White House Hails Maliki Departure As ‘Major Step Forward’

White House Hails Maliki Departure As ‘Major Step Forward’

Washington (AFP) -- The White House welcomed Nuri al-Maliki's decision to drop his bid to remain Iraq's prime minister as a "major step forward" to unite a country divided by a ji ...

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White House Condemns Shelling Of Gaza UN School

White House Condemns Shelling Of Gaza UN School

Washington (AFP) -- The White House on Wednesday condemned the shelling of a U.N.-run school in Gaza where displaced Palestinians were sheltering from an assault by Israeli forces ...

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Honduran Children May Be Allowed To Apply For U.S. Admission From Home

Honduran Children May Be Allowed To Apply For U.S. Admission From Home

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The White House is considering a proposal that would allow Honduran children to apply for admission to the United States ...

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White House Working On New Birth Control Insurance Rule

White House Working On New Birth Control Insurance Rule

By Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times The Obama administration plans to make another change in the rules governing how employer health care plans cover birth control, one in a ...

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White House Rebuffs Criticism Of Obama Fundraising Trip

White House Rebuffs Criticism Of Obama Fundraising Trip

Washington (AFP) - U.S. President Barack Obama left Washington Tuesday for a round of West Coast fundraising, with opponents questioning the trip's timing amid a proliferation of ...

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Obama Seeks Congress’ Help On Border Crisis

Obama Seeks Congress’ Help On Border Crisis

By Lisa Mascaro and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Amid disintegrating support for President Barack Obama's handling of the border crisis, the White H ...

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Will Campus Sexual-Assault Probes Affect Enrollment?

Will Campus Sexual-Assault Probes Affect Enrollment?

By Stephanie Haven, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Sixty-seven U.S. colleges are under federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases. And prospective ...

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2 Texas Lawmakers Offer Bipartisan Bill To Combat Border Crisis

2 Texas Lawmakers Offer Bipartisan Bill To Combat Border Crisis

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- In an unlikely partnership, two Texas lawmakers -- one Democrat, one Republican -- are proposing a bipartisan bill that wo ...

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Obama Increasingly Taking His Message Beyond Washington

Obama Increasingly Taking His Message Beyond Washington

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is often seen this summer outside the White House, strolling down a city street, joking with ordi ...

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