White House News

Obama sees Ind. mom who lost legs in March twister

An Indiana woman who lost both legs shielding her children from a tornado walked arm-in-arm with President Barack Obama into the Oval Office on Friday.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 04:32pm EDT

Ex-VP Spiro Agnew widow dead at 91

The widow of former Vice President Spiro Agnew has died. Judy Agnew was 91.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 04:14pm EDT

Romney response to Supreme Court on health care

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's response to Thursday's Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama health care law, as transcribed by Roll Call:

Friday - 06/29/2012, 04:34am EDT

Obama student loan plan nearing end

Borrowers hoping to consolidate their student loans through a special program created by President Barack Obama last year have just until Saturday to apply.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 03:48am EDT

Solar firm that got DOE loan to declare bankruptcy

A Colorado-based solar panel maker that received a $400 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration said Thursday it will file for bankruptcy, the latest setback for an industry battered by the recession and stiff competition from companies in China.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 03:34pm EDT

Obama first received erroneous report from TV news

President Barack Obama's first word about the Supreme Court's health care decision came from erroneous cable news reports on television monitors outside the Oval Office. Anxious, he looked to his chief counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, who was approaching with the news. She flashed him two thumbs up.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 03:27pm EDT

Contempt of Congress issue may fizzle after vote

A House vote finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Thursday would create election-year fireworks but maybe not much lasting sizzle. Federal judges who've been called into similar disputes often sound like frazzled moms, in essence telling Congress and the president, "I don't care who started it, you two end it."

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 02:56am EDT

Obama to speak at Urban League conference

President Barack Obama will address the National Urban League Conference on July 25 in New Orleans.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 08:17pm EDT

Obama hosts lawmakers at White House picnic

President Barack Obama told lawmakers at an annual White House congressional picnic Wednesday that despite their differences they should keep in mind that they are first Americans working toward a better future for the country.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 08:17pm EDT

Obama will tour Colorado fires, thank firefighters

President Barack Obama on Friday will tour the damage of the wildfires roaring in Colorado, offering a level of personal attention that's become more essential for any White House since the botched federal response to Hurricane Katrina.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 06:30pm EDT

Obama offers storm assistance to Florida governor

President Barack Obama has assured Florida Gov. Rick Scott that his state will have "no unmet needs" as it responds to extreme weather and flooding from Tropical Storm Debby.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 11:19am EDT

Egypt election turns US policy on its head

The election of an Islamist president in Egypt is turning longstanding U.S. policy in the Mideast inside out: The Obama administration is relieved that the candidate representing three decades of close partnership with the United States lost.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 03:25am EDT

Obama discusses eurozone with Italy's Monti

The White House says President Barack Obama spoke to Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti to discuss economic developments in Europe and the importance of promoting economic growth and stability in the eurozone.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 09:00pm EDT

Obama congratulates new Greek prime minister

President Barack Obama has called new Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (ahn-TOH'-nees sah-mah-RAHS') and urged him to work closely with European and international institutions as his government seeks to renegotiate terms of tough austerity measures under its international debt bailout agreement.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 05:05pm EDT

Obama's response to ruling on immigration law

President Barack Obama's statement reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Arizona immigration law:

Monday - 06/25/2012, 02:31pm EDT

US looks to expand military aid, intel to Africa

The U.S. is carefully expanding efforts to provide intelligence, training and at times small numbers of forces to African nations, to help counter terrorist activities in the region, the top American military commander for Africa said Monday.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 12:56pm EDT

Biden, in leaked memo, told Obama war plan flawed

As President Barack Obama considered adding as many as 40,000 U.S. forces to a backsliding war in Afghanistan in 2009, Vice President Joe Biden warned him that the military rationale for doing so was flawed, a new book about Obama's expansion of the conflict says.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 05:27am EDT

Commerce secretary resigns following seizure

Commerce Secretary John Bryson resigned Thursday less than two weeks after suffering a seizure and multiple car accidents in the Los Angeles area, saying he didn't want his health to be a distraction from his job.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 04:55pm EDT

What is executive privilege?

Presidents going back to George Washington have claimed a murky power to keep the inner workings of their administrations secret from Congress.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 02:03pm EDT

Obama renews call to Congress to stop rate hike

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 01:53pm EDT
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