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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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Amnesty International Urges Cuba to Stop Intimidation of ‘Ladies in White’

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is calling on Cuban authorities to end the intimidation of women who have been campaigning for the release of political prisoners. The human rights group issued a statement Monday, following the recent arrest of 19 members of the group “Ladies in White” in and near the southeastern city of Santiago de Cuba. Amnesty […]

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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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