White House expels three Venezuelan diplomats – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON – The Obama administration Tuesday expelled three Venezuelan diplomats in retaliation for the expulsion of three U.S. officials a week ago. Two first secretaries and a second … Read More

Governors erupt in partisan dispute at White House – Houston Chronicle

Governors erupt in partisan dispute at White HouseHouston ChronicleWASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s governors emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday claiming harmony, only to immediately break … Read More

Collins becomes 1st openly gay player with Nets – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldJason Collins, laughs as he walks past reporters for a State Dinner in honor of French President François Hollande, at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. … Read More

Romney To Attend Fundraiser With Christie – TIME

TIMEFormer Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will attend a fundraiser for the Republican Governors Association meeting in Boston this week with embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Romney’s attendance at … Read More

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker Tries To Outshine New Jersey’s Chris Christie In DC Visit – TIME (blog)

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker Tries To Outshine New Jersey’s Chris Christie In DC VisitTIME (blog)Chris Christie. In the swanky J.W. Marriott hotel just blocks from the White House, which both governor’s … Read More

Chris Christie to skip dinner with President Obama – Politico

PoliticoChris Christie won’t dine at the White House on his swing through Washington this weekend. The New Jersey governor is set to leave town Sunday morning, his office confirmed, before … Read More

Plea to deport Justin Bieber becomes 2nd most popular White House petition – Daily Mail

Daily MailJustin Bieber has inspired more ill will among Americans than the radical group Muslim Brotherhood – at least according to the popularity of a White House petition calling for … Read More

Obama to Host Dalai Lama at White House – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. President Barack Obama hosts exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday at the White House, prompting China to issue a statement of “serious concern.” The White … Read More

China calls on US to scrap meeting between Obama and Dalai Lama – CNN

CNNHong Kong (CNN) — China has urged U.S. President Barack Obama to call off a meeting at the White House with Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama that’s scheduled to … Read More

Justin Bieber Deportation Petition Forces White House Response – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceThe people of America have spoken, and at least 260,610 of them want to see Canadian pop musician Justin Bieber deported back to his home country. The Justin … Read More

White House defers to FCC on further action on net neutrality – PCWorld

PCWorldThe administration of U.S. President Barack Obama said in response to a petition that it continues to back an open Internet, but declined to direct the U.S. Federal Communications Commission … Read More

Net Neutrality Petition Addressed by White House – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceLast month, the United States Court of Appeals abolished “Net Neutrality,” a set of rules for Internet service providers to follow, principally that all data is equal, in … Read More

Bradley Cooper Admits Going Commando At White House State Dinner; Actor … – International Business Times

International Business TimesActor Bradley Cooper arrives at the 86th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni. “American Hustle” star Bradley Cooper went commando to … Read More

Bradley Cooper went commando to State Dinner – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsBradley Cooper apparently exercised his freedom by going commando to the White House’s State Dinner. In a visit to Ellen DeGeneres on Monday, the “American Hustle” actor, … Read More

‘Flappy Bird’ 2014: Apple, Google Ban Apps Containing ‘Flappy’ In Title; Why? – Latin Post

Latin PostLast week saw the death of one of the most popular phone games in recent memory. That may be an exaggeration but the meteoric rise of Flappy Bird led … Read More

$50K per day shouldn’t exempt Flappy Bird’s developer from empathy – VentureBeat

VentureBeatJoe argues that we shouldn’t be so hard on Flappy Bird’s creator for pulling the mobile game. Aside from money, we can only guess at what his sudden burst of … Read More

Joel McHale to host White House Correspondents’ Dinner – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe host of The Soup is coming to Washington. The White House Correspondents’ Association announced Friday that Joel McHale — the star of the NBC sitcom Community and E!’s … Read More

Obama-appointed climate change task force meets in Los Angeles – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesObama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help … Read More

US says freed Afghan prisoners are a threat to civilians, troops – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesKABUL, Afghanistan — Over strong U.S. objections, Afghanistan on Thursday released 65 prisoners it has said it cannot prosecute despite American warnings that they could return to attacking … Read More

White House to Address Petition to Deport Justin Bieber – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe White House says it will be responding to a petition calling for the deportation of troubled Canadian-born pop star Justin Bieber. With more than 234,000 signatures and … Read More

Keyshawn Johnson — I Went All HULK Outside Justin Bieber’s House … He’s A … – TMZ.com

TMZ.comKeyshawn Johnson says Justin Bieber acted like a weasel after allegedly roaring through his Calabasas neighborhood and then scampering into the house … but Keyshawn took matters into his own … Read More

Justin Bieber egg probe ‘tightening up’; prosecutor wants more investigation – CNN

CNNLos Angeles (CNN) — Detectives are “tightening up” their case against Justin Bieber in his alleged egg attack on a neighbor, an investigator said Tuesday. The neighbor accused Bieber, 19, … Read More

2014 State of the Union Address Full Speech Text

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Washington, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice … Read More

White House uses social media in preps for the State of the Union – CNN (blog)

White House uses social media in preps for the State of the UnionCNN (blog)Washington (CNN) – Just days before President Barack Obama gives his annual State of the Union address, … Read More

Obama, Putin discuss Olympics security in call – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed in a phone call on Tuesday how best to have a “safe and secure” Winter Olympics in Sochi, … Read More

Michelle Obama slam dunks during Miami Heat visit to the White House – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsMichelle Obama can dunk! The First Lady hammed it up with NBA star LeBron James when the champs from the Miami Heat stopped by the White House … Read More

US Prepared to Send Envoy to N. Korea for Bae Release – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe United States is now waiting for North Korea to respond after offering to send a special envoy to Pyongyang to help win the release of jailed American … Read More

Ukraine’s Dangerous Turn – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe political showdown between President Viktor Yanukovych and proponents of European-style democracy has taken a dangerous turn with growing repression and violent clashes in the streets. On Thursday … Read More