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  • Analysis: Obama's new defense chief may be hobbled by bungled selection process

    WASHINGTON The transition of power at the Pentagon this week under President Barack Obama has not made anyone look good. News reports earlier in the week said Ashton Carter, a former deputy defense secretary, would be the next secretary of defense. But...
  • In Ferguson, questions for governor met with silence

    ST. LOUIS On the night of Monday, Nov. 24, as rioting flared anew in Ferguson, the question quickly arose: Where was the Missouri National Guard presence that Gov. Jay Nixon had vowed to bring to the streets, prompting global headlines? Nearly two...
  • Obama, Mitch McConnell start anew to warm up their relationship

    President Obama and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell staged their first White House one-on-one since the midterm election shifted control of the Senate to Republicans, opening a new chapter Wednesday in what has been a cool and distant...
  • Seminole superintendent returning to White House for second honor

    Seminole superintendent returning to White House for second honor
    After never having been to the White House before, Seminole County Superintendent Walt Griffin will be going for the second time in three weeks. With E. Ann McGee, president of Seminole State College, Griffin has been invited to have been invited the...
  • Wife of jailed contractor and the White House issue plea for his release

    Wife of jailed contractor and the White House issue plea for his release
    On the fifth anniversary of the arrest of Alan Gross in Cuba, his wife urged the U.S. government to secure his release, and the White House said it remained committed to freeing him. “Enough is enough,” Judy Gross said in a statement....
  • White House decks the halls for the holidays

    WASHINGTON There are the decades-old traditions you'd expect at the holidays: Christmas trees and fresh garland, satin ribbons and a gigantic gingerbread house. But this year at the White House, there's also a modern twist: ornaments printed in 3-D, an...
  • District 59-produced video introduces President Obama

    District 59-produced video introduces President Obama
    Arlington Heights District 59 staff members created a special video that introduced President Barack Obama during a special superintendents summit at the White House on Nov. 19. The district's superintendent, Art Fessler, attended the "ConnectED to...
  • Steven G. Calabresi: 5 myths about lame-duck presidents

    President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...
  • Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Republicans vs. White House: Laying out battle plan on immigration

    WASHINGTON The White House came under heavy scrutiny from Republicans on Tuesday in what is expected to be the first of many clashes over President Barack Obama's controversial executive action that shields from deportation around 4 million people in...
  • Gov.-elect Tom Wolf to meet with Obama on Friday

    Gov.-elect Tom Wolf to meet with Obama on Friday
    WASHINGTON— Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is heading to the nation's capital on Friday, where he and other newly elected governors will be meeting with the president, a White House official said Tuesday The group of governors will be meeting with...