Tamara Keith

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White House Rolls Out Tax Proposals Before State Of The Union Address

Monday, January 19, 2015

The focus of Tuesday's speech will be the middle class. One item to be discussed will be a plan to increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for tax cuts for the middle class and working poor.


Obama's Trouble Articulating The State Of The Economy

Sunday, January 18, 2015

It's easy to give a rousing State of the Union speech when the economy is doing well, but Obama has had a hard time hitting the right note in years when the country was hurting.


Obama To Host White House Meeting With Congressional Leaders

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says President Obama plans to talk about possible areas of agreement: tax changes, trade and infrastructure.


Some Not-So-Conventional Wisdom About The Next Congress

Friday, January 02, 2015

Will Republicans have to prove they can govern and will Democrats be totally irrelevant? Will the president's veto pen get a workout? Here's a second look at some wisdom about the next Congress.


The Fleeting Obsessions Of The White House Press Corps

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

From the VA and Secret Service scandals to Ebola, each week brought another hot issue into the White House briefing room. Here's a look at just how short the press corps' attention span was in 2014.


Most Federal Workers Get Day After Christmas Off

Friday, December 26, 2014

Thanks to an executive order signed by President Obama, most federal workers are also off on Friday. The cost for the extra day off is $660 million.


With New Congress, Will Obama Work Differently?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The GOP-led Congress President Obama will have to deal with for the last two years of his presidency is a stark contrast to the Democratic-led one he came in with. Does that mean Obama will change his approach to dealing with Capitol Hill?


Obama Wraps Up A 'Breakthrough' 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

President Obama held his year-end press conference Friday, insisting 2014 has been a "breakthrough year for America." He also addressed the Sony hack attack and his recent executive action on Cuba.


Obama Says Sony Made A 'Mistake' In Cancelling 'The Interview'

Friday, December 19, 2014

President Obama said Sony made a mistake by pulling the movie North Korea opposed and promised a U.S. response to North Korea's actions in the cyber attack against the company.


Budget Bill Proves Perfect Flashpoint For Debate Among Democrats

Friday, December 12, 2014

Did the nail biter of a vote on the government funding bill expose rifts in the Democratic party that will cause the White House headaches next year?


White House Tiptoes Around Usefulness Of Brutal Interrogation Tactics

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The White House is defending its CIA director but is punting on his assertion that the controversial Bush-era interrogation program saved lives.


Reaction To 'Torture Report' Shows A Nation Divided

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Enhanced interrogation. Torture. Black sites. The War on Terror. The politics have been fraught for a decade now. We survey reactions to Tuesday's release of the executive summary of what's come to be known as the so-called "torture report."

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A Fleeting Peek At The Prince And The President

Monday, December 08, 2014

Prince William visited with President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday, where reporters were privy to inaudible small talk.


With Kleenex And A Sense Of Awe: Decking Out The White House

Sunday, December 07, 2014

The lucky volunteers who decorate the Executive Mansion with garlands and crystal come from all over the country, bringing their stories as well as their cheer.


When Big Money Leads To Diplomatic Posts

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A couple of big Obama campaign donors were confirmed as U.S. ambassadors by the Senate on Tuesday. But some bad performances in confirmation hearings are raising questions about the practice.


In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan

Saturday, November 22, 2014

President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.


Obama Takes Sales Pitch For Immigration Action On The Road

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama was in Las Vegas on Friday to explain why he acted unilaterally to give temporary reprieve to millions of illegal immigrants.


Obama Defies Republicans, Lays Out Immigration Policy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Republicans are threatening to resist working with President Obama after his announcement on Thursday night that he will issue an executive order to enact some immigration changes.


President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NPR's Scott Horsley speaks with Melissa Block about Obama's plan to defer deportation for some immigrants, which he announced in a speech Thursday night.


Obama Executive Action Could Foment Government Shutdown Drama

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The measure funding the government runs out next month. That, coupled with GOP anger over President Obama's promised executive action on immigration, means a Washington showdown could be brewing.