The White House labeled a plan Tuesday by Senate Republicans to block gun-control measures "unfortunate" and said those lawmakers threatening a filibuster are out of step with the vast majority of Americans.
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A House Republican leader wants the Obama administration to explain why an application to use insurance marketplaces under the health-care law asks people if they would like to register to vote.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest expressed regret Monday over the resignation of Syrian opposition leader Moaz Khatib but said it would not change the U.S. support for those fighting President Bashir Assad's regime.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called on President Obama Monday not to change the way Social Security benefits are calculated as part of the White House's attempt to reach a "grand bargain" on the budget with congressional Republicans.
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