THE NEW FORTY More than a two day tour....
I have concluded from our brief Washington, DC trip that a byproduct of a two-day DC adventure is a recognition that you need to come back when you have more time. This is not a place that can be seen... Posted on 8/2/13 at 7:58 AM
THE DULLUM FILE Bo
The Huffington Post reports the Obama's dog Bo has arrived at the White House.... Posted on 4/12/09 at 10:47 AM
At the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress. Then she refused to answer lawmakers' further questions, citing her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself.
Alan Fram and Stephen Ohlemacher
, May 22, 2013
Republicans and Democrats alike on Sunday predicted President Barack Obama would fail if he pushed forward with his own effort to overhaul the nation's immigration system and urged the administration to hold off while lawmakers work on a bipartisan measure.
Trying to ratchet up pressure on Congress, the White House on Friday detailed what it said would be the painful impact on the federal workforce and certain government assistance programs if "large and arbitrary" scheduled government spending cuts are allowed to take place beginning March 1.
The U.S. attorney for North Dakota says his participation in a White House conference with hundreds of American Indian tribal leaders shows the progress his office has made in trying to lower crime on the state's reservations.
The two women at the center of the David Petraeus scandal — the biographer with whom he had an extramarital affair and the socialite who received worrisome emails that led investigators to uncover the illicit relationship — visited the White House on separate and apparently unrelated occasions. Neither woman met with President Barack Obama during their visits.
The department said today it will again review the northern route of the project from the Canadian border through Nebraska. TransCanada, the company behind the project, submitted a revised route in May to avoid Nebraska’s environmentally sensitive Sand Hills region. Earlier this year, the Obama administration rejected a permit for the original route.
Republicans defied a veto threat and the House voted Friday to prevent federal loan costs from doubling for millions of college students. The vote gave the GOP a momentary election-year triumph on a bill that has become enmeshed in partisan battles over the economy, women's issues and President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
More than half of President Barack Obama's most generous campaign fundraisers have visited the White House at least once for meetings with top advisers, holiday parties or state dinners, according to a review by The Associated Press. Scores made multiple visits.
VIDEOS: Watch at bottom of article There was something special for the Obamas and something special for the Camerons in the entertainment lineup and guest list for Wednesday's state dinner for the British prime minister and his wife.
The Obama administration said today it has no control over how the New York Police Department spends millions of dollars in White House grants that helped pay for NYPD programs that put entire American Muslim neighborhoods under surveillance. In New York, the police commissioner said he wouldn't apologize.
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