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White House scrambles to regain message on Egypt
WASHINGTON — Struggling to clear up conflicting messages that frustrated even President Barack Obama, the White House worked aggressively on Tuesday to dispel any notion it was easing pressure on President Hosni Mubarak or abandoning those protesting for freedoms.

Thomas ends White House career
WASHINGTON - Helen Thomas, the opinionated White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill 10 presidents and often exasperate them, lost her storied perch Monday in a flap over calling on Israelis to get "out of Palestine."

White House acknowledges enlisting Clinton
WASHINGTON - Forced to disclose backstage political bargaining, President Obama's embarrassed White House acknowledged Friday that it enlisted Bill Clinton to try to ease Rep. Joe Sestak out of Pennsylvania's Senate primary with a job offer.

White House garden promotes good food
WASHINGTON -The White House kitchen garden is surely home grown, but it isn't organic, and there aren't any plans for it to be.

Thousands rally at White House
WASHINGTON - Thousands of protesters - many directing their anger squarely at President Obama - marched through the nation's capital Saturday to urge immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Lessons Learned From Presidential Dogs
Throughout history, U.S. presidents have had faithful companions living with them at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. White House dogs have comforted their owners in times of great national stress, entertained the American public with their antics and done all of the things a normal dog will do -- often in the media spotlight.

White House shifts interrogation focus
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is considering creating a special unit of professional interrogators to handle key terror suspects, focusing on intelligence-gathering rather than building criminal cases for prosecution, a government official said Saturday.




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