Quantcast
Home » Topics » the White House (Page 5)

Bring it on

I’m deeply amused right now. Before the White House announced the policy tweak on the contraception mandate, there was a lot of gloat-y “Obama is going to compromise!” stories from the more conservative-leaning press, and I really did think  Obama caved. But I hopped on the White House conference call…

Music Fridays: WTF Edition

Update: Well, it seems that the compromise is actually, for once, a real compromise. So I got all bent out of shape for nothing. The White House is saying that women who work at religiously affiliated employers will get coverage, but by the insurance companies directly, instead of through their…

Obama, foes in military spending cut fight

WASHINGTON — The White House and its Republican foes clashed Thursday over a law requiring steep cuts to military spending after a congressional “SuperCommittee” failed to agree on long-range deficit reduction. Republicans have stepped up election-year pressure on President Barack Obama to help them roll back the measure, warning that…

Don’t think they’re not looking to impeachment

Oh, lookee here, Grover Norquist is making impeachment threats against the President if he doesn’t extend the Bush tax cuts: Obama can sit there and let all the tax [cuts] lapse, and then the Republicans will have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach. He spends a lot…

Obama says U.S. carried out Somalia hostage rescue

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that US special forces had carried out a daring pre-dawn raid in Somalia that rescued two hostages, including an American aid worker, held since October. “The United States will not tolerate the abduction of our people, and will spare no effort to secure the safety of our citizens and to…

Second term bid frames Obama’s State of the Union

President Barack Obama’s mission in Tuesday’s State of the Union address is simple to state, yet tough to pull off. He must begin to convince Americans that despite high unemployment, a slow economic recovery and a mood of prolonged national gloom spawned by the worst recession in decades, he deserves…

‘Investigate MPAA for bribery’ petition nears 25,000 signature benchmark

A petition on the White House’s “We the People” site that calls for Motion Picture Association of American President Chris Dodd to be investigated for “blatant bribery” has nearly gained enough signatures to require a response. The White House has promised to issue an official response for the petition if…

Obama officials pushed to underestimate Gulf oil spill

Amid the worst accidental release of crude oil in human history, the Obama administration sought to undermine its own scientists’ estimates of just how much oil was gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, a newly disclosed email reveals. Obtained by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the…

Republicans move to control Keystone approval

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans, who are urging President Barack Obama to back the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline, are now working on plans to take the reins of approval from the hands of the president should the White House say no. North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, whose state is…

White House protesters call for Guantanamo closure

Human rights activists, some dressed in orange prison jumpsuits, protested in front of the White House Monday to demand that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed, 10 years after it opened. Members of the group Witness Against Torture, who launched their protest on Sunday, plan to maintain an around-the-clock…

Google+