December 13, 2013 The Obama administration reiterated its long-held position that Robert Levinson was not "a U.S. government employee when he went missing in Iran" in 2007. The assertion comes a day after The Associated Press reported that Levinson was on a rogue mission for the CIA.
September 17, 2013 The administration sent a petition to the Federal Communications Commission asking it to come up with new rules to override a law scheduled to take effect in January. The law would make it a crime punishable by up to five years in prison to unlock your cellphone without permission from your carrier.
August 7, 2013 For employees on Capitol Hill, the new health law left some ambiguity as to who will be required to switch from federal worker insurance to health exchanges. For those who will have to switch, it's unclear what sort of employer contributions they can expect into the future.
July 23, 2013 After being spurned by the NFL, the Obama administration is wooing Jennifer Hudson, Amy Poehler and other big names in entertainment for help in getting younger people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It's a strategy used in the 2008 and 2012 elections.
July 10, 2013 The Obama administration's decision to delay an employer insurance requirement in the Affordable Care Act seems like a good idea to Republicans. So good, in fact, that GOP senators and congressmen are saying that the entire health care overhaul should be reconsidered.
April 1, 2013 The daughter of the nation's 35th president has been talked about as a potential envoy to Tokyo. Now, multiple news outlets say they've been told she's President Obama's choice and is being vetted for the job.
March 3, 2013 On Monday, President Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, currently head of the Walmart Foundation, as his next budget director, a White House official said.
March 1, 2013 The Washington Post journalist says he never characterized the White House as threatening him over a story on sequestration.
February 28, 2013 The veteran Washington Post reporter says a White House aide threatened him over a story about President Obama's role in sequestration.
January 31, 2013 "My overall worldview has never changed," said the former senator, who has been nominated to be secretary of defense.
January 31, 2013 The former Nebraska senator faces the Senate Armed Services Committee. After some initial doubts, the conventional wisdom in Washington is that he's likely to be confirmed. But Hagel will face some sharp questions about his views on key issues.
January 25, 2013 Top aide Denis McDonough is moving into the chief of staff's office. Justice Department official Lisa Monaco is taking on the counterterrorism post.
January 16, 2013 He joins others who are leaving the Obama administration as the president begins his second term, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.