Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad'

...unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark...the one of hope and opportunity for everyone."The White House is the midst of an intense lobbying campaign to prevent...
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Walker travels to Pentagon to make case for Alaska troops

...especially with Russia enhancing its military presence in the Arctic, he said in a phone interview.Walker also met with White House staff to work on logistics of President Obama's trip to Alaska next month. Walker plans to speak to the president...
Obama commutes sentences for 46

...offenders on Monday in what the White House hopes will be just one prong of...said in a video released by the White House, adding that "their punishments...produced and posted online by the White House, preventing journalists from being...
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Clinton: Nation needs a 'growth and fairness economy'

...Rodham Clinton said Monday that if she is elected to the White House she will seek to build a "growth and fairness economy...Street excess and warned that a large field of Republican White House hopefuls would promote tax cuts and a return to policies...
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Sen. Schumer squeezed on Obama's Iran nuclear deal

...outspoken skeptic on the deal. As the White House lobbies senators to support voters if he breaks with the White House."This deal is and will continue...that regard," Rosen said. "The White House has put him in a very, very tough...
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Obama visits prison to call for a fairer justice system

...full-grown men in a 9-by-10 cell," he said.The White House said Obama was the first sitting president to visit a...part of Obama's visit to the all-male institution. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said "unique steps" were...
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My Turn: Action in Alaska's Arctic

...Geological Survey estimates. Alaska must be allowed to access its federal prospects.One reason for optimism is the White House and President Barack Obama's apparent support for Shell's OCS effort.In the last few years, public interest has...
Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him

...over Trump is proving to be fodder for Democrats.Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid noted that while Trump's GOP White House rivals were nearly unanimous in denouncing his comments on McCain, they were more tentative in responding to his earlier...
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Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties

...restoration of full relations."This is yet another demonstration that we don't have to be imprisoned by the past," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement about Monday's events.___AP Writers Peter Orsi and Anne-Marie Garcia...
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Turkey suspects Islamic State behind bomb that killed 31

...government and the Turkish people and reaffirm our undeterred resolve to fight against the sheer threat of terrorism," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.The casualty figures were released by the prime minister's office and the Interior...
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