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September 11th, 2012
05:21 PM ET

White House rejects Netanyahu meeting

(CNN) - Israeli sources tell CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the White House rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to meet with President Obama later this month to discuss Iran’s nuclear program.

On CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Blitzer reports that the Israelis were told a meeting isn’t possible because the President’s schedule won’t permit it, even when the Israelis offered to have the Prime Minister come to Washington from New York, where he will be addressing the United Nations.

The White House is pushing back, saying the President and Prime Minister simply won’t be in New York at the same time, but this is the tip of the iceberg in a much bigger disagreement over Iran’s suspected quest for nuclear weapons.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Benjamin Netanyahu • Iran • Israel • Nuclear • White House • Wolf Blitzer
August 23rd, 2012
08:27 PM ET

White House brews its own beer

The White House brews its own beer but is refusing to release its secret recipe. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

RELATED STORY: CNN Poll: Obama 49%-Romney 47% among likely voters

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Filed under: Barack Obama • White House
July 5th, 2012
10:57 AM ET

Becoming an American on 4th of July

Service members became U.S. citizens on the Fourth of July at the White House.

RELATED STORY: White House ceremony welcomes new citizens and mixes in politics

Filed under: Immigration • Politics • President Obama • White House
July 2nd, 2012
12:38 PM ET

A rare look at the White House Garden

CNN's Lisa Sylvester talks to White House chef Sam Kass in the White House vegetable garden.

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Filed under: Health • Lisa Sylvester • Michelle Obama • White House
May 31st, 2012
10:27 PM ET

Bush jokes, reflects at White House portrait unveiling

Washington (CNN) - There were smiles, laughter and tears - but little politics - when former Presidents George W. Bush and his father, George H. W. Bush, joined current President Barack Obama at the White House for the unveiling Thursday of the younger Bush's official portrait.

An emotional ceremony in the East Room saw the new White House residents thanking their predecessors for their service to the nation and for helping them out during the move more than three years ago.



Filed under: George W. Bush • Situation Room • White House
April 30th, 2012
06:00 PM ET

Obama administration: Yes, we use drones

By Suzanne Kelly

The Obama administration publicly justified its use of unmanned drones to target suspected terrorists overseas for the first time Monday, with a top official saying the strikes are conducted "in full accordance with the law."

John Brennan, President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said strikes are used when the option of capture is not feasible. Brennan discussed the strikes during a Monday address at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Washington think-tank.

"President Obama said here five years ago, if another nation cannot or will not take action, we will," Brennan said. "And it is an unfortunate fact that to save many innocent lives we are sometimes obliged to take lives – the lives of terrorists who seek to murder our fellow citizens."

Full post on CNN Security Clearance blog

Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Drone • National security • White House
April 4th, 2012
06:33 PM ET

Romney: Pres. Obama intent on 'hiding'

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer responds to Romney's attacks on Obama's comments to the Russian President.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Interviews • Mitt Romney • White House
BLITZER'S BLOG: Dems ramp up Romney attacks
October 31st, 2011
03:03 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Dems ramp up Romney attacks

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) - Among the Republican presidential hopefuls, Mitt Romney is the candidate the Democrats fear most. That’s been clear to me for weeks.

Obama campaign staffers and Democratic Party activists have been going after the former Massachusetts governor on a whole host of issues, but especially on his so-called “flip-flops.”

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Filed under: 2012 election • Mitt Romney • White House • Wolf Blitzer
October 25th, 2011
06:23 PM ET

What's on Obama's "to do" list?

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will use the power of the executive branch to do as much as possible to reinvigorate the slumping economy without assistance from a divided Congress, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CNN Tuesday.

"Whatever he can do as president, he will do," Carney said during an appearance on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."


Filed under: Barack Obama • Interviews • White House
September 22nd, 2011
11:34 AM ET

Suskind admits 'typos' in Obama book

CNN's Wolf Blitzer speaks to author Ron Suskind about his new book about the Obama administration, "Confidence Men."

RELATED STORY: Book claims White House hostile to women

Filed under: Interviews • White House
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