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White House wants to resurrect the failed 2012 Hamas-Israel cease-fire agreement: Why?

Why would the president demand the revival of a 2012 agreement when (a) Hamas is in a much weaker position today; and (b) that agreement obviously didn’t work?


White House says Russia using MH17 crash as cover

Speaking at the White House news briefing on Monday, Deputy National Security Adviser Antony Blinken accused Russian forces of taking advantage of the global community's focus on the Malaysian Airlines plane crash to increase support for separatists in Ukraine.

Obama’s ‘impeachment’ canard

The White House is flogging a phony impeachment story.

House panel rejects White House claim of immunity from subpoena

The move could set up a potential contempt battle between the White House and the House oversight committee.

A guide to White House slogans

What exactly does “pen and phone” mean? We explain.

A brief history of illicit drug use at the White House

Snoop Dogg’s pot-smoking claim puts him in the company of Willie Nelson, Grace Slick and others.


Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.


White House: Obama offers Netherlands condolences

President Barack Obama and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte (RUH’-tuh) are in agreement that Russia is still working to destabilize Ukraine.


Texan Castro sworn in as new housing secretary

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been sworn in as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The official ceremony makes Castro one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the government.


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