White House News

Julie Pace named AP White House correspondent

Julie Pace, who covered Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and has reported on his presidency ever since, has been appointed head of The Associated Press' staff at the White House.

Friday - 01/04/2013, 07:00pm EST

Chief justice to swear in Obama for second term

Chief Justice John Roberts will swear in President Barack Obama for a second term later this month.

Friday - 01/04/2013, 08:37am EST

State by state: Implementation of health law

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 03:35pm EST

Obama's inaugural team launches souvenir store

President Barack Obama's inaugural team is opening an online and brick-and-mortar store to sell souvenirs including a commemorative poster by famed artist Chuck Close.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 11:01am EST

Obama signs $633B defense bill

President Barack Obama signed a $633 billion defense bill for next year despite serious concerns about the limits Congress imposed on his handling of terror suspects and lawmakers' unwillingness to back the cost-saving retirement of aging ships and aircraft.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 10:46am EST

Obama signs cliff deal to boost taxes on wealthy

President Barack Obama has signed a bill that boosts taxes on the wealthiest Americans, while preserving tax cuts for most American households.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 12:18am EST

Obama remarks on 'fiscal cliff' legislation

President Barack Obama's remarks on the "fiscal cliff" legislation passed Tuesday by the House, as provided by the White House:

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 12:38am EST

Obama signs renewal of foreign surveillance law

President Barack Obama has signed into law a five-year extension of the U.S. government's authority to monitor the overseas activity of suspected foreign spies and terrorists.

Sunday - 12/30/2012, 05:49pm EST

US troops sent to aid African diplomat evacuation

President Barack Obama says 50 U.S. troops have deployed to the African country of Chad to help evacuate U.S. citizens and embassy personnel from the neighboring Central African Republic's capital of Bangui in the face of rebel advances toward the city.

Sunday - 12/30/2012, 01:13am EST

Budget battle sends mixed signals on health care

Confused about the federal budget struggle? So are doctors, hospital administrators and other medical professionals who serve the 100 million Americans covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

Saturday - 12/29/2012, 01:14pm EST

Last ditch effort to avoid fiscal cliff under way

The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders made a final stab at compromise Friday night to prevent middle-class tax increases from taking effect at the turn of the new year and possibly block sweeping spending cuts as well.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 08:07pm EST

Time runs short to avert longshoremen's strike

In just a few days, a walkout by thousands of dock workers could bring commerce to a near standstill at every major port from Boston to Houston, potentially delivering a big blow to retailers and manufacturers still struggling to find their footing in a weak economy.

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 05:32pm EST

Obama's Christmas vacation in Hawaii: Day 5

How President Barack Obama spent the fifth day of his Christmas vacation on Wednesday in Hawaii:

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 10:25pm EST

Obama's 2nd inauguration to draw smaller crowds

Visitors coming to the nation's capital for President Barack Obama's second inauguration can't stay in the one place President Ronald Reagan's family once called an eight-star hotel. That spot is the White House, and it's booked for the next four years.

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 03:50am EST

Obama to fly to home early as 'fiscal cliff' looms

President Barack Obama will cut short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii, planning to leave for Washington on Wednesday evening as he and lawmakers consider how to prevent the economy from going over the so-called fiscal cliff.

Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 11:22pm EST

A look at tough issues awaiting Obama's final term

As President Barack Obama approaches his second and final term, he will have to decide where to be ambitious, where to be cautious and where to buy time. A look at some of the big issues Obama will have to tackle when he returns to Washington after a Hawaiian vacation:

Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 03:18am EST

Obama has long work list to tackle when he returns

It's hardly a secret that Barack Obama, like every president no doubt, muses about his ultimate legacy and spot in the presidential pantheon. He approaches his second term confronting tough and shifting challenges that will play big roles in shaping the rest of his presidency and his eventual place in history.

Tuesday - 12/25/2012, 03:09am EST

Audits of businesses for illegal immigrants rising

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reached its highest number yet of companies audited for illegal immigrants on their payrolls this past fiscal year.

Sunday - 12/23/2012, 02:27pm EST

Obama condemns deadly violence in Kenya

President Barack Obama is condemning violence in Kenya that left at least 39 people dead in renewed fighting between farming and herding communities that have a history of violent animosity.

Saturday - 12/22/2012, 04:17pm EST

Obama and family arrive in Hawaii for Christmas

President Barack Obama and his family have arrived in Honolulu to spend Christmas in Hawaii, where the president was born and raised.

Saturday - 12/22/2012, 08:08am EST
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