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White House opposes House's $570B defense bill

The Obama administration said Tuesday that the bill would hamper efforts to reduce unneeded expenses and match the military to the president's defense strategy. The bill blocks another round of military base closings and spares some aircraft.

Tags: Congress , House , DoD , budget

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 06:48pm EDT

White House: IRS made good-faith effort on e-mails

Facing a furor from angry Republican lawmakers, the White House said Monday that the Internal Revenue Service engaged in a good faith effort to find lost emails from an IRS official whose division processed applications for tax-exempt status by politically oriented groups.

Tags: oversight , IRS , Congress

Monday - 06/16/2014, 06:08pm EDT

White House wants delay in DoD immigration plan

The White House has asked the Department of Defense to delay a plan that would allow some immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally as children to obtain a limited path to citizenship by serving in the military.

Tags: DoD

Monday - 06/02/2014, 07:50pm EDT

White House holds meeting on foreign policy

White House officials held private meetings last week aimed at soothing lawmakers' concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, determining the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan, and defense spending. Based on anonymous reports from some in attendance, a May 20th meeting didn't turn out too well. At several points during the meeting with Chief of Staff and National Security Advisor Susan Rice, the participants began to leave one by one.

Tags: Susan Rice , Syria , Afghanistan

Sunday - 05/25/2014, 10:50am EDT

White House threatens veto of defense bill

The White House is threatening a veto of the House version of a $601 billion defense bill over election-year moves to spare weapons systems and popular programs in the face of limited budgets.

Tags: NDAA , Congress , DoD , OMB

Monday - 05/19/2014, 06:58pm EDT

White House pushes for more progress on open data

The White House released a U.S. Open Data Action Plan Friday, which comes exactly one year after the President signed an executive order to make government data open and machine-readable.

Tags: open data , Steve VanRoekel , Todd Park , Jennifer Pahlka , management , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 09:17am EDT

Thousands flock to White House for annual Easter Egg Roll

President and First Lady welcome families to celebration on the South Lawn of the White House.

Tags: photo gallery , Easter egg roll ,

Monday - 04/21/2014, 03:05pm EDT

Iranian envoy blocked

The United States has blocked Iran's controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, just as the two countries have been seeking a thaw in relations. This could have implications on U.S./Iran relations down the road. The White House says it has informed Iran it will not grant a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, a member of the group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

Tags: United Nations , United States , Iran , Hamid Aboutalebi ,

Monday - 04/14/2014, 02:00am EDT
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