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White House-Congress rift over Bergdahl deal deepens

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A political storm over the trade of five Taliban inmates for a captured American soldier intensified on Monday when Obama administration officials told U.S. lawmakers that up to 90 people within the administration – but no members of Congress – were told in advance about the swap. "It strikes […]

Hillary Clinton says Benghazi probes won’t deter possible White House bid

Hillary Clinton said the latest round of congressional investigations into the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, would not deter her from seeking the presidency. "Actually, it is more of a reason to run because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball," Clinton told ABC […]

Naked man arrested outside White House gate

Secret Service police on Friday arrested a man who stripped naked outside the White House fence and fought with officers. A Secret Service spokesman identified the man as Michel Bechard and said he was charged with assault and indecent exposure. Bechard had approached uniformed Secret Service officers at a White House security checkpoint at about […]

Julián Castro to Leave the Ranch for the White House Cabinet

Julián Castro, the mayor of America's seventh-largest city and the former keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, is reportedly heading to Washington, D.C., where he will lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Castro, who has often been mentioned as a potential vice-presidential candidate for the Democrats, would take the place of Shaun […]

White House urges highway bill passage, says jobs at stake

The Obama administration on Monday warned 700,000 jobs could be lost if Congress misses a deadline to replenish a highway spending fund and said Senate legislation could fall short of a long-term solution to maintain U.S. infrastructure. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called for passage of the administration's proposed $302 billion, four-year transportation bill that would […]

White House cautions about infrastructure inaction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration warned Congress Monday that a key federal government fund used to pay for the nation's roads, bridges and ports is running dry and that the economy would be damaged if it is not replenished. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

White House to focus on road, bridge repair

With time running out, a White House official says the Obama administration will intensify its efforts to get Congress to pass legislation that pays for roads and bridge repair. The Highway Transportation … View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

White House seeks stronger privacy laws for data

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans’ data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

White House calls for new standard to alert consumers to data breaches

The White House on Thursday called on Congress to pass legislation to create a national standard for telling consumers when their data has been hacked, one of six policy recommendations from a 90-day review of data and privacy. “As organizations store more information about individuals, Americans have a right to know if that information has […]

White House calls for more privacy laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans’ data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News