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- Pope Francis named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’
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- Elian Gonzalez: It’s America’s fault that my mother died
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Topic - White House
Even Ron Paul thinks his son, Sen. Rand Paul, will run for the White House. “I think he probably will,” said the former Rep. Paul, to CNN.
The Senate confirmed Patricia Millett to the powerful federal appeals court in Washington, making her the first of President Obama's judicial picks to be approved since Democrats changed filibuster rules that potentially will usher in a new era of how nominees are confirmed.
With final losses from the auto industry bailout near $15 billion, President Obama is using fuzzy math to claim that taxpayers lost no money on his administration's portion of the rescue program, analysts say.
President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for a day of remembrance and celebration for his personal hero Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who died last week at age 95.
Having failed thus far in pushing gun control legislation through Congress, the White House has turned to the much less controversial effort of improving the quality of the nation's mental health services.
President Obama is hearkening to Bill Clinton days, calling on the former president's chief of staff, John Podesta, to help sell some of his more controversial second-term agenda items and pave the way for better poll numbers.
Journalists love nothing more than small events that yield big speculations and fancy headlines. Such was the case with President Obama's handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro on Tuesday during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. The moment spawned close to 3,400 news accounts within four hours, the headlines rife with question marks and wishful conclusions. A minuscule sampling:
Marking the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school massacre, the White House will announce a $100 million initiative Tuesday to increase access to mental-health services.
Move over, Hoyas and Terps. The Atlantic 10 team that plays in Foggy Bottom, not far from the White House, is back on the national radar. Rebuilt by coach Mike Lonergan, the Colonials are receiving votes in The Associated Press poll with a sophomore-heavy lineup that should only get better.
The Obama administration quashed intelligence reports that suggested an al Qaeda-linked group could have been responsible for the sarin gas attack carried out in Syria last August, according to a news report published in London on Sunday.
The Senate voted Monday to extend a ban on undetectable plastic guns for 10 years just hours before the act was scheduled to expire, but advocates lamented that it didn't go far enough and vowed to push forward to expand it in the near future.
Iranian dissidents Monday marked the 100th day since gunmen killed 52 Iranians in an Iraqi refugee camp, as U.N. officials warned that Iraq is violating human rights treaties by failing to account for seven hostages kidnapped in the Sept. 1 raid.
Some of the world's largest technology companies have petitioned the White House to knock all all the surveillance, saying in a letter to President Obama that the Constitution is being degraded.
The Obama administration's all-out public relations push to sell its health care reform law increasingly is targeting individual governors, who will bear much of the blame, the White House says, if millions of poor Americans remain uninsured.
One of Congress' staunchest critics of Obamacare released a report Monday that cheers on legal challenges to the overhaul and says the White House overstepped its authority by delaying aspects of the law.