Tag Archives: White House

Report: White House-Congress Sequestration Summit Set For Friday

President Obama and congressional leaders will meet Friday at the White House to discuss potential avenues for avoiding automatic across-the-board budget cuts under sequestration, ABC News reports. The top four Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate will head to the White House on the same day the …

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White House To Make Federally-Funded Research Results Public

The White House will release the results of federally-funded research to the public within a year for no cost, Reuters reports. An online petition on the White House website calling for the move drew 65,704 signatures, according to the report. Federal agencies with more $100 million in research and development …

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White House Considering Laws Aimed At Stopping Trade Secret Theft

The White House is considering new laws and wants to work with allied governments on stopping theft of trade secrets from U.S. businesses, Reuters reports. Doug Palmer writes the White House released a report that did not cite China by name, but Attorney General Eric Holder used a hypothetical example …

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Presidential Council on Jobs and Competitiveness to Expire This Week

With unemployment at 7.8 percent, the Obama Administration has decided to let the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness expire, according to an Associated Press article. The White House website says the council “was created to provide non-partisan advice to the President on continuing to strengthen the Nation’s economy and ensure the competitiveness of …

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Report: 3-Month Debt Ceiling Deal Could Be Considered

President Barack Obama would sign legislation to raise the debt ceiling for three months if Congress approves such a bill, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday, according to USA Today. According to David Jackson’s report, Carney said a short-term deal would bring down the sense of conflict between the …

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Report: Denis McDonough To Become WH Chief of Staff

President Barack Obama plans to appoint Denis McDonough, deputy national security adviser, to succeed Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew as White House chief of staff next week, according to the New York Times. Mark Landler writes McDonough has helped put together Obama’s national security team for the second term, including …

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New Sen. Deb Fischer Hints at Push to Avoid Defense Cuts

Deb Fischer, a newly-elected Republican senator from Nebraska, hinted Saturday that Republican lawmakers would push to nullify all defense budget cuts under sequestration. Federal Times reports she said lawmakers should instead focus cuts on domestic programs including entitlements. During the Republicans’ weekly radio address, Fischer said Social Security, Medicare and …

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