tech CEOs on privacy issues
March 21st, 2014
09:05 AM ET
1 month 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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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
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