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Obama's schedule for Friday, Jan. 20

Obama's schedule for Friday, Jan. 20

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- President Obama meets Friday with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office, the White House schedule said.

Political battles resume over Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Republicans aren't taking "any options off the table" when investigating why the White House denied a permit for Keystone XL, a lawmaker said.
Obama order eases tourism red tape

Obama order eases tourism red tape

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama signed an order Thursday to ease red tape for foreign travelers wanting to visit the United States, saying he wanted America to be No. 1.
4.5M sign Google SOPA petition

4.5M sign Google SOPA petition

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Internet search giant Google says more than 4.5 million people signed its petition against the anti-piracy laws being considered by Congress.

TransCanada shrugs off Keystone XL denial

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Canadian pipeline company TransCanada said it would reapply for a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline following a White House denial.

Most tell API they favor domestic energy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Most Americans asked told pollsters representing an energy trade group that domestic oil and gas production would help the U.S. economy, the API said.
Canada looks to Asia post-Keystone

Canada looks to Asia post-Keystone

OTTAWA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Canada sees the planned Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline as a national priority after Washington shot down a rival project, a resource minister said.

Fear U.S. may miss Afghan peace chance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The White House may miss a historic chance for Afghan peace by delaying a prisoner release after a Taliban offer to open talks, Western Afghan specialists say.
Two U.S. senators rethink their SOPA support

Two U.S. senators rethink their SOPA support

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Two Republican senators dropped their support Wednesday for bills aimed at curbing piracy on the Internet, saying the bills are badly designed.
Obama rejects Keystone pipeline

Obama rejects Keystone pipeline

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- President Obama rejected TransCanada Corp.'s application for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the White House said Wednesday.
Diplomat sees Taliban offer as game change

Diplomat sees Taliban offer as game change

LONDON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A former U.N. envoy to Afghanistan says the Taliban's offer to open talks with the international community could mean a cease-fire in 2012.
Romney efforts to empathize rivals' fodder

Romney efforts to empathize rivals' fodder

FLORENCE, S.C., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney's awkward attempts to show empathy for common folks are fodder for his critics, a Romney-watcher says.
Four Occupiers arrested in D.C. protests

Four Occupiers arrested in D.C. protests

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Occupy movement protesters marched on Washington, choked congressional offices and tossed what may have been a smoke bomb at the White House, police said.
Hastings: Obama fudging energy figures

Hastings: Obama fudging energy figures

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A House Republican leader accused the White House of employing fuzzy math when trumpeting the president's domestic energy agenda.
Iranian company to ship toy drone to Obama

Iranian company to ship toy drone to Obama

TEHRAN, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A non-profit company in Iran said it plans to send U.S. President Barack Obama miniature toy drones as a gift.

Obama's schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- President Obama attends an ambassador credentialing ceremony marking the formal start of an ambassador's service in Washington, the White House said Wednesday.
Obama honors Cardinals at White House

Obama honors Cardinals at White House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama honored the 2011 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals team at the White House Tuesday, praising their comeback victory.

Smoke bomb tossed over White House fence

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A smoke bomb apparently was thrown over the White House fence Tuesday evening during an Occupy movement rally, the Secret Service said.

Escaped bomb-sniffing dog captured

ROMULUS, Mich., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A retired bomb-sniffing dog that worked at the White House was captured Tuesday after escaping from handlers and biting two officers at a Detroit Airport.
Obama, Jordan's Abdullah meet

Obama, Jordan's Abdullah meet

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama met with Jordanian King Abdullah in the White House Tuesday and said afterward the king has shown "great leadership" in the Middle East.

Alleged White House gunman indicted

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury in Washington Tuesday indicted a man accused of shooting at the White House in hopes of hitting U.S. President Barack Obama.

Zients named acting WH budget director

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama has named Jeffrey Zients acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, the White House said Tuesday.
Obama's schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 17

Obama's schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 17

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II and the baseball's World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, the White House said.

Solyndra bonus angers House Republicans

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The White House will be held accountable for the $500 million worth of taxpayer money wasted on solar panel company Solyndra, critics said.
Obama's schedule for Monday, Jan. 16

Obama's schedule for Monday, Jan. 16

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- President Obama and his family will honor Martin Luther King Jr. at a community service project in the Washington area, the White House daily schedule said.
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