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First family sets N.Y. Eve talent show

First family sets N.Y. Eve talent show

KAILUA, Hawaii, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The first family planned to spend Friday evening with family and friends in Hawaii and hold their annual New Year's Eve Talent Show, the White House said.
WH: Obama anticipates tax rate deal soon

WH: Obama anticipates tax rate deal soon

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The test for extending Bush-era tax rates for U.S. President Obama is whether the move will strengthen the economy, the White House said.
Boehner accuses Obama of job destruction

Boehner accuses Obama of job destruction

CLEVELAND, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- President Obama's tax policy and other measures are hurting small business and fueling unemployment, U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner said Tuesday.
U.S. troops in Iraq below 50,000

U.S. troops in Iraq below 50,000

BAGHDAD, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The United States now has fewer than 50,000 troops in Iraq, a goal set by President Obama last February, a White House spokesman said.
Poll: More Americans think Obama's Muslim

Poll: More Americans think Obama's Muslim

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A growing number of Americans say they believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim while fewer say he is a Christian, a survey indicated.

Obama targets Pakistan, Afghan stability

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Wednesday established an administration office to promote political stability in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the White House said.

Washington denies Turkish military claims

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- There was no ultimatum issued to Ankara regarding a connection between U.S. weapons and Israeli and Iranian relations, a White House spokesman said.

Turkey denies rift with U.S. over divergent Middle Eastern policies

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Turkey is denying recent media reports that Washington is pressuring Ankara over Turkey's positions on Israel and Iran imperiling its chances of obtaining U.S. weaponry.
Gates indicates he'll retire next year

Gates indicates he'll retire next year

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested in a magazine interview he would retire next year.
WH: GOP lawmakers 'root for failure'

WH: GOP lawmakers 'root for failure'

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The White House Monday took aim at Republicans, saying they "have stood on the sidelines and rooted for failure" instead of working to revive the economy.
Obama clarifies mosque comments

Obama clarifies mosque comments

PANAMA CITY, Fla., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama said Saturday his comment on plans for an Islamic center in New York was about religious freedom, not "the wisdom" of putting a mosque there.
Gibbs knocks liberal wing

Gibbs knocks liberal wing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Tuesday expressed disgruntlement with liberal elements within the Democratic Party.

Allen: Things 'stable' at BP wellhead

NEW ORLEANS, July 28 (UPI) -- U.S. officials overseeing the response to the 100-day old oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico said Wednesday "things continue to be stable" at the wellhead.
No preview for Obama 'View' visit

No preview for Obama 'View' visit

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- White House spokesman Bill Burton declined to tell reporters what U.S. President Barack Obama will say on Thursday's edition of "The View."
BP's Hayward cancels London appearance

BP's Hayward cancels London appearance

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- BP chief executive Tony Hayward will be a no-show at a London meeting of international oil executives, and BP would not reveal his whereabouts, observers say.
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