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**FILE** President Obama walks offstage May 23, 2012, to greet supporters after speaking at a campaign fundraiser in Denver. (Associated Press)

White House threatens veto of military spending bill

The White House is warning House Republicans that President Obama opposes their military construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill and would veto their version, and that he has "serious concerns" about their intelligence authorization bill.

** FILE ** In this May 29, 2012 photo, President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Obama's campaign was opening a new critique of Mitt Romney's record on Wednesday, focusing attention on the Republican nominee's economic agenda while he served as governor of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama calls Romney to congratulate him

In a rare moment of comity in a pitched battle for control of the White House, President Obama called former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Wednesday to congratulate him on securing the Republican presidential nomination.

President Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to former Polish Foreign Minister Adam Daniel Rotfeld who is accepting for Jan Karski, a resistance fighter against the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

White House: Obama misspoke on 'Polish death camp'

The Associated Press is reporting late Tuesday that President Obama's remarks about a "Polish death camp" during a White House medal ceremony have drawn criticism from Poles, who say the president should have called it a "German death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland."

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks past Donald Trump's airplane as he arrives in Las Vegas, Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Was that 'Cajun Man'?

Toward the tail-end of Mitt Romney's address at a campaign stop in Las Vegas on Tuesday, the former Massachusetts governor was briefly knocked off message as he tried to drive home the important role that Nevada will could play in the Nov. 6 presidential election.