February 20th, 2014
03:07 PM ET
2 months ago

A depressing 'House of Cards' analogy on chained CPI

Washington (CNN) - Thought bubble: The White House removing chained CPI from their budget arguably shows that Washington is even more cynical than "House of Cards."

The plot lines are similar between today's headlines and the first few episodes of the second season of the Netflix show, in which lawmakers raise the age of retirement to 68. Specifically, Democratic leaders push a Republican proposal to raise to the retirement age through Congress even after Republicans, out of pique, abandon negotiations.
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Filed under: Congress • White House
One CBO report: Two fast, political reactions
February 18th, 2014
05:33 PM ET
2 months ago

One CBO report: Two fast, political reactions

Washington (CNN) – Republicans and Democrats reacted with lightning speed and polarizing conclusions to a new report on the minimum wage released Tuesday.

To the GOP, it is evidence that Democrats' policies would cut jobs; to Democrats, it shows that Republicans' ideas would keep more people in poverty.

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Survey: The best of the first ladies
1940: Eleanor Roosevelt making an address at the headquarters of the American Red Cross at Washington DC appealing for donations to a Red Cross War Relief drive.
February 15th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
2 months ago

Survey: The best of the first ladies

(CNN) – The longest-serving first lady also outranks the others who have held the title in integrity, accomplishments and public image.

At least when it comes to a survey of historians and experts on what best epitomizes the characteristics of a first lady: Eleanor Roosevelt is their choice.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Michelle Obama • White House
Some in administration encouraged on Obamacare
February 13th, 2014
02:54 PM ET
2 months ago

Some in administration encouraged on Obamacare

Washington (CNN) – The White House, which has been set back on its heels for months due to the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, is voicing some real optimism about the recent uptick in enrollment numbers, as well as the demographic trends.

“We’re very encouraged, because this is trending in the right way,” says a senior administration official. “The fact that millions have signed up is good—and it also makes it more likely that others will sign up.”
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Filed under: Obamacare • White House
February 11th, 2014
09:44 AM ET
2 months ago

GOP investigation says White House didn't recognize Benghazi threat

Washington (CNN) – A congressional investigation into the Defense Department's response to the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, found that the Obama administration failed to protect the compound and recognize the severity of the deteriorating security situation.

For the partisan report, the investigative arm of the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee pored over thousands of pages of classified and unclassified written material, witness testimony and classified briefings to piece together the events of September 11, 2012, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

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Filed under: Congress • House • Libya • White House
February 10th, 2014
06:08 PM ET
2 months ago

No detail spared for French president's arrival at the White House

Washington (CNN) – The White House social secretary and executive chef are working late into the night and all day Tuesday to put the finishing touches on the first State Dinner at the executive mansion in over two years.

Tuesday night, the President and Mrs. Obama will host French President Francois Hollande, and an official familiar with the process of preparing the feast says the first family will include treats "from farmers and growers across the country." White House chefs say they hope to, "honor our guests by showcasing the best of American Bounty."

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Filed under: Francois Hollande • White House
Coffee shop known for hosting White House meetings with lobbyists closing
February 9th, 2014
09:04 AM ET
2 months ago

Coffee shop known for hosting White House meetings with lobbyists closing

Washington (CNN) - Those Republican-derided “Caribou Coffee” meetings between White House staffers and lobbyists will soon be a thing of the past.

No, the Obama administration isn’t cracking down on meetings with Washington influencers, known to do business with officials outside of the White House to avoid being listed in official visitor logs.
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Filed under: White House
All clear at White House after man tries to jump fence
February 7th, 2014
03:32 PM ET
2 months ago

All clear at White House after man tries to jump fence

Updated 4:56 p.m. ET, 2/7/2014

Washington (CNN) – A man tried to jump the White House fence on Friday, causing a brief lockdown while he was apprehended, law enforcement officials said.

Police declared the incident over after checking a briefcase and taking the man into custody. He was not identified.

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Filed under: White House
Obama nominee would be first openly gay black male on federal bench
February 5th, 2014
01:28 PM ET
2 months ago

Obama nominee would be first openly gay black male on federal bench

Washington (CNN) - The slate of judicial nominees that President Barack Obama announced Wednesday includes a judge who, if confirmed, would become the first openly gay male African-American on the federal bench.

Darrin Gayles, a state circuit court judge in Florida, was one of four nominees announced Wednesday for two different U.S. District Courts in Florida. A fifth nominee – Cheryl Ann Krause – was tapped to serve on a Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals.

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Filed under: Congress • Obama administration • President Obama • White House
Obama says digital learning push will help U.S. catch up
February 4th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 months ago

Obama says digital learning push will help U.S. catch up

Updated 1:00 p.m. ET, 2/4/2013

Adelphi, Maryland (CNN) - Nine-figure commitments from America’s leading technology and telecommunications firms will help U.S. students compete with their counterparts in nations with more technologically advanced schools, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday.

The commitments from Verizon, Sprint and other major companies come in the form of services and devices, including $100 million worth of iPads and laptop computers from Apple Inc., the California-based tech giant.

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