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  • White House official: Eric Holder to resign

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.


  • Obama salutes Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks

    President Barack Obama can appreciate a team overcoming long odds. Welcoming the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to the White House on Wednesday, Obama took note that some football analysts …


  • Cookbook review: Try recipes served to former first families

    ‘Dining At The White House: From The President’s Table To Yours’ By John Moeller with Mike Lovell (American Lifestyle Publishing, $35)


  • White House defends Biden against Gates criticism

    WASHINGTON — The White House is bristling over former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ new memoir accusing President Barack Obama of showing too little enthusiasm for the U.S. war mission in …


  • Low-key Obama aide at center of secret Iran talks

    WASHINGTON — Last summer, while Jake Sullivan was traveling with his boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he quietly disappeared during a stop in Paris. He showed up again a …


  • Official: Woman killed in DC chase was delusional

    WASHINGTON — A federal law enforcement official says the woman killed by police after trying to drive through barricades outside the White House had believed the president was communicating with …


  • Hackers compromise AP Twitter account

    LONDON — Hackers have compromised the main Twitter account of The Associated Press, sending out an erroneous tweet about an attack at the White House.


  • Mead High graduate plays in Marine Band

    A Spokane native will perform at Monday’s presidential inauguration. Gunnery Sgt. Gregory Ridlington, a 1991 Mead High School graduate, is a saxophonist in “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band. The …


  • Top Obama donors frequent White House guests

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is using privileged access to one of America’s greatest landmarks to reward his most generous financial supporters in ways that Republicans Mitt Romney and Rick …


  • Accused White House shooter to be held for trial

    A man accused of trying to kill President Barack Obama by firing several shots at the White House from long range must remain in custody to protect the public and …


  • Alleged White House shooter found competent

    A man accused of firing shots at the White House in an attempt to kill President Barack Obama is competent to stand trial, according to a preliminary psychiatric screening. But …


  • Ornaments made at Kroc Center to appear at White House

    Braydon Rimpau put extra effort into making a Christmas ornament at Coeur d’Alene’s Kroc Center this week. After all, his snowman, with its red felt scarf and black top hat, …


  • UW faculty members honored by White House

    SEATTLE — Two University of Washington faculty members are being honored by the White House with presidential early career awards for scientists and engineers. The university says the awards are …


  • Obama chooses Daley as chief of staff

    Ushering in change at the top of his team, President Barack Obama has chosen William Daley to be his new chief of staff, choosing a veteran political manager with Wall …


  • War hero’s family blocked from White House tour

    The family of World War II hero and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker was denied access to a White House tour on Saturday because Baker’s grandson was wearing …


  • GOP calls for probe of job offers

    WASHINGTON – The admission by the White House on Thursday that it dangled the prospect of a government job in front of another contender for the U.S. Senate had Republicans …


  • White House discussed job with another candidate

    WASHINGTON – One of President Barack Obama’s top advisers suggested to a Colorado Democrat that he forgo a primary challenge to Sen. Michael Bennet and instead apply for one of …


  • Obama, Verner talk trade

    Spokane’s mayor on Thursday got a brief audience with President Barack Obama at the White House. Mary Verner was one of about a half dozen mayors Obama picked to ask …


  • Party-crashing couple filmed by reality show

    WASHINGTON – The couple who crashed a White House state dinner were being filmed that day by a camera crew connected with a reality television program, although none of the …


  • Obama talks tougher on Iran violence

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared the United States and the entire world “appalled and outraged” by Iran’s violent efforts to crush dissent, a clear toughening of his rhetoric as …


  • White House: Budget deficit to top $1.8 trillion

    With the economy performing worse than hoped, revised White House figures point to deepening budget deficits, with the government borrowing almost 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year.


  • Obama wants to cut $17B from budget

    President Barack Obama challenged Congress on Thursday to approve $17 billion in additional spending cuts in the coming budget year, a sum that amounts to less than one-half of one …


  • Obamas welcome pup, Bo, to White House

    WASHINGTON – Here are some things we now know about Bo Obama, the first family’s new dog: He’s not a barker, even when confronted by a pack of at least …


  • White House considers delay on aerial tanker

    WASHINGTON – The White House budget office has asked the Pentagon to consider delaying the purchase of aerial refueling tankers by five years, a move that reflects the constraints of …


  • Bush did what he ‘thought was right’

    WASHINGTON – Thursday night, President Bush said goodbye. Speaking for the last time to a nation he has led for eight years, he mixed his trademark confidence with a hint …

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