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Shutdown takes its toll on White House operations

10/08/2013 7:27am
Now in its second week, the partial government shutdown has taken its toll on the White House, where about 3 of 4 staffers have been furloughed, barred even from checking the BlackBerrys they usually clutch like worry beads.

White House 'deeply concerned' by Egypt violence

10/08/2013 8:10am
The White House says it is "deeply concerned" by the recent violence in Egypt and is calling on the government there to protect all Egyptians.

Pentagon names special envoy for Guantanamo issues

10/08/2013 10:56am
The Pentagon has named Paul M. Lewis as its special envoy for closing the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects.

GOP to Obama: Send Libyan suspect to Guantanamo

10/08/2013 12:54pm
The Obama administration's detention of a high-profile terrorist suspect aboard a Navy vessel drew sharp opposition Tuesday among Republicans in Congress, who said Abu Anas al-Libi should be sent to the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay for indefinite interrogation.

Obama warns against lifting campaign donor caps

10/08/2013 1:04pm
President Barack Obama says the elimination of caps on some political contributions would essentially be saying that anything goes. He says it would shut ordinary Americans out of the process.

Obama: US will bring al-Libi to justice

10/08/2013 1:48pm
President Barack Obama is vowing that al-Qaida suspect Abu Anas al-Libi will be brought to justice.

White House: Obama would veto special panel plan

10/08/2013 3:13pm
The White House is threatening a veto of a House Republican proposal creating a special congressional committee that would have authority to recommend steps to raise the debt limit and reduce spending.

Biographical information for Janet Yellen

10/08/2013 6:16pm
NAME _ Janet L. Yellen