White House News

Biden salutes breast cancer survivors

Vice President Joe Biden is thanking breast cancer survivors for their courage to speak up and share their stories in order to help others.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 09:39pm EDT

White House told of Libyan attack claim Sept. 11

Two hours after the U.S. Consulate came under attack in Benghazi, Libya, the White House was told that a militant group was claiming responsibility for the violence that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 08:12pm EDT

Obama expects Democrats will keep Senate majority

President Barack Obama says Democrats have a good chance of keeping control of the Senate, but will face a tougher time taking over the House from Republicans.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 02:59pm EDT

Few seemed swayed by final presidential debate

With the baseball playoffs and Monday Night Football to compete with, even free pizza and soda couldn't entice more than a handful of students to the Tulane University Political Science Department's viewing party for the final presidential debate. And, as appears to be the case with the vast majority of Americans, most came with their minds pretty well made up.

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 11:40am EDT

Obama offers condolences to Wis. officials

President Barack Obama has called officials in Wisconsin to express condolences for the victims of Sunday's shootings at a day spa in suburban Milwaukee.

Sunday - 10/21/2012, 08:28pm EDT

Obama: McGovern was war hero who championed peace

President Barack Obama says the late Sen. George McGovern was "a statesman of great conscience and conviction" who "dedicated his life to serving the country he loved."

Sunday - 10/21/2012, 12:06pm EDT

White House prepared to meet one-on-one with Iran

The White House says it is prepared to talk one-on-one with Iran to find a diplomatic settlement to the impasse over Tehran's reported pursuit of nuclear weapons, but there's no agreement now to meet.

Saturday - 10/20/2012, 10:30pm EDT

Draft order would give companies cyberthreat info

A new White House executive order would direct U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and other vital industries to help protect them from electronic attacks, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press.

Saturday - 10/20/2012, 03:49am EDT

AP source: 2 sailors to be punished in sex scandal

Two U.S. sailors are expected to receive administrative punishments, but not be criminally charged, in connection with the prostitution scandal that engulfed U.S. Secret Service and military members preparing for a presidential visit to Colombia earlier this year, a senior military official said Friday.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 07:11pm EDT

White House condemns attack in Beirut

The White House is condemning "in the strongest terms" what it calls a terrorist attack in Beirut that killed a top security official and seven others.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 04:22pm EDT

Draft order would give companies cyberthreat info

A draft executive order directs U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyberthreats with the companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and other vital industries in order to protect them from electronic attacks.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 03:08pm EDT

Obama protects national security whistle-blowers

President Barack Obama is providing protection for whistle-blowers in the national security arena so that they can report waste, fraud and abuse without fear of retaliation.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 06:11pm EDT

US official meets with Libyan president on attack

The White House says the president's chief counterterrorism adviser has met with Libya's president and discussed ways that Libya can better help the United States track down those responsible for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi last month, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 12:06pm EDT

Obama signs order implementing new Iran sanctions

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that carries out new sanctions against Iran that Congress approved and that he signed this summer.

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 07:04pm EDT

Obama: 'Today we celebrate Cesar Chavez'

President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained "invisible" to much of the nation.

Monday - 10/08/2012, 07:23pm EDT

White House salutes Venezuelan people on election

The White House is congratulating the Venezuelan people for peaceful elections and for high voter participation while noting that the U.S. has differences with re-elected President Hugo Chavez.

Monday - 10/08/2012, 02:02pm EDT

Obamas celebrate 20th wedding anniversary

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are getting their anniversary date night after all _ just a few days late during a busy re-election campaign.

Saturday - 10/06/2012, 07:58pm EDT

UN Ambassador Rice denies misleading Congress

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has denied she tried to mislead Congress when she initially called the Sept. 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya a spontaneous protest.

Friday - 10/05/2012, 07:02pm EDT

Mont. judge who sent racist Obama email steps down

The chief federal judge for Montana plans to step down from the post and take a reduced caseload next year after forwarding a racist joke involving President Barack Obama.

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 07:00pm EDT

Obama, Biden launch initiative for military kids

Madeline Stevens knows what it's like to be a military brat.

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 12:27pm EDT
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