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Alleged White House Shooter Charged with Trying to Assassinate Obama

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A 21-year-old man accused of firing shots at the White House last week has been charged with attempting to assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama or his staff. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez made his first federal court appearance Thursday in Pennsylvania. He was detained in a hotel in the state just one day earlier after someone recognized […]

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Suspect Arrested in White House Shooting Incident

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities say a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with shots that were fired at the White House last week. The U.S. Secret Service, which is tasked with protecting the president and other top officials, said Wednesday that Oscar Ortega-Hernandez was detained in Pennsylvania. The agency said state officials arrested him at a […]

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Bullets Hit White House, Investigation Under Way

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities are investigating two bullets that hit the White House, including one they say broke an exterior window but was stopped by a layer of bulletproof glass. The U.S. Secret Service, which is tasked with protecting the president and other top officials, is looking into whether the bullets found Tuesday were connected to reports […]

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White House Pushes Back on Solyndra Subpoena

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House is rebuffing a subpoena from House Republicans seeking documents on the solar panel company, Solyndra, which received a half-a-billion-dollar federal loan guarantee then went bankrupt. White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler responded Friday to two Republicans on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, one day after the subpoena was authorized on a […]

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US House of Representatives Ending Page Program

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives is ending a nearly 200-year-old program that gave high school students the opportunity to work in Congress for several months. Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Minority leader, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, say the page program will close at the end of this month. They cited the program’s $5 million yearly […]

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White House Releases Staff Salary Report

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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The White House annual report on staffers’ salaries shows 21 employees will earn the maximum of $172,200 this year. The top salary group includes senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, White House Chief of Staff William Daley and the director of speechwriting, Jon Favreau. The White House report released Friday reveals this year’s payroll for 454 staffers […]

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White House Releases Staff Salary Report

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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The White House annual report on staffers’ salaries shows 21 employees will earn the maximum of $172,200 this year. The top salary group includes senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, White House Chief of Staff William Daley and the director of speechwriting, Jon Favreau. The White House report released Friday reveals this year’s payroll for 454 staffers […]

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