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U.S. officials: It is unlikely missing Flight 370 went north

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say it is unlikely missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took a northern route toward Kazakstan.
Obama plugs healthcare on Galifianakis' online talk show

Obama plugs healthcare on Galifianakis' online talk show

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama reached out to online viewers of "Hangover" franchise star Zach Galifianakis, visiting his parody interview show to discuss healthcare.

WH: Obama wants to work with Congress, but will use executive order

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- President Obama wants to work with the U.S. Congress, but isn't afraid to wield his executive pen if needed, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.
Republicans said ready to make a deal in debt-ceiling debate

Republicans said ready to make a deal in debt-ceiling debate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Sunday congressional Republicans may demand concessions in return for raising the federal debt ceiling.

White House summit seeks commitment from higher ed, businesses

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday he will use the power of the pen and persuasion to help all Americans take advantage of the nation's economic growth.

President Obama announces innovation institute in Raleigh, N.C.

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- President Obama said Wednesday U.S. manufacturing innovation efforts must be expanded so the "next big job creating discovery" doesn't happen elsewhere.
Interior Secretary: Gettysburg Address a reminder of sacrifice

Interior Secretary: Gettysburg Address a reminder of sacrifice

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered 150 years ago, tells "us what it means to be an American."
Pfeiffer: Obama was assured website would run fine

Pfeiffer: Obama was assured website would run fine

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- President Obama was assured the U.S. health insurance website would have a stunningly smooth start and didn't know it failed early testing, an adviser said.

No Snowden clemency, White House, lawmakers say

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The White House and two key lawmakers rejected clemency for Edward Snowden, who said the documents he leaked were leading to U.S. surveillance-program reforms.

White House says ACA gets rid of lousy health plans

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A top White House officials said Sunday grandfathering substandard health insurance plans into the Affordable Care Act would have hurt U.S. consumers.

Top Obama adviser hospitalized twice in week for high blood pressure

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Dan Pfeiffer, one of President Obama's longest-serving advisers, is back to work full-time after suffering stroke-like symptoms twice last week, officials say.
White House: Time appropriate for Obama to refocus on economy

White House: Time appropriate for Obama to refocus on economy

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- President Obama believes it is appropriate to look broadly at the state of the U.S. economy and the path the country should take, the White House said Monday.

Obama's travel gets more scrutiny as sequester affects summer plans

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- As federal workers brace for unpaid furlough days because of the sequester, U.S. President Obama's travel and its costs have drawn more scrutiny, observers say.
McConnell: White House operating 'culture of intimidation'

McConnell: White House operating 'culture of intimidation'

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sunday accused the Obama administration of operating "a culture of intimidation."
Ryan: Burden of Benghazi proof on Obama

Ryan: Burden of Benghazi proof on Obama

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Sunday Congress will "get to the bottom" of the Internal Revenue Service's singling out of conservatives for scrutiny.
White House aide Pfeiffer: IRS actions inexcusable

White House aide Pfeiffer: IRS actions inexcusable

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- A senior White House aide said Sunday it was appropriate for President Barack Obama not to become involved in an investigation of the Internal Revenue Service.

White House: GOP rehashing Romney plan

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- A White House adviser said President Obama would not accept a new Republican economic plan he called a rehash of a strategy that was rejected by the voters.
WH details 'sequester' cuts for each state

WH details 'sequester' cuts for each state

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Looming automatic federal budget cuts would devastate programs in every U.S. state, the White House said, a prediction Republicans said was a scare tactic.

Obama aides moving on after campaign

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Some of U.S. President Barack Obama's most dedicated -- and youthful -- aides are packing their bags as his second term gets under way in earnest.
White House rejects Boehner's 'Plan B'

White House rejects Boehner's 'Plan B'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The White House rejected U.S. House Speaker John Boehner's "fiscal cliff" backup plan that would raise tax rates on incomes above $1 million if talks collapse.
House Dems try to force tax vote

House Dems try to force tax vote

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democrats Tuesday ratcheted up the pressure on the looming "fiscal cliff," filing a petition to force a vote on a Senate tax bill.
Congress holds Eric Holder in contempt

Congress holds Eric Holder in contempt

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Congress Thursday voted to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for not turning over documents in to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.
House GOP delays taking up tax-cut bill

House GOP delays taking up tax-cut bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Republican leaders of the U.S. House have put off any action on the Senate-passed payroll tax cut legislation until Tuesday.
House GOP rankled by Senate tax cut vote

House GOP rankled by Senate tax cut vote

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Some U.S. House Republican members were upset with the Senate's overwhelming passage Saturday of a $30 billion tax cut and Medicare bill extension.

Senate reaches payroll tax agreement

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate leaders said Friday they have agreed on a payroll tax holiday and jobless benefit extension, but only for the first two months of the coming year.
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