Covering the White House and U.S. politics for Reuters
Senior admin official on Netanyahu request to persuade FAA to lift aviation order: “We’re not going to overrule the FAA, period."
US intel officials say they think separatists in Ukraine probably shot down Malaysian jet "by mistake," per our Mark Hosenball
WH's Earnest says additional sanctions on Russia are a live option.
WH's Earnest says Obama will discuss border situation with homeland security advisers today
Obama and Australian PM Abbott agreed in a phone call tonight that Russia should pressure separatists to allow access to plane crash site.
Pres Obama is out on the golf course at Fort Belvoir VA