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White House decides to leave Syrian president Assad in power — for now

33 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

The White House is changing its Syria strategy again. After years of calling for the ouster of President Bashar Assad, the Obama administration has privately decided that, for now, it is in the United States’ interest that Assad remain in power. The policy change would allow Russia to...

And Again: Recreational Drone Crashes Near White House

A Washington, DC man was cited for flying a hobby drone near the Washington Monument on Friday while trying to photograph it.

House Votes to Lift 40-Year Ban on Oil Exports

1 hour agoNews : NYTimes: News

The legislation will faces challenges from the Senate and the White House.

US Should Avoid Equipping Syrian Rebels With MANPADS - ex-DoD Official

Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense Lawrence Korb claims that the White House should resist calls to equip Syrian opposition forces with heavy weapons, such as man portable air defense systems.

Workers Bring Their Voices to the White House

The first-ever White House Summit on Worker Voice was held this week—“to explore ways to ensure that middle-class Americans are sharing in the benefits of the broad-based economic growth they are helping to create.” Yes, all working people need a voice on the job.

Lawmakers Say It's 'Long Past Time' A Woman Led The United Nations

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A group of 28 House lawmakers on Friday asked President Barack Obama to support the nomination of a woman as the next United Nations secretary-general. In a letter to the White House, 27 Democrats and one Republican -- Rep. Show More Summary

Summit on Worker Voice: ‘We should be making it easier, not harder, for folks to join a union’

Earlier this week, the White House hosted a Summit on Worker Voice, welcoming organizers from more traditional labor groups, such as unions, as well as voices from new worker movements, such as Fight for $15. At the summit, President Obama spoke about wages, the power of collective action and the growing “gig” economy.

Why a Fake Presidential Candidate Is Taking Over the Election

Two weeks ago, America's first "honest politician" Gil Fulbright announced his bid for the White House. Fulbright is a satirical candidate cashing in on the flood of money in politics by doing whatever his donors want. More than twoShow More Summary

This Week’s 2016 Twitter Power Rankings

Hello and welcome to Week 7 of the Slatest’s 2016 Twitter Power Rankings. Above, you’ll find our handy interactive of the entire week’s worth of candidate tweets: how many each White House hopeful sent and how often they were retweeted...Show More Summary

Mr. President, "Stop Whining" about Gun Violence

With the sun-drenched White House behind him, a prominent Baptist pastor spoke at a news conference that I attended in Lafayette Park yesterday. In a deep, no-nonsense voice, he delivered a stern message to President Obama: "Mr. President,...Show More Summary

Cross-sector Collaboration to Empower Girls

The charge to educate girls is amplifying. Girls Inc. is proud to partner with The White House's Let Girls Learn initiative to help adolescent girls around the globe complete their education. Educating girls has a ripple effect on their families, their communities, and so the world. Show More Summary

Be like Ike: Eisenhower's timeless virtues

When Dwight Eisenhower was first mentioned as a possible candidate for president in 1948, House Speaker Sam Rayburn offered a pithy assessment: "Good man but wrong business." Today it's clear that few of the White House's occupants have been more right for the job. Eisenhower was the last president...

The Twilight Of Our Literacy, Part 15

(Library | White House, TN, USA) Library | White House, TN, USA Categories: Books & Reading Tags: library Library | White House, TN, USA(I’m working the register at the local library. We have a program where we help aspiring writersShow More Summary

Hostage-taking Republicans say White House is playing politics with debt ceiling

Really, Susan Collins? Really? The financial press is getting increasingly jittery about the prospects of not having a debt ceiling hike at the beginning of November. This week's bedlam in the House has only heightened those fears, on Wall Street and among anyone who is paying attention. Show More Summary

#NPRreads: The Power Of Nicki Minaj And The Failure Of ESPN's 'Black Grantland'

5 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Also this week: Politico alleges Joe Biden leaked his son's deathbed wish that the vice president run for the White House, in order to help weigh a possible 2016 bid.

The House Just Did A The Oil Industry A Huge Favor

The vote sets up a potential fight in the Senate and eventual veto from the White House. The post The House Just Did A The Oil Industry A Huge Favor appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Rupert Murdoch's 'real black' for the White House

No one should be surprised that Rupert Murdoch likes Ben Carson. Both seem to think that their ingenuity in one area of life makes them experts on just about everything. Renowned brain surgeon Carson is running for the Republican presidential nomination because he thinks he knows enough to be a...

The White House Can't Win the Class War

I went to the White House this week, for the first and likely last time. Here is what I saw. Read more...

Authorities cite man for flying drone near White House

7 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Authorities cited a man for illegally flying a drone that crash-landed in a park near the White House early Friday morning.

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