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Four days after President Obama laid out the American Jobs Act for Congress, he took his message to a public forum attended by over 100 African Americans at the White House and live-streamed over the Internet, imploring them to help get the bill passed. “We are at a critical juncture in our country and this […]

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will meet with Ruby Bridges, who was one of the first African Americans to integrate the New Orleans public school system in 1960. Bridges was immortalized in the Norman Rockwell painting, “The Problem We All Live With,” that captured the bigotry and hatred of racism. The painting was recently placed […]

WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration announced Thursday that adjustments will be made to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), requiring services to extend the forbearance period for unemployed homeowners from 3 months to 12 months, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Expected to become a standard for the mortgage industry, these adjustments […]

NEW YORK-Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook was sworn in as the first African American to be the White House Ambassador For Religious Freedom. The New York Daily News reports: She was the first woman to serve as a chaplain for the NYPD, a position she has held since 1990. After 9/11, she helped traumatized police officers […]

(Metro Networks)  Hundreds gathered in front of the White House, chanting USA-USA in celebration of the news that Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is dead. President Obama’s announcement just after 11:30 last night, led to a jubilant crowd spontaneously coming together at Lafayette Park across from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, and they were joined by a […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Tens of thousands of kids from across the country descended on the White House’s South Lawn on Monday to play football, basketball and golf and watch performances from the likes of Sara Bareilles, Justin Bieber and the cast of the hit TV show “Glee.” Oh, and they also got to roll […]

THE WASHINGTON POST: A man created a scene — and a Secret Service scare — near the White House during rush hour Wednesday evening when he stripped to the buff and took off running, leaving his bag of clothes unattended on the Ellipse. The man shed his clothes near 15th and E streets, at the […]

From the Washington Post: Case closed. RELATED: Congress Agrees To Subpoena State Dinner Crashers That’s the verdict the White House has emphatically handed down on the embarrassing and troubling security breach a fame-craving Virginia couple performed during the Obama administration’s first state dinner, on Nov. 24. But eyewitness accounts, a Secret Service criminal investigation, congressional […]

WASHINGTON — A Georgia couple who showed up at the White House a day early for a tour somehow wound up at an invitation-only breakfast with President Barack Obama and the first lady. It wasn’t a state dinner, but it left the White House once again explaining how people who were not on an event […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: President Obama is marking his first anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks since his election with a national call to public service, a wreath-laying and a solemn moment of silence. The president and first lady Michelle Obama gathered with about 200 White House staffers on the South Lawn at 8:46 a.m. […]