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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

Joshua Rose, Senior Associate, Tully Rinckey

House and Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is accusing the White House of violating the Hatch Act. He is demanding that the Obama administration turn over documents related to the re-opening of its Office of Political Outreach and Strategy during an election year. In this week's legal loop, Joshua Rose, senior associate at the law firm Tully Rinckey, spoke with the Federal Drive about the do's and don'ts of the Hatch Act.

Tags: Joshua Rose , Darrell Issa , Hatch Act , Tully Rinckey , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 09:37am EDT
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Jon Adler, national president, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

The White House has a government-wide security plan to prevent another Navy Yard Shooting.

Tags: Jon Adler , InDepth , Navy Yard shooting , security , Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:54pm EDT
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Long-time Obama aide to leave White House

A White House official said Alyssa Mastromonaco, President Barack Obama's deputy chief of staff for operations, is leaving in May to look for a job in the private sector.

Tags: people , private sector , Alyssa Mastromonaco , Barack Obama

Saturday - 03/08/2014, 08:50pm EST
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