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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.

Senator Rand Paul: American voters want 'someone like me' in 2016

In an appearance on FOX News Monday night, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) almost announced his bid for the White House, saying Americans want "someone like myself."

Nancy Pelosi struggles to defend Obamacare on Meet The Press

In an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) struggled to defend Obamacare under a litany of questions heaped on her.

Op-Ed: Obamacare and shovel-ready jobs

Washington - Last night, I had dreams of the Affordable Care Act, followed by a period of insomnia – the insomnia is one of the manifestations I regularly deal with due to a rare genetic disorder, Wilson's disease.

Op-Ed: Still proud to be an American

All the bickering, backstabbing, and bushwhacking going on up on Capitol Hill has bothered me more than ever before. Maybe it is my age.

Op-Ed: America's child President

In a time when America needs her president, Obama once again pits his federal government against the American people punishing them for government actions.

Op-Ed: The Affordable Care Act — Show me the numbers

The Affordable Care Act aka “Obamacare” got off to a shaky start plagued with glitches, system overloads, and numerous other problems that continue as the program enters week two.

New Windows 8 App obscures The White House

Windows 8 and Tom Tom GPS traffic cam app doing their part for national security. The new traffic cam app makes it impossible for prying eyes to get too close to the White House.

With nation split, Obama claims GOP senators too 'controversial'

With a recent Rasmussen poll showing a split in which Party to blame for the federal government shutdown, President Obama labeled first-term GOP senators too "controversial."
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