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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Briefs The Press At The White House on April 14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

White House: Botched Okla. Execution Fell Short Of Humane Standards

The White House says a botched execution of a death row inmate in Oklahoma fell short of the humane standards required when the death penalty is carried out.

04/30/2014

Unidentified armed men patrol outside of Simferopol airport, on Feb. 28, 2014. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: We Are Deeply Concerned With Events In Ukraine

The Obama administration expressed growing concern Friday over Russian intentions in Ukraine, with Secretary of State John Kerry delivering a blunt warning to Moscow against military moves in the country’s southern Crimea region that could further inflame tensions.

02/28/2014

The White House is expressing deep concern about violence in Venezuela and calling for those responsible to be held accountable. (Photo credit should read LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Concerned About Violence In Venezuela

The White House is expressing deep concern about violence in Venezuela and calling for those responsible to be held accountable.

02/18/2014

The White House is applauding a University of Missouri football player's decision to announce that he is gay, with President Barack Obama's spokesman, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden all portraying him as a courageous and inspirational athlete.  (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

White House Shows Support For ‘Courage’ In Gay Mo. Player’s Announcement

The White House is applauding a University of Missouri football player’s decision to announce that he is gay.

02/10/2014

One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House Warns Obama Will ‘Bypass Congress Where Necessary’

The president’s advisers are warning that if lawmakers won’t work with the White House, the White House will go around them.

01/26/2014

The U.S. is sending two top negotiators to Geneva for direct talks with Iranian officials over Tehran's nuclear program. (Photo by Getty Images)

US Begins Easing Iran Sanctions In Response To Nuclear Shutdowns

The United States will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after it began shutting down its most sensitive nuclear work on Monday, the White House said.

01/20/2014

White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2013. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: ‘We Believe Immigration Reform Is Going To Pass’

His agenda tattered by last year’s confrontations and missteps, President Barack Obama begins 2014 clinging to the hope of winning a lasting legislative achievement: an overhaul of immigration laws.

01/08/2014

The White House says it would not have approved former NBA player Dennis Rodman's latest trip to North Korea if it had any say in the matter.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

White House: Government Has No Say In Approving Rodman North Korea Trips

The White House says it would not have approved former NBA player Dennis Rodman’s latest trip to North Korea if it had any say in the matter.

01/07/2014

President Barack Obama (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: Obama Has Not Signed Up For Obamacare

Spokesman Jay Carney could not say when the president will sign up for a plan in the health care exchange.

12/18/2013

The law's major benefits take effect, along with an unpopular insurance mandate and a real risk of more nerve-wracking coverage disruptions.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

White House Changes Story On Obama’s Uncle

The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango Obama.

12/05/2013

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