Washington (CNN) – About a dozen members of Congress were invited to meet at the White House Thursday with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and the first lady's chief of staff Tina Tchen to address the issue of sexual assault in the military, a senior administration official said.
The official did not provide names of the lawmakers invited to the bicameral bipartisan meeting, but CNN confirmed three of the guests were Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York.
Washington (CNN) - Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff to President Barack Obama's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, is leaving his White House post in the next month, according to a White House official.
Strautmanis has accepted a job at the Walt Disney Company, where he'll focus on corporate citizenship and will be based in Los Angeles, the official said.
Yohannes Abraham, who was deputy national political director for the Obama 2012 campaign, will replace Strautmanis.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will head to Las Vegas on Tuesday to begin a push for immigration reform, an issue he failed to press for during his first four years in office but has called the top legislative priority of his second term.
In a statement, the White House said the president's goal was to "redouble the administration's efforts to work with Congress to fix the broken immigration system this year."
Washington (CNN) – President Obama began his second term with a "keeping it real" moment courtesy of youngest daughter Sasha.
"You didn't mess up," she told the president after the oath was administered by Chief Justice John Roberts in the White House Blue Room.FULL STORY
Honolulu, Hawaii (CNN) - As a new Congress takes over on Capitol Hill, all eyes are turning to what will certainly be a vastly different Obama Cabinet in the coming weeks.
High-level vacancies in the administration are expected to include secretary of state, secretary of defense and treasury secretary. A permanent CIA director also must be chosen.
Washington (CNN) - After facing criticism from Republican lawmakers surrounding her characterization of the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice will hold meetings on Capitol Hill about Libya, an administration official said Monday.
Rice will meet with Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire on Tuesday morning, Ayotte told CNN. She said Rice's staff contacted her office about setting up the meeting.
Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) - Top aides to President Barack Obama on Monday expressed their confidence in an Election Day victory and placed stock in their campaign rituals.
"It's like the end of a long running series and all the characters are coming back," said David Axelrod, who has been a longtime aide to Obama, both on the campaign trail and in the White House.
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Athens, Ohio (CNN) – A standard line in the president's stump speech that touts his administration's efforts to target al Qaeda has been missing from recent stops, in the wake of the Libya terror attacks.
"I said we'd refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11, and today al Qaeda is on the run and Osama bin Laden is dead," the president has said.
Los Angeles (CNN) – President Obama is tapping his California ATM with a combination of star-studded concerts and intimate high-dollar dinners.
He's expected to raise nearly $9.5 million dollars for the Obama Victory Fund over two days.
Denver (CNN) – Going into the first presidential debate in Denver, a senior Romney campaign aide said they are feeling "good" about where they are in the campaign.
"It's a close one like we expected and we see it tightening and undecided voters as a better opportunity for us than for them," the official said.
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