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Lindsey Graham: ‘Primary is over; Romney will be the nominee’

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday declared that the GOP presidential primary was effectively over and called for his party to united behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. “I think that the primary is over,” Graham told CNN’s Candy Crowley. “Romney will be the nominee. Fiscal and social…

Obama meets Hawaiian woman, asks to see her birth certificate

Well, Rahm Emmanuel may be long gone from the White House, but some small aspect of his “Never let a crisis go to waste” philosophy clearly lives on in our Commander in Chief. Hectored since even before his inauguration about questions regarding his legitimacy as an American citizen, President Obama…

Senate passes major transport bill

WASHINGTON — The US Senate on Wednesday passed a $109-billion highway bill that serves as a roadmap for boosting safety and improving infrastructure and freight transport on America’s roads. The sweeping legislation passed 74-22 with broad bipartisan support following weeks of wrangling in the Senate, and now heads to the…

Obama to host G8 summit in Camp David, not Chicago

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama will host leaders of the G8 club of rich nations on May 18-19 at his Camp David retreat instead of in his hometown of Chicago, the White House said Monday. Obama still plans to host NATO leaders and partners in Chicago on May 20-21…

Bo Obama wears bunny ears in Easter video

President Barack Obama’s dog, Bo, is doing his part to promote the White House Easter Egg Roll. In a video posted on YouTube Tuesday, Bo encourages Americans to enter the Easter Egg Roll lottery for a chance at a ticket to the annual White House event. As the camera pulls…

Ohio school shooting ‘unforgivable’: White House

WASHINGTON — The high school shooting in Ohio that killed three students was “terrible and unforgivable,” the White House said Tuesday, adding that it was too early to know if it was linked to bullying. The alleged shooter, a 17-year-old student, opened fire Monday with a handgun on a group…

White House unveils ‘one click’ online privacy plan

The White House unveiled an online privacy proposal Thursday intended to allow Web users to easily opt out of being tracked on the Internet. The “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” has received the backing of leading Internet companies and online advertising networks and would involve a simple “one click” setting…

Obama lauds ‘positive steps’ to tackle euro crisis

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama called German counterpart Angela Merkel on Tuesday to welcome “positive steps” taken by the European Union to ease its smoldering debt crisis, the White House said. Hours after the EU and the private sector inked a 237-billion-euro ($310 billion) bailout designed to keep Greece…

Obama, Karzai discuss Afghan reconciliation moves

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama talked with Hamid Karzai Monday about Afghan-led reconciliation moves following the Afghan president’s talks with the leaders of Pakistan and Iran, the White House said. The telephone conversation also followed Karzai’s assertion in a newspaper interview last week that his government was involved in…

Ryan calls contraception coverage an ‘accounting gimmick’

House Budget Committee Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday said that the Obama’s administration move to accommodate the Catholic Church’s concerns about covering contraception for women was just an “accounting trick.” The White House said last week that it would change proposed rules requiring religious hospitals and universities to cover birth…

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