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White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during the daily briefing at the White House on April 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

White House says it supports Venezuela recount

With tensions mounting in Caracas over Sunday's tight election results, the White House called on the Venezuelan government to allow a "credible and transparent process" to vet the election results and also urged it to allow for peaceful protests.

The American flag is lowered at the White House in Washington on April 16, 2013, honoring the victims of the tragedy in Boston. President Obama ordered flags at the White House and all government buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of the Boston Marathon explosion victims. (Associated Press)

After delay, White House lowers flags to honor Boston victims

President Obama Tuesday morning ordered American flags at the White House, federal buildings and grounds, as well as military facilities to be lowered to half-staff late to recognize the explosions in Boston, but only after the flags flying at full staff in the nation's capital Tuesday morning set off a viral stream of commentary on Twitter.

Obama campaign raises another $7 million post-election

President Obama's re-election campaign infrastructure is still producing dividends, raising $7 million in the last quarter despite a a relatively dismal fundraising quarter for Organizing for Action, the nonprofit which will advocate for the president's policies after the campaign account itself is put to bed.

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