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White House releases Obama skeet-shooting photo

The White House on Saturday released a photo of President Barack Obama skeet-shooting, in an apparent bid to allay concerns among gun-owners that he is opposed to any and all firearms. Obama hits the road on Monday to push his plan to cut gun violence, which has become a centerpiece…

Watch live: Obama welcomes Miami Heat to the White House

President Obama welcomes the 2012 NBA Champion Miami Heat to the White House. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Jan. 28. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [Washington Wizards v/s Miami Heat December 18, 2010 via Flickr user Keith Allison]…

White House says promised immigration push will begin next week

Immigration reform: White House says promised push begins next week President Obama will begin his push for sweeping reform of the nation’s immigration laws – a major campaign promise that was embraced by Latino voters in November – on Tuesday in Las Vegas, the White House announced on Friday. The…

White House gives grudging welcome to debt limit plan

The White House said Tuesday that President Barack Obama would not block a Republican plan to extend government borrowing authority by three months but would prefer a longer term debt ceiling hike. Defusing a showdown with Obama, Republican House leaders are ready to permit the government to borrow more money…

White House: Iran nuclear talks ‘positive first step’

The White House hailed the “positive attitude” from Iran and world powers at the negotiating table on Saturday, calling the nuclear talks a “positive first step.” Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes reiterated the White House’s call for Tehran to take “concrete steps” to demonstrate that it will not militarize its nuclear program, which the Iranian regime…

White House condemns Bahrain violence

WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday it was “deeply concerned” over an upsurge in violence in Bahrain, condemning attacks on police but also calling on security forces to show restraint. “The United States continues to be deeply concerned about the situation in Bahrain, and we urge all parties to…

The Orange Julius Job

The White House noted yesterday that if Republicans were really serious about job creation, we’d have local and state governments hiring and infrastructure humming.  Since Republicans are serious about creating only jobs with the word “Chief” in the start of the title, that’s not going to happen, of course. Obama…

Obama hosts screening of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama hosted a screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a classic tale of racial injustice, at the White House on Thursday, ahead of a 50th anniversary television screening. Obama showed the movie, which is based on the classic novel about Great Depression-era Alabama by Harper…

Obama hails ‘indispensable’ U.S. alliance with Britain

A “chuffed to bits” President Barack Obama gushed over British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday, but deepening world crises conspired to darken a warm welcome for a special ally. Obama went out of his way to hail America’s “indispensable” relationship with Britain, even offering to learn the rules of…

White House: No change to U.S. Afghan strategy

The White House said Monday that US strategy would not change in Afghanistan despite the fallout from a US soldier’s shooting rampage which killed 16 civilians in a new jolt to America’s war policy. “Our strategic objectives have not changed and they will not change,” White House spokesman Jay Carney…

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