Julie Pace

President Barack Obama goes over the names of the people he will be presenting the Medal of Honor to as he stands in the Oval Office before the ceremony in the White House on March 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

AP To White House: ‘Don’t Shut The Independent Press Out’

The Associated Press is seeking to broaden independent news coverage of the White House under an administration that is hypersensitive about its image and which frequently bars the press from events involving President Barack Obama.