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White House Defends Biden’s ‘Double-Barrel’ Self-Defense Advice

White House Defends Biden’s ‘Double-Barrel’ Self-Defense Advice

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — The White House Wednesday defended Vice President Joe Biden’s provocative suggestions that those concerned about an intruder in their home should “get a double-barrel shotgun” and “fir…

White House Says Stopgap Measure Only Way to Avoid Sequestration Deadline

White House Says Stopgap Measure Only Way to Avoid Sequestration Deadline

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The  White House says that a short-term resolution may be the only workable option to avoid triggering the sweeping package of federal budget cuts known as “the sequester,” unless…

White House: Leaked Immigration Bill Draft Is Plan B

White House: Leaked Immigration Bill Draft Is Plan B

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Leaked draft legislation reportedly authored by the White House would be used as a backup proposal should negotiations fail in Congress over comprehensive immigration reform, administration offici…

Obama a Skeet Shooter? President Asks Gun Control Advocates to Listen More

Obama a Skeet Shooter? President Asks Gun Control Advocates to Listen More

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Amid a push from the White House and progressive Democrats for tighter gun control laws, President Obama revealed Sunday he made time for shooting during retreats. The revelation came in an interview published S…

White House Raises the Stakes in Online Petitioning Platform

White House Raises the Stakes in Online Petitioning Platform

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — “We the People” will now need a lot more people before the White House takes notice.The Obama administration’s online petitioning platform has become so popular with users that the White House felt it had to raise …

White House Declines Death Star Undertaking, Cites Budget Constraints

White House Declines Death Star Undertaking, Cites Budget Constraints

Getty Images/Comstock Images(WASHINGTON) — Enemies of the Pentagon will not witness the power of a fully operational battle station anytime soon.Last month an online petition to the White House site We the People that called for the construction of th…

Will White House Push for Assault Weapons Ban?

Will White House Push for Assault Weapons Ban?

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden has spoken to reporters two days in a row during meetings with groups who have an interest in the gun debate, and he’s suggested possible recommendations he’ll make to President Obam…

White House Faces Criticism for Lack of Diversity

White House Faces Criticism for Lack of Diversity

Getty Images/Comstock Images(WASHINGTON) — With the naming of Jack Lew for secretary of the treasury, President Obama has now nominated four men to key Cabinet posts since his re-election, causing some to criticize the administration for a lack of div…

White House Responds to Piers Morgan Petition

White House Responds to Piers Morgan Petition

Dave Hogan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House has issued an official response to the online petition calling for CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported back to Great Britain for his “hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targetin…

White House Petition Calls for Reality Show Starring Joe Biden

White House Petition Calls for Reality Show Starring Joe Biden

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Can’t get enough of Vice President Joe Biden?  A petition on the White House website calls for a weekly reality TV show featuring Biden at his finest.The petition reads, “Vice President Joe Biden …

White House Sees ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal as Game Changer

White House Sees ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal as Game Changer

(WASHINGTON) — It’s hard to find anyone in Washington happy about the outcome of the “fiscal cliff” brinksmanship.But inside the Obama White House, senior officials are elated by what they call a significant presidential achievement:…

White House Fiscal Cliff Summit Brings Hope for a Deal

White House Fiscal Cliff Summit Brings Hope for a Deal

The White House(WASHINGTON) — Washington brinkmanship appears to have created a last minute chance for the White House and Congress to agree on a plan to avoid sending the country over the fiscal cliff.President Obama emerged from a White House summit…

Congressional Leaders Invited to Oval Office for Fiscal Cliff Meeting

Congressional Leaders Invited to Oval Office for Fiscal Cliff Meeting

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Washington hasn’t taken much action lately to avoid the looming fiscal cliff, but lawmakers have been doing a lot of talking about it.  And more talk is scheduled for Friday.President Obama has invited S…

White House Makes New Offer in Talks To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

White House Makes New Offer in Talks To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — They are getting closer.The White House presented a new offer to Speaker of the House John Boehner Monday that makes some important concessions in the talks to work out a deal to avoid the so-called fisc…

Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend at White House

Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend at White House

Mike Tapscott / American Military Partner Association(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Phelps made history Saturday at the home of his commander in chief.The 35-year-old active-duty officer proposed to his boyfriend, Ben Schock, 26, in th…

White House Offers No Details on Gun Control Efforts

White House Offers No Details on Gun Control Efforts

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The day after President Obama pledged to “use whatever power this office holds” to prevent future tragedies like the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the White House offered few details on how he …

Petition Calls for White House to Address Gun Control

Petition Calls for White House to Address Gun Control

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Following the deadly massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, thousands have signed an online petition calling for the White House to “immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduc…

White House Seeks $60.4 Billion for Sandy Recovery

White House Seeks $60.4 Billion for Sandy Recovery

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration has formally asked Congress for $60.4 billion in additional federal emergency aid for states hit by superstorm Sandy.That is above the $50 billion figure floated earlier i…

New York Pols Make White House Appeal for Sandy Relief Funds

New York Pols Make White House Appeal for Sandy Relief Funds

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the White House prepares to send its emergency request for Hurricane Sandy relief to Capitol Hill this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a personal appeal for more than $40 billion to aid his state.Emergin…

John Boehner, Timothy Geithner Report Little Progress on ‘Fiscal Cliff’

John Boehner, Timothy Geithner Report Little Progress on ‘Fiscal Cliff’

TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Negotiations between Congress and the White House over the “fiscal cliff” may be continuing in private this weekend, but on television airwaves the top Republican on Capitol Hill reported talks are …

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