White House News

Obama assets valued between $2.6M and $8.3M

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hold assets worth between nearly $2.6 million and nearly $8.3 million, according to financial disclosure reports released Tuesday by the White House.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 12:14am EDT

GOP revises anti-violence bill, draws veto threat

House Republicans are revising their proposal to renew the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, but not enough to satisfy President Barack Obama and other Democrats intent on preserving their lead among female voters in this volatile election year.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 08:40pm EDT

Obama: Economy, not gay marriage, will decide vote

President Barack Obama says it is "hard to say" whether his new stance supporting same sex marriage will hurt his re-election. He says there's a major difference between himself and Republican challenger Mitt Romney on the issue, but says the economy will ultimately determine the outcome of the election.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 07:13am EDT

Obama: JPMorgan loss proves need for bank rules

President Barack Obama says JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion loss in high-risk trading demonstrates the need for the Wall Street rules that Congress passed two years ago. Many of the rules are still being written and have not taken effect.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 07:44pm EDT

Greek, European woe could cause problems for US

Your 401(k) could sink again. A plummeting euro may make it harder for American companies to sell goods overseas. Credit could be tightened.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 05:50pm EDT

Michelle Obama urges NC A&T grads to seek change

The historic action that four North Carolina college students took that led to desegregation at lunch counters more than half a century ago shows what young people can do to change their world for the better, first lady Michelle Obama said during a commencement speech Saturday.

Saturday - 05/12/2012, 04:39pm EDT

Putin's no-show at US meeting sets a sour tone

Among Vladimir Putin's first acts now that he's back in Russia's top job was to cancel a date with President Barack Obama.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 05:59pm EDT

Biden proves catalyst for Obama on gay marriage

Sorry, Mr. President.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 07:53am EDT

Michelle Obama honors military mothers, wives

First lady Michelle Obama is honoring military mothers and wives for being "outstanding role models" for their children, communities and country.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 04:52pm EDT

Obama not worried about being upstaged by Biden

President Barack Obama says he'd already decided to come out for gay marriage before Vice President Joe Biden publicly endorsed it.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:36am EDT

Reactions to Obama support for gay marriage

President Barack Obama voiced his support Wednesday for gay marriage, becoming the first president to do so. Some reaction:

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:03pm EDT

AP-GfK Poll: Afghan war support drops to new low

Support for the war in Afghanistan has hit a new low and is on par with support for the Vietnam War in the early 1970s, a bad sign for President Barack Obama as he argues that to end the war responsibly the United States must remain in Afghanistan another two years.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 04:52pm EDT

Obama quotes on same-sex marriage

President Barack Obama on Wednesday became the first U.S. president to declare support for same-sex marriage. A sampling of his comments on the subject:

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 04:38pm EDT

How the poll was conducted

The Associated Press-GfK Poll on terrorism and the war in Afghanistan was conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications from May 3-7. It is based on landline telephone and cellphone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,004 adults. Interviews were conducted with 703 respondents on landline telephones and 301 on cellular phones.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 02:14am EDT

Obama will host NATO chief before summit

President Barack Obama is hosting NATO's top officer at the White House this week, ahead of a major summit of NATO leaders.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 11:28pm EDT

Al-Qaida releases video of American hostage

In a video released Sunday by al-Qaida, American hostage Warren Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 11:06am EDT

Biden OK with equal rights for married gay couples

Vice President Joe Biden says he's "absolutely comfortable" with gay couples who marry getting the same civil rights and liberties as heterosexual couples, a stand that gay rights advocates interpreted as an endorsement of same-sex marriage.

Sunday - 05/06/2012, 09:10pm EDT

Obama calls new French President-elect Hollande

President Barack Obama has called France's new president-elect to congratulate him on winning Sunday's election.

Sunday - 05/06/2012, 07:30pm EDT

Biden scoffs at bin Laden view of VP's leadership

Vice President Joe Biden says he hopes Osama bin Laden was wrong in his assessment that Biden would not be able to lead the nation if the president was killed.

Sunday - 05/06/2012, 09:01am EDT

Obama: Time to shift attention from wars to home

President Barack Obama says his goal of defeating al-Qaida is within reach and that it's time to turn the country's attention to domestic concerns.

Saturday - 05/05/2012, 10:31am EDT
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