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Obama starts to build support for Syria strike
Obama starts to build support for Syria strike

The White House battled Monday for congressional authorization to bomb Syria, as two top Republicans warned that a "no" vote after President Barack Obama had threatened action would be catastrophic.

Obama starts to build support for Syria strike
Obama back at White House after vacation
Obama back at White House after vacation

President Barack Obama was back home at the White House late Sunday, ending his eight-day summer vacation at exclusive Martha's Vineyard off the US east coast.

Obama back at White House after vacation
White House goes green with solar panels
White House goes green with solar panels

The White House is going green. Solar panels are being installed on parts of the residence, a US official said Thursday -- making good on a pledge that dates back to 2010.

White House goes green with solar panels
US pressures Russia on Snowden, slams China
US pressures Russia on Snowden, slams China

The White House pressured Russia to expel fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden and warned China it had harmed efforts to rebuild trust by allowing him to leave Hong Kong.

US pressures Russia on Snowden, slams China
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Suspicious letters sent to White House, NY mayor

A suspicious letter addressed to the White House and "similar" to an apparently poison-laced letter sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted.

Suspicious letters sent to White House, NY mayor
White House stresses personal side of Obama-Xi summit
White House stresses personal side of Obama-Xi summit

The White House on Tuesday styled the first summit between President Barack Obama and China's Xi Jinping next month as a uniquely personal encounter offering each man the chance to size the other up.

White House stresses personal side of Obama-Xi summit
Scandals risk tainting Obama's second term
Scandals risk tainting Obama's second term

With time ticking down to get things done in his final term, President Barack Obama risks suffering long-term consequences from a series of scandals that have hit the White House in recent days.

Scandals risk tainting Obama's second term
US visit endorses 'Myanmar's Spring': Thein Sein aide
US visit endorses 'Myanmar's Spring': Thein Sein aide

President Thein Sein's historic invitation to the White House is an endorsement of "Myanmar's Spring" and a further sign that the former pariah's reforms are irreversible.

US visit endorses 'Myanmar's Spring': Thein Sein aide
White House releases Benghazi emails
White House releases Benghazi emails

The White House released 100 pages of emails Wednesday designed to defuse Republican claims of a cover-up over the attack on the US mission in Benghazi last year that killed four Americans.

White House releases Benghazi emails
Twitter security in crosshairs after AP account hijack
Twitter security in crosshairs after AP account hijack

A hijacked Associated Press Twitter account that rattled markets with false word of an attack on the White House put the security of social media in the crosshairs.

Twitter security in crosshairs after AP account hijack
Charges dropped against US ricin suspect
Charges dropped against US ricin suspect

A US man accused of sending a poison-laced letter to the White House was released from jail with his charges dismissed Tuesday as officials searched the home of a rival.

Charges dropped against US ricin suspect
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Obama to host South Korean president on May 7

US President Barack Obama will hold his first White House talks with South Korean counterpart Park Geun-Hye on May 7.

Obama to host South Korean president on May 7
Obama soaks up soul at White House shindig
Obama soaks up soul at White House shindig

US President Barack Obama paid homage on Tuesday to Memphis soul and the role the music style played in advancing civil rights at a star-studded White House concert celebrating the genre.

Obama soaks up soul at White House shindig
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White House fears deep damage from spending cuts

The White House warned Friday that billions of dollars in automatic budget cuts set to kick in on March 1 were a "blunt" instrument that could wreak deep damage to the already fragile US economy.

White House fears deep damage from spending cuts
Obama's inauguration a boon for businesses
Obama's inauguration a boon for businesses

Tucked behind a tidy souvenir shop storefront on the ground floor of an office building one block from the White House.

Obama's inauguration a boon for businesses
Obama lines up Jack Lew for Treasury
Obama lines up Jack Lew for Treasury

President Barack Obama was expected to name Washington veteran Jack Lew as his next Treasury chief as early as Thursday, stocking his team for the next tense budget showdown with Republicans.

Obama lines up Jack Lew for Treasury
Republicans reject 'ridiculous' Obama fiscal cliff proposal
Republicans reject 'ridiculous' Obama fiscal cliff proposal

Republicans rejected as "ridiculous" Thursday a White House plan to raise $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next decade, as crunch talks on the US deficit took a turn for the worse.

Republicans reject 'ridiculous' Obama fiscal cliff proposal
Crowds celebrate Obama victory at White House
Crowds celebrate Obama victory at White House

Chanting "Four more years!" and "USA, USA!," a crowd of well-wishers danced and celebrated outside the White House late Tuesday after Democratic President Barack Obama swept to re-election.

Crowds celebrate Obama victory at White House
Aggressive Obama puts Romney on back foot in fiery debate
Aggressive Obama puts Romney on back foot in fiery debate

A combative Barack Obama landed telling blows on challenger Mitt Romney Tuesday as naked dislike boiled over between the White House foes in a tense debate three weeks from election day.

Aggressive Obama puts Romney on back foot in fiery debate
Romney batters Obama on Mideast 'failures'
Romney batters Obama on Mideast 'failures'

Buoyed by better poll numbers and a debate triumph, White House challenger Mitt Romney sought to build momentum Monday by vowing to restore strong US leadership in the Middle East.

Romney batters Obama on Mideast 'failures'