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  • FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama, right, is greeted by Vice President Joe Biden during a visit to Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa. Western Pennsylvania is getting a "two-fer" when President Barack Obama visits and brings his vice president, Scranton-born Joe Biden. Obama and Biden are heading to a community college in Oakdale on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, to talk about matching skills-training to jobs that are in demand.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Biden to lead $600 million work force training effort

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    President Obama on Wednesday tasked Vice President Joseph R. Biden with leading a new $600 million White House job training program. The duo will officially announce the initiative during a speech in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon.

  • President Obama bows his head during the prayer during the Easter Prayer Breakfast on Monday. The president's faith may run deep, but his attendance at church services during his time in Washington has been infrequent. (Associated Press)

    Separation of church and Obama: Religious ties may run deep, but president's attendance has not

    From working with churches in Chicago to enlisting religious leaders to help push immigration reform, President Obama's ties to religious communities run deep, but analysts say he's opened himself up to continued criticism by failing to find his own church after five years in Washington.

  • Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

    President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, April 14, 2014. The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has urged President Barack Obama to discourage the Ukrainian government from using force against protesters in the country’s east. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

    Obama, Putin clash during phone call on Ukraine

    President Obama and President Vladimir Putin spoke for the first time in more than two weeks about ways to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, but the conversation didn't go well: The Russian leader denied he was even interfering in the region.

  • Rubio: Terrorists training in Syria may strike US

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world - or even on the nation's home soil.

  • Illustration Pinocchiobama  by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    LAMBRO: President Pinocchio fibs on Obamacare, women's equal pay

    President Obama and the Democrats have been peddling some whoppers lately about women in the workforce and Obamacare that are patently untrue or based on questionable, exaggerated data.

  • Armed pro-Russian activists walk through a street near to the seized Ukrainian regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk,  Ukraine, Monday, April 14, 2014.  Ukraine's acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

    Obama urges Putin to defuse Russian separatism in Ukraine

    President Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call Monday to compel pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine to lay down their arms and surrender buildings they have seized in 10 cities.

  • An Indian Sikh stands next to an Indian Election Commission banner urging people to vote, at a bus stop in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. India started the world's largest election Monday where the country's 814 million electorate will vote in stages over the next five weeks. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

    Sikhs with long beards complain they can't go in U.S. military

    Only three of 500,000 active-duty and reserve Army troops are Sikhs — followers of a religion that started in the Punjab region — and that has a few of them upset, decrying a U.S. military policy against long hair and beards that won't let them easily join.

  • ** FILE ** Former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson. (CBS via Associated Press)

    Sharyl Attkisson: Team Obama is having 'chilling effect' on media

    The Obama White House, for all its talk about openness and transparency, is hardly in the business of promoting openness and transparency in government — and is way worse when it comes to clamping down on the media than previous administrations, Sharyl Attkisson said.

  • VP Joe Biden to cheer on U.S. at the World Cup in Brazil

    Vice President Joseph Biden will get a taste of "joga bonito" — the beautiful game — by traveling to Brazil this June to cheer on the U.S. national team in the World Cup, the White House said Monday.

  • President Barack Obama shares a laugh with outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington to announce he would nominate current Budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Sebelius. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    CURL: Kathleen Sebelius — You just can't make this stuff up

    With Team Obama, every day brings another story that falls into the "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" category. Like Friday, when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stood in the White House Rose Garden with President Obama to deliver her farewell speech.

  • President Barack Obama hugs outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as he stands with Vice President Joe Biden and his nominee to be her replacement, Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Rose Garden f the White House in Washington. The moves come just over a week after sign-ups closed for the first year of insurance coverage under the so-called Obamacare law.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    HHS nominee Burwell faces tight scrutiny

    Lawmakers dug in Sunday for a proxy war over the new health care law, now that President Obama has selected a well-known manager to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and lead his signature program into a new era.

  • NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

    Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's National Security Council said Saturday.

  • Shakespeare Theatre 'White House' gets a cleaning

    For years, the American Shakespeare Theatre on Elm Street played host to men and women who honed their skills on their way to becoming part of America's theatrical history.

  • Obamas pay $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098

    President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 in adjusted income last year, tax returns the White House released Friday show. They paid an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4 percent and donated significantly less to charity than they did the year before.

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