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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…

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…

White House regrets Iran ‘failure’ on UN mission

The White House expressed disappointment Wednesday that Iran had made no progress in its dealings with UN nuclear inspectors, branding the fruitless visit a “failure” on Tehran’s part. “We regret the failure of Iran to reach an agreement with the IAEA,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. “It’s another…

Troops march to the White House for Ron Paul

Hundreds of active U.S. troops marched to the White House Monday afternoon, expressing support for Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) anti-war positions and promoting their belief the U.S. should end overseas combat. The march began at the Washington Monument and produced chants of “Ron Paul” from troops on their way to…

Obama’s new slogan: looking to replace Hope and Change

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Winning The Future. Greater Together. We Don’t Quit. They may not be official but those are all phrases that could in one form or another be candidates to become President Barack Obama’s re-election slogan. Advisers say a fresh slogan to replace the winning “Change we can believe…

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