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Op-Ed: Anti-gay law — Keith Olbermann asks NFL, NCAA to boycott Indiana

Indianapolis - ESPN's Keith Olbermann has requested that the National College Athletic Association and the National Football League boycott Indiana until a controversial new law that allows businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples is repealed.

Op-Ed: Why aren’t Islamic State terrorists Islamic terrorists?

The White House Summit on Combating Violent Extremism ended last week with much politically correct discussion, but no definite plan on how to combat violent extremism, and certainly no willingness to define it.

Artist Jun Aquino praises Pacquiao for promoting his artworks

Rising Filipino artist Jun Aquino praised Congressman Manny Pacquiao for choosing his boxing-inspired artwork as gift to US President Barack Obama during his recent visit to Washington, DC on the occasion of the 63rd annual US National Prayer Breakfast.

Unmanned drone recovered from White House grounds

Washington, D. C. - A drone aircraft found on the grounds of the White House in Washington, D.C., prompted new concerns Monday about the quality of protection offered to U.S. President Barack Obama and his family.

Small drone flies onto White House grounds and lands in the night

What the Secret Service describes as a small drone flew in from somewhere and landed on the White House lawns early today. The origin of the device is unknown but officials are looking to determine where it came from and may already have a suspect.

White House's photos of the year include 'Veep,' Bill Murray

Just in the nick of time, the White House has released its annual "year in photos," featuring a slew of candid moments involving the president, his staff and more.

White House chef Sam Kass set to leave by January

Sam Kass, personal chef and senior nutritional advisor for the White House, will be leaving his position at the end of the month.

Defense secretary resigns, could signal U.S. government shakeup

Washington, D. C. - Speculation about a shakeup at the highest levels of the U.S. government security apparatus were rampant Monday after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation.

President Obama endorses net neutrality, asks FCC for new rules

President Barack Obama struck a populist chord on Monday in his plea to the Federal Communications Commission to enact a strict set of rules designed to prevent corporations from prioritizing websites on the Internet.

Obama says White House expects FCC to uphold net neutrality

At a town hall-type meeting Thursday in Southern California, Pres. Barack Obama said his administration “expects” the FCC to maintain net neutrality, and to prevent Internet service providers from offering multiple tiers of service.

Op-Ed: Safety of First Family a national embarrassment

Regardless of your politics, the safety of our nation's president and the First Family should be, without question, the paramount duty of our Secret Service. Since 2009, the agency has been hit with a continuing escalation of breeches and mishaps.

White House intruder decorated war veteran 'crying out for help'

Washington D.c. - The Texas man arrested for scaling the fence surrounding the White House Friday evening has been identified as a decorated Iraqi War veteran.

Op-Ed: The Secret Service needs to get its A-game back

Washington D.c. - An intruder actually makes it inside the White House. After a tough past year that has included sex scandals and public drunkenness, the vaunted U.S. Secret Service faces yet another PR black eye. It's time for the USSS to get its A-game back.

White House evacuated as intruder storms towards West Wing

Washington D.c. - Staff members and members of the media have been evacuated from the White House following an intruder scaling the fence and rushing towards the building.

Op-Ed: How hard is it to fire a V.A. employee? Nearly impossible

Montgomery - While there has been a lot of controversy over the Veterans Administration’s quality of care for veterans, too little coverage addresses the massive agency’s inability to discipline itself or its employees.

Op-Ed: ISIS publicity campaign – Multiple threats, multiple backlashes

In keeping with the habitual high profile publicity model started by Al Qaeda, ISIS is making multiple threats against targets around the world. Threats are receiving backlash responses online.

Former White House press secretary James Brady dies at 73

Alexandria - Former White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was severely injured in an assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, died Monday at a retirement home in Virginia, a family spokesman announced.

White House looks forward to working with Egypt's new president

Following Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's presidential victory in Egypt the U.S administration has said that it is looking forward to working with Mr. Sisi. They urge him to carry out human rights reforms in his country.

Presidential spokesman Jay Carney resigns

Washington - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has suddenly and unexpectedly announced Friday that he will resign his position. U.S. President Barack Obama has formally accepted his resignation.

Op-Ed: No clemency for Edward Snowden, says the White House

New York - Clemency is not on the cards for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and the United States expects that the former CIA contractor returns and face espionage charges.

Benghazi scandal linked to White House

Washington - Emails released on Tuesday link the White House to what critics call misleading messaging regarding the deadly September 11, 2012 Islamic militant attack on the United States diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

International outrage follows 683 death sentences from Egypt

Cairo - Western nations expressed outrage Monday after an Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Muhamed Badie and nearly 700 supporters to death.

Op-Ed: Florida's special election could be a predictor of the midterms

Florida's 13th congressional district held a special election last week, and its results may offer a tea-leaf reading on the upcoming midterm elections.

Chicago River flows green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

The popular tradition of dying the Chicago River to celebrate the festive St. Patrick's Day has been copied at numerous locations — even The White House — but Chicago remains the most infamous.

Op-Ed: President Obama's appearance on 'Between Two Ferns' was a success

Whether or not you agree with the policies of the Obama administration, it appears that the president's appearance on Funny Or Die's "Between Two Ferns" earlier this week has met with his marketing objective.

White House hosts student film festival

This past Friday, the White House hosted its first-ever student film festival, recognizing nearly 2,500 films made by elementary and high school students across the country.

Op-Ed: Obama's minimum wage attempt offers nothing for middle class

Ahead of President Obama's State of the Union address tonight, it might be helpful understand the scope of the mathematics that are being tossed around on the minimum wage question.

Snoop Dogg and John Kerry bump fists at the White House

Snoop Dogg and his family recently visited the White House, and the legendary rapper actually fist bumped fists with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Video: Santa Claus got arrested at the White House

Washington - It seems that Santa himself has been a very bad boy. He got arrested at the White House the other day. He really wasn't asking that much, just an increase in the minimum wage, but it seems his Christmas wish didn't come true.

US urges North Korea to release detained tourist Merill Newman

Pyongyang - The White House is urging North Korea to release 85-year-old war veteran Merill Newman, of Palo Alto, California, who has been detained in the Communist country for over a month.
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