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White House warns Congress: 700,000 jobs at stake in new transport bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Monday warned 700,000 jobs could be lost if Congress misses a deadline to replenish a highway spending fund and said Senate legislation could fall short of a long-term solution to maintain U.S. infrastructure. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called for passage of the administration’s…

Watch: White House finally gets its solar panels… again

The White House video above doesn’t note that President Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the White House decades ago that were later removed by the Reagan administration, but I guess they didn’t want to get too political……

Transparency? Now the White House is banning intel staff from discussing media leaks

Head-In-Sand Approach: White House Bans Current & Former Intelligence Staff From Discussing Any Media Leaks (via Techdirt) The Obama administration continues to make incredibly ridiculous decisions in response to the whole Snowden thing. A few weeks ago, we wrote about new rules from James Clapper that banned intelligence community employees…

House panels approve bill putting a stop to NSA phone data gathering

U.S. lawmakers Thursday advanced a measure that reins in NSA surveillance Thursday, signaling final passage of reforms aimed at ending bulk data collection could come quicker than expected. Easing what was shaping up to be a showdown between reformers and hawkish National Security Agency reformers, the House Intelligence Committee abandoned…

Republican lawmakers compare Obama to Nixon over ‘hidden’ Benghazi email

Republican lawmakers compared Barack Obama’s White House to the secretive Nixon administration on Thursday, denouncing its response to the 2012 attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya. On Wednesday a conservative group published a White House email it had obtained after a legal challenge and which critics say shows…

Joe Biden unveils White House report on curbing sexual assaults on college campuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden used some dramatic anecdotes on Tuesday to urge colleges and universities to do more to prevent rape and sexual assault on their campuses. Unveiling a White House report with recommendations on what campuses can do to address the issue, Biden said frequently…

Report: White House considering two-step process for immigration reform

By Julia Edwards and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is considering small steps in the near term to ease the threat of deportation for some undocumented immigrants, but advocates in communication with the administration expect President Barack Obama to make bigger changes later in the year. With…

Obama to launch executive actions on equal pay for equal work for women

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will launch two new executive actions this week aimed at increasing transparency about women’s pay in a continuing effort to ensure women are paid equally to their male counterparts for similar work, the White House said on Sunday. Obama and his advisers often cite…

Controversial Obama ‘selfie’ now in the hands of lawyers

Samsung ‘selfie’ flap now in hands of lawyers: White House (via AFP) The controversy over a “selfie” photo of President Barack Obama and baseball star David Ortiz now is in the hands of attorneys, a White House official said on Sunday. The White House last week warned Samsung against using…

Report: Obama proposal would curb NSA’s mass phone data collection

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is preparing a proposal that would curb the bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing administration officials. Obama in January outlined a series of limited reforms to NSA data-gathering, banning eavesdropping on the…

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