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Special Olympian, Obama share hug on stage (Video)

President Barack Obama honored Special Olympians Thursday at the White House and one of the most touching moments from the day came during an embrace the commander in chief shared with an audience member.

Friday - 08/01/2014, 10:59am EDT

Tags: special olympics, Tim Harris, hug, White House, Sarah Beth Hensley

Intelligence officials react to NSA curbs

"Measured and thoughtful" is how Director of National Intelligence James Clapper describes the changes in U.S. intelligence gathering that President Barack Obama has ordered.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 02:12pm EST

Tags: James Clapper, nsa,

Spending stumbling block to budget deal

Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that's entering its third week.

Sunday - 10/13/2013, 09:43pm EDT

Tags: government shutdown, Harry Reid, mitch mcconnell, Senate

Government doors closed, but workers may get paid

Their government has failed to keep the doors open and has told federal workers to stay off the job as the political parties fight over spending and health care in austere times.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 06:32pm EDT

Tags: government shutdown, chuck hagel, Congress, furlough

Accused White House shooter will accept plea deal

An Idaho man charged with trying to assassinate President Barack Obama by shooting an assault rifle at the White House will accept a plea deal.

Monday - 09/16/2013, 01:55pm EDT

Tags: White House, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez

5th National Day of Service to honor MLK legacy

The National Day of Service started with President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009 and has occurred every year since. There will be dozens of service projects throughout the D.C. region over the course of the weekend, and the main event will be held Saturday on the National Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday - 01/13/2013, 08:49am EST

Tags: Inauguration Weekend, volunteer, National Day of Service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Stephanie Steinberg

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