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February 2, 2013 | By Noam N. Levey
WASHINGTON - Facing questions about President Obama's experience with firearms, the White House has released a photo of the chief executive in the act of firing one. Obama, in an interview published by the New Republic, claimed that had used a gun at the Camp David presidential retreat. "We do skeet shooting all the time," the president said. "Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. " That prompted snickering from some of the president's conservative critics and questions for the president's press secretary.
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February 14, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will ask Congress for $1 billion to create a "climate resilience fund" to pay for research, preparation and infrastructure aimed at dealing with the extreme weather and new conditions associated with shifts in the weather. Obama will include the fund in his 2015 budget proposal, due out next month, and plans to discuss the idea during a visit to drought-stricken California on Friday, the White House said. Like much of his budget plan, though, the president's request is likely to meet resistance among Republicans in Congress.
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February 7, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Keen not to let a rare legislative accomplishment go unnoticed, President Obama jetted to an agricultural research hub here Friday to sign into law a long-delayed farm bill and tout the importance of rural America to the economy. In a brief trip to Michigan State University, Obama cited the bill as a victory for his economic agenda and a hopeful sign he could "break the cycle of short-sighted, crisis-driven, partisan decision-making. " His message, however, was undermined by the release of a weak jobs report and a snub from Republican lawmakers who were invited to the unusual outside-Washington signing ceremony but did not attend.
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February 7, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Keen to not let a rare legislative accomplishment go unnoticed, President Obama jetted to an agricultural research hub in Michigan on Friday to sign into law a long-delayed farm bill and tout the importance of rural America to the economy. In his brief trip to Michigan State University, Obama cited the bill as a victory for his economic agenda and a hopeful sign that he could “break the cycle of short-sighted, crisis-driven, partisan decision-making.” His message, however, was undermined by the release of a weak jobs report as he left for the state Friday morning, as well as the decision by Republican lawmakers to snub the president.
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June 25, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
DURHAM, N.H. -- President Obama continued his attack on Mitt Romney and his former firm's business practices, mocking the response of his rival's campaign to a report that Bain Capital had invested in companies that shipped jobs overseas. Aides to the former Massachusetts governor disputed the report, saying it had confused the business practices of offshoring and outsourcing. "If you're a worker whose job went overseas, you don't need someone trying to explain to you the difference," Obama said.
WORLD
October 3, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - President Obama canceled a long-planned trip to attend economic and security summits in Southeast Asia because of the government shutdown, the White House said Thursday night, the latest casualty of the political impasse in Washington. The president was scheduled to leave Saturday for Indonesia and Brunei for a series of summits with other world leaders, diplomacy he has prioritized as part of his attempt to "pivot" economic and military resources to the western Pacific region.
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April 5, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
As Augusta National faces new questions about its lack of female membership, the White House said Thursday that President Obama believes women should be admitted. "It's obviously up to the club to decide. But his personal opinion is that women should be admitted to the club," spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at his daily briefing. Driving the renewed attention to the renowned golf club's membership profile was the elevation of Virginia Rometty to chief executive of IBM, a title sponsor of the Masters tournament.
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December 12, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday that she welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments about the state's controversial illegal immigration law. "I am confident the high court will uphold Arizona's constitutional authority and obligation to protect the safety and welfare of its citizens," she said in a statement. "This case is not just about Arizona. It's about every state grappling with the costs of illegal immigration. And it's about the fundamental principle of federalism, under which these states have a right to defend their people.
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June 30, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
President Obama, who has pushed the envelope in using social media, will hold a town hall-style event on Twitter, the White House announced Thursday. The event, to focus on the economy and jobs, will be held at 2 p.m. EDT on July 6, spokesman Jay Carney announced at his televised briefing. Questions for the event will be marked with the hashtag followed by “AskObama” (#AskObama). A video feed of the president’s answers will be streamed online. The White House said Twitter staffers will sort the questions and winnow down the queries to representational choices, Carney said.
