Kathleen Hennessey

Writer

Kathleen Hennessey was a White House correspondent from 2011-15. She also covered Congress and national politics from Washington, and previously wrote about Nevada politics for the Associated Press. She is native of Minnesota and holds degrees from Boston College and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. 

Recent Articles

  • Touring rehab, Obama calls for 2nd chances after prison

    Touring rehab, Obama calls for 2nd chances after prison

    President Barack Obama toured a drug rehab and met with former inmates Monday in the rough-and-tumble city of Newark, N.J., calling on the nation to ensure those regaining their freedom get a second chance instead of a return ticket to prison. Although his visit boosted his campaign for a criminal...

  • Obama: Financial advisers must act in clients' best interest

    President Barack Obama on Monday proposed tougher regulations on investment brokers who handle retirement funds, saying it is time to curb hidden fees, "back-door" payments and conflicts of interest that eat into middle-class Americans' savings. The proposal would have broad ramifications for Baltimore's...

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