White House News

Obama's envoy to Sudan, South Sudan stepping down

President Barack Obama's special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan is stepping down after two years on the job.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 06:57pm EST

RNC looking into what went wrong in 2012

The Republican National Committee on Monday announced an inquiry to look at what went wrong in 2012's presidential election and how the GOP can respond to the nation's shifting demographics and adopt smarter political strategies.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 04:42pm EST

Obama criticizes Michigan right-to-work bills

President Barack Obama says right-to-work legislation in Michigan is more about politics than economics. He is criticizing a measure that would prevent requiring non-union employees to financially support unions at their workplace.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 02:53pm EST

Obama praises special ops forces after rescue

A member of a U.S. special operations team was killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan that freed an American doctor abducted by the Taliban outside of Kabul five days ago.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 07:03pm EST

Obama maintains standing with Cuban-Americans

The door for travel to Cuba cracked open during President Barack Obama's first term.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 09:21am EST

With election over, less attention to jobs report

Reaction to the monthly jobs numbers isn't what it used to be.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 04:13pm EST

Corporate money to help pay for Obama inauguration

In a reversal from four years ago, President Barack Obama will accept unlimited sums of money from corporations and individuals to pay for events surrounding his inauguration, a spokeswoman said Friday.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 02:30pm EST

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

The Associated Press-GfK poll on President Obama and politics was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3. It is based on landline telephone and cellphone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,002 adults. Digits in the phone numbers dialed were generated randomly to reach households with unlisted and listed landline and cellphone numbers.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 03:37am EST

AP-GfK Poll: Obama approval rises postelection

A month after the bitterly fought election, President Barack Obama has his highest approval ratings since the killing of Osama bin Laden, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll, and more Americans say the nation is heading in the right direction now than at any time since the start of his first term.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 03:27am EST

Christie pitches Obama for more storm recovery aid

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie reunited with President Barack Obama on Thursday for the first time since the pair teamed up in response to Superstorm Sandy.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 09:14pm EST

Obama visits Va. family to pitch fiscal plan

President Barack Obama is visiting a middle-class family in suburban Washington as he continues to push for a plan to extend tax cuts to all but the top 2 percent of earners.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 02:06pm EST

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Fiscal fight, broken politics

Here we slow again.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 12:26pm EST

Obama, Christie meet at the White House

President Barack Obama has met with New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie at the White House.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 11:39am EST

Spending cuts shadow Obama meeting with tribes

Hours after talking tough against Republicans in "fiscal cliff" negotiations, President Barack Obama and members of his Cabinet reassured hundreds of Native American leaders the administration's programs and efforts on their behalf would continue.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 05:34pm EST

White House asks agencies to plan for fiscal cliff

The White House budget office has asked federal agencies to calculate more than $100 billion in spending cuts that would go into effect in January if Congress and the Obama administration fail to reach agreement to avert the looming fiscal cliff.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 05:00pm EST

US aware of Assad asylum offers

The Obama administration said Wednesday that several countries in the Middle East and elsewhere have informally offered to grant asylum to Syrian President Bashar Assad and his family if they leave Syria.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 02:55pm EST

Governors ask for flexibility in fiscal cliff deal

A bipartisan group of governors says they sought assurances from President Barack Obama that any cuts in spending to address the looming "fiscal cliff" would not shift the financial burden onto states. They say they want flexibility from the federal government on mandated programs to allow them to do more with less.

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 12:26pm EST

Obama hails Nunn, Lugar efforts to secure nukes

Hailing two decades of efforts to help the former Soviet Union secure nuclear weapons stockpiles, President Barack Obama said Monday that the world must continue to stand guard against nuclear threats _ including terrorists who seek to gain control of nuclear weapons.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 05:49pm EST

Obama warns Syria against using chemical weapons

President Barack Obama warned Syria on Monday that the use of chemical weapons would be "totally unacceptable" and that the country's leaders would be held accountable.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 05:26pm EST

Obama thanks Bulgaria for Afghanistan efforts

President Barack Obama is thanking Bulgaria for its contributions and sacrifices in the U.S.-lead war in Afghanistan.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 03:38pm EST
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