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Kate Andersen Brower

covers the White House for Bloomberg News. She has worked as a TV producer at Bloomberg TV, Fox and CBS.



President Barack Obama with staff along the Colonnade of the White House.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama with staff along the Colonnade of the White House.

White House Health-Care `War Room’

While Obama administration officials — and the president himself — have tried to sound calm, cool and collected about tomorrow’s expected Supreme Court decision on the president’s health-care law, White House press secretary Jay Carney gave a glimpse into the...

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Sarah Jessica Parker in the East Room of the White House.

Photograph by Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images

Sarah Jessica Parker in the East Room of the White House.

Sarah Jessica Parker Asks, But Give?

Sarah Jessica Parker is asking approximately 50 Obama supporters to pay $40,000 a person to attend a fundraiser at her New York home tomorrow night. Yet she hasn’t given the president’s re-election campaign any money herself, at least through the...

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Job seekers at an orientation meeting in Los Angeles.

Photograph by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Job seekers at an orientation meeting in Los Angeles.

Obama Blames Congress on Jobs

President Barack Obama’s latest campaign ad opens with soaring music and scenes of construction workers in pre-dawn light. It closes with a slightly less upbeat and all too familiar refrain: an image of the U.S. Capitol and a message that...

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Women work on the engine of a GM truck on the assembly line of the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant in Michigan.

Photograph by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Women work on the engine of a GM truck on the assembly line of the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant in Michigan.

White House Corrects Obama’s Words

When the president hopped on a hastily planned conference call  intended to push the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, he got a key statistic wrong. But that would be corrected for him hours later. President Obama mistakenly said that...

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President Barack Obam boards Air Force One at the Des Moines International Airport.

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President Barack Obam boards Air Force One at the Des Moines International Airport.

Sweet Home Chicago: The 11th Night

The president will put his feet up in rather unusual surroundings tonight: his own home. After attending six re-election campaign fundraisers today (three in Minneapolis and three in home-town Chicago) and raising millions of dollars for his re-election bid, Obama...

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Donna Summer remembered in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

Photograph by D Dipasupil/Getty Images

Donna Summer remembered in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

Calculated Decisions Even in Death for the White House

Donna Summer and Dick Clark got one. Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Mike Wallace didn’t. So what is it? It is a personal statement from President Obama marking their deaths and lauding their lives. Between March 1 and May 30 the president...

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

Photograph by Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

Jay Carney Lectures Reporters: Don’t ‘Buy into the B.S.’

White House press secretary Jay Carney, a former TIME magazine Washington bureau chief, put on his editor hat today. “Do not buy into the B.S. that you hear about spending and fiscal constraint with regard to this administration,” he told reporters on board...

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Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and others watch the overtime shootout of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final in the Laurel Cabin conference room during the G8 Summit on May 19, 2012 at Camp David, Maryland.

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Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and others watch the overtime shootout of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final in the Laurel Cabin conference room during the G8 Summit on May 19, 2012 at Camp David, Maryland.

White House Tries to Blunt Euro Debt Crisis with Soccer, Cake

Anyone up for a run? Cake? How about watching some football (even if it’s the European kind)? The White House is taking great pains to show that the G-8 summit at Camp David this weekend is uniquely informal and frank....

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