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Statement by the President on Ash Wednesday (press release) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Today, Michelle and I join our fellow Christians in marking Ash Wednesday. Lent is a season of reflection, repentance and renewal, a time to rededicate ourselves to God and one another.
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Bernie Sanders jabs at Hillary Clinton: 'You're not in the White House yet'

Business Insider - ‎24 minutes ago‎
US Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) went after Hillary Clinton early in the PBS/CNN Democratic debate on Thursday night, slightly chiding her for assuming that she'll win not only the nomination contest, but the general election as well.
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White House to nominate John B. King as Education Secretary

USA TODAY - ‎2 hours ago‎
In an apparent reversal, President Obama on Thursday said he would nominate John B. King as Secretary of Education, after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration.
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Nine Years Ago in Springfield - #WhereWereYou

The White House (blog) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
For many of us, here at the White House and across the country, the President's return to Springfield today is a walk down memory lane - a moment to think about where we came from and what has happened since.
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White House to pipe in on EPA race car emissions rules

Fox News - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) launched a petition on February 9th in response to new EPA regulations it says could ban the practice of removing emissions control equipment from street cars to turn them into race cars.
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Blackhawks set White House visit for Feb. 18

Chicago Tribune - ‎8 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama poses for photographs with the 2013 champion Chicago Blackhawks at the White House. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images).
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After 28 years, Secret Service posts warning: No guns in White House

USA TODAY - ‎22 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The signs appeared at the White House around the time of a winter storm that closed down much of the federal government for three days last month: "WARNING: Weapons Prohibited.

White House: The Internet May Be a Strategic Liability to …

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
Earlier this week, the White House rolled out a $19 billion spending proposal to boost U.S. cybersecurity, which Daniel said begins to address these problems.
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White House Rejects New Pro-Israel Trade Bill

Washington Free Beacon - ‎3 hours ago‎
The White House has announced its partial opposition to a new bipartisan trade bill because of a portion of the legislation that would strengthen the U.S.

Why The White House Wi-Fi Is So 'Sketchy'

Discovery News - ‎9 hours ago‎
In an interview this week with CBS' Gayle King, the Obamas said the White House Wi-Fi needed an upgrade. “ is an old building, and so there's a lot of dead spots where Wi-Fi doesn't work,” President Obama said.
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FACT SHEET: Cybersecurity National Action Plan (press release) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
From the beginning of his Administration, the President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation, and for more than seven years he has acted comprehensively to confront that challenge.
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Jim Webb Decides Against an Independent White House Run

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
After months of mulling an independent run for president, Jim Webb is putting his White House hopes to rest. Mr. Webb, a former Virginia senator who dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination in October, said Thursday that mounting a third ...

The Budget Message of the President (press release) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The President released his final Budget today. It builds on the progress we've made together over the last seven years to rebuild our economy and make it the strongest, most durable in the world.
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Overnight Energy: White House steps up defense of climate rule

The Hill - ‎4 hours ago‎
'DON'T DESPAIR, PEOPLE': The White House moved to defend its beleaguered climate rule for power plants on Thursday, two days after the Supreme Court temporarily blocked the regulation's implementation.
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House votes to make White House outline debt plan

The Hill - ‎5 hours ago‎
The House passed legislation on Thursday requiring the Treasury secretary to testify on Capitol Hill about the president's deficit reduction proposals, a week after the GOP opted to skip hearings about the Obama administration's budget this year ...

Skokie leaders visit White House over equity access to local libraries

Chicago Tribune - ‎6 hours ago‎
Long before Skokie Public Library Director Carolyn Anthony and Skokie School District 73.5 Superintendent Kate Donegan visited the White House, they joined forces on a formidable mission. Their goal was to see every schoolchild with a library card.

White House: We Agree With Congress on NKorea Sanctions

ABC News - ‎6 hours ago‎
A version of the legislation has already passed the House. Rhodes told a Washington think tank on Thursday that the administration and Congress are "in the same space" and agree on the need for increased sanctions.
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Zika Mania Hits the White House: How Worried Should You Be?

Huffington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
On Monday the Obama administration announced it would ask Congress for $1.8 billion to help combat the Zika virus, elevating national awareness of the disease and heightening fear of its impact.

John F. 'Jack' Whitehouse, 91, Lifelong Tewksbury Resident - ‎2 hours ago‎
He was the beloved husband of Margaret L. “Peggy” (Morris) Whitehouse, who passed away on February 18, 2007. Born in Tewksbury on July 24, 1924, he was the son of the late Ernest A. and Ethel L. (Lyddon) Whitehouse. Jack attended Tewksbury schools ...

Sisters from Memphis were chosen to go to the White House - ‎2 hours ago‎
State Representative Karen Camper invited the sisters to the White House as part of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women.