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April 18, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
It's not another commission, the White House has said. But Vice President Biden will host a May 5 -- Cinco de Mayo, if you will -- meeting with lawmakers from both parties at Blair House to begin working on a deficit reduction plan, the White House announced Monday afternoon. President Obama had said in his speech last Wednesday that Biden, a 36-year veteran of the Senate, would be heading up talks with legislative leaders when Congress returns from its spring recess. "The reality is that for anything to pass Congress, you need 60 votes in the Senate and 218 votes in the House.
NATIONAL
February 7, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Keen not to let a rare legislative accomplishment go unnoticed, President Obama jetted to an agricultural research hub here Friday to sign into law a long-delayed farm bill and tout the importance of rural America to the economy. In a brief trip to Michigan State University, Obama cited the bill as a victory for his economic agenda and a hopeful sign he could "break the cycle of short-sighted, crisis-driven, partisan decision-making. " His message, however, was undermined by the release of a weak jobs report and a snub from Republican lawmakers who were invited to the unusual outside-Washington signing ceremony but did not attend.
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January 26, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - A year ago, when President Obama delivered his State of the Union speech before Congress and imagined providing preschool for all 4-year-olds, he followed his expansive vision with a bit of candor. "That's something we should be able to do," he said. The president's tone - more aspirational than expectant - was a nod to the reality of this annual Washington ritual. Little of what the president proposes in his most high-profile speech of the year is likely to get done, at least not any time soon.
NEWS
December 18, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian and Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- A presidential task force has urged the White House to adopt significant new curbs on the National Security Agency, including that the spy agency stop bulk collection of domestic telephone records and that the U.S. consider “no spying agreements” with close allies overseas. The five-member panel said their 46 recommendations were designed to add transparency, accountability and oversight over the NSA, a secretive electronic spying agency that has operated in the shadows even as its ability to intercept Internet traffic and eavesdrop on other communications has burgeoned in recent years.
NEWS
December 3, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and his allies will try Tuesday to revive the stalled promotional campaign for the new health insurance marketplaces, aiming to boost enrollment before the Dec. 23 deadline. Obama will kick off the push with a statement at the White House, where he'll be joined by people who have "personally benefited from the healthcare law," according to a White House official who required anonymity to discuss the president's message. The stagecraft and messaging are the sort of event the White House had planned to put on repeatedly throughout the fall.
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December 2, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - The president plans to buy new health insurance through the online marketplace created by his signature healthcare law, a spokesman said Monday, confirming a promise the White House made nearly three years ago as it fought to push the legislation through Congress. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that he did “not have any update” on the president's plans to enroll but suggested Obama was among the many Americans who are taking their time signing up for a new insurance plan.
NEWS
October 24, 2013 | By Katherine Skiba, Tribune reporter
WASHINGTON -- The White House has denied as untrue a claim by the Senate's second-ranking Democrat that an unnamed House Republican leader insulted President Obama in a recent meeting, calling it the result of a “miscommunication” between the White House and Senate Democrats. The controversy began Sunday when Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) posted the claim on Facebook. “Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn't try hard enough to communicate with Republicans,” he wrote.
NEWS
October 29, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
ORLANDO, Fla. _ With weather worsening in Washington, President Obama will skip a Monday morning rally with former President Bill Clinton, opting to return to Washington early to keep tabs on Hurricane Sandy. White House spokesman Jay Carney announced the schedule change Monday, blaming "deteriorating weather" in Washington. He said the president would return to "monitor the preparations for and response" for the storm. Obama is determined to manage the federal response to the storm from the White House, rather than the campaign trail.
NEWS
October 22, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - A familiar troubleshooter has been enlisted to try to fix the government's health insurance website, administration officials said Tuesday, as political pressure piled up over the centerpiece of President Obama's healthcare law. Jeffrey Zients, a former acting director at the Office of Management and Budget, will assist the Department of Health and Human Services with "short-term advice, assessments and recommendations," White House...
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October 15, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- Under a deal emerging in the Senate, President Obama is poised to claim a clear victory on his demands in the debt-and-shutdown showdown with Republicans -- except, perhaps, the one he wants most. Although Obama's frontline goals, as he often said, were simple -- Republicans should reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling without demanding concessions -- his underlying aim was far more ambitious. The president and White House officials weren't just trying to resolve this crisis, they were trying to prevent a sequel.
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