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President Authorizes Air Strikes In Iraq

President Obama is authorizing targeted U.S. airstrikes if necessary in Iraq to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq.

Addressing the nation from the White House, the President said he also ordered humanitarian airdrops to help thousands of Iraqis who are stranded atop a mountain

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Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images

White House: Many Kids At The Border Can’t Stay In U.S.

Most of the unaccompanied children who are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border may end up getting sent back to their home countries.

That word comes today from the White House, which says most of those children aren't likely to qualify for humanitarian relief that would keep them from being sent home

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Obama Promises “Targeted And Precise” Response In Iraq

President Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take "targeted and precise military action" in Iraq, if necessary. In a White House news briefing today, the President said he is poised to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help curb a growing militant insurgency

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Obama Updates Congressional Leaders On Iraq

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate's top Republican and Capitol Hill aides said after the president briefed senior lawmakers Wednesday

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl / Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images

White House Apologizes for Not Notifying Congress About Prisoner Swap

The White House has apologized to key lawmakers for not notifying them in advance about the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, the top Democrat and Republican respectively on the Senate Select committee on Intelligence, said White House officials called them Monday to say the lack of notification had been an oversight

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Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images

White House: 60,000 Undocumented Minors In U-S

President Obama is putting together a group to handle America's growing influx of children who are entering the U.S. illegally and without family members to support them for the journey.

In a memo from the White House, the President calls the situation an "urgent humanitarian situation

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Anthony Foxx / Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images

Fed. Transportation Fund Going Broke

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the federal highway trust fund will start drying up this summer. The transportation fund provides money for highway and bridge work across the U.S.

Lawmakers have been unable to agree on a plan to replenish the highway fund

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White House Goes Green

 

President Obama hopes to send a message that renewable energy is feasible for everyone. Technicians have finished installing solar panels on the White House roof.

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Rob Carr / Getty Images

Red Sox Headed To The White House

The Boston Red Sox will be celebrating their World Series championship with President Barack Obama next week.
 
    The White House announced Tuesday the president has invited the team for a ceremony on April 1

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MIT Conference To Focus On Privacy And Big Data

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has teamed up with the White House to host a conference on how to maintain privacy in the digital era.

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