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A look at Jeffrey D. Zients, Obama's Mr. Fix-it

10/23/2013 1:08am
NAME _ Jeffrey D. Zients.

Obama calls trusted fixer to help health care site

10/23/2013 7:01am
When a federal program that promised cash rebates to people who traded in their clunkers for more fuel-efficient vehicles was overrun by demand, President Barack Obama assigned Jeffrey Zients, his deputy budget director, to help eliminate the backlog.

White House: US not monitoring Merkel's calls

10/23/2013 12:03pm
The White House says President Barack Obama has assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) that the U.S. isn't listening in on her phone calls.

Frustrated Dems lament damage from website bugs

10/23/2013 12:51pm
Frustrated Democrats lamented Wednesday that persistent problems with new health care exchanges have inflicted damage on the public's perception of the already unpopular "Obamacare" _ with some lawmakers insisting President Barack Obama should ensure those responsible lose their jobs.

Obama, Pakistani PM meet amid easing tensions

10/23/2013 1:02pm
In the rocky relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan, the mere fact that President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are sitting down together at the White House is seen as a sign of progress.

White House aide fired over Twitter account

10/23/2013 1:45pm
A White House national security official was fired after it was discovered that he was behind an anonymous Twitter account that criticized the Obama administration.