White House News

Obama making first trip to pitch for gun proposals

President Barack Obama will travel to Minneapolis Monday to pitch his proposals for reducing gun violence.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 05:47pm EST

White House says Obama to meet with Giffords

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is following up her dramatic appeal for gun control on Capitol Hill with a visit to the White House.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 01:33pm EST

Obama hosting Italian president Friday

President Barack Obama will host Italian President Giorgio Napolitano next month at the White House.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 11:05am EST

White House petitions: Huge response, headache too

No, the U.S. will not be building a Death Star. And no, President Barack Obama will not deport CNN's Piers Morgan or let Texas secede.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 03:15am EST

Obama signs $50.5B Superstorm Sandy aid bill

President Barack Obama has signed into law a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 08:50pm EST

Obama on immigration overhaul: 'Now is the time'

Declaring "now is the time" to fix the nation's broken immigration system, President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined broad proposals for putting millions of illegal immigrants on a clear path to citizenship while cracking down on businesses that employ people illegally and tightening security at the borders. He hailed a bipartisan Senate group on a similar track but left unresolved key details that could derail the complex and emotional effort.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 06:35pm EST

Clinton supporters form super PAC in case she runs

Some grass-roots supporters of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have formed a super PAC to help a potential Clinton presidential campaign in 2016 _ even though Clinton says she hasn't decided her plans.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 05:41pm EST

Details of Obama, Senate immigration proposals

President Barack Obama endorsed a framework for immigration reform Tuesday that largely mirrored one unveiled a day earlier by a bipartisan group of senators _ with a few important differences. A look at the elements included in each of the plans:

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 03:30pm EST

Obama authorizes $155 million more in aid to Syria

President Barack Obama authorized an additional $155 million in humanitarian aid for the Syrian people Tuesday, as his administration grapples for a way to stem the violence there without direct U.S. military involvement.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 10:29am EST

Obama says he'll sign $50.5B Sandy aid bill soon

President Barack Obama said he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 03:08am EST

White House: Egypt's democracy on 'difficult path'

Egypt is on a "difficult path" to a peaceful democracy, the White House said Monday as months of lukewarm political support for the conservative Islamic government was in danger of backfiring after deadly weekend riots pushed Cairo to crack down on civil rights.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 04:19pm EST

White House condemns wave of violence in Egypt

The White House says it "strongly condemns" the wave of violence in Egypt and says Egyptian leaders should make clear that violence is not acceptable.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 01:30pm EST

White House praises Senate immigration plan

The White House is praising an agreement on immigration reform reached by senators from both parties, calling it an important first step.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 01:17pm EST

Obama congratulates Israel's Netanyahu on election

President Barack Obama is congratulating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his success in last week's election.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 12:51pm EST

Obama lauds Clinton as she prepares to leave

President Barack Obama lauded Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as one of his closest advisers and said their shared vision for America's role in the world persuaded his one-time rival _ and potential successor _ to be his top diplomat while he dealt with the shattered economy at home.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 03:37am EST

What will Michelle Obama do with 4 more years?

Michelle Obama has a new look, both in person and online, and with the president's re-election, she has four more years as first lady, too.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 03:35am EST

State by state: Implementation of health law

Sunday - 01/27/2013, 08:19am EST

Obama birth control mandates loosens lawsuits

The legal challenges over religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul appear to be moving toward the U.S. Supreme Court.

Saturday - 01/26/2013, 05:03pm EST

Biden: Va. Tech showed background checks needed

The 2007 Virginia Tech shooting illustrated the importance of strengthening background checks to ensure guns are not sold to people who cannot legally buy them, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 05:04pm EST

Obama picks foreign policy aide as chief of staff

President Barack Obama announced Friday that his new chief of staff is longtime trusted aide Denis McDonough, whom the president described as a close friend unafraid to deliver straight talk.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 04:48pm EST
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