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  • Obama to celebrate July Fourth at White House

    July 4, 2012 9:49 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will be celebrating the nation's 236th birthday Wednesday at the White House. The president returns from Camp David in the morning. He will deliver remarks at a naturalization ceremony for active-duty service members in the East Room. In the evening, the president and the... more »
  • 4 La. students chosen as White House interns

    March 14, 2012 10:18 AM

    Four Louisiana students have been selected as Spring 2012 interns at the White House. They are: Evan Casper-Futterman, of New York, N.Y., who attends the School of Urban Planning and Regional Studies at the University of New Orleans; Nicholas Giles, a Southern University Law Center student from Houston; Kevin Hagan,... more »
  • What a Government Shutdown Would Mean for You

    April 7, 2011 11:43 PM

    The Friday deadline is fast approaching for a compromise on the federal budget, or shut the U.S. Government down. An agreement seems to be slipping further away in Washington, and a federal shutdown could have severe negative effects for millions of Americans. "I think it's a little extreme to... more »
  • Obama Says White House, CEOs Must Work Together

    February 7, 2011 12:25 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama prodded American businesses to do their share to help the economy, calling on executives to "get in the game" and begin investing nearly $2 trillion accumulating on their balance sheets. The president, in a speech Monday to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, called for... more »
  • White House altered drilling ban report

    November 10, 2010 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An inspector general says the White House edited a report about the administration's moratorium on offshore oil drilling to make it appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of a six-month ban on new drilling. The Interior Department's inspector general says the changes resulted "in the... more »
  • White House Says it Didn't Withhold Oil Spill Info

    October 7, 2010 11:53 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is pushing back against accusations that the administration blocked government scientists from telling the public just how bad the BP oil spill could become. Press secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House never tried to withhold "the most accurate and timely information" on the... more »
  • Departing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is Saying Goodbye to the White House

    October 1, 2010 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Departing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is saying goodbye to the White House and President Barack Obama. Without specifically mentioning the Chicago mayor's race he intends to enter, Emanuel told Obama he's "energized by the prospect of new challenges." And he said he's eager to see what... more »
  • Saints Will Go Marching In To The White House

    July 28, 2010 7:25 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Saints will go marching in to the White House next month. President Barack Obama will welcome the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints on Aug. 9. The Saints electrified their city and fans by beating the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in February. Obama is an avid sports... more »
  • Obama, McChrystal finish Oval Office meeting

    June 23, 2010 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghanistan war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal met privately with President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday and then departed ahead of a scheduled war strategy session. There was no immediate word on whether Obama would fire him for his inflammatory remarks in a magazine interview. Officials... more »
  • White House to Appeal Ruling Against Drilling Ban

    June 22, 2010 8:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Tuesday it will immediately appeal a federal judge's ruling against the Obama administration's moratorium on new deepwater drilling. A New Orleans judge on Tuesday blocked the six-month ban imposed in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, saying the Interior Department had failed... more »
  • White House intends to immediately appeal a federal judge's ruling

    June 22, 2010 4:06 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House intends to immediately appeal a federal judge's ruling against a moratorium on new deepwater drilling. A New Orleans judge on Tuesday blocked the six-month ban imposed in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, saying the Interior Department had... more »
  • Families Of The 11 Workers Killed Will Visit White House Next Week

    June 4, 2010 6:23 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The families of the 11 workers killed when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf will visit the White House next week. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made the announcement to reporters traveling with President Barack Obama as he toured the Gulf... more »
  • Federal Government Is Sending BP A $69 Million Bill

    June 3, 2010 3:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the federal government is sending BP a $69 million bill Thursday for costs so far in its response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs says the bill is the first to be sent to the oil company, which... more »
  • Heat on White House to do more about Gulf spill

    May 25, 2010 8:50 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Obama administration's environmental chief dipped a small cup into the oily mess at the mouth of the Mississippi and was surprised by what came out. "Oh my God - it's so thick!" exclaimed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson who toured delicate coastal wetlands that... more »
  • White House Asking BP to Disclose More Information

    May 20, 2010 3:13 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is asking BP PLC to publicly disclose more information about the Gulf oil spill including measurements of the size of the leak 5,000 feet under the sea and air quality. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that the White House is writing... more »
  • Boustany part of health summit

    February 25, 2010 12:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana Republican will be among dozens of Congress members attending the White House health care summit. Rep. Charles Boustany, a physician from southwestern Louisiana, opposes the plan backed by President Obama and Democratic members of Congress. Among Boustany's proposals is a plan to allow individuals... more »
  • Acadiana Representative to White House on AIDS

    December 16, 2009 2:25 PM

    The Obama administration is working on a national AIDS policy, and a handful of representatives from across the country were chosen to help. A local man was chosen by the Office of National AIDS Policy after they had heard of his hard work over the past decade. Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. director... more »
  • Obama Meets with Simonton President to Discuss Energy Efficiency Issues

    December 16, 2009 9:38 AM

    PARKERSBURG, W. VA. - On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, President Obama hosted Simonton Windows® President Mark Savan and a small group of business leaders at the White House to discuss home energy efficiency issues and plans for the future. Held in the President's Private Dining Room, the intimate group of... more »
  • President Obama launches "Educate to Innovate"

    November 24, 2009 10:20 AM

    PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCHES "EDUCATE TO INNOVATE" CAMPAIGN FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH (STEM) EDUCATION Nationwide effort includes over $260 million in public-private investments to move American students to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade President Obama today... more »
  • White House to review La coastal restoration

    October 16, 2009 8:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's adviser on environmental issues says the White House will do a complete review of coastal restoration projects in south Louisiana and try to get the work moving more quickly. Nancy Sutley, the chairwoman of the White House's Council on Environmental Quality, says the... more »
  • Obama aide accuses Fox of operating as GOP arm

    October 12, 2009 1:20 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - One of President Barack Obama's top aides says Fox News Channel acts like a wing of the Republican Party. White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday that Fox News operates "almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of... more »
  • White House Releases Transcripts of Obama's Speech

    September 8, 2009 2:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - In a speech that drew fire even before he delivered it, President Barack Obama will tell the nation's schoolchildren he "expects great things from each of you." The White House posted Obama's remarks, scheduled for Tuesday, in advance on its Website at midday Monday. Obama's planned... more »

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