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  • First lady Michelle Obama

    Book depicts tensions between first lady, aides

    First lady Michelle Obama is a behind-the-scenes force in the White House whose opinions on policy and politics drew her into conflict with presidential advisers and who bristled at some of the demands and constraints of life as the president's wife, according to a detailed account of the first couple's relationship.


  • ** FILE ** Former Obama White House press secretary Robert Gibbs speaks on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, on NBC's "Meet the Press." (Associated Press)

    Democrats' on-air strikes defend Obama

    Several top Democrats and White House aides took to the airwaves Sunday to defend the vacationing president and offer a preview of the "jobs" speech President Obama has promised to deliver when he and Congress return to Washington.


  • ** FILE ** Robert Gibbs (Associated Press)

    Gibbs to counter GOP message in New Hampshire

    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs will defend President Obama in New Hampshire on Monday, countering criticism at a Republican presidential debate in the nation's first primary state.


  • Michelle Obama

    First lady: President has quit smoking

    President Obama finally has kicked the habit, first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday.


  • Obama now tobacco-free, first lady says

    President Obama finally has kicked the habit, Michelle Obama said Tuesday.


  • President Obama speaks about the situation in Egypt in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    White House: Mubarak has chance to show who he is

    The White House said Wednesday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has a chance to show the world "exactly who he is" by bringing desperately needed change to his country now.


  • White House press secretary Robert Gibbs briefs reporters Wednesday at the White House on the situation in Egypt. (Associated Press)

    White House deplores most-recent Cairo bloodshed

    The White House condemned the outbreak of bloody clashes in Cairo on Wednesday, calling scenes of pro- and anti-government protesters stoning and beating each other in the streets "outrageous and deplorable."


  • ** FILE ** Then-White House press secretary Robert Gibbs listens to a question on Egypt during his daily news briefing in the White House in Washington on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    U.S. to review aid to Egypt, White House says

    Increasing the pressure on Egypt's leaders, the Obama administration threatened on Friday to reduce a $1.5 billion program of foreign aid depending on President Hosni Mubarak's response to swelling street protests in Cairo and other cities.


  • Former Time journalist to be Obama press secretary

    President Barack Obama has chosen Jay Carney, the communications chief to Vice President Joe Biden and a former Time magazine journalist, to be the next White House press secretary.


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