White House News

Biden says consensus emerging on gun safety

Vice President Joe Biden says he will deliver recommendations to President Barack Obama on steps to curb violence by Tuesday.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 12:48pm EST

Obama using MLK, Lincoln Bibles during oath

President Barack Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honored tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible but on two _ one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one by Abraham Lincoln.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 09:52am EST

Bowles: 'No easy way' to get books back in order

The co-chairman of the U.S. deficit commission calls failure to agree on a plan to reduce the national debt "the most disappointing thing in my life."

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 08:30am EST

Obama inauguration tickets peddled online

Tickets to President Barack Obama's inauguration are supposed to be free, but they're being peddled on eBay and Craigslist for up to $2,000 apiece.

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 03:13am EST

Obama to tap budget expert Lew to lead Treasury

President Barack Obama will nominate White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be his second-term Secretary of the Treasury, turning to one of Washington's most knowledgeable budget experts to manage prickly fiscal negotiations with Congress and steer the still-shaky national economy.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 05:45pm EST

$1 million donations wanted for Obama inauguration

Planners of President Barack Obama's second inauguration are soliciting high-dollar contributions up to $1 million to help pay for the celebration in exchange for special access.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 03:10am EST

Black ties, booze and access marks of inauguration

This is K Street on steroids.

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 08:35am EST

Biographical information for John Brennan

NAME _ John O. Brennan.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 09:48pm EST

Gov't spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement

The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a report on the government's enforcement efforts from a Washington think tank.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 05:47pm EST

Obama's CIA pick chose spycraft over priesthood

John Brennan was headed for the priesthood when, while sitting idly on a bus as a student at Fordham University in the 1970s, he stumbled on a recruiting ad for the CIA. Now, after years of poring through intelligence, trekking with Mideast tribesmen and overseeing some of America's most controversial and lethal counterterror missions, he's pursuing a calling with just as much responsibility and arguably a lot more stress as the nation's top spy.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 05:34pm EST

$60 inaugural ball tickets sell out ahead of time

The low-cost tickets to President Barack Obama's inaugural ball were mistakenly put on sale a day early and are now sold out.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 04:01pm EST

Obama taps homeland security aide to head CIA

President Barack Obama has tapped White House homeland security adviser John Brennan as his nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 01:31pm EST

Obama: Hagel 'leader our troops deserve'

President Barack Obama says Chuck Hagel, his choice as the new secretary of defense, is "the leader that our troops deserve."

Monday - 01/07/2013, 01:26pm EST

Obama taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA

President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, two potentially controversial picks for his second-term national security team.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 10:22am EST

McChrystal regrets magazine flap was career-killer

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal says he was "completely surprised" by the uproar that followed publication of a Rolling Stone article featuring derogatory comments attributed to his staff about the Obama administration.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 07:29am EST

Second time with Obama not as thrilling as before

Four years and one re-election after Barack Obama became America's first black president, some of the thrill is gone.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 04:22am EST

Fewer excited gun-buyers in Colo. and Conn.

In Connecticut and Colorado, scenes of the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012, people were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than in most other states, according to an Associated Press analysis of new FBI data. The biggest surges in background checks for people who want to carry or buy guns occurred in states in the South and West.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 03:53am EST

Obama signs bill for Sandy flood insurance claims

President Barack Obama has signed into law a $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from Superstorm Sandy.

Sunday - 01/06/2013, 12:36pm EST

Obama's vacation in Hawaii: Day 4

How President Barack Obama spent the fourth day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday:

Sunday - 01/06/2013, 12:05am EST

Obama may round out natl. security team next week

President Barack Obama may round out his new national security leadership team next week, with a nomination for defense secretary expected and a pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency possible.

Saturday - 01/05/2013, 12:07am EST
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